First of a four-part series in which writer and broadcaster Ray Gosling takes a personal look at some men of commerce who combined profits with principles.
1: Lord Leverhulme Lever gave the world Sunlight soap - in China, up the Congo and on the Mersey. At his stately home, his grandson entertains Gosling to lunch. In Stomoway in the Hebrides, where the first Lord Leverhulme tried to do good with MacFisheries, he meets the crofters who would have none of it. Producer Julia Shaw
Comedy by Sue Limb , starring Imelda Staunton as Izzy.
3: Overdrawn, Oversexed and Over-optimistic
Producer Jonathan James-Moore
Four Liverpool writers have worked together to create this
four-part series set in the city over a long weekend. Threaded through the four stories is an imaginary news story.
1: Friday by Tracy Aston , starring Patricia Hayes as Edith and Michael Angelis as Albert.
Edith and Albert are on the run - Edith from the Old Folks' Home and Albert from his family and fast-approaching insanity. Having discovered Albert talking to a dead body in the cathedral gardens, Edith takes him away from the scene and under her wing.
Music by Sense of Sound Director Kate Rowland
Following the assault on the Russian Parliament by the army, Christopher Cook recalls the dismissal of the Dumas by Nicholas II in 1906 and the installation of his reactionary prime minister, Pyotr Stolypin.
Producer John Knight
Four writers give a personal view of today's Britain.
4: The Message and the Music. In the last of the series Charlotte Greig explores the state of the black pentecostal churches in Britain; the tension between young and older generations, the rise of multiracial churches and the birth of a British gospel sound. Producer Wendy Pilmer
Last in the series of significant trials.
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. Nicholas Stewart , QC, considers a case which involved two shipwrecked seamen who killed and ate their cabin boy after several weeks at sea in an open boat.
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