On The Road

Episodes

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19990608

A group of British MPs journeys through India and Bangladesh visiting brothels, slums and villages to discover what the British taxpayer is doing for women in the subcontinent.

Presented by Sarah Harrison.

19991016

A group of British MPs visits the Rancho Grande cloud forest near Caracas, Venezuela.

Their trip is part of an inquiry into international environment agreements by the Environment Committee.

Dinah Lammiman documents their journey.

19991019

Rebecca Milligan visits two prisons with members of the Home Affairs Select Committee to talk to governors, staff and inmates about the problem of drugs in jails.

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The Science and Technology Select Committee attempts to discover why cancer survival rates are higher in the United States than in Britain.

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Sarah Harrison joins a group of British MPs on a visit to Denmark to examine the Danish education system.

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The House of Commons agriculture committee visit two organic farms in the West Country to investigate the future of organic farming.

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Politicians go fact-finding.

20071011

Greg Proops celebrates Jack Kerouac's seminal road trip novel.

With Maddy Prior And Rose Kemp - Part 120151103

Maddy Prior has been the lead singer of Steeleye Span since they formed in 1969. Since then the band has had dozens of members, some have left for good, some have left and re-joined, Maddy herself, who is still with Steeleye, describes it as a 'bus' with people jumping on and off.

In the first of two programmes Maddy and her daughter Rose Kemp discuss how music has taken them in different directions.

Whereas Maddy is at the very heart of the folk and traditional music establishment, Rose is a major artist in the doom and drone metal scene, the slower heavier take on heavy metal. Together Maddy and Rose discuss their music and how it was they have followed such different musical paths.

As part of this two part series Rose and Maddy have composed and recorded brand new, original songs alongside artists, especially selected by the other.

Rose has linked up with Bellowhead front man Jon Boden to record a song she has written to explore the difficult subject of rape in marriage while Maddy collaborated with Dylan Carlson, part of the Seattle music scene and head of the metal band Earth.

Long standing fans of Maddy's and Steeleye will definitely be surprised at the way she uses her famous voice to fit the guitars of Carlson's arrangement.

Along the way, Rose and Maddy come together to discuss the world of music, feminism and misogyny in the folk world, spirituality, and how they view the world and their relationship through their different musical styles.

With Maddy Prior And Rose Kemp - Part 220151110

Maddy Prior, lead singer of Steeleye Span, and her daughter Rose Kemp, who has made several doom metal albums discuss their totally different musical journeys.

0120010730

By Jack Kerouac.

Toby Stephens reads the American cult classic about the Beat Generation.

Abridged by Jane Marshall (1/10).

0220010731

By Jack Kerouac.

Toby Stephens reads the American cult classic about the Beat Generation.

Sal Paradise hitchhikes into the West.

Abridged by Jane Marshall (2/10).

0320010801

By Jack Kerouac.

Toby Stephens reads the American cult classic about the Beat Generation.

Sal Paradise stops off in Denver.

Abridged by Jane Marshall (3/10).

0420010802

By Jack Kerouac.

Toby Stephens reads the American cult classic about the Beat Generation.

Sal Paradise arrives in California.

Abridged by Jane Marshall (4/10).

0520010803

By Jack Kerouac.

Toby Stephens reads the American cult classic about the Beat Generation.

Christmas 1948.

Abridged by Jane Marshall (5/10).

0620010806

By Jack Kerouac.

Toby Stephens reads the American cult classic about the Beat Generation.

Beat and deserted in San Francisco.

Abridged by Jane Marshall (6/10).

0720010807

By Jack Kerouac.

Toby Stephens reads the American cult classic about the Beat Generation.

The holy goof.

Abridged by Jane Marshall (7/10).

0820010808

By Jack Kerouac.

Toby Stephens reads the American cult classic about the Beat Generation.

Leaving Denver.

Abridged by Jane Marshall (8/10).

0920010809

By Jack Kerouac.

Toby Stephens reads the American cult classic about the Beat Generation.

The road south.

Abridged by Jane Marshall (9/10).

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By Jack Kerouac.

Toby Stephens reads the American cult classic about the Beat Generation.

Mexico.

Abridged by Jane Marshall (10/10).