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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.


Tom Conway

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.


Jenny Barraclough
Desmond Wilcox
Bill Morton

Regional Variations (2)

Elizabeth R: Shadow in the Sun

BBC Two England

Elizabeth R

Shadow in the Sun

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

on BBC Two England

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


Glenda Jackson
Robert Dudley:
Robert Hardy
William Cecil:
Ronald Hines
Stephen Murray
Earl of Sussex:
John Shrapnel
Sir Christopher Hatton:
Bernard Horsfall

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
(from Birmingham)


Alan Weeks
Snooker player:
Kingsley Kennerley
Snooker player:
Jack Rea
Sydney Lee
Ted Lowe
Jim Dumighan
Reg Perrin

BBC Two England

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