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Whitehaven, on the edge of the Lake District, is hardly one of England's fun spots, suffering chronic unemployment and one of the nation's highest suicide rates. Against this dismal background the Rev Jim Baker persuaded the council to sell part of the market hall to his Whitehaven Youth Trust. The building now houses facilities for unemployed youngsters and a cafe which they run themselves. As Felicity Finch (pictured) discovers in Quiet Revolution (11.0am, Radio 4), the Trust has become the mainstay of local regeneration.

Quentin Cooper launches an eight-part series to "explore the relationship between technology and humanity". Connect (9.0pm, Radio 4) sounds at first like one of those tedious efforts to make us love our computers. However, its direction becomes clearer in the first episode, which explores the development of container transport and the revolution it brought in world trade. The fall in transport costs has given consumers an unprecedented choice of goods from around the world.

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