"The Tiger in the Teapot" by Betty Yurdin
(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.10 pm)
Author (The Tiger in the Teapot):
What goes on behind the closed doors as unions and management try to thrash out a new pay settlement?
The Management Negotiators Jim Mortimer, John Kirk
The Union Negotiators Ron Scott, George Webb
with Peter Woods; Weather
Joan Bakewell talks with Oscar Deutsch's widow, Lilly Joseph
Oscar Deutsch, a Birmingham metal merchant, started a chain of cinemas in the 30s. He chose a classical name for his cinemas, a name that embodied his own initials: Odeon.
The Odeon empire brought to the British cinema a standard and comfort hitherto unknown and a positively unforgettable style of architecture. Oscar's wife Lilly designed most of the Odeon interiors: seats, carpets and those twirly-whirly bits on the ceilings.
(Radio Times People: page 4)
Bernard Keeffe with the New Philharmonia Orchestra
leader Desmond Bradley
The great Romantic Orchestra is a glorious expressive instrument. The colour of the sound becomes as important as the notes being played.
Bernard Keeffe shows how this instrument has developed since the days of Haydn and Mozart, and argues that, so far from dying, the orchestra still offers great opportunities for today's composers, like John McCabe who discusses his own use of the orchestra and introduces a movement from his First Symphony.
Illustrations also include excerpts from works by Beethoven, Berlioz, Wagner, Strauss, Debussy, Webern and Lutoslawski.
The New Philharmonia
The death of a steam loco... the birth of a diesel.
A BTF/BBCtv production
by Arden Winch
with Clive Swift as Inspector Waugh
Reporters Jim Douglas Henry, Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, John Pitman, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson
This week: Stars in their Eyes
It's not very long since respectable parents thought of fashion modelling as being a step on the road to ruin for their daughters. But the swinging 60s changed all that, and today there are over 80 model agencies in London alone - and a rash of model schools - which cater for the dreams of girls ambitious to earn fame and fortune with their figures.
What is the truth? Man Alive looks at the chic fagade and the seamy side of the world where model girls are fashioned.
(...tall, willowy and slender ... pp 19-20)
A second chance to see this highly praised series.
Tonight John Berger analyses the images of advertising and shows how they relate to the tradition of oil painting, which can also portray things in ways which make us want to possess them.
(Book published 26 Oct with Penguin 60p)