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A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives.
Reporters: Angela Huth, Jeremy James, John Percival, Trevor Philpott, Desmond Wilcox

This week: The Life Sentence: 2: Margaret
Margaret [text removed] is an attractive fairhaired woman in her thirties; intelligent, quick-witted. She has lived the past seventeen years in an iron lung, ever since she was taken ill with polio as a teenager. Margaret's life sentence has been spent at home-away from hospital and institutional routines. If she had been kept in hospital, like the girl in last week's programme, it would have cost the state £100 a week to maintain her there. Instead her parents, now elderly, work to keep her at home, struggle to look after her. Their only financial help - a few pounds National Assistance. But for Margaret and her parents the real cost must be measured in terms of human effort.


Richard Thomas
Desmond Wilcox
Bill Morton

The madcap comedy.
Starring Eddie Bracken, Cass Daley Virginia Welles, Spike Jones, Spike Jones and his City Slickers

A small-town millionaire in the big city finds himself prey to predatory females.


Edmund Beloin
Jack Rose
Lewis Meltzer
David Dare
William D. Russell
Henry Haskell:
Eddie Bracken
Jean Mitchell:
Virginia Welles
Gladys Hayden:
Virginia Field
Geraldine Ryan:
Cass Daley
Johnny O'Donnell:
Johnny Coy
Spike Jones and his City Slickers:
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by Sir Walter Scott.
A second chance to see this dramatisation by Anthony Steven.

Tressilian, believing Amy to be Varney's mistress, plans to accuse him before the Queen of her abduction. Leicester's rival, the Earl of Sussex, is ill of suspected poisoning.
(Shown on Saturday)


Sir Walter Scott
Dramatised by:
Anthony Steven
David Conroy
Tristan de Vere Cole

A last look around the world of television.
Criticism, Discussion, Diversion with Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley and tonight's guests.


Michael Dean
Joan Bakewell
Tony Bilbow
Sheridan Morley

BBC Two England

About BBC Two

BBC Two is a lively channel of depth and substance, carrying a range of knowledge-building programming complemented by great drama, comedy and arts.

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