Daily TV & radio - Thursday

November 23, 2000

Routes of English (9.00 am R4). New series of Melvyn Bragg’s survey of spoken English. This week, "Pitmatic", the dialect of Northumberland’s pit villages, and not to be confused with "Geordie".
Crossing Continents
(11.00 am R4). Fiji after the coup.
The Material World
(4.30 R4). What do science undergraduates think? Why did they choose the courses they are following? Quentin Cooper asks a group of physics and astronomy students at UCL.
(8.00 R4). How a Brent Health Authority letter dropped in the street led to protests over a geriatric hospital closure - but ultimately, perhaps, a revival of the cottage hospital concept?
(8.30 R4). Andrew Dilnot investigates altruism, and includes Richard Dawkins and economist Gary Becker in his probing.
To the Ends of the Earth: China’s Titanic
(8.00 C4). A sunk junk from 1822; maritime historian Nigel Pickford investigates.
What Rubbish?
(8.05 World Service, repeated Friday 2.05 am and 3.05).  Travelling the world in search of solutions to the problem of domestic and industrial waste.
The Davies Diaries
(9.00 R2). Ray Davies of Waterloo Sunset fame (sadly, no relation).
(9.00 BBC2). "Extreme Dinosaurs". What do new dinosaur fossils found in Patagonia tell us about (very large) creatures such as the argentinosaurus? Palaeontologist Phil Currie speculates. » Horizon
Dispatches: How to Jump the Health Queue
(9.00 C4). NHS bureaucracy and how waiting lists can be fiddled.
Leading Edge
(9.00 R4). What did the anthropologists do to the Yanomami Indians, and are anthropologists behaving any better now?
Night Waves
(9.30 R3). Marshall McLuhan reassessed. » Nightwaves
Shiver (10.00 National Geographic). Explaining hypothermia.

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