Ten programmes about people who are successful against the odds. Derek Birkin
In ten years,
DEREK BIRKIN has turned Tunnel Holdings-a conglomerate based on cement manufacture - into one of Britain's international successes. Frank Delaney analyses how he has managed it despite the economic climate.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham long wave only
Introduced by Sue MaeGregor , including Tanzania Link: an educational visit with a difference - pupils and teachers from Stantonbury Campus School report on a month spent living and working alongside Tanzanians in their schools and villages.
Dos, Don'ts and Dodges: BETTY FOSTER with some useful dressmaking tips. Journey to Amritsar (3) long wave only
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Lifeboat by NICK DARKE
In storm conditions, Trevose coastguard receives an urgent call from a distressed cargo ship, the Monika Rose. One more rescue operation is under way for the men of the Padstow lifeboat.
Although fictional, this is an authentic account of such an operation.
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol
Written by TERRY JAMES (Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
John Julius Norwich keeps a ' commonplace book ' from which, each year, he compiles a Christmas gift for his friends. He presents, with Artemis Cooper , some of his favourite poems from the collection.
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
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