Sunday, March 15, 2009

Green In The Media 16th March - 22nd March

Who knew that the TV highlight of Saturday night would be a debate on BBC Parliament?

Actually, the TV highlight of Saturday night will be Match Of The Day, as it always is. The debate on BBC Parliament is the reason god invented recording devices.

Monday 16th March

The Food Programme
On: BBC Radio Four
Time: 16:00 to 16:30
Sheila Dillon learns about how Cuban agriculture coped after the support they had received from the USSR dried up and what their experimentation with self sufficiency, organics and sustainable agriculture can teach the UK. What changes had to take place in the Cuban diet to make use of the food they could grow rather than the imports they had relied on? Sheila talks to Julia Wright about her book assessing the Cuban experiment, its success as a model of organic food production and what lessons can be learned by the UK. She also speaks to Professor Jules Pretty about the work being undertaken in the UK to address the issues of declining oil production and sustainability.

Tuesday 17th March

Home Planet
On: BBC Radio Four
Time: 15:00 to 15:30
Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners' questions about the environment and the natural world.

Grand Designs
On: more4
Time: 19:00 to 20:00
Kelly and Masoko Neville are building not just a spectacular oak frame and straw bale house but a whole new way of life in the Cambridgeshire Fens. Kelly is a carpenter by trade and has always dreamed of building an eco-friendly home with his own hands.

Wednesday 18th March

Room For Improvement
On: more4
Time: 10:15 to 10:45
Angus and Dave are in Epping with eco-warriors Colin and Petra Huber, who want to convert their loft in an environmentally friendly way.

Thursday 19th March

One Planet
On: BBC World Service Radio
Time: 10:30 to 11:00 (Also 1630, 2030, 0130)
Wildlife Conservation in Nepal.
Navin Singh Khadka travels to Nepal's borders with India and China to investigate the trade in illegal wildlife products.

Open Book
On: BBC Radio Four
Time: 16:00 to 16:30
Mariella Frostrup talks to writer Marcel Theroux, who explains how his interest in climate change and a trip to northern Siberia provided raw material for his novel Far North.

Friday 20th March

No Grounds for Gardening
On: BBC 2
Time: 20:00 to 21:00
Garden designer Joe Swift has a dream of city streets completely dominated by nature. But with Britain's green space actually being relentlessly squeezed, it takes the vision of France's pioneering botanist and designer Patrick Blanc to offer a truly original solution with his unique and stunning vertical gardens or 'murs vegetals'. Joe believes these gorgeous living tapestries offer hope even where there are No Grounds for Gardening.

Saturday 21st March

Intelligence Squared Debate
On: BBC Parliament
Time: 21:00 to 21:50
John Donovan presents an Intelligence Squared Debate from New York. Six panellists debate the motion: Major reductions in carbon emissions are not worth the money.

Sunday 22nd March

On Your Farm
On: BBC Radio Four
Time: 06:35 to 06:57
Chris Impey visits pig farmer and restaurant owner Sally Jackson in north Lincolnshire, who is abandoning her organic status after 10 years. Sally has built up a successful business over the last decade, but says the cost of feed means that she can no longer afford to farm organically.

The Drowned World
On: BBC Radio 7
Time: 18:30 to 19:00
JG Ballard's novel set in a submerged London of the future concludes. Kerans commits a desperate act to re-flood the city. Episode 4 of 4.

The Prince in the Rainforest
Time: 18:30 to 18:55
Prince Charles, famed for his passion about the environment, travels through Brazil's Amazon basin to see for himself the evidence of our changing world. The prince talks exclusively to ITV's Science Editor Lawrence McGinty about the planet and what we can do to save it. From Brazil, they travel to the uniquely varied sanctuary of the Galapagos Islands, home to the world's only giant tortoises, to assess which species are in danger of extinction at the hands of mankind.

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