Turning The Tide

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20020416

Max Pearson hears how individuals and communities are affected by our changing environmental thinking.

John Pawsey hopes that organic farming is more than just a fad.

20001115

Max Pearson hears how individuals and communities are affected by our changing environmental thinking.

John Pawsey hopes that organic farming is more than just a fad, as he converts a large part of his Suffolk farm to organic production.

20001122

Max Pearson hears how individuals and communities are affected by our changing environmental thinking.

John Bowers is an environmental economist who argues that the protection of rural coastal areas from the sea is a waste of money.

But how are his ideas received by landowners on the Essex coast?

20001129

Max Pearson examines how individuals and communities are being affected by changing environmental thinking.

A major energy company wants to build huge wind turbines on the Ouse washes in Cambridgeshire, one of the most important sites for birds in Europe.

How can the need to exploit renewable energy be reconciled with the conservation of important habitats?

20040607

Caroline Beck discovers how the miner's strike in the nineteen-eighties started a social revolution for the women of Durham.

After more than a year of women standing on the picket lines with the men whose livelihoods were disappearing and families living hand-to-mouth, it was inconceivable that things would return to the way they were.

Where women had largely been housewives and mothers supported solely by their menfolk, in the aftermath of the strike the whole economic and social balance has reversed.

Women are now overwhelmingly the main breadwinners while the men, still unable to find work in this geographically remote area, look after the children.

Furthermore, women's standing and profile in the community has altered radically, with social and political positions that would once have been almost exclusively male filled by women.

The programme speaks to former miners and their families and examines the new economy and some of its repercussions.

20050721

21 years ago the defeat of the miners in the year long strike had a number of repercussions, including a shift in power and status between men and women in the old mining communities.

Caroline Beck talks to some of the women on the former East Durham coalfield about the way their lives have changed.

Set against the backdrop of the beaches which were once black from years of coal-dumping, but are now golden again.