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A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives
Reporters Jim Douglas Henry, Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, Gillian Strickland,
Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

Most people, if they're honest, dread growing old. What is even more difficult to accept is getting old and finding yourself living in reduced circumstances.
Undoubtedly the upheaval is more upsetting for 'gentlefolk' - people from upper-middle classes, once used to the good life, now keeping up appearances as backgrounds change and incomes dwindle. They're a proud people. They don't seek sympathy; don't want it.
Years ago they may have lived in big houses; given and gone to big parties. There was 'the theatre,' the 'world trips.' Now it's a lesser life in hotels, hostels or homes run by other gentlefolk, younger and richer, but aware that sometime they too might find themselves in similar circumstances.
This week's Man Alive examines gentlefolk in general and three in particular. Old people forced to change their way of life. They're not sad because they've learned to live with their lot. Their good old days may be dead; their memories are very much alive.
(Colour)

Contributors

Director:
Esther Rantzen
Editor:
Desmond Wilcox
Editor:
Bill Morton

Katie Boyle and Tony Bilson test their knowledge of food and wine in a kind of game with Marguerite Patten and Elizabeth Creak
Host Nicholas Parsons

(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
Nicholas Parsons
Panellist:
Katie Boyle
Panellist:
Tony Bilson
Panellist:
Marguerite Patten
Panellist:
Elizabeth Creak
Designer:
Margaret Peacock
Director:
Alan Rees
Producer:
Archie MacPhee

Rowan and Martin invite you to laugh-a-second-time at their Laugh-In
featuring Judy Carne, Arte Johnson, Ruth Buzzi, Henry Gibson, Goldie Hawn, Dave Madden, Alan Sues, Jo Anne Worley and Chelsea Brown
(Colour)

Contributors

Comedian:
Dan Rowan
Comedian:
Dick Martin
Performer:
Judy Carne
Performer:
Arte Johnson
Performer:
Ruth Buzzi
Performer:
Henry Gibson
Performer:
Goldie Hawn
Performer:
Dave Madden
Performer:
Alan Sues
Performer:
Jo Anne Worley
Performer:
Chelsea Brown
Produced for NBC by:
George Schlatter
Produced for NBC by:
Ed Friendly

The thoughts and attitudes of a contemporary songwriter
with special guests Madeline Bell and Blue Mink
(Vera Lynn begins her new series next week at 9.30)
(Colour)

Contributors

Singer/Presenter:
Peter Sarstedt
Singer:
Madeline Bell
Musicians:
Blue Mink
Musical Director:
Ian Green
Vocal backing:
Kay Garner
Vocal backing:
Ray Singer
Special Material:
Tim Aspinal
Sound:
Richard Chamberlain
Lighting:
Ken MacGregor
Design:
Don Taylor
Production:
Stanley Dorfman

A film on his life and thoughts
'The greatest Frenchman of them all'
A genius idolised in the drawing-rooms of France's golden century, and a lonely being tortured by anxiety and doubt. He has been called the first modern man.
Written and produced by Vernon Sproxton
(Colour)

Contributors

Writer/producer:
Vernon Sproxton
Narrator:
Derek Hart
Voice of Pascal:
Richard Bebb
Other voices:
Olive Gregg
Other voices:
Stephen Jack
The Jesuit:
John Southworth

Talk, argument, people, diversion with Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Tony Bilbow,
Sheridan Morley
(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter:
Joan Bakewell
Presenter:
Michael Dean
Presenter:
Tony Bilbow
Presenter:
Sheridan Morley
Editor:
Rowan Ayers

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