The last of six talks about the Third World.
Professor Akbar Ahmad highlights the dilemma of Asian countries like
Pakistan, under western pressure to implement drastic environmental measures.
Producer Zareer Masani
A look at the giant octopuses of Seattle,
USA, and at the way in which the unpretentious dung beetles of North Borneo are aiding the study of forest regeneration.
With Fergus Keeling and Nick Davies. Producer John Holmes
Introduced by Jenni Murray.
The Christmas story in St Matthew's Gospel begins with a long list of Jesus Christ 's ancestors
- typically most are men but within the list, unusually, are five colourful women.
Margaret Horsfield tells their story. Serial:
Billy Bayswater The final part.
Producer Pat McLoughlin
(Music: Arnold's Flute Sonatina)
Every choral society in the country is familiar with the popular modern Christmas carols written by John Rutter.
Brian Kay talks to the composer about his work, and plays some of his music including the Shepherd's Pipe Carol, the Star Carol and Mary's Lullaby.
Producer Stephen Oliver. Stereo
Why do forecasters and pollsters so often go awry? Governments continue to spend significant sums on economic and social research, but David Walker asks: how much do policy makers and the public really know about what is happening inside British society? Producer Frank Smith
with Dennis Waterman.
The final episode of a political thriller by Nigel Baldwin.
Exposing guilt is a dangerous business when the Establishment is rotten and the idealists are liars.
Music Laurie Scott Baker Director Jane Dauncey. Stereo
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