Ray Gosling travels to the United States to trace legendary Americans who pioneered new freedoms for Main Street. 1: FW Woolworth. The creator of self-service, who didn't sell anything for more than ten cents, or sixpence. His gothic New York skyscraper was paid for in cash raised by selling hinges and brackets, buttons and bows. Producer Julia Shaw
A six-part adaptation by Justin Greene of stories by the Edwardian writer Saki. 1: Clovis's First Night. Clovis uncovers the secret of Septimus Brope and writes a play for the Baroness.
Music by John White. A Hat Trick production
Six classic mysteries by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle , starring Clive Merrison as Holmes and Michael Williams as Dr
Watson. 3: The Lion's Mane. Holmes has retired to Sussex to tend his bees.
But old habits linger, especially when it's a case of violent death....
Violinist Leonard Friedman. Dramatised by Bert Coules. 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, the immigration station in New York's harbour. 4: Jack Ubaldi. Jack, a young Italian boy, arrived at Ellis
Island with his mother in 1918. They were due to be met by Jack's father, but when they arrived, father was nowhere to be found.... Producer Fiona McLean
Brian Sibley talks to Barry Levinson about his film Disclosure, which touches on office sexual politics. Plus reviews of a film about American writer Dorothy Parker.
Producer Mohit Bakaya. Revised rpt 9.30pm
by Turan Ali. "Tom and Vijay got out of the car, collected a trolley and walked as casually as possible through the revolving doors. Tom's heart was racing and Vijay felt almost sick with nerves and excitement. They had talked about it for months but this was the first time they would actually carry out a hit." Read by Nabil Shaban. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon
Six travellers reflect on ajourney in conversation with Annette Kobak.
2: Georgie Anne Geyer retraces the journey she made two years ago along the ancient Silk Road as it passes through Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, exploring countries which officially did not exist. Along the way, she interviews the political leaders of these burgeoning new republics. Producer Kate McAII
Prof John Durant presents the first of two programmes examining developments made within living memory in specific areas of technology.
From Lamarckism to Mutating Robots Progress in the understanding of evolution is discussed by Prof John
Maynard Smith , whose career began in the 1940s, and Dr Dave Cliffe , champion of the new computerised artificial form of evolution.
Producer Sue Broom. Rptd Sunday 9.30pm
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. 3: The
Mariinsky Theatre. The St Petersburg home of the Kirov Opera and Ballet. Producer Gillian Hush
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