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10.25 Ghostwriter: What's up with Alex?: Episode 4
(ages 10-12)

10.55 Watch: Festivals and Celebrations - Festivals of Endings
(ages 6-7) (Stereo)

11.10 Famously Fluent

11.15 Italianissimo: Lo Scambio di Culture

11.30 Landmarks: Tropical Rainforests - Saving the Forest
(ages 9-12) (Subtitled)

11.50 USA 2000: Detroit - Aerial Views

12.00 Human Rights, Human Wrongs: Refugees

12.10 Job Bank: Car Industry Engineer/Bi-lingual Secretary
(ages 14+)

Fifth in a nine-part series on people and practices in the world of international business.

A look at how companies use comparisons with other industries to gain a competitive edge, in a process called benchmarking. The programme investigates how a bakery helped an aircraft manufacturer to make better use of its ovens and how the Bradford Community Trust Hospital benchmarked with Britannia Airways to see how it could improve the transportation of patients. The US's Xerox Corporation came up with the idea of benchmarking in the late seventies and it is now considered to be one of the most effective tools for measuring the performance of an organisation. But some experts believe Britain is still lagging behind the rest of the world in using it effectively.


Terry Kelleher
Series Editor:
Brian Davies

Last of five programmes in which singer Paul Jones presents some of his favourite music from Pebble Mill.
This week he puts on his dancing shoes and welcomes Brenda Lee who sings Let's Jump the Broomstick,
Joe Francis performs Let's Face the Music, the BBC Big Band are In the Mood and perform Skyliner with Jack Parnell and Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree with the Mellowtones. Other music comes from
Andy Prior with Yeah! Yeah!, Larry Adler , Ronnie Burham and Janie Dee with I've
Got Rhythm, Paul Nicholas with Fit as a Fiddle and Five Guys Named Moe with Choo Choo Cha Boogie. Series producer Martyn Day


Paul Jones
Brenda Lee
Joe Francis
Jack Parnell
Andy Prior
Larry Adler
Ronnie Burham
Janie Dee
Paul Nicholas

In the last of six programmes, travelling chef Gary Rhodes visits Glasgow on the final leg of his gastronomic tour.
Dishes tonight include soused mackerel with red peppers, grilled chicken with braised pearl barley, and home made ice-cream produced on the ski slopes of Aviemore.
See today's choices.
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Gary Rhodes
Paul O'Connor

Thriller starring Judith Light, Michael Ontkean

Laura Simmons is a good wife, a good mother and a great criminal lawyer. She'd better be. She is about to face her toughest case ever when she has to defend her unfaithful husband after he has been accused of murdering his mistress.
Film Reviews pages 53-60

Followed by Video Nation Shorts
More video-recorded moments from everyday lives.


Joel Oliansky
Laura Simmons:
Judith Light
Robert Simmons:
Michael Ontkean
Claudia Lloyd:
Cynthia Sikes
Detective Bradley:
Pat Corley
Alan Michelson:
Jerry Orbach
Frank Ticelli:
Tony Rosato
Eric Simmons:
Johnny Galecki
Ben Gardner:
Nicholas Campbell
Charles Evers:
John Coucos
Colin Barrie:
David Hemblin
Brad Monroe:
Colin Fox
Amanda Simmons:
Gema Zamprogna
Eileen Lloyd:
Patricia Hamilton
Mr Saperstein:
Bob Zidel
DA Papernow:
Jonathan Welsh

Highlights of the first day's play in the match between England and the West Indies, from Lord's. Richie Richardson , captain of the tourists, hopes his team can bounce back from their2-1 series defeat by Australia last winter, which was the first time the West Indies had lost a series for 15 years. England for their part have been buoyed by their recent success in the one-day international series. Introduced by Richie Benaud.


Richie Richardson
Introduced By:
Richie Benaud.

12.00 Open View
Highlights of next week's Open University programmes.

12.05 Design for an Alien World
Scientists and engineers are in the planning stages of a mission to Titan, Saturn's largest moon and one of the most mysterious bodies yet to be explored in the solar system.

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