Three programmes in which travellers recall their exploits and reactions to extreme conditions.
2: Veterans of travel in the Sahara and Arabian deserts dwell on the physical discomforts, mental anguish - and the occasional high points of their journeys ... Producer Alastair Wilson
Edith Wharton 's novel, dramatised in six parts, with Andrew Wincott as Newland Archer , Suzanne Bertish as Ellen Olenska and Cathryn Harrison as May Welland.
1: Newland, just engaged to May, finds himself drawn to her exotic cousin, the Countess Olenska.
Dramatised by Christopher Reason Director David Hunter
Henry Van de Luyden:
Louisa Van de Luyden:
Quentin Cooper gets the verdict on Geena Davis and Dustin Hoffman in the Hollywood comedy Accidental Hero, and reports on the new wave of interest in the American writer Edith Wharton. Producer Julian May
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)
The Gurnet by Suzy Gilmour.
Selling Ms McAteer the new caravan could be the start of Willie Mulvaney 's vacational empire. But there's a distinctly fishy side to his salesmanship.
Read by Brid Brennan. Producer David Hunter
First of six programmes. It was Winston Churchill sounding off about the way he would educate the youth of England who said, "I would let the clever ones learn Latin as an honour - and Greek as a treat". For generations of schoolboys this must have sounded like a sick joke. Peter France , who once declared himself
"Greeceproof", makes a personal enquiry into the vanishing values of a posh education.
1: Academics in Arcadia, or cold baths and irregular verbs.
Producer Kate McAII
For years, the Italian economic miracle has been a patchwork quilt of wonder growth and inpenetrable corruption.
But now it's coming apart at the seams, as scandal unravels the system. Peter Day investigates whether Europe's third largest economy can pull itself back from the brink.
Producer Mark Gregory
Last of six murder cases featuring the celebrated pathologist Dr Keith Simpson.
6: The Use of Maggots
The maggot-infested body of Peter Thomas is found in a Hampshire wood. The suspicion falls on a "Mr William Brittle ", who has borrowed a large sum of money from the murder victim, and failed to repay him. When Brittle went to visit Thomas, was it to settle the loan, or to murder him? The answer lies in the maggots.
Narrated by Nick Ross.
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