Today's story is "Thomas Tidies Up" by Gunilla Wolde
(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.20 pm)
Author (Thomas Tidies Up):
Export documentation puts more people off exporting than any other single factor. How can it be simplified?
with Paul Grist, Raymond Mason, Ivan Beavis, Roy Spencer, Reg Whitehead, Renu Setna, Valerie Georgeson
Introduced by Brian Jackson
with Peter Woods reporting the world tonight with the BBC's reporters and correspondents at home and abroad
Reporters Jim Douglas Henry, Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, Gillian Strickland, Denis Tuohy, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson
In the bad old days of mass unemployment, they used to say that love went out of the window when poverty came through the front door. Another cliche: all that lovers need is each other and two can live as cheaply as one. Today, as giant industries again flounder and it seems that no one's job is absolutely secure, what would the modern romantics say in a materialistic world of money-worship and hire-purchase commitments?
For men of craft and skill and integrity the dole can mean more than material hardship. Nobody really starves on social security today - but the soul can be damaged, the spirit corroded. When no one knows if he - or she - will be next to join the dole queue, what happens to the quality of marriage, the atmosphere of family, a man and his children, wedding plans for two, a blossoming courtship? When the bread-winner gets the sack, can love survive on the dole?
From the League of Champions tonight featuring Jack Rea v Gary Owen
Owen, through to the semi-finals, attempts to make it three wins in a row, against the Irish champion.
Introduced by Alan Weeks
by Brian Hayles
from the novel by Angus Hall
with Robert Lang as Adam Crosse, John Ronane as Quilter and Lynn Farleigh as Lydia Crosse
Adam Crosse appears to be a normal, well-integrated member of society, but in fact his marriage is a failure; he is a hypochondriac and tranquilliser addict, needing only one final nudge to push him over the edge. One morning, his wife tells him she has a lover...
Det Chief Insp Schofield:
on behalf of the Labour Party
(Also on BBC1)
Ski-ing in Switzerland today is big business, from nursery slopes to Olympic Gold Medals, but it wasn't the Swiss who started it. It all began with an English Methodist Minister and a Public Schools Winter Sports Club, some 70 years ago.
Narrated by Roger Snowdon.
"Punishment never cured anybody. The only way to cure children is to approve of them."
"I never despair of any child. I'm pessimistic about humanity very often, but I'm never pessimistic about a child."
A.S. Neill, for 50 years Headmaster of Summerhill, known as that 'frightful school' where pupils attend lessons only when they want to, talks to Oliver Hunkin