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: Play School

(Details see BBC1 at 4.0 pm)

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: Open University

: Design by Design

Ten programmes for industry 2: Strategy for Design
BERNARD STERN of Concord Lighting and SIMON MAJARO of Urwick Orr explain how to design for a competitive consumer market.


Unknown: Bernard Stern
Unknown: Simon Majaro
Producer: Michael Garrod

: Open University

: News Summary


: Those Magnificent Flying Machines

6:The Jet Set
Last of a series of programmes from the RAF Museum, Hendon. Introduced by William Woollard


Introduced By: William Woollard
Producer: Brian Johnson

: Gardeners' World

with Percy Thrower from Easton Grey House
A second visit to this beautiful Wiltshire garden.
Producer BARRIE EDGAR (Birmingham)
Percy Thrower 's Guide to Gardeners' World: 50p, from bookshops


Unknown: Percy Thrower
Producer: Barrie Edgar
Unknown: Percy Thrower

: The Money Programme

Widlake in America -
The Great American Railroads
America has the world's largest railway system, a privately owned octopus of 400 separate companies, altogether 25 times the size of British Rail.
No industry ever held its head so high as the great American railroads: they were the foundation of America's industrial society, the password for innovation and the pioneering spirit, and the inspiration of much of America's legend and folk song.
Today the much-sung Wabash,
Rock Island, Rio Grande and Santa Fe still straddle the United States, but the last 30 years have spelt a steady decline. Now the energy crisis promises a new boom, with the railroads busier than ever in their history. But, paradoxically, it's a boom that could be the seed of their destruction, the death-blow to the last great private railway system in the world, as BRIAN WIDLAKE reports.
Sound JULIAN BALDWIN Film editors
(Repeated next Sunday afternoon


Unknown: Brian Widlake
Unknown: Julian Baldwin
Unknown: Gordon Forsyth
Unknown: Mike Appelt
Producer: David Lloyd
Editor: John Dekker

: Nine Days in 26

The General Strike that broke on 4 May 1926 is a watershed in modern British history. It was cloaked in folklore to defuse its real significance. This programme looks at the events of history and attempts to banish the myth.
The strike was the climax of the bitter class-struggle that flared up after the First World War; its social effects could be felt up tc the Second World War and its lessons and warnings are, today, perhaps more valid than ever before. It split the country into two and provided a rare glimpse into the contradictions of British society and parliamentary democracy. It revealed the real attitudes of the Left and of the Trade Union leadership. For the miners in particular it was a tragedy of devastating dimensions; for the middle-class volunteers it brought out the ' best in the British.' Was the General Strike a threat to the Constitution? Was it a revolution or an industrial dispute? Was it a victory or a defeat for the workers?
Narrator IAN HOLM


Written By: Tom Scott Robson

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Here is the News 11 October 2015

: The Book Programme

Introduced by Robert Robinson
Best buys: television playwrights Neville Smith and Fay Weldon each choose a hardback and two paperbacks.
F. Scott Fitzgerald : from his letters, Fitzgerald's own thoughts on The Great Gatsby, his most famous novel recently released in a new film version - ' All my harsh smartness has been kept ruthlessly out of it.'
Arthur Rackham 1868-1939: a look at the life and work of this prolific illustrator.
Executive producer WILL WYATT


Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Neville Smith
Unknown: Fay Weldon
Unknown: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Unknown: Arthur Rackham
Producer: Philip Speight

: News Extra

Presented by David Holmes with Peter Dorting ; Weather


Presented By: David Holmes
Unknown: Peter Dorting

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