What happens to a plane full of people stuck at the end of a runway for nine hours, or a man trapped in a snow hole with no foreseeable hope of rescue? A programme exploring the experiences of people who have undergone trying Circumstances. Producer Matt Thompson
The conclusion of Lynne Ferguson 's comedy. The Letter. A letter arrives for Irene which promises to change her life. But when push comes to shove, is she ready to leave this dismal little backwater she so unlovingly calls home? Producers Lucy Bacon and Kathy Smith
A play for all the family by ValSyms. It's 1956, and 11-year-olds Brenda and Pat are planning to spend Sunday having adventures. But Pat's mum insists they take baby Dominic along.... This never happened to the Famous Five!
Director Chris Wallis
A special Easter edition of the programme from the Algarve. Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie and Bunny Guinness answer questions and discover the secret Portugal the holidaymakers never see. With Chairman Eric RobSOn. Repeated from Sunday 2pm
Laurie Taylor examines whetherwe can expect a crisis of democracy in modern Britain iftoday's politically uninterested youth carry their attitudes into middle age. Ron Johnston , professor of geographical sciences at the University of Bristol, unearths disturbing trends in political indifference in societytoday. And philosopher Ted Honderich asks if democracy isthe best way to govern an increasingly apathetic society.
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Why are we so frightened of vaccines? Scare stories about possible links to serious illnesses surface every few months, followed by waves of anxious parents refusing to have their children immunised against potentially lethal diseases. Dr Graham Easton explores the confusion surrounding the whole business of vaccination. Repeated from yesterday 9pm
Stephen Fry and John Bird star as spin doctors Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe in Mark Tavener 's comedy series. This week the PR agency with contacts at the highest level of government is asked to come up with a strategy to increase church congregations around the country. With Siobhan Hayes , Tony Gardner , John Rowe and Alys Torrance. ProducerPaul Schlesinger(R)
Four centuries of diplomatic life as experienced bydiplomats' wives and daughters.
13: Keeping Healthy. In Constantinople,
Mary Wortley-Montagu trusts the Turkish vaccination against smallpox for her son. Isabel is plagued with rampant Brazilian boils.
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Respect for the Earth
Five eminent thinkers speak from around the world on different aspects of the complex theme of sustainable development. At the end ofthe series the lecturers will come together for a final round-table discussion hosted by the Prince of Wales. Presented by Kate Adie.
3: Business. Chief executive of BP-Amoco Sir
John Browne examines the challenges faced in a world where demands are increasing and resources are limited. The lecture focuses on examples of positive change which have been and are being delivered. But while business can and should offer new choices, the power of decision lies with individuals and governments. From the Dynamic Earth Centre in Edinburgh. Producer Charles Sigler. Editor Gwyneth Williams Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
The lectures are published on: viww.bbc.co.uk/reith2000
Earth scientist Professor Bill McGuire looks at what has been learnt about the future from four catastrophes which have taken place in the last 100 years.
2: Turkey is in an earthquake zone, as shown only too painfully last year in the city of Izmit. If the Mamara sea fault moves again, the capital city Istanbul maygetjust seven seconds warning. Producer Tristan Chytroschek. E-MAIL: email@example.com
The award-winning comedy sketch show. Doctors Tony Gardner and Phil Hammond demystify all things medical with their unique brand of dark and irreverent humour. This week a peek behind the doors ofthe General Medical Council and a preview ofthe new 750-part fly-on-the-wall documentary Ward 12, Male Urology. With Philippa Fordham and David Wolstencroft. Producer Helen Williams
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