Thicker Than Water

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20030424

Four stories exploring family relationships from a variety of perspectives.

Everything But: By Nick Burbridge Paul's acting career is failing fast as he struggles with his new roles of step-father and house-husband.

When Lisa falls dangerously ill at school the relationships are put to the test.

Read by Paul Moriaty.

Auntie20010326

Five stories exploring family relationships.

A young boy is evacuated to the countryside during the Second World War and quickly finds that life with `auntie' is as devastating as London's Blitz.

Read by Christopher Timothy.

Brought Down By The Weather20010329

Five stories exploring family relationships.

A couple have for years been receiving regular postcards from exotic places - but who is the man `brought down by the weather', and what does he want? Read by Ruth Linnett.

Everything But, By Nick Burbridge20010328

Five stories exploring family relationships.

Paul's acting career is failing fast as he struggles with his new roles of stepfather and househusband.

When Lisa falls dangerously ill at school, relationships are put to the test.

Read by Paul Moriarty.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700625]

An examination of family life by ANNE OWEN

Part 1: The Whole World Kin

The family, with its narrow privacy and tawdry secrets, is the source of all our discontents (Edmund Leach , Reith Lecturer 1967)

The break-up of long-established communities where three- or four-generation families live in close daily contact has led to the isolation of young marrieds in anonymous housing estates.

Part 1 of this three-part documentary compares these two patterns of family life: Bristol and Birmingham on the one hand and the newer housing estates of Corby on the other. With comments by DR JOHN BOWLBV Of the Tavistock Clinic

PETER WILMOTT Of the Institute of Community Studies ALDERMAN MRS cox. Chairman of the Housing Committee, Birmingham City Council

J. J. ATKINSON, housing manager from Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown: Edmund Leach

Unknown: Dr John Bowlbv

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700709]

An examination of family life by ANNE OWEN

Part 2: Death of a Patriarch

Unless the father makes on almost superhuman effort, there is no possibility of understanding; because the son is saying ' I don'even accept your frame of reference, with- in which to talk ' (Richard Hoggart on BBC1, March 1970).

Professor Hoggart was discussing the breakdown of communications between the generations and the end of what he has called the ' Protestant Ethic.'

Death of a Patriarch, part 2 of this three-part documentary, explores the changing pattern of life within the family itself with recordings of children discussing their own upbringing with their parents. and their views on the older generation.

With comments by DR ROBERT RAPOPORT of the Tavistock Institute, a Psychiatrist, and a Social Anthropologist. (from Birmingham)

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Hoggart

Unknown: Dr Robert Rapoport

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700723]

An examination of family life by ANNF. OWEN

Part 3: Only Connect

Scientifically we are returning to the belief of our earliest ancestors concerning the irreplaceable function of motherhood (Geoffrey Gorer- Woman's Plato

But it's this belief. lying at the very basis of traditional family life, which was challenged by the founders of the Kibbutz movement, and is now under fire from the woman's liberation movement and from some of the experimental communes in this country.

The final programme in this series investigates some of the ways in which families could be reorganised so as to liberate women from their traditional role and strengthen the links between the family and the community outside. Comments by HOWARD GANNAWAY

(from Birmingham)

Contributors

Unknown: Howard Gannaway

Jet20030423

Four stories exploring family relationships from a variety of perspectives.

Jet: By Catherine Smith.

The beloved Nan is dead leaving the family bereft and young Fern once again alone.

Conflict and menace arise as Nan's mysterious jet necklace seeks a new owner.

Read by Isabelle Scott-Plummer.

Jet, By Catherine Smith20010327

Five stories exploring family relationships.

The death of beloved Nan leaves a family bereft and young Fern alone once again.

And conflict arises about onwership of Nan's mysterious jet necklace.

Read by Isabelle Scott-Plummer.

The Red Car20030422

By Edward James.

Stories exploring family relationships.

A young boy is evacuated during the Second World War and quickly finds that life with 'auntie' is as bad as London's Blitz.

You, By Mark Wilson20010330

Five stories exploring family relationships.

A frightened woman examines her life as she prepares to meet her only son, 21 years after giving him up for adoption.

Read by Victoria Gould.

04You20030425

By Mark Wilson.

A frightened woman examines her life as she prepares to meet her son, 21 years after giving him up for adoption.

197C0119970730

Sarah Kennedy returns with six more programmes of the series in which related celebrities talk about the similarities and differences in their musical tastes.

Kate Adie and her sister Dianora Bond talk about the relationship they forged three and a half years ago.

Will their different upbringings be reflected in their choice of music?

197C0219970806

Sarah Kennedy presents the second of six programmes of the series in which related celebrities talk about the similarities and differences in their musical tastes.

Restaurateurs Michel and Albert Roux reflect on the many facets of brotherhood.

They share a passion for food and country walks, but how will they decide on their choice of music?

197C0319970813

Sarah Kennedy presents the third of six programmes in which related celebrities talk about the similarities and differences in their musical tastes.

Entertainer Roy Walker and his daughter Josie Walker talk openly about their beliefs, their love of musicals and how family tragedy has brought them ever closer.

197C0419970820

Sarah Kennedy presents the fourth of six programmes in which related celebrities talk about the similarities and differences in their musical tastes.

Terry Wogan and his son Mark Wogan talk about religion, education, Helena Christiansen, swimming and their favourite pieces of music.

197C0519970827

Sarah Kennedy presents the fifth of six programmes in which related celebrities talk about the similarities and differences in their musical tastes.

Her guests today are acting veterans Jean and Yvonne Marsh.

197C06 LAST19970903

Sarah Kennedy presents the last of six programmes in which related celebrities talk about the similarities and differences in their musical tastes.

Her guests today are Sir George Martin and his son Giles Martin.