Today's story is "The Red Hat" by Donald Bisset
Introduced by Brian Jackson
With Paul Grist, Raymond Mason, Ivan Beavis, Harvey Hall, Frank Mills, Peggy Shields, Beth Morris
with Peter Woods reporting the world tonight with the BBC's reporters and correspondents at home and abroad
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 the Man Alive reporters.
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
For the first time women serving sentences in notorious Holloway Prison have been allowed to talk face-to-camera about life behind bars. A Man Alive team, invited by the Home Office, talked to prisoners about lives which are spent, day by day, year after year, in the confines of a prison built 120 years ago.
Not many women end up in prison. Few are professional criminals, hardly any belong to gangs; almost all of them are young. They're an exclusive group - compared with the 40,000 men in prisons - only 1,000 strong.
In the first of two programmes they talk about what brought them to Holloway; what prison does to them; and how they react to the prison officers who, themselves, have been stripped of every illusion but who never seem to give up hope.
Regional Variations (2)
Classic historical drama series. Elizabeth meets an interesting suitor, the Duke of Anjou, much to the Puritans' disapproval. Now Elizabeth must decide whether to follow her head or her heart. Show more
From the League of Champions tonight featuring Kingsley Kennerley v Jack Rea
Kennerley, representing the Midlands, meets the Irish Champion - Jack Rea.
Introduced by Alan Weeks
with Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley