Democracy; the Reformed or :t86 7. tan Hisiop takes a "leap in the dark" as he examines an Act that extended the franchise beyond the wildest dreams of aii but the most hardened Victorian radicafs. For detai!s see Monday.Repeatedat9.30pm
The Victorians perfected the use of popular song as a way to reflect values, morality and beliefs, it is an art which has never lost its ability to act as a mirror to society, as Simon Brett reveals in his exploration of morality in note form, from the early 19th century until today.
The Victorians edged the concept of love in lace. Under their tutelage it became an ideal to be aspired to, at least in public. But behind the sentiment lies a reality not so different from our own. Then, as now, it is a morality which is well documented in song. producer Mary pnce
Birmingham New Street is one of the country's busiest railway stations, at the heart of the network in Britain's second largest city. In this impressionistic take on a day in the life of the station, recorded on location, three Birmingham-based writers examine moments in the life of three groups of people. On his retirement day, Madhav, the station's information officer, revisits the birthplace of the railway in Birmingham to take on a new role as an avenging angel.
Melvyn Bragg speaks on behalf of a charity which offers over 60 services to blind and partially sighted people of all ages.
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4: Howero' the (?u<nceby Henry Hariand. read by Joanna Tope. An aristocrat returns to England from Panama to succeed as !ord of a grand estate after his sudden inexplicable disappearance abroad more than 30 years ago. For deta!!ssee Monday
in order to preserve dwindling cod stocks in the North Sea. EC fisheries ministers have cut cod quotas by 45 percent. But marine ecologists warn that the cod stocks are at historically low levels and that without controls, they might be wiped out entirety. Quentin Cooper talks to Dr Colin Bannister from the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science and Dr Mike Heath from the Marine Laboratory in Aberdeen about the crisis. Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: [email address removed]
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Boothby Graffoe returns with a series of guitar-flavoured songs and surreal laughs. Today's programme comes from the Pieasance Cabaret Bar at the Edinburgh Festival, featuring Stephen Frost. Kevin Eidon. Vivienne Scan, Big Aland guitarist Antonio Forcione. Producer Lucy Arm!tage
Over one mit!ion people have had thetr investment hopes severely shaken by the Equitable Life disaster, as the country's oldest mutua! assurance society suddenly ctosed its doors to new business last month. Paul Lewis asks if savings, anywhere, are realty secure. Shortened repeat from Sunday 5pm
Exploring issues which affect att our fives. tV<MM° for All. Urban sprawi, pollution and the hostile environment of modern intensive farming has driven ourwiidiife undercover. The traditional rich biodiversity of the British countryside can now only be found in carefutiy protected nature reserves. Aiex Kirby finds out what can be done to bring people and nature back together again. t Producer Brian K)ng
A six-part series by Sudha Bhuchar and Shaheen Khan. 4: Poison tetters and dubious allegations put Yahsih Anwar's business at risk. The "smatt people" in the kitchen are not without their own trials and tribulations. Director Khst!neLandonSm)th
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