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Reporters Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, Denis Tuohy, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

This week: Vince, Paul, Lawrence and Richard
Four boys aged between 11 and 14. The landmarks of their world are the lingering slums of yesterday, new blocks of flats that aren't being built quickly enough, the warehouses and docks along the river in London's East End. Already they have fallen foul of the law for truancy or stealing-or both. They're in trouble and they're aware of it, but it hasn't dimmed the vitality and optimism of boyhood. There are people who care about them: probation officers, social workers, schoolteachers. But in the end they may be powerless.

"...a sympathetic and heartrending study by Man Alive into the life and prospects of four juvenile delinquents in the East End." (Daily Telegraph)
"It was a sad programme, particularly poignant in that the boys seemed bright enough to take up adult excuses for their actions." (Daily Mail)

Contributors

Producer:
Ivor Dunkerton
Editor:
Desmond Wilcox
Editor:
Bill Morton

An affectionate tribute to Sir William on his birthday from some of his friends. Introduced by John Amis with excerpts from Facade with Fenella Fielding, Michael Flanders, and the Nash Ensemble directed by Marcus Dods, and Bagatelles (1971) for guitar, played by Julian Bream.
Hans Keller and Richard Rodney Bennett pay tribute in words. Malcolm Arnold, Hans Werner Henze, Andre Previn and Malcolm Williamson pay tribute in music specially composed for this occasion and performed by Yehudi Menuhin, Andre Previn, Thomas Hemsley and others
(Composing has always been a nightmare for me: page 15)

Contributors

Presenter:
John Amis
Performer:
Fenella Fielding
Performer:
Michael Flanders
Musicians:
The Nash Ensemble
Musical Director (Nash Ensemble):
Marcus Dods
Guitarist:
Julian Bream
Speaker:
Hans Keller
Speaker:
Richard Rodney Bennett
Composer:
Malcolm Arnold
Composer:
Hans Werner Henze
Composer:
Andre Previn
Composer:
Malcolm Williamson
Violinist:
Yehudi Menuhin
Baritone:
Thomas Hemsley
Director:
Roy Tipping
Producer:
John Amis

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