For Your Information IV


For Your Information IV


F:\FYI IV ========= ***5 Years As Prime Minister - Winston Churchill ***A Class Apart - With the Government's education bill under the spotlight faith schools have become part of the battleground over the future of Britain's multi faith society. Some see them as a moral and spiritual compass, whilst others view them as apartheid under another guise. Presenter Sarfraz Manzoor tours Britain in search of answers including one part of the country where 90% of pupils are educated in separate faith schools. Does Northern Ireland have anything to teach us? ***A Common Virtue - The Battle for Iwo Jima - On the morning of February 19, 1945, 70,000 US Marines invaded Iwo Jima. The fighting was fierce. Intelligence had made a significant error about the size of the Japanese force on the island. During the early hours of February 23rd, Marines all over Iwo Jima were thrilled by the sight of a small American flag flying from atop Mount Suribachi. Later that day, a larger flag was raised by five Marines and a Navy Hospital Corpsman: Sgt. Michael Strank, Cpl. Harlon H. Block, Pfc. Franklin R. Sousley, Pfc. Rene A. Gagnon, Pfc. Ira Hayes, and PhM. 2/c John H. Bradley, USN. News-photographer Joe Rosenthal caught the afternoon flag raising in an inspiring Pulitzer Prize winning photograph. Three of the men would die in later battles on Iwo Jima and join over 6,800 of their brothers who made the ultimate sacrifice. Iwo Jima, one of the most hard-fought battles in the war, is also commonly remembered by quoting Admiral Chester Nimitz, "Among the Americans serving on Iwo island, uncommon valor was a common virtue." ***A Good Read - Sue MacGregor returns with a new series of the programme in which guests are invited to talk about their favourite books. ***A View From the Boundry (Boris Johnson) ***Abandoned Projects Omnibus - Alan Plater narrates the story of his successful career through tongue in cheek memories of the projects that were never made. ***African Harvest Allan Little 1 African Harvest Allan Little 2 African Harvest Allan Little 3 ***After Death, What - As more and more people come forward with accounts of near-death experiences, new research is about to examine the out of body experience to see whether mind and body really do separate at the point of death. ***Anger - Stories about rage and its different manifestations. Anger 1.5 {Oliver James} - Look Forward in Anger - Oliver James reads his overview describing and illuminating the nature of anger and looking at how and why we are perhaps angrier now than we have ever been. Anger 2.5 {Andy McNab} - Kinetic - Andy McNab reads his story of a personal journey from a turbulent childhood into the army and ultimately into battle, where geopolitical anger is reduced to man against man. Anger 3.5 {Martina Cole} - So Many Things - Martina Cole reveals how her anger at injustice, particularly the opprobrium heaped on single mothers, inspired her to take direct positive action. Anger 4.5 {Charlie Falconer} - Seeing Red - Former Lord Chief Justice Charlie Falconer reads his tale offering an insight into how anger impacts upon politics, how it can be effective and when it is disastrous. Anger 5.5 {Joanna Briscoe} - Where? - Joanna Briscoe's moving tale focuses on the life of a terminally ill boy and the minutiae of personal, impotent anger. ***Animals That Changed the World - The Dog Animals That Changed the World - The Snail Animals That Changed the World - The Whale ***Any Questions - Eddie Mair chairs the topical debate from Portsmouth. Panellists include Dr Anthony Seldon ***Back to Beeching - Beeching 1 - It's March 1963 and the future of Britain's railway system has just been settled with the publication of a dry and dusty looking booklet called The Re-Shaping of British Railways. But inside the plain blue covers, it was dynamite. Written almost entirely by the recently appointed chairman of the British Railways Board - a hitherto unknown industrialist called Dr Richard Beeching - it proposed closing almost a third of the network , around 5,000 miles. Over 2,000 stations would shut, thousands of passenger carriages would be scrapped, along with a staggering third of a million freight wagons. Back to Beeching - Beeching 2 - A few branch lines did survive the Beeching era. Dr Beeching wanted to see them all closed - he said they never had made money and never would. But anti-closure campaigns made the politicians think again and some lines were kept open for social reasons - today we would call it social exclusion. But these lines have led a hand to mouth existence for the last 40 years. They have seen little investment and a re-equipment programme in the 1980s meant there were too few trains to go round, so the timetables on many lines were drastically cut back - sometimes by around 50 per cent. But some lines have been cut back so badly that they might as well be closed - they are almost useless for any practical purpose. Take Denton station in South Manchester. You cannot buy a return ticket from Denton because there is only one train a week and it runs in one direction only. You can go, but you cannot come back. ***Balalikas In Blackpool ***Basra Diary The British Army in Iraq 1 of 2 - On 1 November 2005, Britainís famous Desert Rats brigade returned to Iraq for the first time since they led the invasion into the south of the country three years ago. Stephen Grey has been given exclusive access to its inner circles from the day of its return to the present.Basra Diary The British Army in Iraq 2 of 2 ***Battle for Babylon - The site of the famous Hanging Gardens of Babylon lies only about 70 kilometres south of Baghdad. It remains in our imagination as one of the great centres of early civilisation, but recent events have created a threat to its survival. Used as a base camp by military forces, there are reports of serious damage to the archaeological remains. Jonathan Charles attempts to make the dangerous journey to find out what has happened to Babylon. ***Between The Ears - Blackpool - Film-maker Ken Loach returns to Blackpool to recollect the summer shows of his boyhood. Focusing on the comedy acts and the working class resort he remembers, he paints a picture of the northern holiday town at the peak of its popularity in the 1940s. ***Big Game Hunter ***big shot, a journey through the canyons of viv stanshall's mind - section1 - big shot, a journey through the canyons of viv stanshall's mind - section2 big shot, a journey through the canyons of viv stanshall's mind - section3 big shot, a journey through the canyons of viv stanshall's mind - section4 ***Bond Correspondence - Lucy Fleming embarks upon a quest to discover more about her mysterious uncle Ian, creator of James Bond. Archive letters and conversations with people who knew him, including his wartime girlfriend and stepdaughter, reveal a rather different character to the image portrayed in the press. Roger Moore plays Ian Fleming's voice. ***Booze - 01 Booze - 02 ***Boy Who Bought A Field - Young archaeology graduate Stuart Wilson privately bought a field in which, he was convinced, were remains of the lost medieval town. His interest in this field and the possibility that his hunch might be correct was the subject of this 30-minute BBC Radio 4 documentary, presented by the archaeologist Francis Pryor, and entitled The Boy Who Bought a Field. The programme revealed that Wilson had apparently discovered medieval walls and yard-paving. ***Bridging the Morphine Gap - Mukti Jain Campion asks why, despite producing most of the world's medical morphine, India's own people have virtually no access to it. A hospice in Shrewsbury is helping the pioneers of the Indian palliative care movement to overcome the ignorance that surrounds this vital pain-relieving drug. ***Bullocks Show - The Universe on Parade ***Camus' American Journals ***Cannabis Trade - Part 1.2 - Winifred Robinson tracks the movement of cannabis, from the Vietnamese operators illegally growing massive quantities in Britain to the boarding schools where heads claim it is destroying young lives. With politicians often under fire following the reclassification of cannabis, Winifred Robinson tracks the drug from the Vietnamese operators who are illegally growing massive quantities here in Britain, to the boarding schools where heads say it is destroying young lives. The supply networks are operating across Britain - from the poorest estates to the wealthiest schools. Anthony Seldon, the head of Wellington College, has said the drug is wrecking lives and many are worried about the problems to come. Cannabis Trade - Part 2.2 ***Case Notes, Knee Injuries ***Case Study, Kitty Genovese - Catherine Susan Genovese, commonly known as Kitty Genovese, was a New York City woman who was stabbed to death near her home in the Kew Gardens section of Queens, New York. The attacker, Winston Moseley, attacked, then left, then came back and stabbed her again numerous times while Kitty Genovese screamed continuosly. Moseley later stated that he left his home just "to kill a woman". 38 people are said to have witnessed it but nobody called the police. Case Study, The Man With the Hole in His Head - Phineas Gage was a railway worker in 19th-century Vermont who survived a bizarre accident. A metre-long iron rod shot through his head, changing him and the study of neuroscience forever. ***Chairman Humph - Stephen Fry presents a special tribute to Humphrey Lyttelton, the sublime host of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, through the eyes of his close pals on the show and distinguished admirers from Dame Judi Dench to Radiohead. ***Clean 1.5 by Katherine Ashenburg - Our obsession with bathing started with the Romans and the Greeks, who competed to see who could build the biggest baths. Clean 2.5 - The major religions had vastly differing views on cleanliness, but did a dirty body necessarily mean a cleaner soul? Clean 3.5 - In the 18th century it became fashionable not to wash. It was understood that the best way to keep clean was to keep changing the linen and splashing the perfume. Clean 4.5 - Public baths arrived during the Victorian age. As the gap between the great unwashed and the great perfumed narrowed, a class-ridden society came under threat. Clean 5.5 - Americans became obsessed with beauty products in the 20th century. ***Conquest - Mgm - Greta Garbo ***Crack Cocaine - The rising peril of crack cocaine in Britain. ***Crossing Continents - China's medical system - "Barefoot doctors" were once the pride of the People's Republic of China. Today hundreds of millions of Chinese are unable to afford any medical treatment, and those that do seek hospital treatment are often over-charged by corrupt doctors and medical staff. Crossing Continents - Coca in Peru - Peru is home to the coca leaf, the main ingredient of cocaine. In the last few years it has also become home to a new way of confronting drug addiction: by returning to Shamanism and traditional Amazonian medicines. Crossing Continents - Ebola - An outbreak of Ebola in Congo earlier this year has left a village without a single adult inhabitant. Crossing Continents - Evangelical environmentalists - Crossing Continents - France after the riots Crossing Continents - Georgia Crossing Continents - HIV in Ukraine Crossing Continents - Inside Turkmenistan Crossing Continents - Kashmir quake Crossing Continents - Philippine economy Crossing Continents - Poland Crossing Continents - Saudia Arabia Crossing Continents - Transdniester Driven by Oil - 1 of 4 - When Will The Tap Run Dry - Oil has meant mastery throughout the 20th Century. It is the world's biggest and most pervasive business, and 'the' strategic commodity on the world stage. Tom Mangold explores the biggest debate facing the oil industry today - will we run out of oil, and if so, when? Driven by Oil - 2 of 4 - The China Syndrome - Tom Mangold looks at the new demand for oil and the impact of emerging economies such as China and India upon the industry and world politics. Will the West come into conflict with these new consumers, and will power increasingly fall into the hands of less democratic regimes? Driven by Oil - 3 of 4 - Big Oil, an Energy Pearl Harbor - Is the oil market like a ship riding too high in the water? It would take very little to destabilise the world's oil supplies, but who would be the winners - and losers? Tom Mangold finds out just what the risks really are. Driven by Oil - 4 of 4 - Kicking the Oil Habit - Tom Mangold looks at the alternatives that might help the world break its addiction to oil. The most pressing need is to find an alternative that will still drive motor cars and sustain the mobility of hundreds and thousands of people across the world. Can this be achieved or are we already too late? ***Embryo Wars - Mark D'Arcy investigates the clash between scientific and religious lobbies over the future of fertility treatments and experiments using human embryos. The House of Commons is due to debate the Human Fertilization and Embryology Bill and MPs on all sides are uneasy about the extent of the proposed changes to the law. ***Generating Genius - Controversial academic Dr Tony Sewell has a plan to break the cycle of underachievement among boys of African Caribbean heritage in British schools. Kate Taylor follows the young recruits all the way to Jamaica on this pioneering new project. ***Geneva ***Ghosts of the Cornish Alps - Chris Young says farewell to a Cornish china clay pit which has been closed for economic reasons. He follows the journey of china clay from pit to port, hears from the men who worked it and recounts how it transformed the landscape. As the industry inexorably declines, will plans for the abandoned sites provide economic regeneration and hope for those who have been made redundant? ***Great Eastern - S1 01 Newfoundland ***Great Political Myths 1.3 - Simon Hoggart takes a humorous journey through the jungle of political mythology. Great Political Myths 2.3 Great Political Myths 3.3 ***In Quest of Joseph Emidy - Joseph Antonio Emidy was an African slave who became a violinist in the opera orchestra in Lisbon. Enslaved again by the British Navy, he fought in the Napoleonic Wars until put ashore in Falmouth, where he became a successful composer. Playwright Nick Darke pieces together his remarkable story. With contributions from historian Richard McGrady, composer Tunde Jegede, slavery expert Nancy Naro and the descendants of Emidy. ***Legends, Lies and Myths of American History 01 (7 mins.) Legends, Lies and Myths of American History 02 (6 mins.) Legends, Lies and Myths of American History 03 (3 mins.) ***Living Beneath the USA - The Mexican diaspora in the US is now estimated at 27 million. Their economic impact on Mexico through the money they send back is huge, is the third largest source of national income after oil and tourism. Now, by demanding transparency and accountability in the way their money is spent, they are beginning to have a political impact too. And that political impact is directly influenced by what they have seen in the USA. ***My Word 1 - My Word! was a long-running radio panel game broadcast by the BBC on the Home Service (1956-67) and Radio 4 (1967-90). It was created by Edward J. Mason and Tony Shryane, and featured comic writers Denis Norden and Frank Muir, more famous (in Britain, at least) for the series Take It From Here. For decades it was also broadcast worldwide via BBC World Service shortwave. My Word 2 My Word 3 My Word 4 My Word 5 ***Showcase 54-04-24 Take It From Here Showcase 54-05-22 Pussycat, Pussycat Showcase 54-09-11 The Chain Showcase 54-10-09 Velvet Johnnie Showcase 54-10-16 Mr. Leadbetter's Vacation ***Swindled 1.5 by Bee Wilson Swindled 2.5 Swindled 3.5 Swindled 4.5 Swindled 5.5 ***The Changing World 01 - Allocation post-aparthied land. The Changing World 02 The Changing World 03 - Inside central Asia The Changing World 04 The Changing World 05 The Changing World 06 The Changing World 07 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Total 0 folder(s); 103 file(s) Total files size: 672 MB; 671704 KB; 687825210 Bytes ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^