The third of six talks in which Misha Glenny gives a personal account of his frustrating life-long love affair with Eastern and Central Europe, at the end of his stint as the BBC's correspondent in the region.
Producer Geoff Spink
NEW Once upon a time history was about kings and queens, dates and battles. But not any more. In this series, Dr Christopher Andrew hears from truly modem historians who, with the benefit of hindsight, are finding inspiration in the most unlikely places. Today, medieval sexual tittle-tattle, why dead horses made the ideal ammunition for early super-guns, and how the plastic credit card came into being. Producer Ian Bell
Part 3: The Plains of Cement
Bob gives Jenny an ultimatum and Ella has a confrontation with Mr Eccles.
Nigel Forde investigates some outstanding firsts, including a life's work by Jack Hodges. The Maker of the Omnibus, selected from the publisher's slush-pile, is a personal examination of the breadth of English writing. The rich traditions of North and South American fiction are combined in Francisco Goldman 's first novel. He talks to Nigel Forde about The Long Night of White Chickens. And award-winning novelist
Toni Morrison remembers her first published book. Producer Sally Marmion
Louisa Buck reports on the first night of Max Stafford Clark's production of King Lear, reviews an exhibition of sculpture at the Hayward Gallery and investigates Madame Bovary as a text for adaptation.
Producer Beaty Rubens. Stereo
Heartland by Fiona Barr.
A young farmer falls in love with a nurse from the town and dreams they'll share a life in the heartland at the centre of rural Ireland.
Read by Stephen Rea. Producer Pam Brighton
A day of rest for Clarrie? David Archer ..TIMOTHY BENTlNCK
Written by Mary Cutler
Director Keri Davies.
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Nick Clarke and guests
Menzies Campbell, MP, Liberal Democrat Defence
Spokesman; Janey Daley , journalist;
Stephen Dorrell , MP,
Financial Secretary to the Treasury; and John Prescott , MP, Shadow Transport Secretary, tackle the issues raised in Tamworth, Staffordshire. Producer Nick Utechin
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