The last of four programmes in which Irish writers explore the theme of summer. Novelist Clare Boylan recalls two summers that marked her passage from child to adult - a summer romance with an older man and her first grown-up holiday at Butlin's. Producer Judith Elliot
Diana Eden investigates the thriving art of sycophancy. From the Houses of Parliament to the cut-throat culture of the music business -those proficient in fawning, and those on the receiving end of unctuousness, tell all. Producer Fiona Couper Repeat
A six-part comedy drama by Kate Brooke and Sally Phillips. 4: The smear hits the papers, and Robbins has discovered what he believes to be a lunch-for-questions scenario. with Kevin Eldon. Sally Phillips and Elliott Nicholls. Producer Jane Berthoud
The final part of Martyn Wade 's serial about the life of John Wesley.
3: Marriage and Separation. Having established the home of Methodism in London, Wesley is finally at peace.
His sudden decision to many a wealthy widow is to shatter all this. with Rosemary Martin , John Hartley , Jane Whittenshaw. Rachel Atkins , Christopher Wright. Hugh Dickson and David Brooks Producer Cherry Cookson
Paul Gambaccini takes in David
Lynch's new film Lost Highway with Patricia Arquette. and talks to Kevin Spacey about his directorial debut, Albino Alligator.
Producer Nicki Paxman
Revised repeat at 9.30pm
To western eyes, famine is an extraordinary event. In the developing world, people understand famine as an extension of normality - a normality unimaginable to most people in the west. Fintan O'Toole dismantles the stereotype and traces the evolution of our understanding of famine. Producer Mary Price Repeat
Six readings that explore the joys and woes of earning a daily crust.
3: Gregory Gladwell - Blacksmith by Ronald Blythe. An extract from
Akenfieldwhich describes life at the forge. Read by David Horovitch. Producer Duncan Minshull
The last of four talks by journalists who have won the James Cameron Memorial Prize. John Simpson , BBC Foreign Affairs editor, reveals how years of foreign reporting have given him a love of central Asia.
Producer Sara Davies
An eight-part series on the environment.
5: Fishing. Jeremy Cherfas talks to fishermen and politicians in Canada and Scotland, and asks how we can preserve communities which have relied on fishing the seas for generations while, at the same time, sustaining fish stocks. Producer Hugh O'Donnell Repeated Sunday 9.30pm
The second of two programmes featuring dramatisations based on the hilarious mental gymnastics of the Irish wit Flann O'Brien.
With Dan Reardon , Gerry O'Bnen. Brendan Cauldwell. Jonathan White. Luke Griffin , Malcolm Douglas and Dierdre Monaghan Written by Owen Dudley Edwards Producer David Batchelor
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