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First of five stories about modern life. Navvy. They were originally the men who built the canals - the navigators - and for generations the "Irish navvy" meant cheap labour on the building sites of Britain. Today, the British road construction industry still relies on the skills of Irish labourers, but the modern counterparts now command Â£1000-a-week pay packets and a lifestyle to go with it. Producer Julian Wilkinson
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Producer: Julian Wilkinson
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Five stories about modem life told from the inside.
2: Living Doll. The truth behind the greatest body ever sold - Barbie.
Business genius Ruth Handler and inventor/designer Elliot created the toy company Mattel, and their daughter Barbara was the first genuine Barbie. Alan Dein heads for California to hear how the blond goddess was born, named and sold to a world hungry for the dream doll. Producer Mark Burman
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Unknown: Ruth Handler
Unknown: Alan Dein
Producer: Mark Burman
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Five stories about modern life told from the inside. 3: Fingers in the Pie Dinners, receptions, weddings, cocktail parties... a chance to eavesdrop on the busy yet barely recognised world of the caterer, from the hot clamour of the kitchen to the transformation of an auction house into a hotel in two hours flat. Producer John Goudie
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Producer: John Goudie
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Five stories about modern life told from the inside. Looking at Father Adam Fowler was 14 when his journalist father walked out on his family. By the time John Fowler had completed his chronicle Looking at
Glasgow, a gulf of 21 years had grown between himself and his son, Adam.
This spring, they began their reconciliation, walking through the Glasgow that had been written about 25 years before.
Producer Simon Elmes
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Unknown: Adam Fowler
Unknown: John Fowler
Producer: Simon Elmes
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The last of five stories about modern life told from the inside. Gay Soldiers Men and women of Her Majesty's
Armed Forces talk about what it is like to be homosexual in a force where known homosexuality means automatic dismissal.
Producer Simon Elmes
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Producer: Simon Elmes
They were originally the men who built the canals - the navigators - and for generations the `Irish Navvy' meant cheap labour on the building sites of Britain.
Today, the British road construction industry still relies on the skills of Irish labourers, but their modern counterparts command 1000-pound-a-week pay packets and a lifestyle to go with it.
The skill and strength of the Donegal `Tunnel Tigers' - the men who built the Channel Tunnel - earn them wealth undreamed of by their forebears.
The truth behind the Barbie doll.
Business genius Ruth Handler and inventor-designer Elliot created the toy company Mattel, and their daughter Barbara was the first genuine Barbie.
Alan Dein heads for California to hear how the blond goddess was born, named and sold to a world hungry for the dream doll.
|197C||03||Fingers In The Pie||19970724|
Dinners, receptions, weddings, cocktail parties: all exploit the skills of the caterers, ever busy yet barely recognised.
So what is cooking behind the scenes of a major party? Here is a chance to eavesdrop on everything from the hot clamour of the kitchen to the art of transforming a LONDON auction house into a 1940s French Riviera hotel in two hours flat - complete with palm trees, a vintage car, floozies swinging from the ceiling and a real live poodle.
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Adam Fowler was fourteen when his father, a columnist on the `GLASGOW Evening Citizen', walked out on his family.
John Fowler's chronicle of his home, `Looking at GLASGOW' ended and a gulf of 21 years grew between father and son.
This spring, Adam began the long journey of reconciliation, walking - with his father - through the GLASGOW that he had written about twenty-five years before.
|197C||05 LAST||Gay Soldiers||19970807|
Men and women of Her Majesty's armed forces tell the real story of what it is like to be homosexual in a force where known homosexuality means automatic dismissal.
Sara Parker spends 24 hours at one of the last family-run pig abattoirs in Britain.
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Willie Dewar, one of the stalwarts of the North British Locomotive Company in GLASGOW, helped design and build the engines that kept the British Empire on the move.
Now, with the age of steam in Britain long gone, Willie travels to South Africa with Adam Fowler to seek out the locos that bore his handiwork fifty years ago.
Jan Youren made the difficult decision to quit the American competitive rodeo circuit.
Her body just could not take any more falls.
Does her daughter Christen have the stamina to take her mother's place in this macho world? Jennifer Chevalier joined the pair at the US Women's Professional Rodeo Association championships.
|198C||04||Chicken Soup With Netballs||19981012||19990505|
Seven members of a north LONDON Jewish netball club talk about netball, their religion and their lives and discover some unexpected differences about what it means to be a Jewish woman in the 1990s.
Presenter Ronit Knoble.
|198C||05 LAST||Pauper's Funeral||19981019||19990512|
Sara Parker charts the story of Leonard, one of hundreds who die alone and penniless, and the efforts to trace his family after he was discovered dead in his flat.
|199B||01||Much Too Much, Much Too Young?||19990531||20000402|
Martin, Julian and Qasim are schoolboys.
They are also computer geniuses.
Sara Parker follows their fortunes as they grapple with the complexities of not just the systems they are under contract to develop for big British companies but also school life and being very rich.
|199B||02||Love Is Blind||19990607||20000409|
Frederick Dove hears disabled people of all ages talk openly about attitudes to their sexuality, dispelling the myth that they cannot and do not.
Dave Coppin is a passionate biker who, in his spare time, uses his motorbike to rush emergency blood and organs between hospitals across south-east ENGLAND - one of a group popularly known as the Blood Runners.
He recently had an accident and, after months of surgery, was forced to use a car - too slow for emergency blood runs.
This programme follows Dave as he struggles to ride his motorbike again.
Reporter Ronit Knoble.
|199B||04 LAST||Freewheeling In Sarajevo||19990621||20000423|
In March 1995, during the siege of Sarajevo, Faruk Sabanovic was hit by sniper fire and seriously wounded.
After months of rehabilitation, he set up the Centre for Self-Reliance.
He wants to change the way Bosnians think about disability, but as Bosnia faces up to the challenge of reconstruction, he realises that self-reliance has resonance for the population as a whole.
Presented by Claudia Hammond