A series of six programmes reflecting aspects of life in Ireland today. 5: Dublin-based journalist and authorBruce Arnold considers the quality of Irish writers and writing. Producer Judith Elliott. Rptd Sun 6.15pm
Fifty years ago this week, the sound of the curlew introduced the very first natural history broadcast transmitted on the BBC. In this special programme, Joanna Pinnock looks back at those early pioneering days. Producer Simon Roberts. Rptd Sun 8.00pm WRITE TO: The Natural History Programme, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR
A wolf in sheep's clothing.
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John Humphrys chairs a discussion in Bracknell, Berkshire, with guests Robin Cook MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary; Lady Howe, Chair of the Broadcasting Standards Council; SirCharles Powell, former adviser to Margaret Thatcher ; and Judge Stephen Tumim , lately Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons.
Producer Nadine Grieve. Rptd tomorrow 1.10pm
Simon Parkes presents five programmes on European cafe culture. 4: A Thousand and One Nights. Simon Parkes explores Egyptian cafe life, from storytelling in the City of the Dead to the intellectuals of Al Bustan. Producer Sara Jane Hall
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