Robin Oakley, Political Editor of The Times,
Presents a five-part series investigating patronage in major areas of public life. 1: The Honours System The traditional veil of secrecy is drawn aside - at least partially - and there's a rare glimpse behind the scenes of an investiture at Buckingham Palace. Producer Sheila Cook
The monkeys of the rain forest and a special pond in Surrey, the plant-rich cliffs of Wales and an encounter with wild bears in Canada -
Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm look back at the highlights of 1990. Producer John Hamson
John Humphrys talks to four successful people who have weathered major storms in their careers. 1: Ron Brown - the outspoken Labour MP whose conviction for criminal damage has placed his political future in jeopardy. Producer Brian King
with John Gielgud.
Sir George Sitwell was an autocratic recluse whose main preoccupations before the First World War were running the family estate at Renishaw, researching medieval pig-keeping and making his son Osbert do whatever Osbert didn't want to do. Written by Peter Terson. Sir George Sitwell... JOHN GIELGUD Lady Ida Sitwell
Osbert Sitwell RICHARD PEARCE
Henry Moat... CHRISTOPHER GOOD Director Shaun MacLoughlin Stereo (R)
In an exclusive interview specially for New Year, Mary Stewart , the renowned author of popular historical novels, crime fiction and a recent volume of poetry, talks to Nigel Forde about her highly successful literary career spanning 35 years. Producer Vivien Devlin
Paul Allen reports on the health of theatre in this country as it looks ahead to 1991; the American conductor Leon Botstein , who has won a reputation for reinvigorating the classics, pays his first visit to London; and the South American photo-journalist Salgado chronicles those whose work is all too visibly manual labour. Producer Nicki Paxman
Three people revisit places where they have lived in the past and which have profoundly influenced their lives. l:Liz
In the mid 1970s, Liz Moloney was living in a Fulani compound in the hills of north-west
Cameroon, as one of four wives of a man called
Anugu. After his tragic early death, Liz came back to England. This year she revisits her African family for the first time in ten years. Producer Nigel Acheson Stereo
The old ideas of the centrally planned state have collapsed - their ruins all too evident in the story of Eastern Europe in 1989. In Britain and all over the world the individual has emerged as a new force. Social welfare, the market, education and training - what should be the role of the state in these areas? And above all, what should national sovereignty mean for Britain in the 1990s?
In this series of four programmes, John Lloyd explores the new ideas that will determine the politics of the next decade.
1: Defining the Limits Producer Gwyneth Williams
The second in the series of eight nerve-tinglers introduced by Edward de Souza , the Man in Black. Green and Pleasant
For rock star
Sarah Lovecraft , a TV interview turns into a terrifying experience ...
Written by Bert Coules.
Director Gerry Jones. Stereo
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