"The high, thin light was turning the shacks and shanties on the hills to gold as I put my thoughts of Graham Greene behind me."
The travel writer Pico Iyer (author of Video Nights in Kathmandu, Falling Off The Map) has always wandered the world with a mentor 'looking on'. Whether it be Bogota, Cuba, California, Japan, the man inside Iyer's head, as he puts it, is always Graham Greene. And it is Greene's fights with faith, his reservations about innocence, his generous spirit, that are really inspiring. In the course of five episodes and from various destinations the author describes his fascination for the great man..
Pico Iyer is in Santa Barbara with his mother and wife, and forest
fires put the family home under threat. Then Graham Greene comes
Reader Paul Bazely
Producer Duncan Minshull.