First in a series exploring milestone ages in life. 1: And It Seemed As If Nothing Could Go Wrong with the World. Flying the nest, falling in love, discovering the music that makes a soundtrack for life. In the 20s, 18-year-olds were chaperoned; in the 60s they danced naked on the Isle of Wight; in the 90s they "seethe quietly" in their rooms. How does the Zeitgeist affect the way an 18-year-old behaves? Producer Lindsay Leonard
Second series of Lucy Flannery 's
Writers' Guild award-winning sitcom. Maria is stuck for a subject for her article, Ruby's dissertation is going nowhere and all Paul and Richard can do is ogle supermodels ...
Producer Liz Anstee
Stephen Laughton 's first radio play is about a Filipino student who comes to England. Back in her home village, like the other girls who do not marry, she is known as a "happy auntie".
Director Shaun MacLoughlin
They Just Don't Think We're Ready for It. In the last of the series, children give first-hand accounts of the pains and joys of growing up - from adults' almost universal fear of adolescence to children's courage in facing change and their inspiring hope of creating a better future.
A Sarah McCrum and Joni Lloyd production
"I could see what Tom was thinking: that I was odd but harmless. That would have to do for the moment.
After my previous experience, being thought harmless seemed like a compliment." A man's fear of love is explored in Frank Ronan 's gentle romance, read by Michael Cashman. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon
John Slater examines 50 years of radiation in the United States.
2: The Voices in the Nuclear
Wilderness. Electricity too cheap to meter, atoms for peace, the prospect of atomic aeroplanes: most
Americans were swept along on the nuclear wave. The moral certainties of the Cold War stopped the questions that should have been asked. Nuclear power in the US sank in the early 70s under the weight of its own cost, but it was only ten years ago that a few brave voices began to challenge the absolute power of the nuclear military, asking questions about plant safety, accidents and leakages, and where the waste would be stored.
A Pier Black Hill production
4: Caught in the Middle. Palestine came under British mandate rule after the First World War, but the British
Government had promised support for the creation of a homeland for the Jews in Palestine. The impossibility of keeping the promise while safeguarding the rights of the Arabs soon became clear.
Repeated from Friday
Another chance to hear the series in which Mr Hardy strides through the moral cowpat of contemporary issues. Written by and starring Jeremy Hardy , with Debbie Isitt and Gordon Kennedy. A Pozzitive production
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