The first in a series of talks by BBC correspondents who go to out of the way places to get a new perspective on current issues. Stephen Jessel visits a remote corner of the Massif Central which in the past years has lost more than half its population. The current difficulties experienced by farmers only make matters worse. Producer Geoff Spink
Paul Heiney discovers traditional ways of life that may soon come to an end.
2: The Coppice Man. Bill Hogarth prepares wood trimmings from the Black Beck forest in Cumbria to sell to charcoal burners, chair bodgers and hurdle makers. At one time 30 men coppiced the woods, now Bill works alone. Producer Marc Jobst
Philip Short follows in the footsteps of the Scots merchant Archibald Little , who journeyed up the Yangtze River 100 years ago.
3: The Gorges. "Such scenery is impossible to appreciate". With David Bannerman as Archibald Little. Producer Mary Price
Caroline has an unexpected visitor.
Written by Sam Jacobs Director Keri Davies
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Baroness Blatch, Education Minister; Paul Boateng MP who shadows the Lord Chancellor's Department; Germaine Greer, author and lecturer; and Lord Rees-Mogg, columnist and outgoing chairman of the Broadcasting Standards Council, tackle the issues raised in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Chairman Nick Clarke.
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