Daily TV & radio guide - Tuesday

January 9, 2001

Adventures in Science (9.30 am R4). Ben Silburn offers an atom's-eye view of a proton in a particle accelerator.
The Mayfair Set (9.50 am, also 12.50, 3.50, 6.50, 9.50 BBC Knowledge). Repeat of the one about Jim Slater.
Predictions - Charles Handy (10.50 am, also 1.50, 4.50, 7.50, 10.50 BBC Knowledge). On the future of work.
Music Afloat (1.30 R4). Musicians aboard ship, featuring Captain Cook's voyages and the mutiny on the Bounty.
Afternoon Play: Miss Kilmansegg and her Precious Leg (2.15 R4). Dramatisation by Martyn Wade of Thomas Hood's satirical poem.
The Consultants (8.00 R4). Second half of survey of the lives and work of Britain's medical consultants.
Driving Mum Crazy
(8.30 C5). Last in series is about 14-year-old Robert, who regularly ran away from home and whose attention deficit hyperactivity disorder was helped by the drug Ritalin.
Islam: Revolution and Reform (8.30 World Service, repeated Wed 2.30 am, 3.30). Part two: Turkey.
Case Notes (9.00 R4). Long hours and how to stay sane under pressure. Linked, presumably, to the BBC1 programmes about "mental well-being" (see On the Edge: Black Dog , below).
» Meet The Ancestors   (9.00 BBC2). The site where human bones were found near the Gloucestershire village of Tormarton in 1968 was reexcavated last summer by Oxford University's Bronze Age Warfare Research Group. Julian Richards joins the investigations, as do environmental archaeologist Mark Robinson and fight expert Mike Loades.
To Diet For (9.00 C4). The culture of dieting examined in a one-hour documentary that goes back to the 1920s as well as featuring current trends.
Night Waves (9.30 R3). Including an item on changing representations of the Gulf War.
» On the Edge : Black Dog (10.35 BBC1). First of a season of "mental well-being" programmes on BBC1 is about clinical depression and its treatment with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. See Wed for further related matter.


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