A four-part cultural and natural history of venomous animals.
1: Spiders. The black widow, the brown recluse and the Brazilian wandering spider - names guaranteed to make Little Miss
Muffet choke on her curds and whey and run screaming from hertuffet. But help is at hand - the Friendly Spider Programme can have you cuddling a tarantula after just one session. And if that sounds too much, wait for the story of the Piaroa Indians who eat spiders for lunch!
Producer Jeremy Grange. Rpt Sun at 5.00pm
For the last time in this series, Miles Kington and Edward Enfield attempt to see whether they have anything at all in common. Lady Margaret Oswick of Bath and Mary Killen intervene with sensible advice.
A Tony Staveacre production
The final programme in the series in which intemational musicians choose and discuss music describing the character of their native countries.
This week, Andrew Green 's guest is the Swedish-bom tenor Nicolai Gedda , whose cosmopolitan background includes Russian ancestry.
With Daire Brehan. From heavy metal to opera singer- it was an ill wind that blew pop musician Enid Williams off course midway through her career.
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By Una Leonie Flett.
"Juanito's ambition was not only for himself. He wanted his village, his tiny white and flower-filled village, to appear large on the map. He wanted more projects to attract tourism, and increase the glory of his little kingdom..." Read by Vivienne Dixon.
With Britain's high-street shops and supermarkets increasingly filled with exotic fruit, flowers and vegetables grown in Third World countries, Jolyon Jenkins reports from Kenya on the human cost of this new trade. Producer David Haggle
Repeated Saturday at 5.00pm
A four-part series in which GP
Dr Gillian Rice explores human sexual behaviour in a totally new light.
3: Pink or Blue? Would you like to be able to choose the sex of your babies? Many people try diets or timing of intercourse, or even go to sex selection clinics. But if technology one day gives us the chance to choose, what will be the effect? Producer Mary Colwell
A six-part series on offbeat travel and unusual experiences.
4: The Net. Presented by Tim Grundy. This week, reports from Iceland, the Canadian Rockies and Sicily attest to the pervasive power of the net - the rope variety.
Producer Noah Richler Rpt
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