Robin Oakley, Political Editor of The Times, presents a five-part series investigating patronage in major areas of public life. 2: Honours and Politics
A look at the use and abuse of political honours and the vexed question of patronage and party funding.
Producer Sheila Cook
John Humphrys talks to four successful people who have weathered storms in their careers. 2: Count Nikolai Tolstoy - whose war-crime allegations against Lord Aldington cost him a fortune in the libel courts.
Producer Brian King
A special appeal on behalf of the Disasters
Emergency Committee to help the victims of major famine now threatening millions of people in many parts of Africa.
Crisis in Africa, [address removed]
Credit cards: [number removed]
The Clopton Hercules was salvaged from the slush pile at publishers Faber and Faber. Nigel Forde talks to editor Robert McCrum and author Duncan Sprott about the one that - nearly - got away. Producer Sally Marmion
Paul Allen visits Dublin as it embarks on its year as European City of Culture, taking over from
Glasgow. Among those in the studio is the writer Dermot Bolger , whose play The Lament for Arthur Cleary is on Radio 4 next Monday. Producer Mike Greenwood.
Three people revisit places where they have lived 'in the past and which have profoundly influenced their lives. 2:
Omar Omar Sattaur was 4 when his family emigrated from British Guiana to
London in 1961, in search of a better future.
Now a freelance writer, he is returning for the first time to be reunited with the family that stayed behind.
Producer Nigel Acheson. Stereo
In this series of four programmes on the British state,
John Lloyd explores the new ideas that will determine the politics of the next decade.
2: The Cost of Caring Post-war thinking on the state has been overturned. The old ideas of the centrally planned state have collapsed. Nowhere is this more evident than in the welfare state. The
Beveridge ideal was based on the nuclear family and regular work patterns.
Now times have changed and the British people themselves are turning to new solutions.
Producer Gwyneth Williams
The third in a series of eight nerve-tinglers introduced by Edward de Souza , the Man in Black. The Monkey's Revenge
Set in a research establishment, a tale of the horror that ensues when someone suffering a serious disease decides to take control of his destiny. Written by Guy Jenkin.
Director Gerry Jones Stereo
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