The pressures, tensions and adrenalin rushes of Formula One motor racing are described by former world champions Jodi Scheckter ,
Derek Warwick and John Watson. What are the thoughts and emotions behind the visor in such a high-octane sport, a sport that thrives on the limits of both men and machines? Producer Tom Alban
Jeremy Cherfas explores the reality of woodland in Britain today through the story of fourwoods. Kielder Forest, Northumberland. A 20th-century pine plantation where once there was moorland, with a huge man-made lake at its heart, Kielder was created for economic reasons. Now that most of ourtimber and wood pulp is imported, a new purpose must be found for the forest. Producer Peter Everett
r Professor Alison Oddey talks to successful actresses and comediennes about what makes them tick. This week she talks to Maureen Lipman about what motivates her, and she explores the contradiction of wanting to make people laugh while at the same time wanting to betaken Seriously. Producer Claire Jones
Composer Gerard McBurney tells the story of four different kinds of musical patron, looking at who pays for new music. This week he considers Paul Sacher , a man who married into a pharmaceutical fortune and spent it by commissioning, conducting and collecting the best in 20th-century music. Producer Frances Byrnes
Michael Symmons Roberts's drama about the demolition of the missile silos at Greenham Common and a confrontation between a site worker and a former peace woman.
2: One Box of Books by Mat Coward, performed by John Telfer. Everytimeyou move home, you lose one box of books. This is a rule, mysterious and infallible. But where they go, and why, is an even deeper mystery. For details see yesterday
Britain, so it is claimed, invented the takeaway. In the second of four programmes this week Simon Parkes visits the Man family from Bournville, near Birmingham, who opened their first Chinese takeaway back in the 1970s. He samples our favourite - sweet and sour pork and egg-fried rice - and hears how the Chinese takeaway has become part of the British way of life. (R)
Stephen Fry and John Bird star as masters of spin Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe in Mark Tavener 's comedy. In the last of the present series Charles finds himself temporarily outwheezed by rival PR woman Gail Shand.
However, being the master of spin that he is, this is a temporary state of affairs and he is soon back on top form as the cold ruthless swine that Martin knows and loves. With Beth Chalmers , Clare Corbett , Tony Gardner , Tamsin Greig and Siobhan Hayes. Producers Dawn Ellis and Paul Schlesinger
Modem Medical Dilemmas
Incompetent colleagues, malicious gossip and ruined careers - should whistle-blowing be encouraged in the modern NHS? Following recent scandals Niall Dickson discusses the dilemmas for doctors, nurses and managers.
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Lucas and David Walliams 's sketch show examines ordinary life in Britain as lived by some less than ordinary British folk. This week hypnotist Kenny Craig goes out to eat, bad transvestite Emily Howard goes shopping, and Vicky Pollard must explain why her homework is late. With Jean Ainslie, Tom Baker, Samantha Power and Paul Putner.
Producer Ashley Blaker. Music David Arnold
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