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Today's story is 'Once Upon a Christmas Tree...' the second of three stories by Larry Parker
(Repeated on BBC1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 pm)
(Colour)

Contributors

Author (Once Upon a Christmas Tree):
Larry Parker
Presenter:
Carol Chell
Presenter:
Rick Jones

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 Man Alive reporters.
(Colour)

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

This week: Alone
At this time of the year loneliness can be particularly painful. Loneliness isn't something that affects just the poor; or the old; or the deserted. You can be alone in the middle of a noisy family; surrounded by work colleagues; in a crowd of friends. Money, youth, and success aren't necessarily any protection. Christmas and New Year make it all seem worse -almost too much to live through. In our increasingly crowded and increasingly noisy society the problem of loneliness is also increasing-Why? And what should we do?

(Colour)

Contributors

Producer:
David Filkin
Editor:
Desmond Wilcox
Editor:
Bill Morton

by Arnold Bennett
Dramatised by Gerald Savory
[Starring] Stephan Chase as Louis, Adrienne Frank as Rachel

£1,000 disappears from Mrs Maldon's house the night that her two nephews Louis and Julian come to dinner.
Louis is an untrustworthy charmer. Julian is off to South Africa the next day -have one or both taken the money?

(Colour)

Contributors

Author:
Arnold Bennett
Dramatised by:
Gerald Savory
Music composed and conducted by:
Herbert Chappell
Lighting:
John Treays
Script Editor:
Shaun MacLoughlin
Designer:
Derek Dodd
Producer:
Mark Shivas
Director:
Gareth Davies
Louis:
Stephan Chase
Rachel:
Adrienne Frank
Mrs Maldon:
Aimee Delamain
Batchgrew:
John Bryans
Carpenter:
John Scott Martin
Horrocleave:
Manning Wilson
Julian:
Davyd Harries
Malkin:
Robert Desmond
Mrs Tams:
Winifred Hill
Krupp:
George Herbert

The bizarre nature of Joe Orton's writing discussed by actors Richard Attenborough, Hywel Bennett, Lee Remick, Milo O'Shea, director Silvio Narizzano and producer Arthur Lewis, during the filming of "Loot" which opens tomorrow in London.
(Colour)

Contributors

Interviewee:
Richard Attenborough
Interviewee:
Hywel Bennett
Interviewee:
Lee Remick
Interviewee:
Milo O'Shea
Interviewee:
Silvio Narizzano
Interviewee:
Arthur Lewis
Director:
Sheldon Larry

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