Friday, 17 June 2011

Oxstalls Learning Centre Off-Air Recordings 18 - 24 June 2011

Please email if you would like any of the following series or programmes recording. *

*This applies to staff members and students at the University of Gloucestershire. Any recordings made are to be used only for educational and non-commercial purposes under the terms of the ERA Licence.

Sunday 19th June.

125 Years of Wimbledon: You Cannot Be Serious
8:00pm - 9:00pm BBC2

A history of the annual grass-court tennis tournament, which has become one of the world's most famous sporting events. The programme reflects on memorable moments in the competition's history, including the rivalry between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe, Jana Novotna's tears on Centre Court in 1993 and John Isner's marathon match against Nicolas Mahut in 2010, as well as exploring the atmosphere of Wimbledon fortnight. With contributions by former champions Martina Navratilova, Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf, Roger Federer, Boris Becker, Billie Jean King, Venus and Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal, as well as famous fans Cliff Richard and Stephen Fry.

Monday 20 June

News and current affairs
Made In Britain 
9:00pm - 10:00pm BBC2 1/3

Ever since he used to pop up to do his mini-lectures on the 10 o'clock news, Evan Davis has been on a one-man mission to make us economically literate. Now he takes on the idea that we Brits, though we invented mass production, can't make things any more - that everything must be manufactured in China now. So he visits high-end specialists like Brompton (bicycles) and McLaren (cars) to find out where things went right for them. There's a big dose of cheerleading: "When we put our minds to it, we can engineer as well as anyone," he chirps as he steps up for a flight in a Typhoon jet f ghter, but overall, this is a welcome blast of optimism.

Conservation's Dirty Secrets: Dispatches
8:00pm - 9:00pm Channel 4

Oliver Steeds travels the world to investigate the conservation movement. He examines how a number of major organisations are run, questioning why some choose to work with some of the world's biggest polluting businesses, and speaks to critics who argue that conservation charities need to reassess their priorities in order to save the wildlife they claim to protect.

Embarrassing Fat Bodies
9:00pm - 10:00pm Channel 4 3/4, series 1

The doctors dispense more advice to those needing help with weight-related problems, including a patient with three huge hernias and the woman who in 2008 became the first teenager to have a gastric band operation.

Kill It, Cut It, Use It
9:00pm - 10:00pm  BBC3 Sheep 2/5, series 1

Julia Bradbury continues her transition from pin-up girl for the welly brigade to shock-doc presenter by showing young consumers how many everyday products contain parts of sheep. You may think telling people that wool blankets come from sheep is stating the bleatin' obvious, but there are more unexpected revelations. Bradbury gleefully surprises students with a tray of sheep's heads as they do their weekly laundry, but turns more wary when she meets cosmetic surgeon Dr Roberto Viel, who performs a facial using a serum derived from lamb's placenta. Could it have something to do with the creepy portrait of Viel, his twin brother and a pneumatic topless woman?

Tuesday 21 June

Abused: Breaking the Silence
10:35pm - 11:25pm BBC1

When, in 2009, over a hundred former pupils of two Catholic prep schools in England and Tanzania were reunited via the internet, they were soon sharing stories of mental, physical and, in some cases, sexual abuse. Frightened into silence as children, these men in their 50s and 60s now want the truth to come out and 22 of them have started legal proceedings against the Rosminian Order. But with their alleged abusers now elderly, what reparation can the victims expect?

Wednesday 22 June

The Kids Are Alright
10:35pm - 11:35pm ITV1 London

One-off documentary telling the stories of six inspirational British youngsters. Eleven-year-old Daniel explains how he copes while his father serves in Afghanistan, 15-year-old Sarah describes caring for her mother, who has cerebral palsy, and a disabled boy talks about his ambitions of becoming a Paralympian. Also featured are an aspiring ballet dancer from Dagenham, an African refugee who is now a champion ice-skater, and a girl whose life was turned around by the charity Dance United.

The Beauty of Maps
7:30pm - 8:00pm BBC4 Medieval Maps - Mapping the Medieval Mind 1/4, series 1

Cartography through the ages, beginning with the Hereford Mappa Mundi, the largest intact medieval wall map in the world, which was intended to picture all of human knowledge in a single image. The programme traces its history, and features interviews with people who have been affected by it, including Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry.

Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession
8:00pm - 9:00pm BBC4 Windows on the World 1/3, series 1

Professor Jerry Brotton explains the creation and importance of maps, discovering the latest technology that is improving the cartographer's art and revolutionising man's knowledge of the world. On a visit to the oldest known map, etched into a hillside 3,000 years ago, he considers how different cultures have approached map-making over millennia, often as a tool for expansionism and political control.

The Wonder of Weeds
9:00pm - 10:00pm BBC4

Horticulturist Chris Collins reassesses the reputations of some of the UK's least-loved plants. He explores the scientific origins of species such as Japanese knotweed and rhododendron ponticum, and analyses the important roles they can play in gardens of all sizes and scales - as well as determining whether attempts to eliminate them can ever succeed.

Thursday 23 June

Kids Behind Bars
9:00pm - 10:00pm BBC3 Crying Cos I Can't Hit No-One 2/3, series 1

Following the lives of three girls at the Vinney Green Secure Unit in Gloucestershire. One of the youngsters harms herself so badly she has been locked up for her own protection, while the other two display violent behaviour and present a challenge for the staff


Please email if you would like any of the following series or programmes recording. *

*This applies to staff members and students at the University of Gloucestershire. Any recordings made are to be used only for educational and non-commercial purposes under the terms of the ERA Licence.

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