An Impossible Life
Home, family and profession - does the Western woman now have it all? Rana Kabbani , Muslim writer living in Britain, challenges the view that feminism has triumphed in the West, in the first of four personalised documentaries.
Producer Anna Parkinson
A six-part adaptation of Barbara Pym 's novel. 4: Lenten Fare Wilmet investigates and the truth is revealed about the pillbox, but who is Piers's mysterious 'colleague'? Adapted by Elizabeth Proud Producer Sioned Wiliam . Stereo
Presented by Jenni Murray.
Are there any real differences between polytechnics and universities? Who will benefit if they merge into a single tier? Sonia Beesley investigates. Serial:
Mansfield Park (19)
Swine disease; the 8.27 from Hebden Bridge; the meaning of time: just some of the disparate elements that Graham struggles to make sense of in Trevor Hoyle 's Radio Times award-winning comedy.
Director Philip Martin. Stereo 0 DRAMA: page 8
Simon Rae introduces your poetry requests with readers Adjoa Andoh and Denys Hawthorne. Guest David Dabydeen.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo • REQUESTS to: Poetry Please!.. BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR
• CASSETTE: Poetry Please! Volume 2. from retailers
Paul Allen is at the first night of Becket, starring Derek Jacobi and Robert Lindsay ; the artist Jock McFadyen is today's studio guest; and a work by Benjamin Britten gets its recorded premiere.
Producer James Clarke. Stereo
Arthur Seal and the Hand of Fate by Philip Oakes.
'Civilisation came to my part of north Staffordshire in the summer of 1938 with Arthur Seal , a speculative builder whose ambitions went far beyond bricks and mortar.'
Read by Gerry Hinks. Producer Anne-Marie Cole
Ten epic stories.
8: Double Trouble for Superman - just when Lois needs urgent help....
With Jon Pertwee, Simon Treves and Barbara Barnes.
Based on stones by John Byrne and Dave Gibbons, 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)
The pianist Peter Donohoe has managed to commit 75 concerti to memory.
Ian Richardson , who performed Hamlet 30 years ago, can still recite it. Paul Daniels can remember the name of every member of his audience. And Benny Green can still name the Arsenal team from 1930.
Alan Titchmarsh talks to these and other great recollectors in an attempt to discover how people's memories work.
Producer Rosie Bouiton. Stereo
The Mind behind the Cross
Over 50 national opinion polls will be published during the next general election campaign, supplementing the political parties' numerous private surveys. But
Peter Hennessy asks: how far do the pollsters know voters' views, and what effect does intensive polling have on our politics? Producer Simon Coates
The second of two true investigations.
The Message in the Marble Since its erection in 174 1, the monument to
William Shakespeare in Westminster Abbey has kept a little-known secret in Poets' Corner. Lines from The Tempest, inscribed on its marble scroll, were seemingly deliberately misspelt, misquoted and rearranged. Why? In the monument's
250th year, it's time to ask who butchered the Bard.
Producer Gwyn Richards Stereo
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