In the coming general election, the political system itself will be on trial. In the second live programme of the series, Vivian White invites families throughout the country to say what they think of Britain's democracy and the politicians who operate it.
The last of six programmes opening up the Americas for the British listener is a Caribbean tale of how the smallest country in the western hemisphere - St Kitts-Nevis - wants to split in two. And from the United States, a peek into the shopping habits of the 21st century: how mass production will be replaced by "mass customisation". With Bridget Kendall. Producer Lucy Ash
James Kennaway 's famous novel, dramatised by Trevor Royle.
Sandhurst-trained Lt Col Basil Barrow arrives at the headquarters of a Scottish battalion to take over as commanding officer from hard-bitten war hero Jock Sinclair. With
Bill Paterson as Sinclair and Alexander
Morton as Barrow. with David Mckail , Norman Maclean , Matthew Zajac. Music played by Pipe
Major Stuart Samson and Pipe Sergeant James Stout of the Highlanders. Director Patrick Rayner Repeat
2nd Lt Mackinnon:
Four programmes exploring the human experience of history.
3: Man, Are You Capable of Being
Just? Kevin Toolis presents personal accounts from the French Revolution and charts the progress of three women from salon to tumbril. Producer Kate McAII
Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm
Brian Sibley explores how the Italian born immigrant Frank Capra came to embody the American Way. In Capra's centenary and in the spirit of his best-known film, It's a Wonderful Life, the programme tries to imagine popular culture as if Capra had never been born.
Repeated Friday 9.30pm
The wonderful Mr Capra: page 49
The final episode of Catherine Czerkawska 's three-part story, The
Swan on the Lake. When Henrietta's fate in 18th-century Garve looks happier, Sophie and Ben's holiday has to come to an end. with Monica Gibb. Eliza Langland. Stella
Forge and Paul Samson. Whistle played by Mike Katz. Director Hamish Wilson Repeat
By Elizabeth Bowen. Dramatised in two parts by Nigel Gearing.
2: 1920, County Cork. Lois and Marda face a gunman in the deserted mill. Lois thinks she is in love with an English officer, but her aunt has other plans for her. with Billy Boyle , Greg Wise , JD Kelleher ,
Dorian Lough. Denys Hawthorne , Janet Maw and Robert Harper. Other parts are played by the company. Director Claire Grove Repeat
Tess Gallagher talks about the poems she wrote on the death of her husband Raymond Carver and the poems of recovery that followed, and she reads from her most recent work.
Introduced by Simon Armitage. Producer Viv Beeby
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