(1981–1994)

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Season 8

14 Jan. 1988
If You Love Him, Let Him Go
Dilemmas faced by parents of mentally handicapped offspring who reach childhood and independence.
 
21 Jan. 1988
Jackpot
Three young adults addicted to gambling on fruit machines, with disastrous results.
 
28 Jan. 1988
Scarfe's Follies
Gerald Scarfe presents a tour of Follies - and builds his own.
 
4 Feb. 1988
Thames Wallah
A specialist with the Thames Water Authority attempts to clean up the Ganges.
 
11 Feb. 1988
Changing Places
Ten pupils from an independent public school (Rugby) and a state comprehensive school (Ruffwood) exchange places and lives.
 
18 Feb. 1988
Diary of a Frontliner
A self-operated video camera was set up in Peter Tilson's home to record a personal diary in his battle with AIDS.
 
25 Feb. 1988
Annie Doesn't Work Here Anymore
Annie, a nurse from Manchester, leaves the NHS to set up a new life as a nurse in Los Angeles.
 
3 Mar. 1988
The Great North Road
Lucinda Lambton explores the A1 and the many hidden delights along the road.
 
10 Mar. 1988
I, Alison...
A follow-up to two previous films about Alison John who suffers from athetoid cerebral palsy. She marries Mark, a vicar, and moves to South Wales. But can she get a job?
 
17 Mar. 1988
Children of the Open Road
Catrine Clay presents the disturbing story of gypsy children abducted from their parents in clean and ordered Switzerland.
 
24 Mar. 1988
Five Go to Florida
Perhaps the last holiday for a group of children, some of whom are gravely ill. They fulfil their dream of visiting Disney World.
 
7 Apr. 1988
Who Will Love Billy?
A 13-year-old boy hopes to be adopted by Dave, a single man of 42 - but things go wrong.
 
14 Apr. 1988
Who Needs a Machine Gunner?
Long-term unemployment in rural Herefordshire.
 
21 Apr. 1988
Women in Black
Three widows at different stages of their recovery.
 
28 Apr. 1988
My African Farm
An old white woman colonial settler staying on in up-country Kenya.
 
5 May 1988
Separate Tables
An old-fashioned sea-side hotel, with many retired residents, is to be refurbished. The residents must go.
 
12 May 1988
Waiting
Two people are waiting on an NHS hospital waiting list - one for a minor operation, the other for a major one.
 
19 May 1988
Mixed Blessings
The story of a mix-up in a Nottingham nursing-home. Margaret Wheeler and Blanche Rylatt each gave birth to a baby girl on the same day. Margaret is convinced that she was given the wrong baby.
 
20 Oct. 1988
Dolebusters
The East Kent Dole Fraud team cracking down on "fiddlers and scroungers".
 
27 Oct. 1988
I Want to Live
Kate Matthews extraordinary fight against cancer to survive, after learning that she has just 12 weeks to live.
 
3 Nov. 1988
The Gypsies Are Coming
The impact of 2,500 gypsies and travellers on the sleepy market town of Appleby in Cumbria, which each June the travellers invade for the annual horse fair.
 
10 Nov. 1988
Desirable Dwellings
Presenter Lucinda Lambton visits some of her favourite buildings.
 
17 Nov. 1988
A Policewoman's Lot
Out on patrol with the policewomen of the West Midlands Force, revealing the change in their role since the 1975 Sex Discrimination Act.
 
24 Nov. 1988
Making the Grade
The inside story of the examinations of the Royal School of Music, following four musicians and their examiner through their rehearsals and preparation, and into the exam. room itself.
 
1 Dec. 1988
Greenfinches
Three soldiers - all members of the Ulster Defence Regiment, all in the-front line of Northern Ireland's tense security troubles - and all three are women.
 
8 Dec. 1988
Jam Today
Highlighting the desperation that debt can bring to people's lives.
 

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