Peter White presents a three-part chronicle ofthe movement which has transformed the expectations of disabled people in Britain over the past 100 years.
1: Outof Sight, OutofMind. Many disabled people in the 1900s were confined to Victorian-style institutions. Were there no attempts to find a better way of relating to their needs in the years before the First World War? Producer Peter Griffiths (R)
Simon Brett 's new six-part comedy follows the trials and tribulations of Rosie Burns and her event-management company.
1: Wise after the Event. Rosie and her granddaughter Jo are shaken by the return of Rosie's daughter Kate. Starring Prunella Scales, Arabella Weir, Rebecca Callard, Duncan Preston, Annette Badland, Michael Fenton Stevens and Stephen Thorne. Producer Maria Esposito
nThe long-vanished world of colonial East Africa is brought to life through the discovery of an old diary. The book belonged to a British officer, and as its pages begin to yield the secrets of the past and a complex web of relationships, so the connections between the past and present become apparent.
Director Mark Rickards
3: La Marseillaise. As accusations of racism and blood lust envelop the French national anthem, David Stafford seeks expert witness from Tony Benn MP, French scholar Malcolm Cook and lyricist Charles Hart. For details see Monday
Can a person buy good health? Does living below the poverty line mean that one is likely to be sick more often than someone who is wealthy?
Dr Graham Easton investigates whetherthe NHS is doing enough to close the health gap. 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 they are set their toughest challenge so far-to substantially increase Radio 3's listening figures. Will this prove a wheeze too far for the wheezemaster generals? With Siobhan Hayes , Tony Gardner , Rebecca Front, Roger Sloman , Philip Fox , Mark Tonderai and Beth Chalmers. Written by Mark Burton. ProducerPaulSchlesinger(R)
Four centuries of diplomatic life, as experienced by diplomats' wives and daughters. 18: Dangers. Veronica Atkinson was trapped in the British embassy during the Romanian revolution; Evelyn Jackson 's husband was kidnapped in 1970s Uruguay; and in 1976 the British ambassador was killed by a terrorist car bomb in Dublin. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am
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 of the series the lecturers will cometogetherforafinal round-table discussion hosted by the Prince of Wales. Presented by Kate Adie.
4: Health and Population. In a globalised world, diseases can travel almost as fast as money.
Director-general of the World Health Organisation Gro Harlem Brundtland calls for a radical new approach to enable the planet to meet the basic needs of its six billion people.
Repeated Saturday 10.15pm. The lectures are published on: [web address removed]
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. 3: In 1963 the water behind the Vaiont dam in Italy escaped, killing 2,600 people. Incredibly the dam itself held despite being subjected to a massive force, and it remains standingtoday.
Producer Sue Broom. E-MAIL: email@example.com
The last in the current series of the 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 look at medicine of the future, including doctorless surgeries, do-it-yourself surgeries and the virtual reality hospital. With Philippa Fordham and David Wolstencroft. Producer Helen Williams
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