First of four programmes in which author David Stafford explores some unusual and eccentric research projects. Today he discovers an academic who brings extinct birds back to life, meets a researcher who feeds porridge to exotic snails and visits an Oxford don who claims Scottish country dancing is the greatest cause of human happiness. A Mandy Wheeler Sound production
Six murder cases presented by Nick Ross.
1: Of Fly Papers and Death. In 1911, Miss Eliza Barrow died of apparently natural causes. But. over the previous 12 months, she had signed over the bulk of her assets to her landlord, a Mr Seddon. Could Seddon have murdered Eliza Barrow? With Neville Jason. Paul Panting , Tom Bevan. Margaret John. Colin Pinney. Tina Gray. James Taylor. Gavin Muir and David Jarvis Written by Rib Davis Producer Fiona McLean
Susan needs a party.
Written by Louise Page
Director Joanna Toye. Producer Vanessa Whitburn
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This week. Menzies Campbell, QC, MP, Liberal Democrat defence spokesman, Jean Lambert , Chair of the Green Party Executive, Peter Mandelson , MP.and Emma Nicholson , MP, tackle the issues raised in Penryn, Cornwall. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer Nadine Gneve
In 1940, two 13-year-old boys called Rex Cowan and Arthur Semon wandered the streets of New York. Rex was an English evacuee, Arthur was a New Yorker. In this programme, they remember a time of extraordinary freedom. Producer Piers Plowright
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