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The second of two films tracing the history of the Great Westerm Railway up to nationalisation.
A Job for Life. In 1986 the historic Swindon Workshops, the heart of Brunei's Great Western Railway, joined the growing list of closed factories. Once Swindon's products were world famous, its 14,000 employees justly proud of their skills. Just before the closure was announced, Peter Brown visited Swindon to see what survived of the old GWR spirit. Later he returned, to find a bitter and disillusioned workforce. 'What's happening now is that a few people in power are robbing this country of our natural heritage - oil, coal, railways, National Health, everything,' says one. (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Brown

The TUC, in Blackpool, debates the economy, with the National Union of Public Employees general secretary Rodney Bickerstaffe presenting a statement for the TUC General Council. The question of whether to have a pay policy continues to divide the unions, and a motion from the communication workers in favour of one will be debated along with the poll tax and other economic issues. Presented by Vivian White and Nick Jones with Ian Smith.

Contributors

Unknown:
Rodney Bickerstaffe
Presented By:
Vivian White
Presented By:
Nick Jones
Unknown:
Ian Smith.

Fay Weldon. Bishop
Richard Holloway talks to playwright and novelist Fay Weldon - probably most widely known as the author of The Life and Loves of a She-Devil - about her concept of heaven. Is there, for her, such a place? What will it be like, and who does she hope to meet when she gets there? Fay Weldon tells Bishop Richard Holloway about her early school days in New Zealand, cut off by wartime travel restrictions, and the effect her time as a convent schoolgirl had on her writing.

Contributors

Unknown:
Fay Weldon.
Talks:
Richard Holloway
Unknown:
Fay Weldon
Unknown:
Fay Weldon
Unknown:
Bishop Richard

Fingermouse learns to play the piano, but is rudely interrupted by Drat the Rat. With lain Lauchlan and Jane Hardy.
Producer Michael Cole (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Jane Hardy.
Producer:
Michael Cole
on BBC Two England

Weather followed by Trades Union Congress 1990
The debate on the economy continues at Blackpool, followed by a debate on transport. The
Government's policy on high-speed railway links and the Channel tunnel comes under attack, and concern is voiced about pollution caused by disasters at sea.
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On 17 April 1942, 12 RAF bombers attacked Augsburg's U-boat engine factory. A former bomber pilot, Squadron Leader Jack Currie , returns to Germany and the airfields of the raid. Producer Douglas Smith

Contributors

Unknown:
Squadron Leader Jack Currie
Producer:
Douglas Smith
on BBC Two England

The Invaders
The Watchers. A peculiar suicide opens the investigation by David Vincent (Roy Thinnes ) of a remote resort hotel when the terrified manager blurts out a warning that 'they' are taking over his lodge. (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
David Vincent
Unknown:
Roy Thinnes

Last in the series in which the world of Victorian cooking is re-created. The Dinner Party. Ruth Mott prepares a gigantic turbot.
Presented by Peter Thoday. Producer Keith Sheather (R) (Postponed from 29 August)
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Contributors

Unknown:
Ruth Mott
Presented By:
Peter Thoday.
Producer:
Keith Sheather
Unknown:
Ruth Mott

The return of the acclaimed history series, now fortnightly.
Accounts of a Forgotten Army. In 1945 the German State, and its army, disappeared. Recently, harrowing tales from Germans who were prisoners in American camps at that time have begun to emerge. A Canadian author has alleged that nearly a million German soldiers died while prisoners of the Allies.
His figures are disputed, but did the American authorities, with images of concentration camps fresh in their minds, set out to punish Germans?
Producer Neil Cameron Series editor Roy Davies

Contributors

Producer:
Neil Cameron
Editor:
Roy Davies

A murder mystery starring Tom Bell
Joely Richardson David Morrissey
A mercenary art dealer and his beguiling young assistant pay a visit to a once-famous artist. In his isolated house they discover disturbing paintings depicting the course of a passionate love affair. But the paintings also seem to reveal startling evidence of a murder. The visitors begin to fear for their lives.
Written by Robert Smith Director Bob Bentley
Producer Tatiana Kennedy
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Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Bell
Unknown:
Joely Richardson
Unknown:
David Morrissey
Written By:
Robert Smith
Director:
Bob Bentley
Producer:
Tatiana Kennedy
Grant:
Tom Bell
Gussy:
Joely Richardson
Marcus:
David Morrissey
Helen:
Tiga Adams
Kate:
Louisa Wooff

Terminal. Sir Norman Foster 's new terminal building at Stansted
Airport is his first major structure on British soil for more than a decade. The challenge, as Sir
Norman puts it, was to rediscover the spirit of early airfields.
Tonight's programme explores the construction of a building already being hailed as a modern classic. Director John Bush

Contributors

Unknown:
Sir Norman Foster
Director:
John Bush

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