1: La Linea Tony Wilkinson spends a week with Area, the local paper for La Linea on the border with Gibraltar. With high unemployment, locals have turned to smuggling. High-speed launches carry contraband cigarettes and drugs to the beaches. Fishermen smuggle Africans across the treacherous waters of the Strait. An independent production by Tony Wilkinson. Stereo
Sally Hawkins presents
Hard Times - which over the next five Wednesdays will examine aspects of poverty in the UK. It is estimated that 12 million people live in poverty in this country. In the first programme: how being poor affects their health, their family life and their children's education. Producer Ian Gilvear
Christopher Lee 's six-part political drama.
"What bothers me about Tom Bowman is that he's a wild card. Nick's a joker. Put the two of them together and it could be dangerous, Charles."
"But I thought you liked him."
"He doesn't mean any harm, but that doesn't mean no one gets hurt."
Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo
A thriller in five parts by Andrew Rissik, set in 1968 and written in the style of the Bond movies. With James Aubrey as Billy Hindle, Gerald Harper as Sir Richard Snark and Lisa Rowe-Beddoe as Marianne.
1: Running Scared
Hindle has given up killing. Then Snark turns up.
Director Glyn Dearman. Stereo
Sir Richard Snark:
"A dashing role model for schoolboys everywhere." Julian Critchley MP admires the villain Jack Redin in Mary Webb 's rustic tragedy Gone To
Earth. But can he convince
Clive Anderson ?
Producer Kate Boston. Stereo
Nigel Andrews reviews this week's film releases including the film of the TV series Twin Peaks.
Also a review of Strauss's opera Die Frau ohne Schatten, designed by David Hockney ; and an exhibition of Egyptologist Howard Carter.
Producer Sarah Johnson. Stereo
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)
by Alex Shearer. 2: In Custody
"We are representatives of Democracy in this benighted place, William. We enshrine the values of liberty, tolerance and free speech. By the way, why is that woman chained to the embassy railings?"
"She's protesting, sir.
About her brother who's being held hostage by the terrorists."
"I see. Well go out there and tell her to clear off."
Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo
Last of the series in which
Neil Walker talks to workers whose industrial skills have been replaced by new technology. 3: A Job for Life.
When cold print technology replaced hot metal printing, it changed a way of working virtually unchanged in a century. Few foresaw the changes to come.
Producer Julia Shaw
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