Friday, 7 September 2012

Oxstalls Off-Air Recordings 8th - 14th September 2002

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 9th September

BBC2.  17:15pm - 18:15pm

Duration: 1 hour
As this documentary opens, Andrew Slorance, 42, declares: 'I wanted to do something really different, something that was going to make a difference to other people and a difference to me in my own life.'
A wheelchair user since he was paralysed in a fall from a tree in his early teens, Nairn-based Andrew has always been frustrated by standard wheelchairs - what he sees as their limitations and lack of appeal. His quest is to make and sell the perfect wheelchair. As Andrew's wife Mary says, 'Why not have a wheelchair that is super sexy looking?'
This surprisingly emotional film follows his endeavour to bring his idea to fruition and hopefully see his 'perfect wheelchair' become a reality. Along the way he is seen sinking his heart, soul, cash and family into the project, encountering manufacturing headaches, Dragons Deborah Meaden and Richard Farleigh, and a prototype which is dropped and damaged hours before the first public unveiling of his wheelchair.

Hilary Devey's Women at the Top.  1/2
BBC2.  22:30pm - 23:30pm

Episode 1 of 2
Duration: 1 hour
Multimillionaire entrepreneur Hilary Devey wants to find out why so few women make it to the top in business. Hilary discovers why men still hold more than 80 per cent of Britain's senior jobs, examining factors like maternity leave, the cost of childcare and women's leadership style.
Along the way, Hilary hears some home truths about the prospects for women inside her own company, and confronts her belief that it is up to the individual to smash through the glass ceiling. She also learns that mixed gender teams can lead to bigger profits, convincing her that the male-dominated British business world is missing out on a valuable asset.
Monday 10th September

Panorama:  Old Drunk and Disorderly?
BBC1.  19:30pm - 20:00pm.

Duration: 30 minutes
They may not be being thrown out of nightclubs or fighting in the streets but a surprising number of older people are drinking too much. Last year, there were more admissions to hospital of pensioners for alcohol-related injuries and illnesses than 16-24 year olds.
Panorama investigates why those aged 65 and over are more likely to drink every day, drink at home and drink alone than any other age group. Panorama reporter and the former government 'Voice for Older People', Joan Bakewell, goes on the trail of the estimated 1.4 million people aged 65 and over who are currently exceeding recommended drinking limits.

Hillsborough:  The Search for Truth.
ITV1 22:35pm - 23:35pm.

Duration: 1 hour.
On the eve of the publication of a report on the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, this landmark documentary casts new light on the events of the terrible day and its shocking aftermath. 96 football fans lost their lives as a result of crushing, but the police officer in charge blamed the fans themselves for the tragedy and many in the press were quick to follow his lead. The programme includes first-hand recollections from relatives, survivors, members of the emergency services and others involved in the game, to piece together the a compelling and insightful account of this tragic event and the 23-year search for truth.

The Treasures of Ancient Rome:  Pomp and Perversion  2/3.
BBC4.  21:00pm - 22:00pm
Episode 2 of 3
Duration: 1 hour
Alastair Sooke follows in the footsteps of Rome's mad, bad and dangerous emperors in the second part of his celebration of Roman art. He dons a wetsuit to explore the underwater remains of the Emperor Claudius's pleasure palace and ventures into the cave where Tiberius held wild parties. He finds their taste in art chimes perfectly with their obsession with sex and violence.
The other side of the coin was the bombastic art the Romans are best remembered for - monumental arches and columns that boast about their conquests. Trajan's Column in Rome reads like the storyboard of a modern-day propaganda film.
Sooke concludes with the remarkable legacy of the Emperor Hadrian. He gave the world the magnificent Pantheon in Rome - the eternal image of his lover Antinous, the most beautiful boy in the history of art - and a villa in Tivoli where he created one of the most ambitious art collections ever created.
Tuesday 11th September

Panorama:  Trouble on the Estate. 
BBC1.  21:00pm - 22:00pm.

Duration: 1 hour
Drugs, anti-social behaviour, family break-ups and joblessness: all part of life on Britain's poorest housing estates. Filming with families, kids and police, as well as undercover with drug dealers, Panorama spent months on one estate in Blackburn finding out what it's like to live and grow up there.
There's eight-year-old Oshi who is desperate to see his dad after a two year absence. Jordan, who at only 15, is threatening to leave his family home because of the trouble and 20-year-old Jessie, whose behaviour frightens other residents and keeps landing him in prison.
Richard Bilton asks, is this really a picture of 'Broken Britain' - a place at the edge of where the state can make a difference?

British Passions on Film.  Fun and Games 1/3
BBC4.  20:30pm - 21:00pm.

Episode 1 of 3
Duration: 30 minutes
Three-part series celebrating the hobbies, pastimes and leisure pursuits that have preoccupied the people of Britain during the last century. As a nation, the British have long been renowned for the creativity and enthusiasm they bring to their leisure pursuits. Whether by collecting cheese labels, painting characters on eggshells or finding unusual uses for sticky back plastic, Britons have always demonstrated enormous passion - and often, deep eccentricity - when pursuing the serious business of having fun. The first episode features enthusiasts of some of Britain's best-loved games, hobbies and leisure activities - and pays tribute to those with more offbeat preoccupations, including D-I-Y obsessives and those with a penchant for collecting street furniture.
Wednesday 12th September

Rosh Hasanah:  Science v Religion
BBC1.  23:15pm - 23:45pm.

Duration: 30 minutes
Religion and science are frequently set up as polar opposites; incompatible ways of thinking. The Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks begs to differ. For him, science and religion can, and should, work together. To mark Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, he puts his position to the test. He meets three non-believing scientists, each at the top of their field: neurologist Baroness Susan Greenfield, theoretical physicist Professor Jim Al-Khalili, and the person best known for leading the scientific attack on religion, Professor Richard Dawkins. Will the Chief Rabbi succeed in convincing the militant defender of atheism that science and religion need not be at war?
Thursday 13th September

Hilary Devey's Women at the Top.
BBC2.  21:00pm - 22:00pm.

Episode 2 of 2
Duration: 1 hour
Multimillionaire entrepreneur Hilary Devey wants to find out why so few women make it to the top in business. Her search takes her to Norway, said to be the best place in the world to be a woman, to find out if quotas will help more women get to the top.
Back at home, she finds out how the government plans to shake up parental leave, encouraging men to take up to nine months leave after the birth of a child. She also investigates how some of Britain's biggest companies, including Ford and BT, are helping working mothers who want to climb the career ladder. Convinced that a more equal gender balance means better business performance, Hilary sets out to transform the prospects for women inside her own business, starting with the warehouse team, which is 98% male.
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.

1 comment:

  1. Great service, thanks for keeping us updated.
    Just thinking what this site needs is a good search function, or some way of finding all recordings tagged with a keyword. We could even request tags for module codes so students could find all recordings related to module #ABC123 or whatever.