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05/12/2011

Health correspondent Matthew Hill investigates the mistakes made by Avon and Somerset Police when they received a desperate 999 call from a man who was threatening to kill himself. Christofer Walker died after taking an overdose of pills at his home in Weston Super Mare. His family believe the police were slow to respond and lessons need to be learnt.

And railway expert Adrian Vaughan argues that Isambard Kingdom Brunel should be remembered as much for his blunders as for his brilliance. After many months of studying Brunel's letters and diaries, Vaughan considers that history has painted a heroic picture of Brunel that isn't entirely justified. He argues, for example, that the Clifton Suspension Bridge bears little resemblance to Brunel's original design.

29 minutes

Last on

Mon 5 Dec 2011 19:30
BBC One HD, West only

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterAlastair McKee
Series EditorRoger Farrant
ReporterMatthew Hill