A service in Westminster Abbey to mark the re-entry of South Africa into the Commonwealth, held in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. The Dean of Westminster, the Very Rev Michael Mayne leads the service; also taking part are Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Archbishop Trevor Huddleston.
Another chance to hear Mike McShane as Robinson and Kate Harper as Dorothy in Ayshe Raif 's play. it is 1932. Dorothy Parker , the wittiest woman in America, holds court at the Algonquin Hotel.
Director Claire Grove
In the last of the series, Michael Rosen invites Malorie Blackman to review new paperbacks for holiday reading. Producer Jill Burridge
Children's author Michael Rosen answers parents' most-asked questions
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"It's probably the least sexy city in the world. Power is what people do instead of sex in Washington DC." The political columnist Christopher Hitchins describes life in a city obsessed with just one thing. Producer Martin Buckley
As the sound of timber hitting the ground rises in a crescendo across the world, Mark Whittaker looks at new methods of forestry. The paper industry claims that "clear-cutting" only mimics nature's fires. Can the pulpers and saw mills now say that your milk comes in green packaging?
Producer Marie Helly
The 1390s: Sceptred Isle. In the last of the series, Richard II reigns overthe London of Geoffrey Chaucer and Richard Whittington , but leaves town as often as he can. Determined to leave his mark as a great king, he presides over an era of mounting religious dissent and alienates his most powerful rivals. Producer Daniel Snowman
Traveller and writer Geoffrey Moorhouse explores diaries written on journeys. John Evelyn is chased by pirates on a Channel crossing; John Ruskin meets the inmates of an Alpine hospice; and Amelia Stewart Knight describes life on the Oregon Trail.
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