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Bill Breckon goes in search of a house coming under the hammer this week-a method of buying that could save thousands or prove a complete catastrophe.
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If there is such a thing as normal weather, 1983 had very little of it. There were droughts in South Africa, bush fires in Australia, practically everything to excess in California and Britain had a dry summer. What was going on? In the first of two programmes,
Anthony Smith examines our understanding of the forces that produce weather and considers the influence of the 'Two Els' El Nino and El Chichon. Producer GEOFF DEEHAN
A series of montage documentaries
2: Down These Mean Streets...
Can you imagine sitting outside a house for 16 hours? It's 's not the sort of thing you can show on television ...
I was running like blazes and I felt this hammer parting the hair on the back of me head ... The life of a private detective is more writs than Ritz, more credit-checks than corpses. Only the one-liners are straight out of Chandler. This programme follows the agents of Burgess,
Liverpool and Ellison and Gough, Manchester, about their daily business.
Researcher JUUE SIMMONS Producer PETER EVERETT BBC Manchester
The Vikings in York
A thousand-year-old city has come back to life under a modem shopping centre in the heart of York. Jorvic was the Viking capital of the Northern Kingdom. Not much was known about it until 1976, when excavations in Coppergate uncovered complete walls of timber buildings, metal objects, leather boots and even a sock. Now Jorvic lives again in a re-creation of a Viking street with the sights, sounds and even smells, of the tenth century.
How convincing is this presentation of Viking life? Can the demands of archaeology be reconciled with the needs of tourism? Paul Vaughan takes his seat on one of the Jorvic centre's time-cars to find out.
Producer BRIAN BARFIELD
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