Sembah is an Indonesian greeting and gesture as a way of demonstrating respect and reverence. While performing the sembah, the person clasped their palms together solemnly in a prayer-like fashion called suhun or susuhun in Javanese. Sembah is endemic and prevalent in Indonesian regional cultures that shares dharmic heritage — such as Balinese and Sundanese, as the testament of Indonesian Hindu-Buddhist past, it is cognate to Thai wai. All of these greetings are based on the Indian Añjali Mudrā used in namasté. In Indonesian language, the term sembah means to pay the honour, homage or to worship, it the synonym with the Javanese word suhun. According to Hamka in his book Dari Perbendaharaan Lama the word derived from a Javanese word for position of hands in reverential salutation, done with hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointed upwards, bowing; this arrangement which has some similarities with Indian namaste is called "sembah", used to honor and praise. Thus "susuhunan" can refer to someone to give the "susunan" or "sembah" to, or a revered person.
Another word for "susuhunan" is "sesembahan". The term sembah however, curiously sounds similar and cognate to Cambodian sampeah, which suggests their common origin or shared connections; the word sembahyang in Indonesian, today synonym with Islamic shalat ritual, means prayer or worship. It is originated from two combined words sembah-hyang which means "worship the hyang". Pranāma or Namaste, the part of ancient Indian culture has propagated to southeast Asia, part of indosphere of greater India, through the spread of Hinduism and Buddhism from India; the sembah originated from an ancient greeting of reverence, done to show neither involves prostration, or clasping the hands palms together and bowing to the ground. The gesture first appears c. 4000 years ago on the clay seals of the Indus Valley Civilization. It is named as Añjali Mudrā, endemic to the dharmic culture of Hindu-Buddhist civilization in Indian subcontinent. By early first century, Hindu-Buddhist civilization began to exercises their influences in Indonesia, by the 4th century early Hindu polities has established their rule in Java and Borneo.
By the 6th to 9th century, Hindu-Buddhist civilization stood in Java and Sumatra, as the kingdom of Srivijaya and Medang Mataram rose. The images of sembah or añjali mudrā appear in bas-reliefs of Javanese candis, such as the 9th-century Borobudur and Prambanan temples. From the sembah gesture is endemic in the region in Java and Bali; the sembah is a prescribed etiquette and much-preferred in keratons or Javanese courts of Yogyakarta and Surakarta, where it is important to greet a Javanese king and nobles in this gesture. Sembah is expected among Javanese aristocratic circle of ningrat and priyayi, where the height of raised clasped-hand corresponds to the social stature of the person in question; the higher sembah hands is raised, the lower the body is bowed, the more higher the social stature of the person revered in this gesture. Sembah is a common social practice in Bali, where the legacies of Hindu etiquette and customs, are alive and well until today. In Balinese tradition however, the sembah for greeting placing joined palms lower than the chin.
In Sundanese tradition of West Java, sembah replacing modern handshake as it done in reciprocated manner. In Javanese and Sundanese version no words is spoken during performing sembah. In Balinese version however, the word spoken with the sembah when greeting somebody is om swastiastu, cognate to sawatdee in Thai, both originated from Sanskrit svasti. In Sanskrit, the word svasti meaning safe and prosperous, astu means hopefully, thus Om Swastiastu means: "Oh God, I hope all goodness comes from all directions." In ancient Indonesia however, it seems that the word "swasti" is said during sembah greeting, as evidence in numbers of stone inscriptions founds in Java and Sumatra that started with the formula svasti in the beginning. Today, the sembah greeting is adopted in hospitality industry in Indonesia; such as performed by Garuda Indonesia flight attendants to greet passenger prior and after the flight, commonly practiced as welcome greetings by staffs in hotels and spas throughout Indonesia.
The sembah gesture is performed in ritualized Indonesian traditional dances, such as tari persembahan from Lampung, tanggai dance from Palembang its Malay dances variants from Jambi and Riau. In Javanese and Balinese dances, the sembah gesture incorporated into dance movements, such as bedhaya, wayang orang and pendet dances. Sampeah Wai Namasté Sunan Hundred Sculptures of Sembah - the sculptures by Indonesian artist Purjito Sembah dance from Lampung
Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence is an American stand-up comedian, producer, talk show host, writer. Lawrence came to fame during the 1990s, establishing a Hollywood career as a leading actor, most notably in the Fox television sitcom Martin and the films House Party, Bad Boys, Wild Hogs, Nothing to Lose, Blue Streak, Big Momma's House and A Thin Line Between Love & Hate; the fourth of six children, Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence was born on April 16, 1965, in Frankfurt, West Germany, to American parents. His father, John Lawrence, was serving in the U. S. military at the time. Lawrence was named after civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and U. S. President John F. Kennedy; when Lawrence was seven, his father left the military and the family moved from Germany back to the United States, settling in Landover, Maryland, in the Washington, D. C. area. After his parents divorced in 1973, Lawrence saw his father, a police officer, his mother, worked several jobs, including as a sales representative and cashier at various department stores, to support her family.
During his teen years, Lawrence excelled at boxing. While living in Maryland, he attended Eleanor Roosevelt High School and Friendly High School, lived in Apple Grove, becoming a Mid-Atlantic Golden Gloves boxing contender. Lawrence ended up moving to New York City and found his way to the legendary The Improv. Shortly after appearing at The Improv, Lawrence won a performance spot on Star Search, he did well on the show and made it to the final round, but did not win. However, executives at Columbia Pictures Television saw Martin's performance and offered him the role of Maurice Warfield in What's Happening Now!!. Upon cancellation of that show, Lawrence found bit parts in various films and television series, his breakthrough role was as Cee in Do the Right Thing. Other roles followed in films such as the House Party series, Talkin' Dirty After Dark, the Eddie Murphy vehicle Boomerang. During this period, entertainment mogul Russell Simmons selected him to host the groundbreaking series Def Comedy Jam on HBO.
Def Comedy Jam gave many comedians mainstream exposure. During his stint with Def Comedy Jam, Lawrence appeared in his own hit series, which aired on Fox; the show ran from 1992 to 1997 and was an enormous success. Martin was the flagship of Fox's Thursday-night line-up, which drew millions of viewers away from NBC's "Must See TV" line-up, he hosted Saturday Night Live on February 19, 1994, where he made crude remarks about women's genitalia and personal hygiene. Martin's ratings continued to skyrocket so much that Fox became more of a contender against NBC and came closer to being considered among the top television networks. After Martin ended its run in 1997, Lawrence found work in comedy films, he starred as the second lead opposite actors including Eddie Murphy, Danny DeVito, Tim Robbins. Many of his films were blockbusters at the box office, including Nothing to Lose, Blue Streak, Big Momma's House, he starred in critical- and box-office failures, including Black Knight and National Security.
Regardless, his salary increased to over $10 million per film role. He continues to work in film, with such films as Big Momma's House 2, which opened at No. 1 at North American box office and grossed $28 million its first weekend, Wild Hogs, in which he played a bored suburbanite seeking adventure on the open road in a biker comedy alongside John Travolta, Tim Allen and William H. Macy. In 2006, Lawrence appeared on Inside the Actors Studio, during which Lawrence brought back to life some of the characters he had portrayed on Martin, he appeared in Open Season as Boog, one of the main characters of the film. The movie starred Ashton Kutcher, Debra Messing, Gary Sinise. In 2008, Lawrence starred in Disney's College Road Trip co-starring with Raven-Symoné, it was his first G-rated film, but not his first appearance in a children's film: he supplied a voice for Open Season opposite Ashton Kutcher. At the 2009 BET Awards he appeared in a spoof movie trailer with Jamie Foxx for a fictional movie, The Skank Robbers, that featured their respective television characters Sheneneh Jenkins and Ugly Wanda.
In 2010, Fox announced that it was producing a film based on the sketch, featuring Foxx and actress Halle Berry. In 2011, Lawrence reprised his role as FBI agent Malcolm Turner in Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, the third film in the Big Momma series. In January 2013, it was announced that Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer are considering pairing up to star in a comedy for Lionsgate TV; the series will follow the same production model as Charlie Sheen's Anger Management, produced by Lionsgate TV. That show was given a hardy back-90 pickup following its initial 10-episode order. In March 2013, it was announced that television producers/writers Robert L. Boyett and Robert Horn were on board and executive producing, they have worked on the popular hit sitcoms Family Matters, Perfect Strangers, Full House, Designing Women. Partners, pairs the two actors as Chicago lawyers from "vastly different backgrounds who unexpectedly meet in court on the worst day of their lives," according to a network description.
David A. Arnold has been tapped to write. Arnold has written for television shows including: Raising Whitley, Meet the Browns, The Rickey Smiley Show and more. Edi Patterson has been cast as a regular and will play Verushka, a busty, sexy Russian woman who co-owns the massage
A handshake is a globally widespread, brief greeting or parting tradition in which two people grasp one of each other's like hands, in most cases accompanied by a brief up-and-down movement of the grasped hands. Using the right hand is considered proper etiquette. Customs surrounding handshakes are specific to cultures. Different cultures may be more or less to shake hands, or there may be different customs about how or when to shake hands. Archaeological ruins and ancient texts show that handshaking – known as dexiosis – was practiced in ancient Greece as far back as the 5th century BC; the handshake is believed by some to have originated as a gesture of peace by demonstrating that the hand holds no weapon. Meanwhile, Muslim scholars tell. There are various customs surrounding handshakes, both generically and specific to certain cultures: The handshake is done upon meeting, parting, offering congratulations, expressing gratitude, or completing an agreement. In sports or other competitive activities, it is done as a sign of good sportsmanship.
Its purpose is to convey trust, respect and equality. If it is done to form an agreement, the agreement is not official. Unless health issues or local customs dictate otherwise a handshake is made with bare hands. However, it depends on the situation. In Anglophone countries, handshaking is common in business situations. In casual non-business situations, men are more to shake hands than women. In the Netherlands and Belgium, handshakes are done more especially on meetings. In Switzerland, it may be expected to shake the women's hands first. Austrians shake hands when meeting including with children. In the United States a traditional handshake is firm, executed with the right hand, with good posture & eye contact. In Russia, a handshake is performed by men and performed by women. In some countries such as Turkey or the Arabic-speaking Middle East, handshakes are not as firm as in the West. A grip, too firm is rude. Hand shaking between men and women is not encouraged in the Arabic world. You should only use your right hand as well.
Moroccans give one kiss on each cheek together with the handshake. In some countries, a variation exists where instead of kisses, after the handshake the palm is placed on the heart. In China, where a weak handshake is preferred, people shaking hands will hold on to each other's hands for an extended period after the initial handshake. In Japan, it is appropriate to let the Japanese initiate the handshake, a weak handshake is preferred. In India and several nearby countries, the respectful Namaste gesture, sometimes combined with a slight bow, is traditionally used in place of handshakes. However, handshakes are preferred in business and other formal settings. In Norway, where a firm handshake is preferred, people will most shake hands when agreeing on deals, both in private and business relations. In South Korea, a senior person will initiate a handshake, it is a sign of respect to grasp the right arm with the left hand. It is disrespectful to have your free hand in your pocket while shaking hands.
Related to a handshake but more casual, some people prefer a fist bump. The fist bump is done with a clenched hand. Only the knuckles of the hand are touched to the knuckles of the other person's hand. Like a handshake the fist bump may be used to acknowledge a relationship with another person. However, unlike the formality of a handshake, the fist bump is not used to seal a business deal or in formal business settings; the hand hug is a type of handshake popular with politicians, as it can present them as being warm, friendly and honest. This type of handshake involves covering the clenched hands with the remaining free hand, creating a sort of "cocoon". Another version popular with politicians is a "photo-op handshake" in which, after the initial grasp both individuals turn to face present photographers and camera men and stay this way for several seconds. Scouts will shake hands with their left hand as a gesture of trust, which originated when the founder of the movement, Lord Baden-Powell of Gillwell a British cavalry officer, met an African tribesman.
In some areas of Africa, handshakes are continually held to show that the conversation is between the two talking. If they are not shaking hands, others are permitted to enter the conversation. Masai men in Africa greet one another by a subtle touch of palms of their hands for a brief moment of time. In Liberia, the snap handshake is customary, where the two shakers snap their fingers against each other at the conclusion of the handshake. Handshakes are known to spread a number of microbial pathogens. Certain diseases such as scabies are known to spread the most through direct skin-to-skin contact. A medical study has found that high fives spread fewer germs than handshakes. In light of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, the dean of medicine at the University of Calgary, Tomas Feasby, suggested that fist bumps may be a "nice replacement of the handshake" in an effort to prevent transmission of the virus. Following a 2010 study that showed that only about 40% of doctors and other health care providers complied with hand hygiene rules in hospitals, Mark Sklansky, a doctor at UCLA hospital, decided to test a
Namaste, sometimes spoken as Namaskar and Namaskaram, is a customary Hindu greeting. In the contemporary era, it is found on the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia and among the Hindu diaspora worldwide, it is used both for leave-taking. Namaste is spoken with a slight bow and hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointing upwards, thumbs close to the chest; this gesture is called Añjali Pranamasana. In Hinduism, it means "I bow to the divine in you". Namaste may be spoken without the gesture or the namaste gesture performed wordlessly. Namaste is derived from Sanskrit and is a combination of the word namah and the second person dative pronoun in its enclitic form, te; the word namaḥ takes the sandhi form namas before the sound te. The term namas is found in the Vedic literature. Namas-krita and related terms appear in the Hindu scripture Rigveda such as in the Vivaha Sukta, verse 10.85.22 in the sense of "worship, adore", while Namaskara appears in the sense of "exclamatory adoration, homage and worship" in the Atharvaveda, the Taittiriya Samhita, the Aitareya Brahmana.
It is an expression of veneration, reverence, an "offering of homage" and "adoration" in the Vedic literature and post-Vedic texts such as the Mahabharata. The phrase Namas-te appears with this meaning in Rigveda 8.75.10, Atharvaveda verse 6.13.2, Taittirya Samhita 220.127.116.11 and in numerous other instances in many early Hindu texts. It is found in numerous ancient and medieval era sculpture and mandapa relief artwork in Hindu temples. According to the Indologist Stephen Phillips, the terms "te and tvam" are an informal, familiar form of "you" in Sanskrit, it is not used for unfamiliar adults, it is reserved for someone familiar, divine or a child. By using the dative form of tvam in the greeting Namas-te, there is an embedded secondary, metaphorical sense in the word; this is the basis of the pragmatic meaning of Namas-te, "salutations to the child", states Phillips. In the contemporary era, Namaḥ means'bow','obeisance','reverential salutation' or'adoration' and te means'to you'. Therefore, Namaste means "bowing to you".
In Hinduism, it has a spiritual import reflecting the belief that "the divine and self is same in you and me", connotes "I bow to the divine in you". According to sociologist Holly Oxhandler, it is a Hindu term which means, “the sacred in me recognizes the sacred in you”. A less common variant is used in the case of three or more people being addressed namely Namo vaḥ, a combination of namaḥ and the enclitic 2nd person plural pronoun vaḥ; the word namaḥ takes the Sandhi form namo before the sound v. An less common variant is used in the case of two people being addressed, Namo vām, a combination of namaḥ and the enclitic 2nd person dual pronoun vām. Excavations for Indus Valley Civilization have revealed many male and female terracotta figures in Namaste posture; these archaeological findings are dated to be between 3000 BC to 2000 BC. The gesture is used throughout the Indian subcontinent, parts of Asia and beyond where people of South and Southeast Asian origins have migrated. Namaste or namaskar is used as a respectful form of greeting and welcoming a relative, guest or stranger.
In some contexts, Namaste is used by one person to express gratitude for assistance offered or given, to thank the other person for his or her generous kindness. Namaskar is part of the 16 upacharas used inside temples or any place of formal Puja. Namaste in the context of deity worship, scholars conclude, has the same function as in greeting a guest or anyone else, it expresses politeness, courtesy and hospitality from one person to the other. It is used in goodbyes as well; this is sometimes expressed, in ancient Hindu scriptures such as Taittiriya Upanishad, as Atithi Devo Bhava. Namaste is one of the six forms of pranama, in parts of India these terms are used synonymously. In the Hindi and Nepali speaking populations of the Indian subcontinent and Namaskār are used synonymously. In Nepal, people use Namaskāra for greeting and respecting their elders. In Odia Namaste is known as ନମସ୍କାର General greeting. In Kannada, Sharanu is used in Northern Karnataka and Namaskāra for singular and Namaskaragalu is used in the rest of Karnataka for Namaste.
In Telugu, Namaste is known as Dandamu or namaskaram for singular and Dandaalu or namaskaralu for plural form. Pranamamu is used in formal Telugu. In Bengali, the Namaste gesture is expressed as Nōmōshkar, as Prōnäm informally. In Assamese, Nômôskar is used. In Marathi, Namaskār is used. In Tamil, Namaste is known as Vanakkam, derived from the root word vanangu meaning to bow or to greet. In Malayalam, Namaskāram is used; the Sinhalese word namaskāra which derived from Pali has the same meaning as namaskār/namaskāra in Hindi, Nepali and Kannada languages, or a different greeting word is āyubōvan which has the meaning wishing long life. Culture of India Culture of Nepal Añjali Mudrā Pranāma Sat Sri Akal Gassho Sampeah Wai The meaning of Namaste Yoga Journal Modes of Greetings in Kashmiri, Indian Institute of Language Studies Ancient Indus Valley Seal print showing Namaste/anjali mudra, CSU Chico
Prostration is the placement of the body in a reverentially or submissively prone position as a gesture. Prostration is distinguished from the lesser acts of bowing or kneeling by involving a part of the body above the knee touching the ground the hands. Major world religions employ prostration as an act of submissiveness or worship to a supreme being or other worshiped entities, as in the sajdah of the Islamic prayer, salat, or to show reverence to persons or other elements of the religion. In various cultures and traditions, prostrations are used to show respect to rulers, civil authorities and social elders or superiors, as in the Chinese kowtow or Ancient Persian proskynesis; the act has traditionally been an important part of religious and traditional rituals and ceremonies, remains in use in many cultures. Many religious institutions use prostrations to embody the lowering, submitting or relinquishing of the individual ego before a greater spiritual power or presence. In the Bahá'í Faith, prostrations are performed as a part of one of the alternatives of obligatory prayer and in the case of traveling, a prostration is performed in place of each missed obligatory prayer in addition to saying "Glorified be God, the Lord of Might and Majesty, of Grace and Bounty".
However, if unable to do so, saying "Glorified be God" is sufficient. There are specifics about where the prostration can take place including, "God hath granted you leave to prostrate yourselves on any surface, clean..." and "He condemns such practices as prostrating oneself before another person and other forms of behaviour that abase one individual in relation to another". In Buddhism, prostrations are used and the various stages of the physical movement are traditionally counted in threes and related to the Triple Gem, consisting of: the Awakened One his teaching his community of noble disciples. In addition, different schools within Buddhism use prostrations in various ways, such as the Tibetan tantric preliminary practice of a 100,000 prostrations as a means of overcoming pride. Tibetan pilgrims progress by prostrating themselves at each step moving forward as they get up, in such a way that they have lain on their face on each part of their route; each three paces involves a full prostration.
This is done round a stupa, in an arduous pilgrimage, Mount Kailash is circumnavigated by this method, which takes about four weeks to complete the 52 kilometre route. It is not unusual to see pilgrims prostrating all the way from their home to Lhasa, sometimes a distance of over 2000 km, the process taking up to two years to complete. In Christianity, the Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic and some Lutheran churches use full prostrations, lying flat on the floor face down, during the imposition of Holy Orders, Religious Profession and the Consecration of Virgins. Additionally, in the Roman Catholic Church at the beginning of the Good Friday Liturgy, the celebrating priest and the deacon prostrate themselves in front of the altar. Dominican practice on Good Friday services in priory churches includes prostration by all friars in the aisle of the church. In the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, partial prostrations can be used in place of genuflections for those who are unable to genuflect.
The prostration is always performed before God, in the case of holy orders, profession or consecration the candidates prostrate themselves in front of the altar, a symbol of Christ. Lesser lit. "low bows" involving kneeling and touching the floor with the hands, but with the torso off the floor, are common in Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic rites worship, are used in conjunction with the sign of the cross, at specific moments during the services and when venerating relics or icons. However, the use of prostrations is traditionally discouraged on the Lord's Day, during Paschaltide and on Great Feasts of the Lord. During Great Lent, Holy Week, prostrations are encouraged in all the Eastern Churches. Orthodox Christian will make prostrations in front of people, such as the bishop, one's spiritual father or one another when asking forgiveness Those who are physically unable to make full prostrations may instead substitute metanias. Oriental Orthodox prostrate during daily prayers. Syriac Orthodox and Malankara Orthodox Syrian Christians should prostrate during all daily prayers, except on days which the Holy Liturgy is celebrated.
Oriental Catholic rites use prostrations in a similar way as the Oriental Orthodox Churches. In Hinduism, eight-limbed and five-limbed prostrations are included in the religious ritual of puja. Worship in Hinduism involves invoking higher forces to assist in spiritual and material progress and is both a science and an art. A sense of bhakti or devotional love is invoked; this term is a central one in Hinduism. A direct translation from the Sanskrit to English is problematic. Worship takes a multitude of forms depending on community groups and language. There is a flavour of loving an
An Eskimo kiss called nose kiss or nose rub, is the act of pressing the tip of one's nose against another's nose interpreted as a friendly greeting gesture in various cultures. When early explorers of the Arctic first witnessed Inuit nose rubbing as a greeting behavior, they dubbed it Eskimo kissing; the Eskimo kiss was used as an intimate greeting by the Inuit who, when they meet outside have little except their nose and eyes exposed. The Eskimo kiss is employed by the Inuit. A kunik is a form of expressing affection between family members and loved ones, that involves pressing the nose and upper lip against the skin and breathing in, causing the loved one's skin or hair to be suctioned against the nose and upper lip. A common misconception is that the practice arose so that Inuit could kiss without their mouths freezing together. Rather, it is a non-erotic but intimate greeting used by people who, when they meet outside have little except their nose and eyes exposed. Other peoples use similar greeting practices, notably the Māori of New Zealand and Hawaiians, who practice the hongi and honi greetings, respectively.
Mongolian nomads of the Gobi Desert have a similar practice, as do certain Southeast Asian cultures, such as Bengalis, Laotians, Vietnamese, Sabu and Ibans. Nose kissing is employed as a traditional greeting by Arabs tribesmen when greeting members of the same tribe. One of the earliest representations of the'Eskimo kiss' was shown in Robert Flaherty's 1922 film Nanook of the North, considered by many to be the first documentary or ethnographic film. Many people of the non-Inuit/Eskimo public may first have learned of this convention from the film. Scenes involving Eskimo kissing have been featured in Western media, including episodes of United States TV shows, such as The Simpsons and South Park. In a sketch on Chappelle's Show, Eskimo kissing was portrayed as a stereotypically white gesture. In addition to that, the British rock band "The Kooks" has a song named "Eskimo Kiss" on their album Junk of the Heart. Nuzzle
Lynne Truss is an English author, journalist and radio broadcaster and dramatist. She is arguably best known for her championing of correctness and aesthetics in the English language, the subject of her popular and discussed 2003 book, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation; the book was inspired by a BBC Radio 4 show about punctuation, Cutting a Dash. Besides her promotion of Linguistic prescription and commentary on English grammar, Truss has written many radio plays, both comedic and dramatic, she has written novels, grammar guides for children. Lynne Truss was born on 31 May 1955 in Kingston upon Thames, she was educated at the Tiffin Girls' School and University College London, where she was awarded a first class degree in English Language and Literature. Truss began her media career as a literary editor, she spent six years as a television critic for The Times, before moving into sports journalism for the same newspaper. She spent four years in the latter field, in 2009 wrote a book about her experiences with it, Get Her Off the Pitch: How Sport Took Over My Life.
In August 2014, Truss was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian expressing their hope that Scotland would vote to remain part of the United Kingdom in September's referendum on that issue. A Shot in the Dark - Raven Books ISBN 978-1-4088-9051-6 The Lunar Cats ISBN 978-1-7847-5688-8 Cat Out of Hell - Hammer ISBN 978-0-09-958534-3 Going Loco – Review ISBN 0-7472-5965-8. Giving Up the Ghost – BBC Radio 4 A Certain Age: Twelve Monologues From the Classic Radio Series – Profile Books ISBN 1-86197-879-0 Acropolis Now - set in Ancient Greece Inspector Steine - set in a 1950s English police station Gossip from the Garden Pond Rumblings from the Rafters A Certain Age – BBC Audiobooks ISBN 0-563-51052-8, ISBN 1-4056-7687-6This list excludes standalone plays. Official website "A Certain Age: The Radio Monologues". Episode Guides. Radio show. 2006