The Biographer's Art. Michael Holroyd and Humphrey Carpenter join OliviaO'Learyto discuss the passion and problems involved in writing about somebody else's life.
Producer Sera Lefroy-Owen . Repeated at 9.30pm
To tie in with this year's Reith Lectures, a series in which the over 70s share their experiences of growing older. The Departure Lounge of Life
Sir Robin Day described being over 70 as being "in the departure lounge of life". He didn't like it. In this concluding programme, those in the seventh age discuss theirfeelings about the future. How far in advance do they plan and what do they plan for? Producer Lucy Lunt (R)
The story of the Borscht Belt comedians who worked the Jewish hotels and clubs in the Catskill Mountains. In this concluding programme Tony
Hawks talks to Jackie Mason and Robert Klein and revisits the Concord, once the world's largest hotel, now a bankrupt empty shell. Producer David Prest
The strange tale of Harry Smith , a man of no fixed abode, who compiled an anthology of American folk music which inspired Bob Dylan and kick-started the sixties folk boom. Presented by Andrew Collins. Producer David Morley (R)
The late Raymond Carver has been hailed as America's Chekhov; his short stories are stunning in their simplicity. Mark Wheatley 's dramatisation of this story sees Ann and Howard preparing to celebrate their son Scotty's eighth birthday. A party is planned, a cake ordered from the local bakery.
Tragedy arrives when Scotty is knocked down in the street and they suddenly find their lives revolving around a hospital bed.
Director Annie Castledine. Producer Marilyn Imrie
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The essential guide to the world of work. This week a look at bullies, the bullied and the work places where bullyinggoes on. Philippa Lamb gets expert advice on what to do if there is a bully in the office. Producer Lynne R Jones
The comedy set just before the American Revolution, written by Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses.
Samuel's emporium faces competition from a new super-emporium and Mary climbs into bed with Captain Brimshaw.
Carole Hayman and Lou Wakefield 's comedy. 2: Vera prepares to host Dales Diaries, a television chat show, after her successful appearance in A Life with Sheep. Irene lunches with her handsome newly found son.
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rRII in a form, shop at the supermarket, pick up a phone or log on to the internet - we all leave a data trail. So who is picking it up and what do they know about us? In the first of two programmes,
Paul Vickers follows his own data trail and talks to the information gatherers as well as the government-appointed guardians of our privacy. Producer Mark Savage. Repeated Sunday 5pm
Placebo. How would you feel ifthedrugyou had been taking to make you better was a dummy pill- placebo? If your symptoms improved, or even disappeared, would you mind that you had been tricked into getting better? As Dr Graham Easton discovers, the placebo effect is now being treated seriously by the medical profession, as researchers try to pinpoint the connection between mind and body. Producer Paula McGrath. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
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