Melvyn Bragg talks to General Sir Michael Rose, Sir Michael Howard and Mary Kaldor of the London School of Economics about the theory and practice of war in the post-Cold War period. He asks if the conflicts fought now and the role played in them by the international community are new to the history of war, or simply echoes of Agincourt in modern military strategies. Producer Charge Taylor. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Portugal has the highest rate of death on the roads in Europe and, after decades of denial, road safety has finally become the key national issue. Reporter John Egan meets Manuet Ramos, whose five-year-old daughter was killed on Portugal's most notorious road, the iP5. Ramos has now taken on the case of the victims, with the simple aim of changing Portuguese society.
Producer Rosie Goldsmith. Website: [web address removed]
Repeated Monday 8.30pm
Chartes Monroe Shuiz , the world's richest cartoonist and the creator of Peanuts, died on 12 Februarythis year-the eve of the publication of his final comic strip in which he bade fareweii to his characters and 350 million readers. Every day for nearly 50 years he drew characters, including Chartie Brown and Snoopy, who became familiar throughoutthe world. Steve Punt talks to those who knew him and presents a profite of the life and work of this remarkable man. ProducerMichae! Nang!a
By Arnold Bennett, dramatised by Don Haworth.
Minnie and her soldier husband defy the wishes of her father, a wealthy businessman. He moves quickly to disinherit them until fate intervenes.
For details see Monday
Michael Rosen presents the series about words and the way we speak. 6:Proceechng/n a Westerly Direction.
How the police tussie with the !aw and the lexicon when communicating with the pubiiC.ProducerBobCarter.RepeatedSunday8.30pm
Most people assume that the environmental problems facing our planet today are a result of modern industrial methods, in fact ancient civilisations must take part of the blame. Quentin Cooper talks to archaeologists at Edinburgh
University who have developed a scanner aboard the Endeavour space shuttle that provides a detailed map of invisible mining deposits which have been poisoning parts of Britain for centuries. E-MAIL: [email address removed]
On reaching their postings some women were welcomed in grand style with full diplomatic ceremony, white others endured ignominious beginnings to their new lives abroad. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am
Concluding a counterfactual history series showing how differently major events from the past could have turned out.
When Neville Chamberlain resigned as prime minister on 10 May 1940, the day Hitler invaded the Low Countries, he was unexpectedly succeeded by Winston Churchill. The man who was widely tipped for Number 10 was the foreign secretary Lord Halifax, who had been involved with Chamberlain in the so-called "appeasement" process. What if Halifax and not Churchill had become prime minister?
Peace <n Our 77me?The world has been awash with national and ethnic conflicts for much of the past century. Have we discovered anything about howto manage or resolve them? With progress stalled in Northern Ireland and continuing violence in the Middle East. the Baikans and the Basque Country, BrendanO'Leary examines the current state of thinking and policy-making. Producer !nghd Hass!er. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm
The Search forDar/< Matter. The total figure forthe combined mass of every gaiaxy in the universe is no more than ten per cent of what should have been created in the Big Bang. Geoff Watts visits the scientists who are closest to discovering dark matter-the missing mass in the universe. ProducerAdnan Washbourne. E-MA)L: firstname.lastname@example.org
A six-part comedy series that uses the format of a live radio discussion programme to take an original took at media absurdity. Who will lead the leaders?
Written by the cast and Paul B Davies. Producer Paul B Davies
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