Daily TV & radio guide - Wednesday

January 10, 2001

Patient Progress (11.00 am R4). Stress (repeat).
Dream Lives (7.00 BBC1). In the Tomorrow's World slot, a new series about "using the latest technology to change people's lives" begins in a Leeds comprehensive school.
The Countryside Debates (8.00 R4). The proposition: that rural people suffer because they have no control over levers of power. This second programme (of three) comes from Grantham.
Twenty Minutes: Et In Arcadia Ego (8.45 R3). Repeat of Jonathan Glancey talk about ruins.
Signs of Life (9.00 R4). Docudrama on multiple sclerosis. The drama is written by Nicholas McInery; the documentary element features experts Giles Ellrington and Wendy Tindall-Shepherd.
» On the Edge : The Secret Life of Happiness (9.10 BBC1). The low-down on the brain's "happiness centre" (expounded by the University of Wisconsin's Richard Davidson) and how our genes can "predispose" us to happiness.
» Confidence Lab   (9.50 BBC2). More self-improvement: business psychologist Ros Taylor, psychologist Sandra Scott et al . help people's lack of confidence.
Night Waves (10.00 R3). On Nigeria.
» On the Edge : All the Rage (10.35 BBC1) is the first of three programmes on stress and anger, laying out the basic consensus that there are more displays of public anger in Britain than there used to be. The central expert here is the University of Staffordshire's Ellis Cashmore. What can be done about all this bad temper? Later programmes promise more research and some solutions.


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