Noah Richler travels to New York and Hollywood to investigate the place of the gun in American movies. He talks to actors, writers and directors - including James Woods ,
Charlton Heston , Terry Gilliam and Sharon Gless - and does the rounds with the LAPD. Music by Joe Kerr. Producer Noah Richler
Mr Watkins Tottle. In the last of Charles Dickens 's five comic tales, all Mr Tottle wants is to enter the blessed state of matrimony - but the course of true love never did run smooth. with John Hartley. Jenny Howe. Patience
Tomlinson and Christopher Scott. Dramatised by Stephen Wyatt. Director Sally Avens
Mr Watkins Tottle:
By Alan McDonald. On the internet, you can be whoever you want. Two people, 4,000 miles apart, fall in love across the ether in an e-mail romance. with Tilly Gaunt and Elizabeth Conboy. Director Cathryn Horn
2: Sentimental Journey. How smell can pick the lock that unleashes our memories. With odourologist Fred Dale , choreographer Wendy Toye ,
Judy Gifford of Tea Together and the residents of Woodleigh Manor. Producer Philippa Ritchie
Four new short stories celebrating smells lost and found. 2: The
Emporium ofDurians, written and read by Romesh Gunesekera. A new business venture involving the import of Asia's most noxious-smelling fruit has an unforeseen outcome. Producer Jeremy Mortimer
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Susan Greenfield presents a four-part series exploring the science behind some of the most important drugs ever created. 3: Baby-blockers. Many thought the contraceptive pill was the perfect drug when it emerged 30 years ago. But how exactly does it work and what happened to the promise of a male contraceptive pill? Producer Rami Tzabar
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