Douglas Adams presents a new four-part series designed to help us make sense of the digital world.
Adams demystifies the way in which music can be accessed on the internet. With help from Brian Eno, Jim Kerr and Mike Nesmith among others.
By Damian Lanigan and Jim Poyser. A six-part comedy series following the lives of a family living in Stockport. 1: M/nt. Jason and Michae! stake their claim in cyberspace. Meanwhile the Conroys become the subject of an academic study.
Music Big George. Producer Net! Mossey
By Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan. Three sharp and humorous portraits of old timers - centurions who have grown old disgraceful.
1: The Outlaws
2: The Survivor
3: The Medium
With Kerry Shale, Elizabeth Kelly, John Guerrasio, Kathryn Hunt, Trevor Fox, John Griffin, Russell Dixon and Louise Montez
Original music composed and performed by Dave Scott and Neil Blenkinsop. Director Susan Roberts
Laurie Taker 's guests this week include Jeremy Rifkin , author of many books examining the impact of scientific andtechno!ogica! changes on the economy and society, in his !atest book, The /<ge of/tccess, he asks whether civilisation can survive when on!ythe commercia! sphere remains the arbiter of human iife.
Producer Tony Phiiiips.E-MA!L:thinkmg.aiiowed6tbc.co.u)(
Howard Stabbleford reports on the crime-cutting activities of local parents in South Shields and in Higher Openshaw. Manchester. Youngsters who once hated their hobbies as stealing cars, burning empty houses and throwing bricks at passers-by, are deserting the streets in favour of playing board games, doing titter picks and planting trees.
Producer Sandra Sykes. PHONE: [number removed] for more information. WEBSiTE: [web address removed] E-MAIL: [email address removed]
The conclusion of Kay Stonham's comedy series. Geraldine gave her son the perfect childhood. He swam rivers and climbed trees surrounded by caring and supportive adults. But if life in the commune was so great, why did Peter run away to join the army? (R)
The Pass<on of Margery Kempe , dramatised by Aiison Joseph. 3: 77)0 Ho/y Land and Tears of Compass/on. Margery journeys to Jerusalem on pilgrimage. Her extreme piety soon causes problems for her fei!ow travellers.
For deta!!ssee Monday. Repeated from 10.45am
Nick Ross invites a panel of public figures to hear evidence and offer solutions to an issue of current concern.
5: Bored w/tn the Ba//ot Box?With each election fewer of us bother to vote. Are we damaging our democracy? With commissioners Liz Forgan , Anatoie Kaietsky and Anthony Smith. Producer Helen W!!son. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
Frank Canosa was a boy when Fidei Castro and his fe!!ow revolutionaries entered Havana, rosaries around their necks, having ousted the notorious dictator Fuigencio Batista. Cuba, as we know it, was born.
Producer Manna Salandy-Brown . Repeated from Surtday 10.45pm
BSE and variant CJD appearto be caused by unusual infectious agents ca!ied prions.
Peter Evans examines the evidence for the existence of prions and asks whether there wiii ever be a treatment for these fatal diseases.
Producer Pau! Arno!d. E-MAtL: firstname.lastname@example.org
James MacLoughiin 's six-part comedy drama charts the exploits of Chief Constable BiiiBurscough.
5: A shortlist of candidates has been announced for Biii'sjob as chief constable. EitenPhiiiips is a hot contender and she has got Viveca's vote. Biii, however, is a great beiiever of skeletons in cupboards.
D!rector Mar!on Nancarrow
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