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

One of the greatest problems facing doctors in their efforts to fight cancer is that the word itself is synonymous with death and suffering. The depressing side of this disease gets plenty of publicity. We all know someone who has died of cancer.

Yet it is estimated that 30,000 people are cured of cancer every year in this country. Many of them are unaware that they have suffered from an attack of it because they have never been told. Others, because of the conspiracy of silence, never talk of it. Tonight on Man Alive five ex-cancer patients who have been successfully treated, talk about their experiences. No man faces cancer unmoved, but all the contributors in tonight's programme look forward to their futures with confidence and hope.


Storry Walton
Desmond Wilcox
Bill Morton

From the League of Champions Kingsley Kennerley v Fred Davis
Fred Davis, scorer of the highest break so far - 71, against Midlands Champion Kingsley Kennerley, who is still without a win.
Introduced by Alan Weeks.



Snooker Player:
Kingsley Kennerley
Snooker Player:
Fred Davis
Sydney Lee
Alan Weeks
Ted Lowe
Jim Dumighan
Reg Perrin

by Michael J. Bird
with lain Gregory as Eric Carver, Lesley-Anne Down as Diana Carver, Peter Barkworth as Dr Phillimore

Eric Carver knows that his young bride Diana suffered a severe shock during her youth, and he must treat her gently. When she shows an abnormal attachment for an old house, he makes light of it. Until the ghost appears...


Michael J. Bird
Script Editor:
Roger Parkes
Incidental Music:
Dudley Simpson
Fanny Taylor
Alan Bromly
Ken Hannam
Eric Carver:
Iain Gregory
Diana Carver:
Lesley-Anne Down
Dr Phillimore:
Peter Barkworth
Ewan Mackenzie:
Clifford Cox
Police Inspector:
Geoffrey Russell
Thomas Hobbs:
Walter Randall

On 29 August 1930, the most isolated community in the British Isles leapt into the headlines. The island of St Kilda had been evacuated. A hundred and ten miles from the Scottish mainland, cut off and ignored, her tiny population had been struggling to survive. Finally they had given up.

In tonight's film four of the islanders, the resident nurse, and the missionary's daughter describe life on the island in those last years and the events which led up to the evacuation.


The resident nurse [name uncredited]
The missionary's daughter [name uncredited]
John Stockbridge
Stephen Peet
Anna Benson-Gyles

BBC Two England

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