Michael Buerk chairs a live investigation into the moral questions behind the week's news. Witnesses are cross-examined by Janet Daley ,
Rabbi Hugo Gryn , Edward Pearce and Dr David Starkey.
Producer David Coomes
The return of Simon Brett 's comedy series that follows the lives of three sisters. Starring Rosemary Leach as Anna, Nicola Pagett as Victoria and Celia Imrie as Charlotte. 1: Time Shift. In an attempt to deceive her new lover about her age, Charlotte is forced to disown various members of her family. It's a situation which leaves Anna furious and Victoria rather flattered. Producer Ann Jobson + See This Week: page 6
Rail strikes were paralysing the country, a royal couple were having marital problems, an ex-Tory Party chairman denied insider dealing.... What was the Year in Question? Brian Hayes hosts high noon with the hacks in the second heat of the knockout quiz. This week Radio 5 Live Midday with Mair play Reuters Radio News A Testbed production
An interpretation of the causes and the consequences of the most famous cavalry charge in history by KingsleyAmis.
The Charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimea in 1854 has been glorified as one of the greatest acts of military courage in British history. But why did our high command willingly sacrifice over 400 of our finest men?
Director Shaun MacLoughlin
by T J Davies, read by Laurence Allan. "Every surface was covered - precarious pagodas everywhere." He'd wanted to save the rainforests - now he was drowning in a sea of papers. Producer Caroline Sarll
The first of four one-pair-of-eyes documentaries taking a sidelong look at an issue not far behind the headlines. 1. Facades. "Does 'local' have a meaning any more/When all our towns are chained to the chainstore ...?"
The poet Nigel Forde ponders, in verse, the changing face of British towns as high streets throughout the country grow ever more to resemble one another. Producer Simon Elmes
Go Home Mickey Mouse
Europeans watch more films made in America than at home, see more
American television than they import from their neighbours, and listen mainly to American pop music.
Francis Cairncross asks whether these imports threaten Europe's culture and the development of a home-grown entertainment industry. If so, what can governments do?
Producer Dennis Sewell. Rptd Sunday 4.15pm
Presented by Michael Oliver.
2: Robert Schumann. "He is in agony. Every sound he hears turns to music ... It utterly exhausts him" -
Clara Schumann , 1854. With Dr John O'Shea , Steven Isserlis and Paul Robertson. Producer Susan Kenyon
What does Facade -An Entertainment, a collaboration between composer
William Walton and poet Edith Sitwell , have in common with two groups of schoolchildren in Cambridgeshire?
Simon Armitage follows the progress of Façade for the Nineties, a composition of words and music by composers Glyn Evans and Simon Bainbridge , poet Mick Gowarand young writers and musicians. Producer Sally Marmion
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