Story: Clouds by PEGGY BLAKELEY illustrated by KAZUO NIIZAKA
Presenters MIRANDA CONNELL , RICK JONES
(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.10 pnU
To be born once is astonishing, but to be born a second time as a completely different creature is one of the miracles of nature.
For nearly 150 years the Breton onion sellers have been coming to Britain from Finistere in north-west France.
EUGÈNE SÉITÉ has been a Johnny for 50 years: this film looks at his life in Britain and in Brittany. Commentary by Johnny Morris
Producer BRIAN PATTEN (from Bristol)
Reporters: JEREMY JAMES
JEANNE LA CHARD , JOHN PITMAN JACK PIZZEY , DESMOND WILCOX HAROLD WILLIAMSON
This week: Riding for a Fall
When it comes to National Hunt Racing most people are only concerned about which horse is first past the post. Spectators can often be heard urging the leading horse to fall. You need to be tough to be a jockey. It means riding at 30 mph over fences that can send a horse flying - and a jockey to the ground with a broken back. The risks are great; the financial rewards not so great.
In Grand National week Man Alive finds out why jockeys do it; why they risk their necks for E15 a ride when compensation is poor if they're injured - or killed.
Richard Pitman , favourite for this year's Cheltenham Gold Cup, sums it up like this: 'Getting hurt is far less important than the glory, the enjoyment, the thrill. It's eating you. It's part of you. We love it.'
Director jim MURRAY Editor ADAM CLAPHAM
Starring Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Edie Adams, Margaret Leighton, Shelley Berman, Lee Tracy and Ann Sothern
William Russell and Senator Joe Cantwell are rival candidates for their party's Presidential nomination. All one of them needs is the endorsement of the dying ex-President to win the party ticket. This brilliantly witty study of the behind-the-scenes struggles in American politics stars Henry Fonda and Cliff Robertson as the rivals who each have some surprises up their sleeves.
(This Week's Films: page 9)
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Kenneth Allsop looks at the stories, the issues and the people from the world of newspapers, magazines, publishing and advertising... the media and the messages.
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