I won't hear this myself, but may catch it later on the internet. Plain Tales from the Commonwealth Aidan Hartley presents a series about Britons who remained in former colonies. 4/4. Mr Chips of Chitral At 87, Major Geoffrey Langlands is the only British resident remaining in the Pakistani Chitral valley of Pakistan, and almost certainly the only inhabitant of the Hindu Kush who goes to work wearing a blazer, tie, and polished leather shoes. He is head teacher of the Sayurj school, which aims to give a high class secular education to boys and girls in an area where religious schools - for boys only - are still the norm. Langlands has been teaching in Pakistan since independence, for much of the time in remote tribal areas, and has been kidnapped and held hostage by tribesmen. Since the war in Afghanistan, westerners have evacuated the area, but Major Langlands isn't going anywhere. The people of Chitral have declared that he is under their protection. Aidan Hartley meets a remarkable man.