Robin Oakley, Political Editor of The Times, presents the last in a five-part series investigating patronage in major areas of public life. The Great and the Good
From the Astronomer
Royal to the Chairman of the BBC, there are 50,000 public appointments made in Britain by the Prime Minister and his government. But how public are these appointments - and how accountable?
Producer Sheila Cook
Dogs are probably trying to tell us something that we are missing, as Jessica Holm and Fergus Keeling find out when they look at the work of the Search and Rescue Dog Association.
Producer John Ruthven
The President of South
Africa, F W de Klerk , has described himself as 'Christian, South African, Afrikaaner, lawyer - in that order'. In the first of a new series, BBC Religious Affairs
Mike Wooldridge talks to him about the beliefs which have underpinned his political career.
Producer Beverley McAinsh Stereo
F W De
Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Screeching victims of the sabre-toothed and iron-clawed? Or monstrous perpetrators of the gooey, slimy and unspeakable? Cheryl Armitage unmasks women in horror movies. Serial: Little Boy Lost by Marghanita Laski.
The first of eight episodes read by Bernard Horsfall. In 1943,
Hilary Wainwright 's little son is taken away for safety just before Hilary's wife is arrested and killed by the Gestapo. In 1945, Hilary returns to peacetime
France to begin a search for his 'Little Boy Lost'. Abridged by Ann Rees-Jones (Music: Walter Leigh 's
Concertino for Harpsichord and String Orchestra)
At her Chelsea home,
Anita Brookner discusses the books on her shelves and their influence on her writing; and the memoirs of Canadian novelist
Presented by Nigel Forde. Producer Vivien Devlin
Paul Allen discusses
Alan Plater 's new play, I Thought I Heard a Rustling; talks to
Brian Cox about his much-travelled life as an actor; and previews Notes from Jandcek s Diary on Radio 3.
Producer Belinda Sample
The first of ten graphic features reflecting contemporary life in Britain.
On the Out
Release is often as traumatic as imprisonment for the long-term prisoner. Armed robber John Williams completed his ninth prison sentence last September after serving seven-and-a-half years. Today's programme follows him during the first months of his freedom.
Producer Chris Paling. Stereo
Up the Ladder
An upwardly mobile new Prime Minister and renewed educational anxieties are raising an old British question about social origins and destinations. In the first of a new series, David Walker asks: who goes to the top of the classes, and do they stay there? Producer Simon Coates
The sixth of eight nerve-tinglers introduced by Edward de Souza , the Man in Black.
Dead Man's Boots
Could a pair of neglected boots found in a cupboard contain a malignant soul? Written by William Ingram.
Director Martin Jenkins. Stereo
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