New series. 1/11. Helen Mark travels to Westray, one of Orkney's Northern Isles, to find out how and why a group of fishermen, farmers and teachers are leading the way in proving that Britain can become self-sufficient in energy. Producer Alasdair Cross Rptd on Thursday at 3pm
On the set of her new film, director
Gurinder Chadha talks about her life and career, and explains how her Asian-British culture has informed her films such as Bend It like Beckham. Producer Susan Marling
A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents.
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Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical discussion in Cranleigh, Surrey, where an audience canvasses the opinions of political commentators Rod Liddle and Amanda Platell , and historian Linda Colley. Repeated from yesterday
By Bruce Chatwin , dramatised by Gregory Norminton. A British academic travels to
1960s Prague to research the art collection of Rudolf II, and meets eccentric porcelain collector Kaspar Joachim Utz , who has protected his collection from successive threats of Nazis, Stalinists and Communists. The narrator returns to Prague in the 1980s to learn what became of Utz's collection. Marking the 20th anniversary of Chatwin's death.
Producer Judith Kampfner ; Director Marilyn Imrie
Tim Blackmore looks at the complex relationship between composer and commissioner and asks if setting boundaries on the creative process is a help or a hindrance. Film composer Debbie Wiseman has been commissioned by the National
Theatre to write the music for Feather Boy, which will be performed in workshop-style in July. Her commissioner is the director Anthony Banks. Repeated from Tuesday
2/19. Friends and enemies, colleagues and confidantes provide a revealing insight into the personality and motivation of a person who is making the headlines. Editor sue Ellis Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and 5.40pm
In 1946 psychologist David Boder interviewed Jewish survivors of the Nazi concentration and death camps, hearing their personal stories of survival and loss.
Alan Dein listens to these traumatic recordings of people who had survived the worst but whose immediate fate was still unknown.
Producer Mark Burman Shortened rpt on Monday at 3pm
By Thomas de Ouincey , dramatised by Lavinia Murray. The 19th-century writer's autobiographical account of his consumption of laudanum, and his painful and surreal descent into addiction.
Repeated from Sunday
4/4. A New Politics of the Common Good Professor Michael Sandel calls for a new politics of the common good and says we need to think of ourselves as citizens, not just consumers. Sue Lawley introduces the lecture at George Washington University. Rptd from Tue
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