Four writers in search of a sense of place.
1: Taking the A Train. If you find yourself in Manhattan and decide to follow Duke Ellington's advice, you'll arrive at the heart of African America: Harlem. Writer Ferdinand Dennis grew up in London, but it was to New York's black metropolis that he turned for inspiration. Now he walks the busy streets of this "city within a city" and talks to people who live there. Is Harlem the urban stereotype of drug addiction and squalor or a testimony to the power of the human spirit against all the odds? Producer Kate McAII Repeated Sunday at 5.00pm
The world-famous Pullein-Thompson pony novels have been bedtime companions to generations of pony-mad girls. Jenni Murray meets the three sisters Josephine, Diana and Christine to talk about their childhood, which inspired 150 books. Serial: Air and Angels (6) For details see yesterday
Peter Snow with more news from a single day in history. The computer's choice was 30 October 1824. The stories are from the Paisley Advertiser. Life on the Bell Rock - Scotland's best-loved lighthouse; why even Scotsmen reckoned Gaelic should be banned: and building bridges in Glasgow - Thomas Telford , the best in the business. Producer Andrew Green
David Jason stars as Pop Larkin and Pam Ferris as Ma Larkin in Eric Pringle 's six-part dramatisation of the novel by HE Bates.
3: The dreaded Nurse Soper is making Pop Larkin's heart condition worse. A new medicine is required and it arrives in the curvaceous shape of Sister Treveiyan.
Music by Barrie Guard and Pip Burley Director Adrian Bean Repeat
Jenny Cuffe assesses the effect of residential care on young people who have been disturbed or delinquent.
3: After Shock. What do young people expect of their lives after a period in care? And how willing is society to accept them back again?
Producer Anna Parkinson Repeat
More than 35 years ago, EL Wisty and Colonel Rutterwere born. Then came Beyond the Fringe, the Establishment Club and a small unknown magazine called Private Eye. One man was behind all of them ... Peter Cook. John Bird introduces part one of the life and times of a comic genius, with the help of Jonathan Miller , Alan Bennett , Willie Rushton , Chris Morris and John Cleese. Producer Neil Trevithick Repeat
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