Trial of the book and the acquittal of Penguin Books ushered in the freedom of the Sixties. With dramatic reconstructions this programme recreates the atmosphere of the time and tells the story of Lawrence's lifelong battle with the censors.
The mutual mistrust between the French and the English goes back centuries. A British television team looks at the way the French are adjusting to a world in which many of their ideals - revolution, patriotism and national culture - seem to be increasingly irrelevant.
Paul Morley looks at Christmas decorations. Why do we want them? What do they mean to us and what do they say about us? How do the stores entice us to buy them? Do they offer a taste of a traditional Christmas or plastic nostalgia for a non-existent Golden Age?
The spoof arts magazine show presents a drama exploring the short cuts television takes in its treatment of art. Lucrezia Borgia, one of the most glamorous women of Renaissance Italy, discusses her role as patron of Italian art.
Cosmo Landesman accuses comedians of the nineties of becoming a force for political reaction 'the court jesters of the chattering classes'. He argues that politicians now wield the weapon of humour which was once turned against them.