Media Watch Sunday 16th – Friday  21st August 2015

Media Watch Sunday 16th – Friday 21st August 2015

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SUNDAY

BBC Radio 4

6.05am: Something Understood – Changing the Mirror

The actor Adjoa Andoh explores our need to see our own identities reflected in the culture and environment that envelop us.

With readings from work by Jackie Kay and Aminatta Forna and music by Nina Simone, Miriam Makeba and Florence Price.

BBC World Service

11.50pm: Sporting Witness

The black American sprinter made history at the 1936 Berlin Olympics hosted in Nazi Germany. He won four gold medals, making a mockery of the Nazi ideology of Aryan supremacy. Using the BBC Archive, we look back at his remarkable career..

MONDAY

TUESDAY

BBC World Service

12.06pm: The Inquiry – What Will Happen When Robots take our Jobs

Robots are coming for your job. Blue-collar jobs in industries like manufacturing have been disappearing for years but now white-collar work is under threat too. Machines are already taking roles that used tobe done by journalists, lawyers and even anaesthetists. One recent study calculated that 47% of total employment in the US is at risk of automation in the next 20 years.

So what will happen to all the human beings who did those jobs? Will we invent enough new jobs to keep them occupied? If not, how will they fill their time? And how will they earn money? The Inquiry – still made, for now, by humans – brings you answers.

Channel 5

10.55pm: Whitney & Bobby- Addicted to Love

Documentary-drama exploring the story of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s relationship from 1990 through to her death in 2012. Through first-hand testimony, analysis and comment the film reveals how the pressures of fame coupled with other issues helped sow the seeds of destruction for their marriage.

The start of the millennium saw the final years of their marriage through to divorce and finally Whitney’s untimely death, followed by the recent death of their daughter Bobbi Kristina

WEDNESDAY

BBC Radio 4

11.15pm: Can’t Tell Nathan Caton Nothing – About Poorly Relatives

The series is a mix of Nathan’s stand-up intercut with scenes from his family life.

Janet a.k.a. Mum – At the end of the day she just wants the best for her son. However, she’d also love to brag and show her son off to her friends, but with Nathan only telling jokes for a living it’s kind of hard to do. She loves Nathan, but she aint looking embarrassed for nobody!

Martin a.k.a. Dad – works in the construction industry and was looking forward to his son getting a degree so the two of them could work together in the same field. But now Nathan has blown that dream out of the window. Martin is clumsy and hard-headed and leaves running the house to his wife (she wouldn’t allow it to be any other way).

Shirley a.k.a. Grandma – cannot believe Nathan turned down architecture for comedy. How can her grandson go on stage and use foul language and filthy material… it’s not the good Christian way!

So with the weight of his family’s disappointment will Nathan be able to persist and follow his dreams? Or will he give in to his family’s interference?

About Poorly Relatives

Nathan Caton is unsympathetic when his parents are poorly as he has an important gig and needs to be on his A game. But he agrees not to tell Grandma that they’re poorly as she doesn’t believe in poorly.

NATHAN ….. NATHAN CATON
MUM ….. ADJOA ANDOH
DAD ….. CURTIS WALKER
GRANDMA ….. MONA HAMMOND
REVEREND WILLIAMS ….. DON GILÉT

Written by Nathan Caton and James Kettle
Additional Material by Ola and Maff Brown
Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

THURSDAY

BBC Radio 4

1.45pm: How to have a better Brain: Sleep

Evidence-based, information-rich and full of smart tips and techniques, How To Have A Better Brain delivers a practical and optimistic guide to boosting brain power throughout our lives. Drawing on the latestneurological research into protecting and preserving cognitive function, journalist and broadcaster Sian Williams, currently studying for an MSc in Psychology, investigates the best ways to avert, and in some cases even reverse, mental deterioration.

In this episode Sian analyses the importance of sleep to brain health with Professor Angela Clow, Dr Hannah Critchlow, and neuropsychologist Dr Catherine Loveday and her mum, Scilla, a former Consultant Psychiatrist who started keeping a sleep diary to combat memory loss.

FRIDAY

BBC Radio 4

1.45pm: How to have a better Brain: Diet

Evidence-based, information-rich and full of smart tips and techniques, How To Have A Better Brain delivers a practical and optimistic guide to boosting brain power throughout our lives. Drawing on the latestneurological research into protecting and preserving cognitive function, journalist and broadcaster Sian Williams, currently studying for an MSc in Psychology, investigates the best ways to avert, and in some cases even reverse, mental deterioration.

In this episode Sian analyses the importance of diet to brain health with Professor Barbara Sahakian, Dr Hannah Critchlow, and neuropsychologist Dr Catherine Loveday and her mum, Scilla, a former Consultant Psychiatrist who took up eating chocolate every day to combat memory loss.

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