Ludovic Kennedy tells the story of the family retainer who brought his mother into the world and 50 years later attended his father on his way out of it. Between these two events, he discovered there was far more to Grace Arrowhead than met the eye. Producer David Benedictus
Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Could some babies have been saved?
Cheryl Armitage asks why it took so long for British parents to be told the crucial facts about cot death.
Serial: And When Did You Last See Your
Anthony Clare presents an international edition of the programme that reaches parts of the brain that others do not reach. It includes a report from the isolated island of St Helena and further news of the stresses faced by the crews sailing in the round-the-world yacht race. Producer Usa Shaw
A comedy by Stuart Kerr.
An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman are on the run from their NHS hospital, heading for Harrogate where rumour has it there's proper treatment available.
Pianist Colin Guthrie
Director Jane Morgan
Comedy-drama series by Simon Brett. Starring Rosemary Leach as Anna, Nicola Pagett as Victoria and Josie Lawrence as Charlotte.
3: The Big Break. Charlotte's big acting break looks imminent when she's offered a supporting role in a television sitcom.
Producer Paul Schlesinger
In the last of the series exploring the world of deception and detection, Margaret Percy looks at white-collar fraud. It's easy to execute, difficult to detect and even more difficult to prosecute, but this "victimless" crime can wreck businesses and destroy lives. Producer Brian King
Juliet Alexander presents the first of a new magazine series highlighting issues raised in the lives of black and Asian people living in Britain, and making connections with the diaspora in other countries. Producer Constance St Louis
News, views and information for people with a visual disability. With Tony Barringer.
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