by Christopher Fitz-Simon .
Third of sixepisodes set in Ballylenon, Co Donegal, in 1953. Vera's value as an eavesdropper for Phonsie Doherty is threatened when Dublin informs her that her exchange must go automatic.
Music by Stephanie Hughes. Director Eoin O'Callaghan
Post Office engineer:
Jonathan Smith 's four-part story of a successful headmaster running an independent school in London.
3: A Political Animal. One of Patrick's most valued members of staff is having an affair which is documented by both colleagues and pupils. Patrick's relationship with his attractive publisher remains secret, but conflict with his deputy is coming to a head.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin
Was lovable old Uncle Walt not so lovable after all? Mark Steyn investigates a new biography, Walt Disney - Hollywood's Dark Prince. Plus a report on John Schlesinger 's new film, The Innocent, released this week. And they're back - Robocop 3 and Beverley Hills Cop 3. Producer Paul Quinn (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)
First Round North West of England. Jim Banks (British Council officer); Phil Cocker (retired lecturer); Rob Hughes (surveyor for Valuation Office Agency, Inland Revenue); John Clarke (university lecturer).
2: The 1 790s: The Rights Wrongs) of Man. The coming of the French Revolution polarises opinion in Britain. Radicals like Tom Paine and the young William Wordsworth welcome the new libertarianism emanating from France and write in extravagant terms about the new dawn they think it represents. Many also lyricise the latest industrial technologies of the day. Others, like Edmund Burke , argue that rapid change is not in itself a good thing and fear the destructiveness of the French. Many fear a French invasion - and, before long, England and France embark upon 20 years of intermittent warfare. Producer Daniel Snowman
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