Story: The Junk Shop by Jean Watson
(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.10 pm)
Author (The Junk Shop):
'I don'y think it is fair to expect families to move to a new area just for the sake of a job. If things get more desperate here we'll have to go - but I wouldn't be happy about it' - Gateshead housewife.
Thousands remain out of work in areas like the North East while London and the new towns suffer labour shortages. But what snags have to be considered in deciding whether to move away in search of work and prospects?
Six films of a jaunt in the sun
The journey begins in the hottest part of the country - the Yukatan Peninsula in the Gulf of Mexico. From the town of Merida and the local seaside resort of Progresso Johnny explores the incredible Mayan pyramids and ruins at Chichen Itza. In the little mountain town of Oaxaca he tours the fascinating Zapotec Indian market where you can buy anything from a bruised banana to a living, bejewelled beetle brooch.
Reporters: Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, John Pitman, Jack Pizzey, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson
This week: Pot
Two people on your bus to work every day may be criminals. And your teenage son or daughter, perhaps just starting at college, may be breaking the law or sharing rooms with someone who does. The crime? The possession or use of cannabis - better known as pot. These statistics are not dramatic journalists' headlines either; they're revealed in a government report. Two million people, in this country, have smoked pot.
With so many people flouting the law - it is perhaps surprising how little is really understood about pot. Is it bad for one's health, and in what way? Is it addictive? Will it lead to other drug usage? And is the present legislation satisfactory?
With Desmond Wilcox in the Man Alive studio tonight are those anxious to discuss the prejudices and the facts about pot.
The first of a new season of Wednesday night films, starring James Mason, Simone Signoret, Maximilian Schell, Harriet Andersson, Harry Andrews
Although ordered to let the matter rest, intelligence agent Charles Dobbs is determined to find out why a top Foreign Office official has committed suicide.
Based on the novel "Call For The Dead" by:
Kenneth Allsop looks at the world of information, comment and persuasion: the press, magazines, publishing, advertising...
with David Tindall