Martin Wainwright encounters America for the first time and crosses the continent on a personal quest for the authentic landscapes, real-life residents and fictional characters of four American novels.
2: In this second programme, he visits the Chippewa Indians of northern Minnesota, discovers the joy and pain of reservation life and, over a game of bingo, explores the money-spinning phenomenon of Indian casinos depicted in Louise Erdrich 's book The Bingo Palace. Producer Alison Perks Repeated Sunday 5.00pm
The third of six programmes.
Mrs Danvers sneaks into the plot of Noel Coward 's Private Lives. The Pilgrim's Progress is re-worked to include a brush with Michael Palin and assorted other media moguls. This literary havoc comes from Dillie Keane , Miles Kington , Roger McGough and Mark Thomas. Chaired by Ian McMillan. Producer Marc Jobst
John Baxter presents a portrait of the controversial new French National
Library in Paris - a project of the late
President Mitterand - as it moves to its controversial new home on the banks of the Seine. Reader Terry Malloy. Producer Manorie Van Halteren
Paul Vaughan reviews the latest novel from Kate Atkinson , of Behind the Scenes at a Museum fame. Human
Croquet sees the world through the eyes of an eccentric suburban family. Also, a collection of British fashion on show at the Victoria and Albert museum.
Producer Edwina Wolstencroft
Revised repeat at 9.30pm
By Trevor Colman.
Harold's gift of being able to see below the surface of things leads him to a personal discovery that would have been better left alone.
Read by David Bannerman. Producer Rosemary Watts
By Ivan Shakespeare.
A four-part comedy series parodying the life and times of the Bloomsbury Group. 3: The Rights of Women
With Matthew Bell, Joanna Brookes , Chris Emmett , Sally Grace ,
Nick Hardy , Toby Longworth , Moya O'Shea and Sarah Parkinson.
Producer Liz Anstee Repeat
The Pantomime of Race. In the second of five lectures, Professor Patricia J Williams explores what is distorted and what is rendered invisible by the lens of colour blindness.
Producer Constance St Louis
* See Polly Toynbee : page 12
Russell Davies with the programme about words and the way we speak. 3: Big Worms, Little Worms and Just Worms The lingua franca of linguine, the alfabeto of spaghetti, and a new theory on the ageing of the voice. Producer Jane Ray Repeat
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