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Charles II, Part Two: The Long Lease of Pleasant Days
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57 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 11 March 2011

Why a decision by a major global publisher to limit the number of times libraries in the US can lend out ebooks is concerning UK librarians.

The young football fan who's received a refund on his replica shirt after suing his club.

And Ruth Watson, the Hotel Inspector, is back with a new series of Country House Rescue and she's on a mission to save our country piles from ruin, one reluctant owner at a time. Peter talks to her about why we're still obsessed with how the other half lives and how Britain's hotels can improve.

The presenter is Peter White. The producer is Kathryn Takatsuki.


7 items
  • Wifi

    A study has shown that a wireless router can lower the speed of your broadband - so we ask is being fast always best?

  • Ruth Watson

    Hotelier and restaurateur Ruth Watson talks to Peter about the UK hotel industry.

  • Irish cricket

    After a stunning and surprising win against England in the Cricket World Cup last week, we find out how Cricket Ireland will be capitalising on its recent success.

  • Football Shirts

    How one thirteen year old football fan was so incensed after Reading sold his favourite player he decided to sue - and won.

  • Ebooks

    A major publisher has imposed a limit on ebook lending in the US, and concern is growing on this side of the Atlantic.

  • Dating with a stammer

    Ashley Morrison tells us how he copes with the difficulties of dating when you have a stammer.

  • Ruth Watson

    Ruth Watson is back with a new series of Country House Rescue. She tells Peter why we're so fascinated with these old country piles.



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