The fourth of seven programmes giving foreigners a chance to express their views about Britain. Jane Walmsley, the American broadcaster and author of Brit-
Think/Ameri-Think, tries to explain British and American differences over attitudes to health and diet; something which, in her words, can only be understood when you realise that "Americans think that death is optional". Producer Geoff Spink
"Music may go or come but almost always it is
African." Lenny Henry stars in this comedy about cultural cross-purposes and the music industry. When Moses Biama , a Gambian musician, is invited to London to record an album with Frank, a fading English rock star, things don't develop in the way Frank had planned.
Written by Anne Caulfield.
Music Dominique Le Gendre. Hit single by Neil Arthur and Joe Hagan.
Director Paul Schlesinger. Stereo 0 DRAMA: page 4
Simon Rae introduces more poetry requests with readers June Barrie and Michael Tudor Bames , and guest Michael Longley. Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo 0 REQUESTS to: Poetry Please!, BBC, Bristol BS82LR
Paul Allen reviews The
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and MrHydeby the Royal Shakespeare Company; and talks to the prize-winning
Australian novelist Thomas Keneally about his new book on Ireland and the Irish.
Producer Mike Greenwood
Stereo (Revised repeat 9.30pm)
Blame It on the Pilgrims "Every cell in Margery's body is attuned to the event. She disappears into shopping malls like some comestible down the long dark throat of a crocodile." Anne Leaton 's tale describes the build-up to American Thanksgiving, which is celebrated today. Read by Liza Ross.
Producer Duncan Minshull
The second of three programmes.
"Test tube" calves, sheep carrying human genes, and immortal mice -
Chris Serle encounters them all on his trek through the new biotechnologies creeping into the livestock industry. Unacceptable tampering with nature or the key to a disease- and chemical-free future?
A Pleasing Prospect?
Together with his political opponents, John Major advocates creating a single environmental protection agency for Britain. But Dieter Helm asks: is a national, bureaucratic approach the best option for tackling the problems of - and the opportunities for - pollution control? Producer Simon Coates
Six programmes in which Martin Wainwright digs into the northern soil and unearths some surprises. 5: The Crack Man
How mining subsidence brought more than a touch of Venice to one small village. Producer John Watkins
Kathleen Turner stars as V.I. Warshawski in a six-part dramatisation of Sara Paretsky's novel.
V.I. is convinced that Agnes's murder is linked to a covert takeover bid for Ajax insurance, but can she prove it?
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