The true story of the struggle for survival of a family of swans on a storm-battered Highland loch, tQld through the letters and recordings Of Scottish naturalist and writer Jim Crumley.
Repeated from Boxing Day 4.05pm
phefirst of two programmes,
. fictions Present. Russell Davies nvestigates the mysterious arts of Prediction, forecast and prophecy, from the weather to the racecourse, from the economy to the stars.
° es today's technology allow us to anticipate the future more reliably than the rune, the tea leaf or the crystal ball The next programme is at 3pm.
Producers John Goudie and Paul Quinn
By Anthony Minghella.
"The day I stopped talking was one of those perfect days we have in England. They come in the spring and in the autumn, differently, the one full of entrance, the other full of exit....
I'd spoken to them all, in turn, carefully, loving them all; like suicide in a way, to stop talking."
Directors Anthony Minghella and Robert Cooper Producer Tony Cliff
The second of two programmes.
Predictions Past. Russell Davies and guests peer through the mists of time at some of the century's most potent visions of the future. Plus the pick of the century's prophetic fiction, the mysterious art of forecasting showbiz success and the search for the worst predictions ever made. (The first programme is at 12 noon, while
Predictions Past continues at 4.05pm.)
The panel game of improvisational wit and deceit, chaired by a charlatan and with a bunch of celebrity swindlers. Who will escape the Seething Tank of Lies in the bowels of Broadcasting House? Producer Adam Tandy
World heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis has pumped £1.5 million into a college in Hackney to educate "problem" teenagers.
Classes are small and morale is high. "The difference is that they treat you like an adult here," says 16-year-old Martin. But can this experiment in education survive? Paul Rees reports. Producer Joy Hatwood
David Huckvale continues his three-part exploration of the influence of music. 2: The American Indians believe that if you give your songs away, you give away your life.
Producer Anthony Sellors Repeat
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