The Radio 4 Debates

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19900211]

Unknown: Anthony Lester

Unknown: Helena Kennedy.

Unknown: John Laws

Unknown: Brian Redhead.

Unknown: Lawrence Simanowitz

Editor: Margaret Hill

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900218]

Unknown: Ken Maginnis

Unknown: Michael McDowell

Unknown: John Hume

Unknown: Charles McCreevy

Unknown: Brian Redhead.

Unknown: Lawrence Simanowitz

Editor: Margaret Hill

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900225]

Unknown: Martin O'Neill

Unknown: Bruce Kent

Unknown: George Younger

Unknown: Sir Nigel Bagnall

Unknown: Brian Redhead.

Unknown: Lawrence Simanowitz

Editor: Margaret Hill

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900304]

Unknown: Vivien Stern

Reader: Dr Rod Morgan

Unknown: David Mellor

Unknown: Ian Dunbar

Unknown: Brian Redhead.

Unknown: Lawrence Simanowitz

Editor: Margaret Hill

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910210]

The Police

Debate

The first of this year's debates comes from the Metropolitan Police

Training Establishment in Hendon, with the proposition that: 'The

British public cannot have confidence in our present system of policing'.

Proposing: John Alderson , former Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall; and Andrew Puddephatt , General Secretary of the National Council for

Civil Liberties.

Opposing: David Owen ,

Chief Constable of North

Wales and President of the Association of Chief Police Officers; and Alan Eastwood , Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales.

Chairman Brian Redhead.

Producer Margaret Hill

Contributors

Unknown: John Alderson

Unknown: Andrew Puddephatt

Unknown: David Owen

Unknown: Alan Eastwood

Unknown: Brian Redhead.

Producer: Margaret Hill

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910210]

Unknown: John Alderson

Unknown: Andrew Puddephatt

Unknown: David Owen

Unknown: Alan Eastwood

Unknown: Brian Redhead.

Producer: Margaret Hill

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910217]

The Health Service

The second debate in the series comes from the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel with the proposition that: 'The Government's reforms are damaging the National Health Service'.

Proposing:

Harriet Harman , MP, Labour

Party Spokesperson on Health; Professor Harry Keen , Chair, NHS

Support Federation.

Opposing: David Willets , Director, Centre for Policy Studies;

Baroness Cumberlege, SW Thames Regional Health Authority.

Chairman Brian Redhead.

Producer Margaret Hill

Contributors

Unknown: Harriet Harman

Unknown: Professor Harry Keen

Unknown: David Willets

Unknown: Brian Redhead.

Producer: Margaret Hill

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910217]

Unknown: Harriet Harman

Unknown: Professor Harry Keen

Unknown: David Willets

Unknown: Brian Redhead.

Producer: Margaret Hill

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910224]

The Class Debate

Leading politicians and journalists join students and academics at the London School of Economics to consider the proposition that: 'Britain is rapidly becoming a classless society'.

Proposing: John Redwood , MP, Minister of State at the Department of Trade and Industry; and Barbara Amiel , columnist for The Sunday Times.

Opposing: Bryan Gould , MP, Labour Party

Environment Spokesman; and Paul Foot , columnist for the Daily Mirror.

Chairman Brian Redhead.

Producer Margaret Hill

Contributors

Unknown: John Redwood

Unknown: Barbara Amiel

Unknown: Bryan Gould

Unknown: Paul Foot

Unknown: Brian Redhead.

Producer: Margaret Hill

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910224]

Unknown: John Redwood

Unknown: Barbara Amiel

Unknown: Bryan Gould

Unknown: Paul Foot

Unknown: Brian Redhead.

Producer: Margaret Hill

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910303]

The Soviet Debate

The last in the series comes from the Royal

Institute of International

Affairs at Chatham House, London with the proposition that: 'The time has come for the West to stop supporting President Gorbachev'.

Proposing:

Sir Bryan Cartledge , former British Ambassador to the Soviet Union; Vladimir Bukovsky ,

Russian dissident, writer and scientist; and Sir Nicholas Henderson , former British Ambassador to Washington.

Opposing: Paul Warnke , former American Chief

Negotiator for SALT; Dr Lothar Ruhl , former State Secretary of the German Defence Ministry; and George Robertson , MP, Labour Party Spokesman on Foreign Affairs.

Chairman Brian Redhead.

Producers Margaret Hill and Gwyneth Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Bryan Cartledge

Unknown: Vladimir Bukovsky

Unknown: Nicholas Henderson

Unknown: Paul Warnke

Unknown: Dr Lothar Ruhl

Unknown: George Robertson

Unknown: Brian Redhead.

Producers: Margaret Hill

Producers: Gwyneth Williams

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910303]

Unknown: Sir Bryan Cartledge

Unknown: Vladimir Bukovsky

Unknown: Nicholas Henderson

Unknown: Paul Warnke

Unknown: Dr Lothar Ruhl

Unknown: George Robertson

Unknown: Brian Redhead.

Producers: Margaret Hill

Producers: Gwyneth Williams

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920209]

A series of four programmes.

1: The House of Lords

Debate

Peers of the Realm lead a debate on the proposition that: "The House of Lords is an anachronism and should not continue in its present form."

Proposing: Lord Mishcon; Rt Hon the Baroness Seear.

Opposing: Rt Hon the Lord StJohnofFawsley;

Lord Allen of Abbeydale. Chairman Brian Redhead.

Producer Margaret Hill

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920209]

Unknown: Brian Redhead.

Producer: Margaret Hill

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920216]

Four programmes.

2: The Environment

Debate

Economists, geographers, environmentalists and scientists gather at the Royal Geographical Society to debate the proposition that: "The only way to save the planet is for the West to accept a lower material standard of living." Proposing:

Maneka Gandhi , former Indian Environment Minister;

Jonathon Porritt , adviser, Friends of the Earth.

Opposing: John Llewellyn , economist at the OECD;

Tom Burke , adviser to the Environment Secretary. Chairman Brian Redhead.

Producer Margaret Hill

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920216]

Unknown: Maneka Gandhi

Unknown: Jonathon Porritt

Unknown: John Llewellyn

Unknown: Tom Burke

Unknown: Brian Redhead.

Producer: Margaret Hill

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920223]

Four programmes.

3: The Church Debate Members of the Church of England Synod and Christians from other denominations gather at Church House,

Westminster to debate the proposition that: "The time has come to disestablish the Church of England." Proposing: the Rt Hon

Tony Benn ,MP;Rt Rev Colin Buchanan ; Emma Nicholson , MP.

Opposing: the Bishop of Peterborough; the Rt Hon Michael Alison , MP; Frank Field, MP.

Chairman Brian Redhead.

Producer Margaret Hill

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920223]

Unknown: Tony Benn

Unknown: Colin Buchanan

Unknown: Emma Nicholson

Unknown: Michael Alison

Unknown: Brian Redhead.

Producer: Margaret Hill