Sunday, August 16, 2009

Green In The Media 17th August - 23rd August

There's a few documentaries on TV and radio this week, looking at food production, lithium mining and noise pollution.

Monday 17th August

Why Do the British Love Wildlife?
On: BBC Radio Four
Time: 21:00 to 21:30
Francesco Da Mosto leaves his native Italy to explore the apparent special relationship between the British and the natural world. From buzzards to hedgehogs or dormice to snails, we seem to love them all, but why? Francesco discovers that the answer seems to lie in the 19th century.

Future of Food
On: BBC 2
Time: 21:00 to 22:00
George Alagiah travels the world to reveal a growing global food crisis. With food riots on three continents recently, and unprededented competition for food due to population growth and changing diets, there is a looming problem. George joins a Masai chief among the skeletons of cattle he has lost to climate change, and the English farmer who tells him why food production in the UK is also hit. He investigates what is wrong with people's diets and talks to top nutritionist Susan Jebb, DEFRA minister Hilary Benn and Nobel laureate Rajendra Pachauri to uncover what the future holds for our food.

Tuesday 18th August

One Planet Food
On: Community Channel
Time: 08:30 to 08:55 (Also Thu 0830)
Three young secret agents are on a mission to discover the true impact of food and farming on the environment and investigate where food actually comes from.

Home Planet
On: BBC Radio Four
Time: 15:00 to 15:30
Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners' questions about the world we inhabit and our interaction with it, from astronomy to geology, biology to environmental science.

Wednesday 19th August

Afternoon Play
On: BBC Radio Four
Time: 14:15 to 15:00
Hudson and Pepperdine Save the Planet.
Comedy about climate change and how to combat it. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has set up a working party from within the broadcasting industries to brainstorm solutions to the current crisis. Hudson and Pepperdine are on the list. With Felix Dexter, Samantha Holland, Rupert Degas, Dave Lamb.

Thursday 20th August

One Planet
On: BBC World Service Radio
Time: 10:32 to 11:00 (Also 1630, 2030, 0130)
Banking on Life.
Richard Scrase looks at the largest seed store in the world.

In Business
On: BBC Radio Four
Time: 20:30 to 23:00
Battery Power.
The world may soon need huge supplies of the lightest metal, lithium, if plug-in cars really are a future replacement for the internal combustion engine. Half the world's supplies of lithium are high up in the Andes in the landlocked country of Bolivia. Peter Day asks if Bolivia really could become what experts are calling 'the Saudi Arabia of lithium'.

A Problem With Noise
On: BBC Radio Four
Time: 21:00 to 21:30
Wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson investigates the man-made noise pollution which is becoming increasingly invasive in our lives and in our environment, affecting both humans and wildlife. He explores what noise is, the impact of man-made noise and the possible long-term consequences if we don't turn the volume down.

Friday 21st August

Any Questions?
On: BBC Radio Four
Time: 20:00 to 20:50 (Also Sat 1310)
Eddie Mair chairs the topical debate from Middle Wallop, Hampshire. The panellists include environmental campaigner Jonathon Porritt.

Sunday 23rd August

Countryfile
On: BBC 1
Time: 19:00 to 20:00
John Craven investigates the campaign to get consumers to eat less meat, and finds out if it could really make a difference to climate change.


Excerpts taken from DigiGuide - the world's best TV guide available from http://www.getdigiguide.com/?p=1&r=20818
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