Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Oxstalls Off-Air Recordings 15th - 21st September 2012

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.
Tuesday 18th September

British Passions on Film.  2/3  Getting Away From It All
BBC 4.  20:30pm - 21:00pm

Episode 2 of 3
Duration: 30 minutes
During the course of the 20th Century, millions of British workers benefited from the expansion of paid leave and an increase in leisure time. This enabled many Britons to realize a cherished dream: at last, they could escape from their everyday lives, and go on holiday.
Getting Away from it All traces the evolution of the British holiday, from hugely popular day-trips and annual fortnights in holiday camps to the mass market package holiday to the Costas - and shows how Britons have never been more at home when they've been far away from home, having fun in the sun.

Love and Marriage: A 20th Century Romance. 1/3  For Better or Worse.
BBC 4.  21:00pm - 22:00pm

Episode 1 of 3
Duration: 1 hour
This three part series follows the ups and downs of marriage in Britain from the 1900s to the present day using the deeply moving personal stories of couples, and their children, from all walks of life.
This first film looks at the period between the 1900s and the late 1950s, an era when the ideal of romantic love in marriage had to withstand the harsh realities of a world very different to today. Yet many marriages were defined by friendship rather than conflict and strife. Above all else couples wanted to provide a stable and loving home for their children - even those who struggled to bring up large families on the breadline. Despite the tragedy of two world wars, most marriages not only survived - some became even stronger.
Hetty Bower, now 107 and Britain's oldest peace campaigner, tells the moving story of her love and marriage to husband Reg Agony aunt Denise Robertson is emotional as she recalls how her parents remained passionately in love, despite losing everything in the economic crash of the 1930s. They provided an inspirational role model for her of a successful marriage. But she tells how she had to wait longer than she imagined to find the love of her life, a seafarer from the Shetland Islands.
Writer Diana Athill, 95, movingly recounts how in an age when divorce was very difficult and dishonourable her parents kept their marriage together despite her mother having an affair which resulted in the birth of an illegitimate sister, the 'family secret'. Diana's own hopes for love and marriage as a young woman were dashed when her fiancé Tony, an RAF pilot, rejected her in favour of another woman.
Wednesday 19th September

The Food Hospital.  1/6
Channel 4.  20:00pm - 21:00pm

The Food Hospital is back in a new and exciting six part series on Channel 4 examining the science behind using food as medicine. In a variety of studies conducted under expert supervision and with strict scientific rigour, volunteers suffering from a range of medical conditions and symptoms are invited to attend The Food Hospital for an initial consultation with medical and dietary experts. Working with the participants own GPs, the Food Hospital Team then provide tailor-made diets and food treatment programmes for the participants to try out to discover if their health problems can be alleviated or cured by the food they eat.
Thursday 20th September

Russel Brand:  From Addiction to Recovery
BBC 1.  22:35pm - 23:35pm

Duration: 1 hour
Ten years ago Russell Brand was addicted to heroin, his career was unravelling and he was told he may only have six months to live. The story of how he battled to stay clean of drugs is at the heart of this eye-opening and searingly honest, personal film in which Brand challenges how our society deals with addicts and addiction.
It comes in the wake of the tragic death of his friend Amy Winehouse, which was the spur to this exploration of the 'condition of addiction' which, he believes, is misunderstood and wrongly treated. Brand meets a whole range of people from whom he draws insights - scientists at the cutting edge of research into the psychology of addiction, those involved in innovative recovery treatments and drug addicts themselves.
Is addiction a disease? Should it be criminalised? And is abstinence-based recovery, which worked for Brand, a possible way forward? In this documentary Brand challenges conventional theory and practice as well as government policy in his own inimitable style, confronting the reality of addiction head on. Along the way he draws on his own experience to try to help one of the addicts he meets to take the first steps towards recovery. Armed with his own heartfelt beliefs and new insights gained during his journey, Brand has the opportunity to change the hearts and minds of policy makers when he is invited to give evidence before the Home Affairs Select Committee investigating the efficacy of current drug addiction treatment in the UK.

Tonight:  Who Does Your Daughter Look Up To?
ITV 1.  19:30pm - 20:00pm

The likely answer is a reality TV star, a glamour model or a footballer's wife, rather than a ground-breaking scientist or a successful businesswoman. According to a study carried out earlier this year by Girlguiding UK, the lack of positive role models for girls and young women is damaging their career prospects and aspirations. Tonight examines these claims and talks to Olympic gold medallist Joanna Rowsell and reality TV star Amy Childs about the examples they set. Presented by Penny Marshall.
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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