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11: And the walls came tumbling down
Going ' open plan ' causes many teachers to have misgivings. Why open plan? And what can teachers in less than perfect settings do to help put the principles into practice?
Introduced by ALAN LITTLE
Book 70p: see page 78

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Introduced By:
Alan Little

What did you do in the Great War, Mummy?
During the two world wars, women workers experienced a kind of liberation. Why couldn'it last?
Introduced by SUZANNE DAVIES , with JESSIE STEPHEN , domestic servant 1908-1919 and still an active trade unionist, and ANNE LIVERMORE , one of the girls conscripted by Bevin to work in aircraft factories.
Producer TONY MATTHEWS
Series producer JOHN TWITCHIN

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Introduced By:
Suzanne Davies
Unknown:
Jessie Stephen
Unknown:
Anne Livermore
Producer:
Tony Matthews
Producer:
John Twitchin

Starring Betty Grable, George Montgomery, Cesar Romero

At the turn of the century, Eddie Johnson and Joe Rocco are rivals in Coney Island showbusiness and for the affections of Kate Farley, the island's most successful singer.

Betty Grable, who died last year, was at the height of her popularity as the Forces' favourite pin-up when she made this romantic period musical set against the background of New York's pleasure island. Her 'million-dollar legs' graced a succession of box-office hits during the darkest days of World War II.

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Screenplay:
George Seaton
Director:
Walter Lang
Kate Farley:
Betty Grable
Eddie Johnson:
George Montgomery
Joe Rocco:
Cesar Romero
Finnigan:
Charles Winninger
Frankie:
Phil Silvers
William Hammerstein:
Matt Briggs
Louie:
Paul Hurst
Bartender:
Frank Orth
Dolly:
Phyllis Kennedy
Dancer:
Carmen D'Antonio
Cashier:
Hal K Dawson
Carter:
Andrew Tombes

Reporters: Jeremy james, Jeanne la Chard, John Pitman, Jack Pizzey, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson
This week: Born to Fail?
John Wise, Manchester signalman, has had a lifetime of dull, boring jobs. At school his abilities largely escaped notice and he was written off when he failed the 11-plus. Now, 31 years later, he has proved he deserved a better chance - he's won a place at university.
Jimmy May left school just two years ago. He wanted to be an artist and some of his drawings were published in a book about London's East End. But he's ended up in a butcher's shop and he hates every minute.
They say that everyone, these days, has the chance to get ahead. But the Jimmy Mays of the world still fear they are born to fail.

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Reporter:
Jeremy James
Unknown:
Jeanne La Chard
Unknown:
John Pitman
Unknown:
Jack Pizzey
Unknown:
Desmond Wilcox
Unknown:
Harold Williamson
Subject:
John Wise
Subject:
Jimmy Mays
Producer:
Richard Thomas
Editor:
Adam Clapham

with Ludovic Kennedy The Great Oil Rush
As Britain's energy crisis goes on, a report on the men who are bringing in Britain's long promised North Sea oil. Will they meet our energy needs?
MICHAEL COCKERELL profiles exploration manager Mat Linning, and the oil men working this winter. and a News Summary
Producer DAVID HANINGTON Editor PETER PAGNAMENTA

Contributors

Unknown:
Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown:
Michael Cockerell
Producer:
David Hanington
Editor:
Peter Pagnamenta

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