Peter White presents a chronicle of the movement which has transformed the expectations of disabled people in Britain overthe past 100 years.
2: Fit for Heroes?The impact of two world wars increased public understanding of disability, but legislation and a fair benefits system were
Strangely slow to follow. Producer Peter Griffiths (R)
Simon Brett 's comedy follows the trials and tribulations of Rosie Burns and her event management company. 2: Out to Launch. Rosie's company is given the job of launching the autobiography of the country's most famous footballer, Lloyd Gratton. Starring
Prunella Scales , Arabella Weir , Rebecca Callard , Duncan Preston , Annette Badland , Jon Glover , Will Ing and Tracy Anne Oberman. Producer Maria Esposito Arabella Weir 's Kind of Day: page 130
James Walton returns to the chair for a new series of the game of literary correctness, flanked by captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh. This week novelists Lynne Truss and Sue Limb join the proceedings. Author of the week is Thomas Hardy. Reader Beth Chalmers.
Producer Dawn Ellis. See Return to Lyonesse 2.15pm tomorrow
Written by Maeve Binchy , Clare Boylan ,
Emma Donnohue , Deirdre Purcell , Anne Haverty , Eilis Ni Dhuibhne and Kate O'Riordan , dramatised by Dermot Bolger. An imaginative Irish comedy that divulges the hidden secrets of each guest staying at Finbar's Hotel - a place where just about anything can happen. Director
Phil Mullan , author of The Imaginary Time Bomb: Why an Aging Population Is Not a Social Problem, explains to Laurie Taylor why this particular time bomb does not actually pose any real threat to the future of British society.
Producer Tony Phillips. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Everything from pollution and central heating to super-clean homes and processed foods has been blamed for the rocketing number of allergies. Dr Graham Easton finds out about the latest research and offers advice. Repeated from yesterday 9pm
Stephen Fry and John Bird star as spin doctors Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe in the last of Mark Tavener 's comedy series. This week, what better way to increase the nation's feel-good factorthan for England to win a major sporting trophy? This is the impossible task set the specialists in government and media relations. With Siobhan Hayes , Tony Gardner , Simon Greenall and Beth Chalmers.
Producer Paul Schlesinger (R)
Respect for the Earth
The last of five eminent thinkers from around the world speaks about an aspect of sustainable development. Next week the lecturers will come together for a round-table discussion hosted by the Prince of Wales. Presented by Kate Adie from New Delhi. Poverty and Globalisation. Can we feed the world without using intensive farming techniques or genetically modified crops? Environmental campaigner Vandana Shiva argues that globalisation is robbing the poor and threatening the planet.
Repeated Saturday 10.15pm. The lectures are published on: [web address removed]
The last in the series about catastrophes which have taken place in the past 100 years. The worst floods in Britain in the 20th century took place in 1953. Many died in the South East as the Thames rose, and the Thames Barrier was constructed to prevent a repeat of such floods. Bill McGuire looks at what has been learnt from this disaster and asks whether similar solutions can prevent flooding elsewhere in the world. Producer Jim Clarke. E-MAIL: email@example.com
Roger McGough presents a new six-part series looking at life, love, happiness, heroes, villains and embarrassing relations.1: This week some poetic reflections on the business of poetry, to the accompaniment of long-time musical collaborator Andy Roberts. Producer sara Davies
A six-part comedy by Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst. 1: Why? Brian and Mark have everything it takes to walk to the Pole, including sponsorship by a well known suet manufacturer and a tampon firm. But will they ever set off?
Director Marion Nancarrow (R)
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