Powerful Substances

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GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941006]

A mix of music, poetry, interviews and archive material. Timothy Green explores the world of gold to find out why it is so important. Producer Dinah Lammiman

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941006]

Unknown: Timothy Green

Producer: Dinah Lammiman

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941013]

A series of six programmes mixing music, poetry, interviews and archive material. 2: Gill Lavers , sugar analyst, looks into sugar.

Producer Dinah Lammiman

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941013]

Unknown: Gill Lavers

Producer: Dinah Lammiman

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941020]

A series of six programmes mixing music, poetry, interviews and archive material. 3: Timothy Green , author of The World of Diamonds, follows the diamond industry from South Africa to Hatton Garden in London. Producer Dinah Lammiman

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941020]

Unknown: Timothy Green

Producer: Dinah Lammiman

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941027]

4: Mike Harding goes under the sheets to find out more about the secretive past of cotton merchants in Lancashire and the thriving textile industry in the north of England. There's a quick stop over in the southern states of America and then on to India.

Producer Dinah Lammiman

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941027]

Unknown: Mike Harding

Producer: Dinah Lammiman

0101Gold1994100619960503

A mix of music, poetry, interviews and archive material. Timothy Green explores the world of gold to find out why it is so important. Producer Dinah Lammiman

An occasional series which explores the power of commodities.

Gold. Tim Green explores the world of gold to find out why it is so important to dealers, bankers and, of course, medallion wearers.

Producer Dinah Lammiman Rpt

0102Sugar1994101319960223

First broadcast on 1994-10-13

Producer: D. LAMMIMAN

Next in series: DIAMONDS

Previous in series: GOLD

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Subject Categories

documentaries (programme format)

sugar industry

Broadcast history

13 Oct 1994 20:45-21:00 (RADIO 4)

23 Feb 1996 23:45-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Gill Lavers

Grace Nichols (Author)

Dinah Lammiman (Producer)

Smita Patel (rdr)

Kevin Watkins (Oxfam (spkr)) (Speaker)

Patricia Jamieson (Speaker)

Giles Findley (Speaker)

Iona Smeeton (Speaker)

Recorded on 1994-10-06.

An occasional series mixing music, poetry, interviews and archive material. Sugar. Gill Lavers , sugar analyst, looks at the future of sugar as a commodity. Producer Dinah Lammiman

0103Diamonds19941020

A series of six programmes mixing music, poetry, interviews and archive material. 3: Timothy Green , author of The World of Diamonds, follows the diamond industry from South Africa to Hatton Garden in London. Producer Dinah Lammiman

0104Cotton19941027

Mike Harding goes under the sheets to find out more about the secretive past of cotton merchants in Lancashire and the thriving textile industry in the north of England. There's a quick stop over in the southern states of America and then on to India.

Producer Dinah Lammiman

0105Bananas19941103

Six programmes mixing music, poetry, interviews and archive material.

5: Courtenay Rattray. director of the Jamaican Trading Company, presents his view of the banana industry. In California, bananas are

Ken Bananister 's life - he collects anything banana-like from across the globe. Competition is intense between banana producers in the Caribbean and Latin America - the row over European subsidies is set to run and run. What will that mean for the industry and the people whose livelihoods depend on it? Producer Dinah Lammiman

0106 LASTOil1994111019960112

Producer: D. LAMMIMAN

Next in series: SALT

Previous in series: OIL

Broadcast history

12 Jan 1996 23:45-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-12-18.

An occasional series on the power of commodities.

Roland Shaw explores the influence of oil and meets some of the wildcatters of the oil business.

Producer Dinah Lammiman

Last of the series that mixes music, poetry, interviews and archive material. The charismatic former chairman of Premier Consolidated Oil,

Roland Shaw , taps into the power of oil. He meets some of the wildcatters of the oil business, talks to Pulitzer Prize winner Daniel Yergin , author of The Prize, a history of oil, and looks into the future of the king commodity. Producer Dinah Lammiman

0201Salt19981109

Dinah Lammiman looks at how four powerful natural commodities have shaped our society.

1: `Salt'.

The primordial addiction.

Dinah Lammiman looks at how four powerful natural commodities have shaped our society. 1: Salt Producer Dinah Lammiman

0202Hemp, The Forgotten Crop19981110

Dinah Lammiman looks at how four powerful natural commodities have shaped our society.

2: `Hemp, the forgotten crop'.

Rope, fabric, paper, money and marijuana - with so many uses, could hemp be the wonder plant for the new millennium?

0203Rubber19981111

Dinah Lammiman looks at how four powerful natural commodities have shaped our society.

3: `Rubber'.

Despite the developments of sophisticated plastics, the demand for natural rubber is still growing, from grommet-makers to fetishists.

0204 LASTFur19981112

Dinah Lammiman looks at how four powerful natural commodities have shaped our society.

4: `Fur'.

Why does fur hold such timeless appeal? Trappers tell their tales alongside fashion gurus.