A Place Called Home

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200C01Plus Ca Change20000821

In a four-part series, John Mccarthy sets out to discover the meaning of home, tracing the development of the concept from the first basic shelters to the latest internet `houses'.

1: `Plus ca change'.

200C02The Ideal Home.20000828

Series in which John Mccarthy sets out to discover the meaning of home.

2: `The Ideal Home.' McCarthy looks at the mixture of public and private, material and spiritual ingredients that can turn a house into a home, and hears why David Frost and Loyd Grossman are happy to let cameras peep through any celebrity keyholes, except their own.

200C03No Place Like Home20000904

McCarthy talks to a range of people - from a Big Issue vendor to a refugee, from Felicity Kendal to Benjamin Zephaniah, and from a family of gypsies to the kids in Strawberry Fields Care Home - for whom `home' has become a state of mind rather than a physical place.

200C04Make Yourself At Home20000911

In a four-part series, John Mccarthy sets out to discover the meaning of home.

4: `Make Yourself At Home'.

McCarthy ends his exploration of the idea of home by returning to the house where he grew up.

Is it still home? He meets carers at Strawberry Fields Children's Home trying to create a sense of home for the kids without one, he discusses the myths of domestic safety with victims of marital violence, and he joins an elderly lady as she moves out oh her home and into sheltered housing.