At some point most of us are faced with a single choice that irrevocably changes our lives.
Michael Buerk looks at how people make life-altering decisions and takes them through the whole process, from the initial dilemma to living with the consequences.
Producer Rosemary Dawson. Repeated at 9.30pm
Three programmes looking at hunting around the world. 1: Killing for Culture. Gerry Northam traces the origins of huntingto an exchange of meat for sex and asks whether subsistence hunting cultures can survive in the face of commercial pressures and animal rights. Repeated from yesterday 9pm
and a Welshman
National stereotypes are sustained - perhaps created - by jokes. Simon Fanshawe presents a four-part series on the comedy of national identity. 1: An Englishman.From Max Millerto Lily Savage, Norman Evans to Les Dawson, these comics re-create their working-class roots while they mock the gentility of the middle classes. Producer Paul Dodgson
1,000 Years of Spoken English
Melvyn Bragg presents a history celebrating
1,000 years of the spoken language of Britain, from the first to the second millennium.
6: Import/Export. For more than 300 years
Liverpool was one of Britain's most significant ports -for produce and people. The city has received waves of immigrants and the great freights of language that have landed with them, from Caribbean, Chinese and Jewish to Scouse. Repeated from Friday
The Government says it wants to promote partnerships in the workplace and put an end to "them and us" confrontations between workers and bosses. However, the inspiration for its new Employee Relations Act comes from the United States, where union-management relations are seldom a model of partnership and co-operation.
The new law provides forworkers' ballots on union representation. Iftheir employees vote in favour, the company must negotiate pay and conditions through the union. Critics of the idea say it will promote as much discord as harmony and already American-based "union-busters" are offering their services to British companies who want to keep the unions out. Gerry Northam investigates the impact of the Government's new industrial relations law.
Producer Andy Denwood. Repeated Sunday 5pm
Peter White with the latest news and items of interest for visually impaired people.
Producer Cheryl Gabriel. PHONE: [number removed] for more information
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What should you eat to stay healthy? Can you really reduce the risk of getting cancer by changing yourdiet? Dr Graham Easton investigates.
Producer Paula McGrath. E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm
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