John Harris investigates the life and work of the film director Lindsay Anderson. The programme focuses on If ..., O Lucky Man! and Britannia Hospital, the trilogy of films Anderson made with Malcolm McDowell. With contributions from McDowell, Stephen Frears, Helen Mirren and writer David Sherwin, Harris examines Anderson's vision of Britain and the director's contradictory character.
Producer Simon Jacobs
13/13. Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners' questions about the environment and thp natural world. Producer Toby Murcott
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2/5. Ha Ha Ha. From childhood Suzy has collected interesting words, but has forgotten the glamour of "epiglottis" until 43 years later when she meets the inimitable Stanley Manley. And Stanley has an interest of his own.
Joan Osbaldeston 's story's read by Jenny Coverack. For details see yesterday
7/30. The Middle Colonies and the Melting Pot
How Dutch settlers in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey pioneered a spirit of religious tolerance. Presented by David Reynolds. For details see yesterday
8/9 Hester Stanhope. Deborah Meaden (of Dragons'Den) explains her fascination with the Georgian political hostess, traveller, diplomat and spy Lady Hester Stanhope. Biographer
Kirsten Ellis lends her expertise and Matthew Parris judges if the case is made for a great life.
Producer Isobel Eaton Repeated on Friday at 11pm
2/9. Allan Urry examines the case for linking animal cruelty with child abuse, as organisations such as the RSPCA and the NSPCC report that offenders may be more likely to commit both crimes. Is this a breakthrough for those who investigate sensitive allegations or a new "satanic panic"? Producer Paul Grant Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
9/9. Dr Mark Porter reports on some of the psychological and medical aspects of abortion. He talks to John Spencer, medical director of Marie Stopes International, to find out about a counselling phone line for women who have had an abortion.
Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
2/10. When Gareth leaves Manda for another woman, she seeks solace in the bird-watching he introduced her to. But soon she is unsettled by the attentions of David - another twitcher. By Sally Hinchcliffe. For details see yesterday
4/6. A new pet shop is to open at the Retail Park but it seems to be lacking the pets.
Comedy by Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst.
Emily Maitlis celebrates the 50th birthdays of two icons of American style, culture and branding - Madonna and Mattel's Barbie - and considers which of them will prove the most enduring. Producer Marya Burgess
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