House walls and door
Mend the roof with straw
Today's story: "Granny Cox's Old Clothes" by Jean Watson
Presenters this week Miranda Connell, Rick Jones
House walls and door
With Richard Whitmore.
A Western, starring Bobby Darin, Emily Banks, Leslie Nielsen.
Cal Wayne returns to his home in Abilene weary of killing and violence after his bitter experiences during the Civil War. But the town is torn between farmers and cattlemen and Cal is asked to take up his old job as sheriff to try to control Grant Evers, the man responsible for wholesale treachery and death. No one in town realises just how terrible the assignment is for Cal...
(This Week's Films: page 9)
Match your musical wits tonight against Joyce Grenfell, Richard Baker, Bernard Levin.
Guest musician: Sir Geraint Evans
Chairman Joseph Cooper
Why do we work? Is it because we can'survive without the cash, or is it for the love of the job? Management is slowly beginning to realise that workers need to get more from their jobs than a pay-packet. Last year 3,000 firms went bust, and Britain's record of industrial growth during the past five years has been appalling (less than half that of Germany, and only one-seventh that of Japan). The programme asks whether this is due to a failure by management to provide job interest and job satisfaction.
Certainly industrial relations and strikes are demonstrably worse where jobs are basically boring and unsatisfying - as in the car industry. Yet only 32 firms in the whole of Europe have tried experiments to take job-satisfaction into account. Those who do, realise that they get harder work and more loyalty from fewer people. Since management profits from higher productivity, and the workers from better jobs, what is holding up the change?
(Are you happy in your work?: page 3)
Eight writers in a Birmingham Season.
With Shirley Knight Hopkins.
A young woman with two small children, an executive husband, a comfortable home: you'd think Joyce had everything to live for...
(Another play by John Hopkins, "Walk into the Dark": Tuesday, 9.20 pm. Hollywood refugee: cover story, pages 6-7)