The last of the present series features the theatrical impresario who literally whipped his performers into line, investigates why people dress up to go to church, and Chris Andrew finds that, when it comes to dealing with crime waves, governments have made little progress in a thousand years. Producer Ian Bell
Peter Kelly stars as Father Chisholm in a four-part dramatisation of A J Cronin's epic story about a Catholic missionary.
1: A Strange Vocation. Francis Chisholm is haunted by indefinable fears and plagued by problems of faith.
Written by Sam Boardman-Jacobs
Director Joanna Toye. Producer Vanessa Whitbum
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Baroness Blatch, education minister; Donald Dewar , MP, shadow social security secretary; Paul Foot , writer and journalist; and Andrew Foster , controller, Audit Commission, tackle the issues raised in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer Nadine Grieve
A crowded backroom in a Barnsley pub crammed with household articles for sale by auction. Nothing here will fetch much above a tenner, most of the bidding will be in 50p's. This is a people's auction, the exchange of personal possessions with just the merest whiff of profit or gain. Brian Sefton presents a personal view of what these cheap markets represent in the lives of local people where pit jobs have gone and unemployment beckons. Producer Dave Sheasby
Composer, pianist, bandleader and constant traveller, Duke Ellington was a workaholic. To mark the 20th anniversary of his death, John Fordham reassesses his career, with contributions from bandleader John Dankworth , pianists Julian Joseph and Michael Petrucciani , and rare archive of Ellington himself.
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