Following last year's thought-provoking debates on medical ethics, George Arney returns with three new programmes discussing some of the world's hottest ethical issues.
Paul Bakibinga asks how former child soldiers abducted by the Lords Resistance Army can.
Paul Bakibinga asks how former child soldiers abducted by the Lords Resistance Army can...
Paul Bakibinga asks how former child soldiers abducted by the Lords Resistance Army can be helped to overcome their trauma.
|Genome: [r4 Bd=19940401]|
Ian Mackenzie asks whether the music which helped him through a heart attack can help him find the heart of Good Friday. Producer Johnston Mackay
|Genome: [r4 Bd=19940401]|
Unknown: Ian MacKenzie
Producer: Johnston MacKay
|Genome: [r4 Bd=19941105]|
A musical portrait of Oldham's famous Tommyfield Market by Cheryl Martin. As Dotty prepares for her daughter's wedding, memories of a catastrophic fire threaten to overwhelm the family.
Music by Tim Browne. Director Michael Fox
|Genome: [r4 Bd=19941105]|
Unknown: Cheryl Martin.
Music By: Tim Browne.
Director: Michael Fox
Dottie: Judith Barker
Jerry: Stephen Hancock
Julia: Deborah McAndrew
Cissie: Kathryn Hunt
Young Dottie: Naomi Radcliffe
Mum: Kay Purcell
Mavis: Kay Purcell
Linda: Kay Purcell
Trader: Kay Purcell
Flo: Romy Baskerville
Mrs Shaw: Romy Baskerville
Trader: Romy Baskerville
Danny: Ian Mercer
Bates: Ian Mercer
Trader: Ian Mercer
Rosie: Kathy Jamieson
Trader: Kathy Jamieson
Lewis: David Crellin
Manager: David Crellin
Trader: David Crellin
|My Father The Priest||20171103|
Hugh Costello hears powerful and moving stories of people who were fathered by Catholic priests in the Philippines and Uganda.
Around the world, thousands of children have been fathered by supposedly celibate Catholic priests. Most are never acknowledged. Those whose paternity does become known are often shamed into silence. Some have been forced to sign confidentiality agreements, other discovered in adulthood that their mothers became pregnant as a result of sexual assaults.
Hugh Costello talks to people in two countries where such cases are widespread – the Philippines and Uganda – and meets the children of priests as they struggle to gain recognition and respect. A new campaigning group is using DNA testing and documentation searches to hold priests – and their bishops – to account. But as the Vatican under Pope Francis continues to reject calls for priests to be allowed to marry, how willing is the church to put the needs of the children above those of the institution?
|Programme Catalogue - Details: 05 November 1994||19950923|
First broadcast on 1994-11-05
Next in series: SOUND ARCHIVE
Previous in series: 15 May 1994
A musical portrait of Oldham's Tommyfield Market by Cheryl MARTIN.
As Dottie prepares for her daughter's wedding, memories of a catastrophic fire threaten to overwhelm the family.
Music by Tim BROWNE, produced by Michael FOX.
drama programmes (genre)
tommyfield market (oldham)
05 Nov 1994 19:50-21:05 (RADIO 4)
23 Sep 1995 19:50-21:05 (RADIO 4)
Kathryn Hunt (Actor)
Judith Barker (Actor)
Deborah Mcandrew (Actor)
Naomi Radcliffe (Actor)
Stephen Hancock (Actor)
David Crellin (Actor)
Ian Mercer (Actor)
Kathy Jamieson (Actor)
Romy Baskerville (Actor)
Kay Purcell (Actor)
Cheryl Martin (Author)
Tim Browne (mus)
Michael Fox (Producer)
Recorded on 1994-09-22.
Producer: M. FOX
A musical portrait of Oldham's Tommyfield Market by Cheryl MARTIN. As Dottie prepares for her daughter's wedding, memories of a catastrophic fire threaten to overwhelm the family. Music by Tim BROWNE, produced by Michael FOX.
|Programme Catalogue - Station|
|The Man Behind The Prophet||20120505||20120507|
Ian Skelly traces the story of the enigmatic man behind best-selling classic The Prophet
‘The Prophet’ is the most famous work of the Lebanese-American poet and artist, Kahlil Gibran. Translated into more than 50 different languages, it has sold over 100 million copies worldwide, and since its first publication in 1923, it has never been out of print. In America it remains the best-selling book after the Bible.
This small book of 26 prose poems deals with the big questions of life - such as love, marriage, children, pain, death- delivered as sermons by a fictional wise man, Al Mustapha.
But whilst his words have been quoted in countless weddings and funerals, and inspired world leaders like Indira Gandhi, Gibran the man, remains an enigma to many people.
Who were the key influences on him? How much of his own life experiences are in the book? Why did he never marry, even though love was central to everything he wrote? And what is the secret of The Prophet’s enduring and universal appeal?
Ian Skelly visits Gibran’s home village in the mountains of Lebanon, and retraces his steps to find out how a young boy, who was raised in poverty and received little formal education as a child, went on to become one of the most popular writers of the century.
Skelly speaks to Jean Gibran, who was married to Gibran’s cousin and godson in Boston, about her husband’s memories of the poet.
He also discovers the events that shaped him and one key relationship which was to prove pivotal to his life and career.
And by going to Lebanon, Ian finds out why Gibran’s voice resonates with the current turmoil in the Arab world.