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Peter Nichols has sailed most of the way across the Atlantic in a wooden boat and recorded his journey in Sea Change.

The ship ‘Essex’

Peter Nichols, 8 March 2001

On 7 May 1841, the whaling ship Acushnet, newly built at Fairhaven, Massachusetts, fell in with the whaler William Wirt, of Nantucket, near the Pacific island of Juan Fernández (Alexander Selkirk’s lonely home during the years 1704-9), off the coast of Chile. One of the Acushnet’s fo’c’sle crew was the young Herman Melville. The two ships hove to for a few hours...

Groupie

Robert Morley, 21 June 1984

Filming a few years back in Paris, we were visited on the set by a cardinal. Alec Guinness being absent, I took it upon myself to show him around and at the same time express my sorrow that he...

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Catholics and Marxists

Malcolm Deas, 19 March 1981

Edward Norman’s Reith Lectures reminded a surprised audience that His Kingdom is not of This World, and hinted that there was more than a little that was bogus about Third World theologians...

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