'THE ESSAY' - weekdays, 10.45 - 11 pm. Radio 3. Its pleasures reconcile me to the day being over, to going to bed. Sometimes, I admit, I fall asleep before the end - but not on Monday January 18th, 2016.
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There's not enough topaz in the world. But it could be coming! Could be! Nobody knows the topaz I've seen - that old iguana with the topaz eye, glowing hearts of countless common flowers ...
Reasons to be purple:Talking it over with Genghis Khan by Heather Reyes. Live at Archway with Words 10/10
Reasons to be purple: from 'yuk' to beauty with the help of a star. That's what we are ...
Rory Maclean's Berlin: 'A city where history broods. Its legends, both real and imagined, stalk the streets: Lenin drinks at the same café as Bowie’s heroes.'
Berlin ...A city where history broods. Its legends, both real and imagined, stalk the streets: Wim Wender’s trench-coated angels wing above torch-lit Nazi processions. le Carré’s George Smiley watches the packed trains leave for Auschwitz.