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Family Affairs: Widow's Viewpoint
A childless widow and a widow with a family discuss their personal problems.
Peter Marris, of the Institute of Community Studies, discusses the status of widows in society today. Simona Pakenham talks with Ursula Vaughan Williams, widow of the composer.
Introduced by Anne Allen.

3.15 London Town Scrapbook
Stories on film from past editions of 'London Town'.

(to 15.30)


Speaker (Family Affairs: Widow's Viewpoint): Peter Marris
Interviewer (Family Affairs: Widow's Viewpoint): Simona Pakenham
Interviewee (Family Affairs: Widow's Viewpoint): Ursula Vaughan Williams
Presenter (Family Affairs: Widow's Viewpoint): Anne Allen
Arranged by (Family Affairs: Widow's Viewpoint): Ann-Marie Gardner-Stewart
Producer (Family Affairs: Widow's Viewpoint): Beryl Radley
Commentary (London Town Scrapbook): Richard Dimbleby
Script written by (London Town Scrapbook): George Moresby White
Script written by (London Town Scrapbook): Peter Hunt
Producer (London Town Scrapbook): Stephen McCormack

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