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Introduced by Robert Robinson
' Men don' need to work any more. Women forget their place. And bairns are spoiled ...' from The, Life and Times of Francie Nichol of South Shields.
Francie Nichol reminisces and JOHN WOODVINE reads from the novels of JACK COMMON in a film about these two memoirs of Tyneside in the early years of the century.
Also, the author Jan Morris and tl.e playwright Tom Stoppard each make their choice from the new books.
Director MARTIN L. BELL Producer PHILIP SPEIGHT
Executive producer WILL WYATT

Contributors

Introduced By:
Robert Robinson
Unknown:
Francie Nichol
Unknown:
John Woodvine
Unknown:
Jack Common
Unknown:
Jan Morris
Unknown:
Tom Stoppard
Director:
Martin L. Bell
Producer:
Philip Speight

What is it? Have you got it? If so, what should you do about it? Once thought to be little more than a music-hall joke, the midlife crisis of the male is now becoming recognised as being real in its influence and effects, both physically and psychologically.
Michael Parkinson introduces this investigation, mixing humour with the facts of a subject which concerns every man over 40 - his wife, children and colleagues. Bill Simpson plays the 'menopausal man' - pursuing the answers, both right and wrong, in the kitchen, bedroom and office. Maggie Fitzgibbon expresses the female point of view in song and Peter Howell quotes the pungent views of Ogden Nash.
Written by BARRY TOOK and JOHN LLOYD Producer TAM FRY
Editor MICHAEL TOWN SON
RADIOTIMES niTRn 8 MAV 1975

Contributors

Introduces:
Michael Parkinson
Unknown:
Bill Simpson
Unknown:
Maggie Fitzgibbon
Unknown:
Peter Howell
Unknown:
Ogden Nash.
Written By:
Barry Took
Written By:
John Lloyd
Wife:
Diana Fairfax
Secretary:
Gail Playfair

A season of feature films showing the adult world through the eyes of children: tonight starring
David Brian , Claude Jarman Jr Juano Hernandez
Lucas Beauchamp is a proud old Negro, regarded as arrogant and ' uppity.' When he is arrested and charged with the murder of a white man, Lucas finds that his .only friend is 16-year-old Chick Mallison , whose life he saved.
Producer and director CLARENCE BROWN

Contributors

Unknown:
David Brian
Unknown:
Chick Mallison
Director:
Clarence Brown
John Gavin Stevens:
David Brian
Chick Mallison:
Claude Jarman Jr
Lucas Beauchamp-:
Juano Hernandez
Nub Gowrie:
Porter Hall
Miss Habersham:
Elizabeth Patterson

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