A six-part dramatisation by Eric Pringle of J B Priestley's novel evoking the town and country of the author's youth before the First World War. David Hargreaves stars as Gregory Dawson. 1: Looking back on his youth in 1912, Gregory remembers how he arrived in the town of Bruddersford. Wrth Gareth Armstong. Elaine Claxton. Teresa Gallagher. Tara Dominick , Paul Panting. Peter Whitman and James Taylor. Music by Les Brown. Laurence Rossi and Tony Gamage Producer Adrian Bean
Aunt Hilda/Lady Hamdean:
Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Libby Spurrier unfurls the history of umbrellas. Short story: Emma Fielding reads
Dear George from the new collection of the same name written by Helen Simpson and abridged by Di Speirs.
A lighthearted quiz about politics with team captains Michael White of the Guardian and Austin Mitchell MP. Guests are Robin Corbett MP and Sir Rhodes Boyson MP. Chairman Patrick Hannan. Producer Ann Jobson
by Dominic Minghella.
A mysterious female caller accuses
Ronnie Rossi of ruining her life. Could it be his aggrieved girlfriend Anna or a neglected member of his extended Italian family?
Other parts played by members of the cast Director David Hunter
Eddie Izzard stars with regular
Stephen Frost in the anarchic comedy panel game with a tabloid approach to historical reporting.
Chairperson Neil Mullarkey battles to keep order, with guests Donna McPhail and Mark Lamarr. Producer Phil Clarke
A World Tonight special.
1: Riding the Tiger. Thirty years ago Simon Dring hitch-hiked to the Far
East in search of adventure. He found himself caught up in the early days of the Vietnam war and the arrival of the first American combat troops. In the first of two programmes he journeys back to South East Asia. Editor Anne Koch
The Rights of Animals
Animals have become politically significant in 1990s Britain. Protesters attempt to stop the export of live calves and the use of animals for research, while arguments continue about hunting and other country sports. Martin Kettle asks why animals are higher on the human agenda than ever before and what this tells us about our society.
Producer Ingrid Hassler. Rptd Sun 4.15pm
Critic Waldemar Januszczak considers five paintings he regards as the most important in the world. 3: Death in Rome. Caravaggio's violent and brooding depiction of The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew. Producer Anthony Denselow
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