3: Montreal, Quebec. The Gazette is Montreal's only remaining English-language newspaper. Accusations of "linguistic cleansing" are rife. Shopkeepers are forbidden by law to write signs in English. All new immigrants, including those from English-speaking Canada, must send their children to French-speaking schools. The Anglophone community is leaving in droves. A Tony Wilkinson production
A six-part serial by Peter Whalley.
5: Claire Gillian has left home so her husband can't tell her the real identity of the man who's being blackmailed.
Director Tony Cliff
Adele Nevison MELISSA:
Eight further exploits of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's great detective, starring Clive Merrison as Sherlock Holmes and Michael Williams as Dr Watson, with Edward Petheridge as Culverton Smith and Alex Jennings as Victor Savage.
5: The Dying Detective. Fever-ridden and hallucinating, Holmes lies desperately ill, struck down by a rare tropical illness. Only one man in London can help -
violinist Leonard Friedman.
Dramatised by Robert Forrest. Director Patrick Rayner.
BBC RADIO COLLECTION CASSETTE: The Return of Sherlock Holmes , now available
Savage as a boy:
Six talks in which Sue Phillips muses on the curious lives of everyday edibles.
5: The Cucumber. Loathed by Dr Johnson, loved by Emperor Tiberius, and the star of Edwardian tea parties, the cucumber has inspired Jonathan Swift , enlivened many a bathtime and transformed itself into oil filters and slippers. Producer Amanda Mares
What instinct makes birds mimic each other and imitate the sounds of man and his machines? Why does the liar bird lie, and what makes the talking duck talk? Neil Walker investigates what is going on in a bird's brain.
A Revolution Recordings production
Quentin Cooper looks at the week's films including the re-release of Bertolucci's The Conformist and the new Channel 4 sitcom Home Improvement which has overtaken Roseanne in the States.
Producer Robyn Read (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)
A Belfast Girl Goes on Holiday by Irene Dische. Can you have fun au pairing in Switzerland when your boyfriend is soaking up Miami sun and swimming in Coca-Cola? Read by Alice Arnold. Producer Duncan Minshull (Rpt;
Facing the Future. In the last of the programmes exploring family life in Britain, the United States and Denmark, Glenys Kinnock assesses how well policies concerning the family are designed to face the future.
Six Myths of Our Time
Marina Warner gives a series of talks using themes from mythologyto present a critique of modern Britain.
2: Boys Will Be Boys: The Making of the Male. From Frankenstein to Bladerunner, survival is getting tough.
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