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Manners Maketh Man

Tom Robinson reflects on manners, courtesy and the necessity for genuine respect in human relations.

Manners are the optional, unenforced standards of conduct between humans. Like laws, they set down a means of measuring behaviour, though without a policing service - other than an informal 'punishment' of social disapproval.

Tom Robinson considers how etiquette, politeness and courtesy can evolve into a genuinely well-mannered empathy that embodies full and proper respect in human relations.

With reference to Judith 'Miss Manners' Martin, George Washington and PJ O'Rourke and music by Couperin, David Salt and Aretha Franklin.

Producer: Alan Hall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.

30 minutes

Last on

Sun 22 Jul 2012 23:30

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  • Maurice Ravel

    Le Tombeau de Couperin - Menuet

    Performer: Anne Queffelec

    • Le Tombeau de Couperin.
    • Virgin Records.
    • B00000DNW6.
    • 5.
  • August Darnell

    Table Manners

    Performer: Kid Creole & The Coconuts

    • Fresh Fruit in Foreign Places.
    • Universal Island Records.
    • B0000647HX.
    • 11.
  • David Salt

    Manners Maketh Man

    Performer: David Salt

    • private.
    • -.
  • The Rulers

    Don't Be a Rude Boy

    Performer: The Rulers

    • The Liquidators: 20 Original Ska Classics.
    • Connoisseur Collection.
    • B0000083JF.
    • 20.
  • Lee Griffiths

    Meet Me Half Way

    Performer: Lee Griffiths

    • Armchair Anarchy.
    • Tlg.
    • B000TS175A.
    • 4.
  • Otis Redding


    Performer: Aretha Franklin

    • The Very Best of Aretha Franklin.
    • Rhino/Atlantic.
    • R2 71598.
    • 1.