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People who know about yesterday talk to Man Alive reporters.
Jack Jones is now 75. He has spent a lifetime on the Grand Union Canal trading between Brentford and Birmingham. Now he looks back with regret at the passing of the canal boats and the families who lived and sailed in them.


Jack Jones
Tom Conway

Reporters Jim Douglas Henry, Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, Gillian Strickland, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

Holloway Prison was built in 1852 in what was then a desirable suburb, and because the neighbours objected the architects had to design something that would improve the amenities not spoil them. So, they made it look like a medieval castle. But now they're pulling down Holloway and, on the same site, they're going to build a new prison costing £6,000,000.
What will this prison of the future be like? What must it be like? In the final programme of this two-part enquiry, Man Alive brings together those who designed the new prison and the women prisoners who appeared in last week's film.



Tom Conway
Desmond Wilcox
Bill Morton

From the League of Champions tonight featuring John Pulman v Rex Williams
The World Snooker Champion plays the World Billiards Champion.
Introduced by Alan Weeks



Snooker player:
John Pulman
Snooker player:
Rex Williams
Sydney Lee
Alan Weeks
Ted Lowe
Jim Dumighan
Reg Perrin

by Hugh Whitemore
[Starring] Glenda Jackson as Elizabeth I
[with] Stephen Murray as Walsingham, Vivian Pickles as Mary, Queen of Scots
with David Collings as Sir Anthony Babington


Hugh Whitemore
Elizabeth Waller
David Munrow
Richard Henry
Produced and directed by:
Roderick Graham
Elizabeth I:
Glenda Jackson
Walsingham, Secretary of State:
Stephen Murray
Mary, Queen of Scots:
Vivian Pickles
Sir Amyas Paulet, Mary's guardian:
Hamilton Dyce
Richard Topcliffe, Rackmaster:
Brian Wilde
Sir Anthony Babington, courtier:
David Collings
Astrologer - Sir Edward Kelley:
Malcolm Hayes
Astrologer - Dr John Dee:
Raf de la Torre
William Davison, Secretary of the Council:
John Graham
Gilbert Gifford:
Bernard Holley
Thomas Phelippes, Walsingham's chief agent:
David Nettheim
John Ballard:
David Garfield
John Savage:
James Culliford
John Whitgift, Archbishop of Canterbury:
John Ruddock

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