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' A Pin for a Poppy Show' Presenters
BRIAN CANT, VALERIE PITTS
9: Post-Natal Care
Six weeks after the birth the mother goes for a check-up examination.
Introduced by JOAN BAKEWELL with two Consultant Obstetricians and a Medical Officer of the Family Planning Association
Directed by JOHN TWITCHIN
Produced by EURFRON GWYNNE JONES
Reporting the world tonight
JOHN TIMPSON and PETER WOODS and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News and Weather
Reporters JIM DOUGLAS HENRY
JEREMY JAMES , JEANNE LA CHARD GILLIAN STRICKLAND
The Overcrowded Profession
The dream: the world of first nights, champagne, the roar of success.
The reality: too often, hours waiting by the phone for calls that never come.
10,000 actors and actresses are out of work - two out of every three. In an Equity report published last month it was revealed that even if only half of them draw unemployment benefit it costs the country E2 million a year. And Equity believes that control over entry into the profession, is, at least part of, the answer. Every year nearly 200 drama schools turn out more than 1,000 hopefuls to try and fill 400 jobs. Most will be lucky if they earn even a meagre living; most will achieve only disillusion and heart-break.
With three drama schools, actors and actresses, and leaders of the profession like John Neville and Hattie Jacques , we look tonight at the overcrowded profession.
Producer TOM CONWAY
Edited by DESMOND WILCOX and BILL MORTON
on behalf of The Labour Party
with her guests
Des O'Connor , The Fortunes
Peter Rostal and Paul Schaefer
THE DOUGLAS SQUIRES DANCE GROUP Choreography DOUGLAS SQUIRES Orchestra directed by ALYN AINSWORTH
Musical arrangements by ALYN AINSWORTH , KEITH AMOS JOHNNY DOUGLAS , MAX HARRIS and ALAN ROPER
Script DAVID CUMMING
Costumes JOYCE MORTLOCK Lighting DICKIE HIGHAM Sound HUGH BARKER
Design STUART WALKER
Production STEWART MORRIS
An invitation to step into the humorous and imaginative world of James Thurber
A series based on a selection of his famous stories and cartoons starring
William Windom as John Monroe Joan Hotchkis as his wife Ellen Lisa Gerritsen as his daughter Lydia
Seal in the Bedroom
Oddly enough, it has its disadvantages. Seals bark you know.
Moira Lister and Clement Freud in a kind of game about food and wine with Zena Skinner and Tony Bilson Host Nicholas Parsons
Designer MARGARET PEACOCK Director ALAN REES '
Producer ARCHIE MACPHEEt
Editor ROWAN AYERS