They have treasured memories of other times -firm views about present times.
In the race for today few of us spare enough time to listen - even to learn-from people who also know about yesterday, as they talk to the Man Alive reporters
The last in a series of films examining the problems and possibilities of our futures.
Most of us - rich and poor alike - believe that increasing affluence is our birthright. We are told to work harder, produce more, to enjoy an ever better standard of living. But people are already finding that increased material wealth often means a decline in the quality of life.
Soon we will have to decide whether increased economic gain is worth the sacrifices we have to pay for it. Indeed some scientists say that we must moderate our demands on nature to survive at all. But what are the demands made by ordinary British families? DR DONALD GOULD talks to four such families about their day-to-day needs and their hopes and fears for the future.
Produced by LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK
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