In Praise of Courtesy
A weekly reflection on a topical issue. AL Kennedy explores the merits of courtesy, but she points out that finding where true courtesy lies can be a complicated business.
AL Kennedy takes the recent death of a friend - the screenwriter Gill Dennis - as her starting point in an exploration of courtesy. "When courtesy walks into a room," she writes, "it seems to turn a light on". She contrasts this with a striking example of discourtesy she encountered on a train journey.
Producer: Adele Armstrong.
A Point of View: The underrated power of courtesy