Too Good to Be Wasted on the Young. "I always imagined reaching old age and suddenly becoming very wise. But when I did turn 60 there was this terrible realisation that instead of a young ass I was now an elderly ass." Do the sweets of life come when you've lost your teeth? Does a pensioner's bus pass come with a licence to be cantankerous? Is old age a toss-up between hang-gliding grannies or slippers and rocking chairs? The last in the series exploring milestones in life focuses on old age. Producer Lindsay Leonard
Six classic mysteries by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle , starring Clive Merrison as Holmes and Michael Williams as Dr Watson, and featuring Robin Ellis as Professor Presbury. 2: The Creeping Man. A distinguished scientist is behaving very oddly, enough to make his faithful old dog attack him.
Violinist Leonard Friedman. Dramatised by Robert Forrest. Director Patrick Rayner
Sir Arthur Conan
Christopher Cook talks to five individuals who emigrated to America in the early part of the century via Ellis Island. 3: Millie di Nigris , who arrived at Ellis Island in 1924 from Hamburg. She was full of optimism, but the journey wasn't over yet. Producer Fiona McLean
Brian Sibley sees Prêt-à-Porter-
Robert Altman 's long-awaited new film exposing the fashion world - and reads Thomas Keneally 's new novel, A River Town.
Producer Adrian Washbourne Revised repeat at 9.30pm
by Leslie Norris. An evocative reminiscence of a typical St David's Day celebration in a Welsh school.
Schoolboy Dennis Williams makes a lifelong impression on his fellow pupils. Read by Sion Probert. Producer Caroline Sarli
Six travellers reflect on a journey in conversation with Annette Kobak.
1: At the age of 19, Laurie Lee left his Gloucestershire village to seek his fortune in the big world. Equipped with only a violin and notebook, he walked across Spain, falling in love with the land and its people. But as 1936 dawned, he found himself caught in a country in the grip of a bitter civil war. So began a journey into the darker side of Spain.
Producer Kate McAII
The conductor Jane Glover visits six of the world's great opera houses to meet some of the people who make them work, to reflect on their history and to discover how they are tackling the problems of the present. 2: The
Metropolitan Opera House, New York Producer Gillian Hush
Deborah MacLaren reads Anthony Trollope 's story in three episodes.
Catherine, a young immigrant, makes a loveless marriage with a dour New Zealand sheep farmer. When she begins to fall in love with John, her husband's cousin, she feels that she must send him away. Abridged by Roland Challis Producer Philip Martin
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