Third episode of Lucy Flannery 's sitcom about local government.
His Worship Robin Whittaker has to chair his first council meeting and he's scared witless - which puts him on an intellectual par with most of the Council. With Nelson David ,
John Duttine , James Grout , Rosy Fordham, Nick Hardy , Howard Lew Lewis , Toby Longworth , Jan Ravens , Vivienne Rochester and June Whitfield. Producer Liz Anstee
Four true stories of pioneering investigations in the field of pathology.
Dramatised by Michael Butt from The Ghost Disease and Other Stories by Michael Howell and Peter Ford.
1: Death in the Parish. When in 1854 a catastrophic cholera epidemic ravages the residential streets of Soho, the Rev
Henry Whitehead 's impatience with the orthodox view that poverty and filth are the culprits drives him to call in the brilliant Dr John Snow to investigate.
A Fiction Factory production
Dr John Snow:
Rev Henry Whitehead:
Dr Peter Allen:
Quentin Cooper views new cinema releases, including Bruce Beresford 's Silent Fall and James Ivory 's Jefferson in Paris, starring Nick Nolte as the future president.
Producer Ann Marie O'Callaghan. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm
by Daphne Glazer. "His face is white as paper and fretted with lines. It's a face that makes people stare. I'm holding my breath and my heart is banging. Perhaps he won't recognise me because middle age like old age is a disguise. But then he's approaching my table." Read by Barbara Marten. Producer Gillian Hush Rpt
This week, Johnny Vaughan tries to find out why some of the best brains in the business have so far failed to come up with a clean, cheap and inexhaustible source of power.
A Union Pictures production. Rptd Sun 9.30pm
While the Great War had been dominated by the chemists, it is said that the Second World War belonged to the physicists for their work on bombs and radar. Frank Close , himself a physicist at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, examines the role played by scientists during hostilities and discovers the impact of the war on the subsequent development of science. Producer Deborah Cohen
Ben Moor's comedy of connections does for the investigative documentary what The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy did for the travel book.
5: The Objects. Today Oliver Postgate traces the links between the art of siren writing, the discovery of pants, the Church of England motorcycle display team and the flamenco guitar. With Rebecca Front, Geoff McGivern , Dan Strauss , Kerry Shale and Ben Moor. Producer Jon Naismith
An album of forgotten sporting heroes in a highly collectable series of six parts.
5: Frankie Swoop. Barry Davies tells the story of the most precociously talentless footballer of the late 60s.
Written by Simon Bullivant Producer Richard Wilson
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