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A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives.
Reporters: Jim Douglas Henry, Angela Huth, Jeremy James, John Percival, Trevor Philpott, Desmond Wilcox

This week: Why Pick on Us?
It could be an electricity pylon in your back-yard, it could mean giving up your favourite rose-bed to a bypass, it could be a motorway cutting through fields and farms. It is, in fact, an airport: the proposed third London Airport at Stansted. But it doesn't really matter. What does matter is that in the name of progress people are going to be inconvenienced, upset, hurt. In Stansted they will argue about the planning, the cost and the effectiveness. But what it is really all about is much more simple. Progress is fine-until the day you hear it is going to take place in your own garden.


Tom Conway
Desmond Wilcox
Bill Morton

by J.B. Priestley.
A second chance to see this dramatisation in four parts by David Turner.

The depression of 1930 caused uncertainty in many small firms in the City of London. Twigg and Dersingham, agents for furniture veneers, were no exception.
(Shown on Saturday)


J.B. Priestley
Dramatised by:
David Turner
David Conroy
Paddy Russell

A last look around the world of television.
Criticism, Discussion, Diversion with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley and tonight's guests.


Michael Dean
Joan Bakewell
Tony Bilbow
Sheridan Morley

BBC Two England

About BBC Two

BBC Two is a lively channel of depth and substance, carrying a range of knowledge-building programming complemented by great drama, comedy and arts.

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