Simon Fanshawe investigates the histories of great reference books.
2: Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion and Film Guide. In his youth,
Leslie Halliwell visited all 47 cinemas within reach of his home in Bolton. His obsession with film led him to write the first encyclopedia of the cinema. Producer Paul Dodgson
Why would a a woman who wants a son kill a baby girl? Because that was the advice given by pirs - "living saints' who hold sway over millions of Pakistanis. Now tales of sexual abuse by pirs are coming out into the open. Meriel Beattie investigates. Producer Arlene Gregorius
Repeated Monday 11.30pm
Writer and critic Marina Warner traces her life through literature with extracts from the Bible, Shakespeare and Homer, and fairytales by Italo Calvino and Angela Carter. Readers Alan Howard and Estelle Kohler. Producer Mary Ward Lowery
Repeated Wednesday 11.30pm
By Joe Dunlop. A dramatisation of the life of Robert K Andrews , who sat in the House of Commons every day from 1963 until just before Christmas 1997. He was not an MP, nor was he a Lord; his seat was in the central lobby and by night he lived on the streets of London, which is where he died on Christmas
Day. With Tony Benn , Peter Bottomley , Emma Nicholson and Bernard Weatherill. with Carolyn Jones. David Jarvis ,
Stephen Critchlow , Colin Fisher. Wayne Jackman and Debbie Garvey. Director Alastair Wilson Repeat
Robert Andrews (Older):
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Chernobyl and Melissa were just two of the computer viruses that threatened our computers this year. Trevor Phillips discusses how these electronic pathogens work and how they can be stopped. Producer John Watkins
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John Sullivan 's four-part comedy stars David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst. 4: The Yellow Peril. Del can never resist the temptation to make a quick profit, but this time a shady deal becomes clear for all to see. with Rex Wei and Roger Lloyd Pack. Originally produced and directed for television by Ray Butt Producer Richard Edis Repeat
Chris Bowlby reveals four post-war recipes for policy blunder. 1: Bring on the Bulldozers. A look at how slum clearance careered out of control into the mass demolition of housing. Producer Smita Patel
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