Dr Michael O'Donnell continues his exploration of the herbal and historical roots of modern drugs and medicine.
For centuries, apothecaries determined what medicinal effect a plant might have by what part of the human body it resembled. Eighty per cent of the world's population still relies on folk remedies, and most of the pills and potions produced by pharmaceutical companies have natural origins.
Perhaps herbalism has more to teach us than we thought?
A black comedy by Jennie Buckman.
As London swelters in a heatwave, Moses Perkes, a Trinidadian ghost turned detective, embarks upon a quest to find his killers.
Rituals, traditions and conventions are all under threat as Laurie Taylor invites his guests to think the unthinkable about society and the ideas that shape it. Producer John Watkins
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A comedy by Mike Coleman. Roy Hudd and June Whitfield star as Tommy Franklin and Sheila Parr , a showbiz couple who find themselves famous all over again. Will the mysterious Mr Elstein get his wicked way? With
Pat Coombs , Julian Eardley ,
Joshua Henderson , Edward Halsted , Rachel Smith and Jenny Lee. Music Frido Ruth
Producer Steve Doherty Repeat
Out of Sight ... into Mind. Peter Evans investigates the phenomenon known as blindsight, in which an unsighted person reacts accurately to events before their eyes even though they insist they did not see a thing. Producer Anne Mcnaught
A hilarious and disturbing account of a boy's transition into adulthood in 1970s Cambridgeshire at the hands of an eccentric father. Written and performed by Peter Bradshaw in five parts. 3: Our hero receives a sexual initiation at the wheel of a Ford Anglia. Producer Jon Naismith
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