Eight programmes in which Simon Brett explores more diaries of the famous and not-so-famous. Today: 18 October. John Evelyn airs his views on "foul and undecent women"; Christopher Isherwood assesses David Hockney ; and J R Ackerley tells of his father's unknown mistress and three children. Plus extracts from the diaries of ordinary people kept during the Second World War as part of the Mass Observation Archive. Producer Kate McAll. Stereo
How do politicians feel about the things that really matter to women?
Childcare and caring for the elderly, abortion, equal opportunities, and fair representation in Parliament: Jenni Murray shares the results of the programme's survey of MPs with members of the three main parties.
Serial: Si int Maybe (5) (Fordetail see Monday;
A new, authorised biography of George Orwell attempts to reveal the humanity and passion of its subject: author
Michael Sheldon talks to Nigel Forde. And Edward Rutherford , author of the bestseller Sarum, embraces Russian history in his new blockbuster, Russka. Producer Sally Marmion
Tim Marlow meets sculptor Anthony Caro at his latest exhibition of three monumental sculptures; the art of drawing is revealed at the Courtauld Institute; and the art of planning cities is under debate; plus a visit to Dublin's Theatre Festival.
Producer Anthony Denselow. Stereo
Kenton feels that his ship is sinking.
Wntten by Simon Fnth
The panel includes:
Rt Hon John Smith , QC, MP, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer;
John Redwood , MP, Minister of State at the Department of Trade and Industry; and Rt Hon
Sir Leon Brittan , QC.
From Brussels. Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Anna Carragher
Inthe first of a way new series.
Marcel Berlins reports live from Brussels and the Law
Society National Conference on the issues which have been exercising the lawyers this week. Producer Sallie Davies
The American ballerina
Suzanne Farrell had a glittering 20-year career as a soloist with the New
York City Ballet, from her teenage days until her retirement in 1989. Jann Parry looks back with her at the many roles that NYCB's choreographer and director
George Balanchine created for her, a relationship which dominated her personal and professional life.
Producer Richard Bannerman
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