Theatre critic Susannah Clapp tells the story of Millicent Fawcett , the indomitable reformerwho campaigned to remove children from the 19th-century stage, and investigatesthe Victorian obsession with the juveniles who played everything from fairies to
Lewis Carroll 's oysterghosts. Based on research by Anne Varty and featuring Siobhan Redmond as Millicent Fawcett. With dramatisations by Philip Glassborrow.
Producer Philippa Ritchie
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6/6. Sue Rodwell's dramatisations of A.J. Cronin's comic stories, starring John Gordon-Sinclair.
When Finlay wakes up with a bad head it's just the beginning of a very bad day.
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Two Sophies, aged 13 and 19, meet at a station. The first knows that the trains will never stop here. The second, who is on her gap year, waits. Sophie
Large was only 19 when she was killed in a car accident near her home in Banbury, Oxford. A prolific writer, she left poems emails, stories and diary entries that have been woven into this play. Written by Bryan Willis.
3/5. Gastronomicon. Read by Lynda Baron. Planning a silver-wedding anniversary meal may not seem a dangerous decision. But when your exotic mother-in-law has passed on to you a rather special recipe book, and you have been warned not to stray beyond the first ten pages, disobeying this command may have unexpected Consequences. For details see Easter Monday at 3.45pm
The globalisation of communication and the internationalisation of language: Laurie Taylor talks to Deborah Cameron , the Rupert Murdoch Professor of Language and Communication at Oxford. Producer Jacqueline Smith
Dr Mark Porter and the team visit an Accident and Emergency department to take a look at how patients use the services on offer, and how they could make better use oftheirtime accessing other services elsewhere. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
2/4. Merv is becoming aware that those he once described as old will soon include himself. Has he really prepared for this? So what doe a penniless child of the 1960s do as a pensioner? Go back to the garden of course. Written by and starring Mervyn Stutter , with Lill Roughley , John Challis and Tracy-Ann Oberman. producer Mario Stylianides
3/5. Better late than never, our heroines set off, only to stop almost immediately at Hampton Court. Isn't there ajolly little maze there? It'll only take ten minutes.... Written by Mary Cutler.
For details and cast see Easter Monday Repeated from 10.45am
2/5. Poet and playwright Wole Soyinka argues that we are living in a new climate of fear and examines the challenge this presents to democracy.
What motivates those who seek to supplant our freedom with fear? From the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. Rptd Sat 10.15pm
The Reith Lectures
Entitled Power and Freedom, the second of Wole Soyinka's lectures examines how difficult it is to tell friend from foe in a climate of fear. Organisations set up as forces for freedom and justice can themselves become tyrannical. And it's not just countries that control people's lives, for "quasi-states" have emerged which operate outside conventional international frameworks. Soyinka looks at the recent histories of his own country, Nigeria, and that of Algeria, where the success of the fundamentalist Islamic party in the first round of the 1991 election rocked the state to its core. (Geoff Ellis)
2/3. Shaun Ley discusses the impact of the short-lived SLP (Scottish Labour Party) in the 1970s, which campaigned for Scottish devolution, Europe and socialism. With former SLP leader Jim Sillars , journalist Neal Ascherson and former Scottish Secretary Helen Liddell.
Producer Rob Shepherd Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
Empathising with others in orderto work out people's behaviour is the key to getting on in the world. But is it acquired or innate and how does it really work?
Peter Evans unveils new brain research that provides insights into empathy and how it could offer clues to the development of a range of psychiatric conditions. Producer Adrian Washbourne
2/6. Ask the Family meets The Simpsons in a new comedy panel game, chaired byGraeme Garden. Hugh Dennis , Helen Atkinson Wood , Michael Fenton Stevens and Marcus Brigstocke play members of the dysfunctional Crompton Deverill family, while DrG (Garden) asks probing questions that are guaranteed to pull the family apart. Producer Lucy Armitage
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