Radio: An Englishman Looks at the U.S.

Lots of Englishmen take to the U.S. like ducks to water, but few learn to quack the idiom as fast or as well as Geoffrey Bridson has. Redhaired, red-mustached, bouncy little Bridson (pronounced Brideson), 33, has for the past four months been interpreting the U.S. to Britons via BBC. He has done so with uncommon perception and success. Onetime insurance salesman, poet, at present Geoffrey Bridson is BBC's best known writer-producer-director.

Bridson spent three months banging about the U.S. before doing his first show: An Englishman Looks at Chicago. His half-hour script, presented...

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