Brother Mine

Julian Lloyd Webber explores different social and cultural attitudes towards siblings.

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01Birth Order2008072120091025
20100724 (R4)

Does birth order make a difference? Can an older brother stunt the growth of a younger one, and do the youngest siblings remain babies forever?

A Tinderbox Broadcast production for BBC Radio 4.

Does birth order make a difference? Do the youngest siblings remain babies forever?

The relationship with a brother or sister is probably the longest relationship in our lives.

Famous sibling Julian Lloyd Webber takes a closer look at what it is to be a sibling, and why that relationship can be a lifelong source of love, hate, conflict and peace.

Julian begins with a look at birth order, and finds out if the sequence in which we're born really can influence who and what we are.

Featuring contributions from Arthur Smith, Tanni Grey Thompson, Tim Henman, Dan Snow, Noel Janice Norton (founder of The New Learning Centre), Tessa Jackson (Director of Artes Mundi), anthropologist Professor Tom Weisner, psychologist Dorothy Rowe, Sociologist Dr Miri Song, psychoanalyst Victoria Childs and anthropologist David Lawson.

Producer: Terry Lewis

01Birth Order2008072120091025
20100724 (R4)

Does birth order make a difference? Can an older brother stunt the growth of a younger one, and do the youngest siblings remain babies forever?

A Tinderbox Broadcast production for BBC Radio 4.

Does birth order make a difference? Do the youngest siblings remain babies forever?

The relationship with a brother or sister is probably the longest relationship in our lives.

Famous sibling Julian Lloyd Webber takes a closer look at what it is to be a sibling, and why that relationship can be a lifelong source of love, hate, conflict and peace.

Julian begins with a look at birth order, and finds out if the sequence in which we're born really can influence who and what we are.

Featuring contributions from Arthur Smith, Tanni Grey Thompson, Tim Henman, Dan Snow, Noel Janice Norton (founder of The New Learning Centre), Tessa Jackson (Director of Artes Mundi), anthropologist Professor Tom Weisner, psychologist Dorothy Rowe, Sociologist Dr Miri Song, psychoanalyst Victoria Childs and anthropologist David Lawson.

Producer: Terry Lewis

02Global Differences20100814

Famous sibling Julian Lloyd Webber takes a closer look at what it is to be a sibling and why that relationship can be a lifelong source of love, hate, conflict and peace.

Julian looks at global differences in siblings: milk siblings in Islamic culture (sibling through the same milk nurse), sibling hierarchies in African countries, and Chinese and Bangladeshi immigrant families in Britain today.

With contributions from Prof Juliet Mitchell, anthropologist Prof Tom Weisner, psychologist Dorothy Rowe, sociologist Dr Miri Song, Prof Eve Gregory, anthropologist Prof Ruth Mace, and Ahmed Darwish (psychologist and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Wales).

Producer: Terry Lewis

A Tinderbox production for BBC Radio 4.

Islamic countries see sibling relationships develop via wet-nurses.

02Global Differences20100814

Famous sibling Julian Lloyd Webber takes a closer look at what it is to be a sibling and why that relationship can be a lifelong source of love, hate, conflict and peace.

Julian looks at global differences in siblings: milk siblings in Islamic culture (sibling through the same milk nurse), sibling hierarchies in African countries, and Chinese and Bangladeshi immigrant families in Britain today.

With contributions from Prof Juliet Mitchell, anthropologist Prof Tom Weisner, psychologist Dorothy Rowe, sociologist Dr Miri Song, Prof Eve Gregory, anthropologist Prof Ruth Mace, and Ahmed Darwish (psychologist and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Wales).

Producer: Terry Lewis

A Tinderbox production for BBC Radio 4.

Islamic countries see sibling relationships develop via wet-nurses.

02Global Differences2008072220091101

Islamic countries see sibling relationships develop via wet-nurses.

China's one-child policy is having controversial consequences.

A Tinderbox Broadcast production for BBC Radio 4.

02Global Differences2008072220091101

Islamic countries see sibling relationships develop via wet-nurses.

China's one-child policy is having controversial consequences.

A Tinderbox Broadcast production for BBC Radio 4.

03Blood Isn't Always Thicker Than Water20100807

Famous sibling Julian Lloyd Webber takes a closer look at what it is to be a sibling and why that relationship can be a lifelong source of love, hate, conflict and peace.

Julian explores non-blood siblings and how shared experience can be a greater bond than blood.

He looks at this through the stories of Phillip Frampton - who grew up in care homes - and Eric White, who arrived in Britain as a Jewish refugee during WW2.

Growing up in a Christian family, when it came to returning to his Jewish roots and siblings, Eric felt insecure and unsettled.

Phillip Frampton (author of "The Golly in the Cupboard") spent his childhood in 1960s children's homes: his care siblings are as real to him as any blood brothers and the bond persists to this day.

Producer: Terry Lewis

A Tinderbox production for BBC Radio 4.

New research looks into non-blood siblings and the bond fostered in a non-family unit.

03Blood Isn't Always Thicker Than Water20100807

Famous sibling Julian Lloyd Webber takes a closer look at what it is to be a sibling and why that relationship can be a lifelong source of love, hate, conflict and peace.

Julian explores non-blood siblings and how shared experience can be a greater bond than blood.

He looks at this through the stories of Phillip Frampton - who grew up in care homes - and Eric White, who arrived in Britain as a Jewish refugee during WW2.

Growing up in a Christian family, when it came to returning to his Jewish roots and siblings, Eric felt insecure and unsettled.

Phillip Frampton (author of "The Golly in the Cupboard") spent his childhood in 1960s children's homes: his care siblings are as real to him as any blood brothers and the bond persists to this day.

Producer: Terry Lewis

A Tinderbox production for BBC Radio 4.

New research looks into non-blood siblings and the bond fostered in a non-family unit.

03Foster Siblings, Care Homes, Kindertransports And Gangs20080723

New research looks into non-blood siblings and the bond fostered in a non-family unit.

03Foster Siblings, Care Homes, Kindertransports And Gangs20080723

New research looks into non-blood siblings and the bond fostered in a non-family unit.

03Foster Siblings, Care Homes, Kindertransports And Gangs2008072920091115

Julian Lloyd Webber explores different social and cultural attitudes towards siblings.

New research looks into non-blood siblings and the bond fostered in a non-family unit.

A Tinderbox Broadcast production for BBC Radio 4.

03Foster Siblings, Care Homes, Kindertransports And Gangs2008072920091115

Julian Lloyd Webber explores different social and cultural attitudes towards siblings.

New research looks into non-blood siblings and the bond fostered in a non-family unit.

A Tinderbox Broadcast production for BBC Radio 4.

04Sibling Rivalry20100731

Famous sibling Julian Lloyd Webber takes a closer look at what it is to be a sibling and why that relationship can be a lifelong source of love, hate, conflict and peace.

Julian looks at the thorny issue of sibling rivalry, with academic explanation and celebrity anecdotes.

The academics might have a rational explanation, but some famous names reveal that sibling rivalry is a hard habit to shake.

With contributions from Arthur Smith, Tanni Grey Thompson, Dan Snow, Noel Janice Norton (founder of The New Learning Centre), anthropologist Professor Tom Weisner, psychologist Dorothy Rowe, and sociologist Dr Miri Song.

Producer: Terry Lewis

A Tinderbox production for BBC Radio 4.

Famous sibling Julian Lloyd Webber explores sibling relationships.

04Sibling Rivalry20100731

Famous sibling Julian Lloyd Webber takes a closer look at what it is to be a sibling and why that relationship can be a lifelong source of love, hate, conflict and peace.

Julian looks at the thorny issue of sibling rivalry, with academic explanation and celebrity anecdotes.

The academics might have a rational explanation, but some famous names reveal that sibling rivalry is a hard habit to shake.

With contributions from Arthur Smith, Tanni Grey Thompson, Dan Snow, Noel Janice Norton (founder of The New Learning Centre), anthropologist Professor Tom Weisner, psychologist Dorothy Rowe, and sociologist Dr Miri Song.

Producer: Terry Lewis

A Tinderbox production for BBC Radio 4.

Famous sibling Julian Lloyd Webber explores sibling relationships.

04Sibling Rivalry20080724

From the bible to modern times, sibling rivalry has always been present in society.

04Sibling Rivalry20080724

From the bible to modern times, sibling rivalry has always been present in society.

04Sibling Rivalry2008080520091122

Julian Lloyd Webber explores different social and cultural attitudes towards siblings.

From the Bible to modern times, sibling rivalry has always been present in society.

04Sibling Rivalry2008080520091122

Julian Lloyd Webber explores different social and cultural attitudes towards siblings.

From the Bible to modern times, sibling rivalry has always been present in society.

05Twins
05Twins
05 LASTTwins2008072520100904

Average siblings share half of their genes, but identical twins share all of theirs.

Does this mean they will necessarily share personality traits, skills and characteristics?

Famous sibling Julian Lloyd Webber takes a closer look at what it is to be a sibling and why that relationship can be a lifelong source of love, hate, conflict and peace.

Julian concludes the series with an exploration of the culture, mysticism, facts and figures of twins in everyday life and historical culture.

What makes their connection unique?

Featuring academics and twins Meleri and Dathyl Evans.

Producer: Terry Lewis

A Tinderbox production for BBC Radio 4.

05 LASTTwins2008072520100904

Average siblings share half of their genes, but identical twins share all of theirs.

Does this mean they will necessarily share personality traits, skills and characteristics?

Famous sibling Julian Lloyd Webber takes a closer look at what it is to be a sibling and why that relationship can be a lifelong source of love, hate, conflict and peace.

Julian concludes the series with an exploration of the culture, mysticism, facts and figures of twins in everyday life and historical culture.

What makes their connection unique?

Featuring academics and twins Meleri and Dathyl Evans.

Producer: Terry Lewis

A Tinderbox production for BBC Radio 4.

05 LASTTwins2008081220091129

Julian Lloyd Webber explores different social and cultural attitudes towards siblings.

Average siblings share half of their genes, but identical twins share all of theirs.

Does this mean they will necessarily share personality traits, skills and characteristics?

05 LASTTwins2008081220091129

Julian Lloyd Webber explores different social and cultural attitudes towards siblings.

Average siblings share half of their genes, but identical twins share all of theirs.

Does this mean they will necessarily share personality traits, skills and characteristics?