19931010In the first of three programmes, bookie-turned-historian

Carl Chinn talks to people who remember fondly how the bad old days could be turned into the good old days by the toss of a coin.

Marbles toMarkers. How children learned about the excitement of gambling. Producer Ian Bell

19931017More stories from people who remember how gambling brought fun and excitement to their lives.

In Cheats Occasionally Prosper, the second in this trilogy, one-time bookie turned historian Carl Chinn hears about the ways punters and police tried to bend the rules. Producer Ian Bell

19931024Last of the series in which people recall the exhilaration of gambling in their lives. You Win Some, You Lose Some. Memories of times when things went right and the days when everything went wrong. Producer Ian Bell