Open Eye: Opening Doors To New Careers Summer Bites
Thursday 03 September 1998
The programmes contain interviews with Quentin Tarantino, Alexander McQueen, Linford Christie, Richard E Grant and many other leading figures.
"We talk to everyone for inside info, tips and advice, from pattern cutters to fashion designers; runners to film directors," says Jules Pownall, Summer Bites producer. "There are many different routes to a career - but when you're young and on the outside, it's hard to know where to start. We hope Summer Bites will open doors and make these jobs more accessible."
Each career is explored in two programmes designed to be video-recorded. The first provides a background to the industry, while the second shows how to get a foot in the door.
A special menu highlights different programme sections for quick reference. Tips from the top, information on the best courses, websites, telephone hotlines and magazines help to provide a complete picture.
Summer Bites is broadcast on BBC Learning Zone from 3.00 to 5.00am. Remember to set your videos the night before!
Film 1: 5 September; Film 2: 6 September. "The story is really important. I like telling a tale!.I'm proud of being a storyteller." (Quentin Tarantino)
Music 1: 12 September; Music 2: 13 September. "It's not easy to write music, it's not easy to write simple music and it's not easy to connect with people." (Noel Gallagher)
Fashion 1: 19 September; Fashion 2: 20 September. "I'm intent on chopping things up, not chopping them up to destroy them but chopping them up to alter them. They are quite precise - take the threads and things. I just get the scissors and whack it off!.It's OK, it's only clothes." (Alexander McQueen, designer, Givenchy)
Sport 1: 26 September; Sport 2: 27 September. "Always, since I can remember, I wanted to be a professional." (Michael Owen)
Jo from Northern Ireland was less than impressed by Russell Brand's attempt to stage a publicity stunt
Weather bomb in pictures: Storms cuts power for tens of thousands – and snow is on the way
Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
Russell Brand was rendered speechless on Question Time by this man
Fury at Airbus after it hints the super-jumbo may be mothballed
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
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