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Story: "Marty" by Anna Standon
Illustrated by Edward Standon
Presenters this week Sarah Long, Lionel Morton

(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.15 pm)


Author (Marty):
Anna Standon
Illustrator (Marty):
Edward Standon
Sarah Long
Lionel Morton

A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives.
Reporters Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, John Pitman, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

This week Plimpton: The Man on the Flying Trapeze
George Plimpton is an amateur of many worlds. He has driven a racing car in the Italian Grand Prix. He has even played a bit-part in a John Wayne movie. George Plimpton is familiar to American viewers for his have-ago-at-anything approach.
Tonight, Man Alive hands over to Plimpton as he joins 'The Flying Apollos,' a trapeze act with a travelling circus. After 10 days' training, George Plimpton, in a packed big top, himself has a go on the flying trapeze.


George Plimpton
William Kronick
Desmond Wilcox

Starring Olivia de Havilland
with Mark Stevens, Lee Genn, Celeste Holm

A young woman comes to herself one morning to realise that she is in a mental home but can remember nothing of the five preceding months. The horrors of life in an institution are offset by the efforts of the staff, fighting against frustration and officialdom, to help the unfortunate inmates.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Anatole Litvak
Virginia Stuart Cunningham:
Olivia De Havilland
Robert Cunningham:
Mark Stevens
Dr Mark Kik:
Leo Genn
Celeste Holm
Dr Terry:
Glenn Langan
Miss David:
Helen Craig
Leif Erickson
Mrs Greer:
Beulah Bondi
Asylum inmate:
Lee Patrick
Dr Curtis:
Howard Freeman
Mrs Stuart:
Natalie Schafer
Ruth Donnelly
Katherine Locke
Virginia (age 6):
Lora Lee Michel
Mr Stuart:
Damian O'Flynn

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