Robin Oakley, Political Editor of The Times, presents a five-part series investigating patronage in major areas of public life. 3:Appointing the Judges Will current changes in the appointments system satisfy the critics? And do women and members of ethnic minorities get rough justice over top legal jobs?
Producer Sheila Cook
Illegal international trade in wildlife is worth millions of pounds every year and has been responsible for the massive decline in the number of many species of plants and animals.
To combat this, the World Wide Fund for Nature has set up an international network, called TRAFFIC. Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm visit its headquarters in Cambridge.
Producer John Holmes
John Humphrys talks to four successful people who have weathered major storms in their careers.
Anthony Simonds-Gooding - whose satellite TV empire collapsed with the merger of BSB and Sky. Producer Brian King
(Repeated Saturday at 5.00pm;
Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Sir Nicholas Henderson , Slim Gaillard, Brian Johnstone , William Douglas-Home and Sir David Herbert demonstrate to Sylvia Horn the charms of the older man.
Serial: A Country of Strangers (4)
Det Sgt Pryce and Det Constable Rees are investigating a series of arson attacks on Welsh holiday cottages. It all seems easy to explain - until a body turns up, and Pryce and Rees are taken
Written by Derrick Geer. Director Alison Hindell. Stereo
An investigation into the popularity of published playscripts for theatre-goers - to read after the lights go up. A 'sense of place' in fiction: how do city streets and rural landscapes conjure up mood and atmosphere? Also, Charles Palliser 's new love story.
Presented by Nigel Forde. Producer Vivien Devlin
Three people revisit places where they have lived in the past and which have profoundly influenced their lives.
Jack Scarr was born 75 years ago into a once-prosperous British community that lived in the desert of northern Chile. In 1924 he sailed for England. Now he returns for the first time, to revisit a sunlit childhood so distant, yet so clear in his memory.
In this series of four programmes on the British state,
John Lloyd explores the new ideas which will determine the politics of the next decade.
3: Sowing the SeedcornA successful modern state must have highly educated workers. Britain competes with Europe but its traditions and attitudes are profoundly different. How should this society act to fight its decline in this crucial area? Should
Britain rely on individual choice or seek a European solution and greater state intervention?
Producer Gwyneth Williams
The fourth in a series of eight nerve-tinglers introduced by Edward de Souza , the Man in Black. Invitation to the Vaults
A crooked literary agent is subjected to a particularly harrowing revenge ...
Written by Basil Copper .
Dramatised by Wally K Daly
Director Martin Jenkins. Stereo
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