12.30 The 'User Friendly' School
Can commercial management ideas transfer to the world of education? Experience in Denmark suggests that they can.
Producer GEOFF WHEELER (R)
12.55 Manufacturing Systems: the Task Force Approach
Faced with declining profitability, a UK company modernises its plant.
But where to start? A task force was formed.
Producers CLIVE HOLLOWAY PHILIP ASHBY (R)
Education, interest, entertainment, activity - BBC School Television launches an exciting new year of programmes.
Whether you're a parent, a primary school teacher or an interested daytime viewer, don't miss this preview of some of the brand new programmes - with a few old favourites - starting next week on BBC2. Introduced by Professor Ted Wragg Producer PAUL ASHTON
Weather followed by Songs of Praise
* CEEFAX SUBTITLES
Weather followed by Ours to Keep Living on the Past
For the city of York 1984 was a year to remember. In May Prince Charles opened its newest attraction, the Jorvik Viking Centre. Two months later it nearly lost its oldest one when York Minster 's south transept was gutted by fire. The disaster shook the nation's belief in the durability of our great historic buildings.
This film, shot before and after the fire, looks at the problems of conserving the whole city within its medieval walls.
Producer COLIN ROSE (R)
The Glass Artist
Sunderland is a town with a tradition of glass-making, and Charlie Meaker has set up his studio there where he blows by hand exquisite bowls that sell throughout the USA and Europe. Producer SUE DURKAN BBC Newcastle (R)
Written and narrated by Roy Lewis
A century ago, Cecil Rhodes dreamed of building a railway across 6,000 miles of Africa - an iron lifeline of the Empire.
The Empire is no more but the railway itself has become of vital importance to the now independent countries of Africa.
Producer COLIN LUKE
(First shown in 'The World About Us ')
Anne Gregg goes camping in Turkey
Director CHRISTINE CARTER
Producer PATRICIA HOULIHAN (R)
2: The Hardings of Bristol For at least 150 years they have been cattle dealers and butchers in Bristol.
Individualists, enjoying their businesses, with fascinating stories of city life and the characters in the family. Narrator PETER FRANCE Written and directed by MICHAEL CROUCHER BBC Bristol (R)
begins a season of classic films produced by Alexander Korda Today starring Sabu Conrad Veidt
Ahmad, King of Bagdad, is imprisoned by the treacherous Grand
Vizier Jaffar. With the help of the cunning young thief Abu, he escapes to the city of Basra, where he falls in love with the Princess....
Screenplay by LAJOS BIRO and MILES MALLESON Produced by ALEXANDER KORDA Directed by MICHAEL POWELL.
LUDWIG BERGER and TIM WHELAN
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Three Years On
On 11 March 1985, after the greater part of the Comrades series had already been filmed, the USSR acquired a new leader and soon appeared to be on the brink of enormous change. But has any of that change reached the lives of the average Soviet citizen?
Michael Ignatieff hears from four of the original subjects. Film editor MIKE ALOOF
Videotape editor ST JOHN O'RORKE Director PIETER MORPURGO Producer ANDREW GOSLING
The Triumph of the Self
Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
In the last of this series of six films Sir Lawrence Gowing explores the brilliant, sun-drenched work of Matisse and a new use of colour that would 'stir the sensual heart of man'.
Film editor CAROL OWENS
Directed by CHRISTOPHER BURSTALL (R)
starring Phil Cool Important Notice
We have reminded you about your telephone bill, but our records show that it is still unpaid and we are, therefore, about to disconnect your service. If you have recently paid your bill, please watch the next 30 minutes of impressions and sketches starring Phil Cool. We'll still cut you off. but at least you'll have had a damn good laugh. Written by PHIL COOL PAUL ALEXANDER
KEITH DONNELLY. BARRY FAULKNER Associate producer LES WARD Director DAVID WEIR
Producer STEVE WEDDLE BBC Pebble Mill
First of three programmes Can You Afford the Doctor?
Life before the NHS. Patients, nurses and doctors vividly recall conditions in the 20s and 30s when a visit to the doctor was prohibitively expensive, hospital conditions were often appalling and people dreaded falling ill.
- 'Much surgery was done on the kitchen table, quite frankly.'
- 'If people needed glasses, they went to Woolworths.' - 'If you were poor and old and ill, you would say "God bless you", as they did in times of plague, because you were not long for this world.' That was before 1948 ... Film editor DON FAIRSERVICE Executive producer
SIMON CAMPBELL JONES Written and produced by MICHAEL BARNES
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During the past few weeks, thousands of seals have been killed by a virus that has swept across the North Sea to the east coast of Britain.
The deaths have been a personal tragedy for Brenda Giles whose
West Norfolk seal sanctuary has saved more than 300 baby seals in the last 12 years.
Brenda and her husband
Alan have devoted their lives to saving the tiny pups. Their concern for these creatures has taken a heavy toll, leaving them exhausted and virtually penniless. Now the sanctuary itself has been hit by the virus and many of the rescued pups have died. Narrator Ian Holm
Film editor MICHAEL STOKES Producer dick MEADOWS
with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick
helps you plan your weekend by previewing daytime programmes of special interest from the Open
University on Saturday and Sunday. A BBC/Open University production
Marketing in Action: Launching Neptune
Can the National Trust broaden its appeal in order to save Britain's threatened coastline?
Producer ROGER PENFOUND (R)