An eight-part documentary series about life at Birmingham International Airport.
1: There's a bomb scare on board an incoming flight; the airport steps up its battle for transatlantic routes; and Lufthansa discovers that it has more passengers than meals for a flight due to depart in 30 minutes. Producers Brian King and Sarah Rowlands
by Christopher Fitz-Simon .
Fifth of six episodes set in Ballylenon, Co Donegal, in 1953. Phonsie calls in a few favours from his friend Joe MacMonagle , TD.
Music by Stephanie Hughes. Director Eoin O'Callaghan
Jonathan ffrench O'Dowd:
Another chance to mix with the veteran cruisers on board the Azure Dolphin, in Sheila Goff 's maritime comedy.
Producer David Hunter
From a boy soldier fighting in Africa to a chimpanzee with a girl's brain, award-winning author Peter Dickinson 's characters are challenging and original. He talks to Michael Rosen about his novels.
Producer Jill Burridge
Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela play live in the studio, and Mark Steyn reviews Go Fish, the acclaimed first feature-length film by independent American film director Rose Troche.
Producer Lore Windemuth (Revised repeat at 9.3Opm)
Paul Bowles is the author of The
Sheltering Sky, the cult novel of life and death in the Sahara, filmed recently by Bernardo Bertolucci. Now 83, Bowles has been living in Tangiers since the 1940s. His sometimes unflattering views of the city - once described as "a sink-hole of iniquity" - kick off the new series of Grand Tour. Producer Martin Buckley
4: The 1590s: Gloriana Unmasked. The age of Shakespeare and Spenser is also an era of hunger, riot and rebellion. As poets hymn the Faery Queen and politicians wonder who will succeed her, soldiers, apprentices and fishwives brawl over the price of food - and Puritan preachers rail against Sunday sports and Sunday trading.
Producer Daniel Snowman
"Man's love is of man's life a thing apart. 'Tis woman's whole existence."
Journalist and writer Sarah Gristwood tests
Lord Byron's theory in a programme of diaries on the theme of love, marriage and sex, including contributions from Sylvia Plath , Kenneth Williams and Alan Clark. Readers Sean Barrett and Eve Karpf.
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