Personalities, profiles, pastimes, past times, points of view & possibilities. Dollin Mercer presents your view of the world we live in - on the Isle of Man of the 21st Century
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The 'Best of' Perspective
Sunday, November 1st, 2020
After 21 months, the final episode of Perspective looks back at some highlights from more than 70 programmes
Food, farming and fishing in a future world
Sunday, October 25th, 2020
DEFA bosses Geoffrey Boot and Richard Lole give evidence to a Tynwald scrutiny committee
"He just sought to try and find a kind of truth that he could reveal"
Sunday, October 18th, 2020
After the passing of world-renowned Manx photographer Chris Killip, we hear tributes, and listen back to a radio appearance from May 2016
A timeless talent, a national treasure and a record-breaking exhibition
Sunday, October 11th, 2020
The Archibald Knox Forum's plans to celebrate his life and work in 2024 - to a scale never seen before
"Towards a Government Which Serves the People"
Sunday, October 4th, 2020
A vision for the future of government on the Isle of Man, from Chris Robertshaw MHK, and the subsequent Q&A
A revised role for the Attorney General?
Sunday, September 27th, 2020
What does the Attorney General do? How is his work scrutinised? Should his role be split? John Quinn QC gives his thoughts
Going to University in an uncertain world
Sunday, September 20th, 2020
Dollin Mercer is joined by Education Minister Dr Alex Allinson and Cat Woolley of the Manx Students' Union
The future of tourism and visitor accommodation on the Isle of Man
Sunday, September 13th, 2020
How do we resuscitate, revitalise and reimagine the tourism industry on the Isle of Man? A Tynwald committee is looking into it...
Manx Gas - with a new deal looming, how did we get here?
Sunday, September 6th, 2020
A campaigner and two interested MHKs discuss the saga of prices for Manx Gas customers on the Isle of Man
A unique by-election, and two new MHKs for Douglas South
Sunday, August 30th, 2020
We meet the newly-elected representatives for the South of Douglas, in the same week they topped the polls
Flood, flood, flood - déjà vu in Laxey
Sunday, August 23rd, 2020
After the major incident in October 2019, Chief Minister Howard Quayle promised lessons would be learnt. Almost a year on, have they been?
Traversing Ellan Vannin
Sunday, August 16th, 2020
In a post-lockdown world, is it time for a rethink about how we travel around the Isle of Man?
Bunscoill “has made Manx a living language again”
Sunday, August 9th, 2020
From September, the Bunscoill Ghaelgagh will be a ‘fully maintained’ government school, for the first time in its 19-year history
Speed Limits – a well-trodden path
Sunday, August 2nd, 2020
In the July sitting, Tynwald failed to agree on a move to change the speed limit policy on the Island's roads
"Treasury treats Tynwald like mushrooms"
Sunday, July 26th, 2020
Two MHKs reflect on the July interim budget update - what did we learn?
'Covering' Covid-19 on the Isle of Man
Sunday, July 19th, 2020
Dollin Mercer was joined, live in the studio, by Paul Moulton of Isle of Man TV, Jess Ward of Isle of Man Newspapers and Josh Stokes of ITV Granada Reports: Isle of Man
A term in LegCo for Sharpe, Henderson, Greenhill and Mercer
Sunday, March 15th, 2020
We listen in to a public discussion with seven hopefuls for Tynwald's upper chamber - four of whom were successful
A high profile departure - the demise of Flybe
Sunday, March 8th, 2020
Dollin Mercer reflects on the news that the regional airline had gone into administration - taking almost half of the Island's flights with it
Fairtrade fortnight, Fairtrade Island status and first-hand experiences
Sunday, March 1st, 2020
Dollin Mercer is joined by the One World Centre and former Garstang residents to discuss all things Fairtrade
Reflections on the 2020 Budget
Sunday, February 23rd, 2020
Following Tuesday's budget, Dollin speaks to Treasury Minister Alf Cannan MHK and guests
A year in the life of the Financial Services Authority
Sunday, February 16th, 2020
FSA heads under the spotlight before a Tynwald scrutiny committee
An uncertain future for Ballasalla Post Office
Sunday, February 9th, 2020
Perspective plots a timeline of developments so far - but what will come of the branch?
An Auditor General on the Isle of Man?
Sunday, February 2nd, 2020
Tynwald's Public Accounts Committee meets two senior figures from the UK
Children in care, 'corporate parenting' and the Children's Champion
Sunday, January 26th, 2020
The Children's Champion, Tim Baker MHK, has constructed his first annual report, which paints a damning picture for looked after children on the Isle of Man
The Media Development Fund and governance procedures
Sunday, January 19th, 2020
Tynwald's Public Accounts Committee gets the thoughts of the treasury minister and chief financial officer on the losses of the Media Development Fund, good governance, and current procedures
Professor Curran's report - initial reactions
Sunday, January 12th, 2020
Following the release of Professor James Curran's report on climate change - the culmination of six months of work from his team - Perspective gets a range of responses to what it has to say
Professor Curran's report - a look ahead
Sunday, January 5th, 2020
An MHK recently described the examination of Professor James Curran's report on climate change as "probably the most important debate we've had for decades." Perspective looks ahead to its release.
Syrian refugees on the Isle of Man
Sunday, December 15th, 2019
Garff MHK Daphne Caine tried again to launch a feasibility study, about the prospect of resettling Syrian refugees here, following a petition from Ballakermeen students
Darryl Hill, Snooker and 'The Cue Zone IOM'
Sunday, December 8th, 2019
Dollin Mercer is joined by ex-professional snooker player Darryl Hill, to speak about his new project - 'the Cue Zone IOM'
'Gaelg as Fishig: Skeeal my vea' - 'Manx and Physics: the story of my life'
Sunday, December 1st, 2019
The autobiography of Dr Brian Stowell was launched this weekend. Dollin Mercer is joined in the studio by two of his children, and Dr Wendy Mercer, who helped compile and edit his memoirs