The Winter Flowering The second of four talks by the BBC's Foreign
Affairs Editor John Simpson , in which he looks back at the events of 1989 and 1990. In today's programme about Czechoslovakia, he tells how the Velvet
Revolution unfolded, and wonders whether the plot was orchestrated by hidden forces.
Producer Geoff Spink
Mill Hill, Shoreham-by-Sea was famous for the Chalk Hill Blue butterfly - but by the early 1970s numbers had declined so much that a rescue operation had to be set in motion. Jessica Holm and Fergus Keeling report. Producer John Holmes
Rachel's holiday alone in Venice, away from the tedium of domestic life, proves to be a liberating experience. Written by Jenny Sinclair.
Director Cherry Cookson , Stereo
Paul Vaughan reviews
Radio 4's The Sea Wolf, which began last
Saturday, and reads the biography of cult violinist Nigel Kennedy ; and Mark Steyn reports on the latest dance styles. Producer Tessa Watt
The history of mankind from the first amoeba to the Second World War, presented by the entire cast of the National Theatre of Brent -
Desmond Olivier Dingle and Wallace, aided by Mr Barker. The first of eight programmes written by Patrick Barlow , with additional material by Jim Broadbent and Martin Duncan.
Producer Lissa Evans. Stereo (First broadcast on Radio 3)
The return of the legendary comic-book hero in the first of ten epic stories.
Based on stories by John Byrne and Jerry Ordway. published by and used under licence from DC Comics Inc. Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Adapted, written and produced by Dirk Maggs. Stereo
Dr Alan Maryon Davis embarks on a quest for the blueprint of human life - DNA. Shrunk to microscopic size, he is injected into the bloodstream of a pregnant woman. In this dramatised feature his journey is guided by some of the world's top scientists. Producer Chris Wines. Stereo
Dr Alan Maryon
What kind of words does society consider taboo - and why? In a personal view of taboo language,
Jonathon Green negotiates some linguistic minefields, including those of sex, race and religion.
Producer Daniel Snowman
The last of a six-part crime series set in 1830, a year after the Metropolitan Police Act created the 'Peelers'.
Written by Patrick Carroll. Mr Morley secures PC
Quin's release, but murder and suicide are yet to come.
Singer Martin Carthy.
Director Janet Whitaker. Stereo
PC Martin Quin:
Rev Charles Lyton:
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