Tales From The South China Seas

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19821120]A new series of six programmes

Themes and variations from the lives of the British in South-East

Asia in the days of the Empire, in the words of some of those who were there.

1: Slow Boat to China: Foundations and Beginnings

And at last over the horizon about 12 o'clock in the morning a little cluster of trees appeared. Brilliant sunshine, blue sea, huge enormous Asian sky of clouds, and clustering under it this little block of land:

South-East Asia! The very beginning of the great romantic east, the island empires of which I

Narrator Garard Green Special music by JONATHANGIBBS BBC Radiophonic Workshop compiled by CHARLES ALLEN

Producer

MICHAEL MASON

Genome: [r4 Bd=19821127]A series of six programmes

Themes and variations from the lives of the British in South-East

Asia in the days of the Empire, in the words of some of those who were there.

2: Chummeries, Sarongs and Bajus: Settling In

' My first impressions of the country were... it's like a large greenhouse.

The colours were splashes against the green-purple, orange, yellow - oh, everything clashed but it didn't, It looked like a great bed of zinneas.

The stars were so bright you could almost read by them. The strange thing was, the moon was sideways.'

Narrator Garard Green Special music by JONATHAN GIBBS , BBC

Radiophonic Workshop

Compiled by CHARLES ALLEN Producer MICHAEL MASON