David Walker meets four people on the top rung of the public-sector ladder. 2: Michael Bichard was the youngest
Chief Executive of a London borough.
Now the top official in Gloucestershire, his big-city policies have been disturbing the county calm.
Producer Joy Hatwood
For families all over the world who have been separated by war, political strife or natural disaster, the Red Cross offers a beacon of hope. Jean Snedegar visits their tracing service.
Presenter Jenni Murray. Serial: Love Among the Single Classes (4)
with Patricia Hayes. All her life
Margery Dawson has fantasised about going to Africa, thwarted first by early marriage to the wrong man and then by her age. Now a sad meeting with her daughter and a chance friendship force a happy compromise.
With children and chorus from Westbury on Trym C of E Primary School Written by Jill Truman
Director Alec Reid. Stereo
Osbert Sitwell described him as the 'last professional beauty': Nigel Forde discovers Stephen Tennant , the fantastic subject of a new biography. Margaret Forster steps beyond her biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning to fiction in Lady's Maid, her new novel about
Elizabeth's companion. And the pick of this summer's paperbacks. Producer Sally Marmion
Opened in 1851 to accommodate the pauper lunatics of Middlesex, Colney Hatch Asylum heralded a new dawn of psychiatric care. It grew to become the largest in England but now numbers are dwindling as it prepares for closure. With the help of staff and patients past and present, Dr Roy Porter presents a historical portrait of the hospital and traces its role in the treatment of mentally ill people. Producer Fran Acheson
As the global warming debate moves from science to politics, Dr Mick Kelly of the University of East Anglia's Climatic
Research Unit examines the case for deep cuts in carbon emissions and asks: What price to save the world?
Producer Julian Brown
Zachary Taylor reports on the re-creation of a medieval orchestra in Spain; Andy Goldsworthy uses nature as his palette; and a new play in Derby is a day in the life of two Asian families.
Presenter Paul Allen.
Producer Abigail Appleton. Stereo
A five-part series with Ian Carmichael as Dorothy L Sayers 's aristocratic sleuth.
1: Lord Peter Wimsey investigates the appearance of a dead body in a bath.
Adapted by Chris Miller Producer Simon Brett (R)
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