Four stories of private lives in a publicly changing Italy.
1: Intrigue in Umbria. In the hills about the steel town ofTerni, the recital planned by singer Jan Frajese looks all set for success. But down at the Town Hall, with a new right-wing alliance in power, husband Carlo's career has taken a nosedive. Presented by William Ward. Producer Joy Hatwood. Rptd Sun 5.00pm
Dr Faustus brews up with Willy Wonka , and Ma Larkin bares all to the butler from Remains of the Day. For the last time in the series, Miles Kington, Mark Thomas , Roger McGough and Dillie Keane deliver their wicked thoughts in the irreverent literary game. Chaired by Ian McMillan.
Producer Marc Jobst
By Stephen Russell. Car alarms?
Midnight raves next door? Tom's had it with noise. But how far can you go in the quest for a bit of quiet? When Tom forms the Noise Crusaders, he doesn't reckon on his fellow activists' hard-line attitude to barking dogs or on their unnerving supply of military hardware. with Jimmy Hibbert. Jon Culshaw , Clare Feck and Peter Kerry. Director Martin Jameson
The second of six programmes in which Jeremy Nicholas visits the homes of well known personalities and explores their record collection with them in search of musical and personal revelations.
This week, chef Raymond Blanc.
Producer Jessica Isaacs. Rptd Sat 11.00pm
With Daire Brehan.
Rooms with a View. 1: Mary Ingoldby climbs up a house in the clouds - a holiday bungalow built on top of a Suffolk water tower.
Editor Sharon Banoff
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Paul Vaughan discusses the mystique of the Arabian Nights - the famous tales of Scheherazade, now out in a new hardback edition, and offers a French perspective on the Crusades - that of the Moslem warrior, poet and diplomat Ousama, whose accounts of the battles he fought are voiced at London's Shaw Theatre by Nadim Sawalha.
Producer Nicki Paxman. Rvsd rpt at 9.30pm
A classic by Welsh short story doyen Rhys Davies. Worn down by the drudgery of feeding, clothing and cleaning her five demanding sons and husband, a collier's wife finds her salvation - and ultimate escape - in a silk nightgown. Read by Helen Griffin. Producer Caroline Sarll
With Linda Mitchell. The last in the series asks young Asians in Bradford about their concerns at the end of an eventful year.
Producer Peter Griffiths
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Life in six European cities through the eyes of British residents.
5: Malta. British cartoonist Sean Gaskin talks to David Lodge about the deeper and darker side to his island home. Producer Sara Jane Hall Rpt
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