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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.
Producer MICHAEL GARROD
6:The Jet Set
Last of a series of programmes from the RAF Museum, Hendon. Introduced by William Woollard
Producer BRIAN JOHNSON
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
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.
Camera IAN STONE
Sound JULIAN BALDWIN Film editors
GORDON FORSYTH , MIKE APPELT Producer DAVID LLOYD Editor JOHN DEKKER
(Repeated next Sunday afternoon
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
Cameraman IVAN STRASBURG Written by TOM SCOTT ROBSON Producer ROBERT VAS
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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.
Producer PHILIP SPEIGHT
Executive producer WILL WYATT
Presented by David Holmes with Peter Dorting ; Weather