Today's story is "Dark is Exciting" by Jill Tomlinson
Author (Dark is Exciting):
A film showing a complete, normal delivery of a first baby in hospital
Commentary spoken by Joan Bakewell and a Consultant Obstetrician
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Reporting the world tonight
John Timpson and Peter Woods
A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives
Reporters Jim Douglas Henry, Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, Gillian Strickland,
Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson
Most people, if they're honest, dread growing old. What is even more difficult to accept is getting old and finding yourself living in reduced circumstances.
Undoubtedly the upheaval is more upsetting for 'gentlefolk' - people from upper-middle classes, once used to the good life, now keeping up appearances as backgrounds change and incomes dwindle. They're a proud people. They don't seek sympathy; don't want it.
Years ago they may have lived in big houses; given and gone to big parties. There was 'the theatre,' the 'world trips.' Now it's a lesser life in hotels, hostels or homes run by other gentlefolk, younger and richer, but aware that sometime they too might find themselves in similar circumstances.
This week's Man Alive examines gentlefolk in general and three in particular. Old people forced to change their way of life. They're not sad because they've learned to live with their lot. Their good old days may be dead; their memories are very much alive.
Katie Boyle and Tony Bilson test their knowledge of food and wine in a kind of game with Marguerite Patten and Elizabeth Creak
Host Nicholas Parsons
Rowan and Martin invite you to laugh-a-second-time at their Laugh-In
featuring Judy Carne, Arte Johnson, Ruth Buzzi, Henry Gibson, Goldie Hawn, Dave Madden, Alan Sues, Jo Anne Worley and Chelsea Brown
Produced for NBC by:
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The thoughts and attitudes of a contemporary songwriter
with special guests Madeline Bell and Blue Mink
(Vera Lynn begins her new series next week at 9.30)
A film on his life and thoughts
'The greatest Frenchman of them all'
A genius idolised in the drawing-rooms of France's golden century, and a lonely being tortured by anxiety and doubt. He has been called the first modern man.
Written and produced by Vernon Sproxton
Voice of Pascal:
Talk, argument, people, diversion with Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Tony Bilbow,