In the fifth of six talks about America, and the image Americans have of themselves, D David Dreis , a New Yorker who moved to Los Angeles in the 1960s, explains how the west coast has generated a literary tradition that is far more "meat and potatoes" than New York's.
Producer Geoff Spink
In the last of the series, Simon Brett chooses diaries for 4 February. In 1940 Joan Wyndham has an informal dancing lesson and is pleasantly surprised by her first smooch; Elizabeth Smart suffers from claustrophobia inside the Great Pyramid in 1937; and all Kenneth Williams wants from his holiday in Las Palmas in 1969 is to be left alone. Readers Sean Barrett and Miriam Margolyes. Producer Anna Keir
First of two programmes featuring people who work in close partnerships.
1: No Ordinary Angels. Deborah Pope and Rodrigo Matheus are the trapeze act "No Ordinary Angels". Their work together requires great physical stamina, complete dedication and total trust in each other.
A Track Record production
George Eliot is often seen as the fount of Victorian moral wisdom, yet for years she was shunned by society for casting off conventional religious belief. Rosemary Hartill looks at how Eliot's agnostic beliefs shaped her life and novels. Reader Jane Lapotaire. Producer Amanda Hancox
The prince and the panto cow.
Written by Simon Frith
Director Keri Davies
Gwynneth Flower , Chief Executive, Central London Training and Enterprise Council; Ken Livingstone , MP; Lord Parkinson; and Anthony Smith , President, Magdalen College, Oxford, tackle the issues raised in Hinckley, Leicestershire. Chairman Nick Clarke.
Producer Nick Utechin
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