William Ward presents four stories of Italy today.
3: The Lombard Rate. In the northern town of Monza, Tiziana Tizzone moves in a world of new money and a new baby. Producer Joy Hatwood. Rptd Sun at 5.00pm
Sue MacGregor plunders the rich diversity of British heritage to quiz panellists Christopher Cook , Graham Fawcett , Philippa Gregory and Michael Schmidt at the Geffrye Museum in London.
Producer Gillian Hush
By Richard Pearce. Mary, 82, and Jack, 86, meet on a ferry travelling from the Isle of Wight to Portsmouth and discover that Christmas can still be magical, even if you are octogenarians. with Andrew Branch. David Timson. Jill Shilling and Jane Whittenshaw. Director Glyn Dearman
With Daire Brehan.
Adrian Goldberg visits another building which was designed with an embarrassing fatal flaw. Editor Sharon Banoff
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Paul Vaughan previews the best of Christmas TV, reviews Peter Nichols ' play Privates on Parade starring Tony Slattery , and looks at the new French enthusiasm for musicals.
Producer Jerome Weatherald. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm
From Dr Caligari to Hannibal Lector ,
Hollywood has had an infatuation with the screen psychiatrist. In a heady cocktail of drama, music and personal insight, Professor Anthony Clare analyses this obsession and takes in the four archetypal celluloid shrinks:
Dr Dippy (madderthan his patient); Dr Know-All (convinced he is infallible); Dr Evil (wicked manipulator of the mind); and Dr Love (combination of insight, compassion and sex appeal which turns patients to jelly).
Producer Clare McGinn. Rptd Sat at 5.00pm
Tony Barringer invites listeners to call his guest Ian Bruce , Director General of the Royal National Institute for the Blind.
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The first of five programmes celebrates one of Britain's forgotten summer fruits - the cherry. Fifty years ago, our markets were full of our white-hearted cherries and black cherries. Auctions for the prized British cherry were held in Kent pubs. For the last 20 years it has been hard to buy an English cherry, but now new orchards are being planted and it's time for a revival. Derek Cooper tastes his way through French and Kent orchards. Producer Min Raisman
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