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GENOME:
[R4 BD=19681128]

on people concerned with the topics and troubles of today

1: What will the Russians do next?

Is the invasion of Czechoslovakia only the prelude to other probes into Europe? What are Russian intentions in the Mediterranean? Is Yugoslavia seriously threatened?

Produced by Alan Burgess

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GENOME:
[R4 BD=19681128]

Produced By: Alan Burgess

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19681212]

bringing you each week voices of people concerned with the topics and troubles of today

Censorship: Puritan Hang-over or Public Service?

Introduced by Ludovic KENNEDY The days of the blue pencil are over-or are they? Has censorship simply moved into a new, subtler phase and, if so. how does this affect the censored-writers, film-makers. publishers, journalists-and the public itself? Is there a case for less censorship or more?

Produced by Michell Raper

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19681212]

Introduced By: Ludovic Kennedy

Produced By: Michell Raper

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19681219]

bringing you each week voices of people concerned with the topics and troubles of today

Breathalyser - Accidents-and the Frustrated Motorist

A year ago the Breathalyser was introduced to combat drunken driving. Has it succeeded? Can the toll of fatalities from motor accidents be reduced? What ties ahead for the motorist?

Produced by Alan Burgess

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19681219]

Produced By: Alan Burgess

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19690109]

bringing you each week voices of people concerned with the topics and troubles of today Alcoholism: the thirst for destruction

Medical science is at last tackling alcoholism for what it is-a costly and perhaps fatal sickness. But curing the disease means understanding the patient. Tonight's report examines both.

Produced by Michell Raper

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19690109]

Produced By: Michell Raper

GENOME:
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Dole with Everything

Introduced by RENÉ CUTFORTH

Absenteeism increases: executives retire with golden handshakes and substantial unemployment pay; farm workers can often receive more money from social security than from wages ... People live off the state with scarcely a care â€ ?and old-age pensioners find it difficult to make ends meet. What can we do about some of these anomalies of the welfare state?

Produced by Alan Burgess

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19690123]

Produced By: Alan Burgess

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19690130]

bringing you each week voices of people concerned with the topics and troubles of today

American foreign policy-confrontation or negotiation?

Now President Nixon and his new team have taken over, can we expect a new spirit or at least a new style in American foreign policy? Will Nixon follow through on his election pledge of more negotiation and less confrontation with the Russians? America, with a million men spread round the globe and held to a draw in Viet- . nam, looks over-committed. Will she begin to shed some of her load as world policeman?

Presented by GERALD PRIESTLAND

BBC Washington Correspondent

Produced by Keith HindeU

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19690130]

Presented By: Gerald Priestland

Produced By: Keith Hindeu

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19690213]

bringing you each week voices of people concerned with the topics and troubles of today Children in Crisis

Can Britain's welfare services cope with the growing problem of neglect and distress among our children? How much needs to be done, and will it be done in time?

Introduced by JEAN METCALFE

Produced by Michell Raper

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19690213]

Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe

Produced By: Michell Raper

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19690220]

bringing you each week voices of people concerned with the topics and troubles of today

The Killer Diseases

Cancer, bronchitis, and coronary thrombosis are the three killer diseases of our time. What hope does modern science offer for the future?

Produced by Alan Burgess

GENOME:
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Produced By: Alan Burgess

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19690306]

bringing you each week voices of people concerned with the topics and troubles of today Germany: the troubled future

Germany goes to the polls to elect a new President. What problems face the successful candidate, and what new menace may threaten Germany from the East?

Introduced by KEITH KYLE

Produced by Michell Raper

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19690306]

Introduced By: Keith Kyle

Produced By: Michell Raper

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19690313]

France-what next?

The Soames affair is only the latest proof of President de Gaulle's unique ability to startle and intrigue world opinion. What is the General up to? What is the state of France ten months after the dramatic disorders of last May?

IAN MCINTYRE investigates

Produced by George Fischer

A series bringing you each week voices of people concerned with the topics and troubles of today

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19690313]

Unknown: Ian McIntyre

Produced By: George Fischer

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19690415]

bringing you each week voices of people concerned with the topics and troubles of today What do we need an Army for ?

Introduced by BILL GRUNDY

No civilised country in history has ever existed without an army. What size should the British Army be? What is its purpose? And will voluntary recruitment provide enough men?

Produced by Michell Raper

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19690415]

Introduced By: Bill Grundy

Produced By: Michell Raper

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19690429]

on India: the Rich and the Poor

Compiled and introduced by JOSEPH HONE

On a recent visit to India Joseph Hone met ministers and ex-ministers. professors and students, maharajahs and left-wingers, industrialists and steam-engine drivers-the rich and the poor. In this report he talks to them about the problems and conflicts in their country today.

Produced by Alan Burgess

GENOME:
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Introduced By: Joseph Hone

Produced By: Alan Burgess

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19690506]

bringing you each week voices of people concerned with the topics and troubles of today Will we ever get a home?

Day by day the housing situation in Britain nets worse. Squatters occupy vacant property, pensioners are evicted, there are still acres of slum property. Lengthy housing lists and rising mortgage rates make the prospects of a young married couple owning their house in the foreseeable future extremely dim. What can we do about all this?

Produced by Alan Burgess

GENOME:
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Produced By: Alan Burgess

GENOME:
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bringing you each week voices of people concerned with the topics and troubles of today ARE WE RUINING

BRITAIN'S COUNTRYSIDE?

Eventually, will it be concrete all over, so that cars can inherit the earth? What will be the end result of pollution, insecticide, and industrial despoliation? What about National Parks versus farming land? What shall we leave for our children to look at?

Produced by Alan Burgess

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19690527]

Produced By: Alan Burgess

GENOME:
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bringing you each week voices of people concerned with the topics and troubles of today Venereal Disease

Once again figures for venereal disease are on the increase. It is said that some forms of the disease are developing immunity from penicillin. Can medical science and clinical work check the diseases in the present climate of society?

Narrator. EDGAR LUSTGARTEN

Producer. Michell Raper

GENOME:
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Narrator: Edgar Lustgarten

Producer: Michell Raper

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19690610]

bringing you each week voices of people concerned with the topics and troubles of today URBAN MOTORWAYS Britain's major cities are in the throes of planning and building urban motorways which involve the destruction of thousands of houses, the loss of amenities, and, for many individuals, the anguish of being ousted from their home. Will the motorways really provide fast-moving urban motoring or will they simply generate extra traffic? Might not cities be wiser to examine other solutions such as linking people to their work by telephone and television, thereby keeping them out of the commuter rush?

Presented by DUNCAN CARSE

Produced by Keith Hindell

GENOME:
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Presented By: Duncan Carse

Produced By: Keith Hindell

GENOME:
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bringing you each week voices of people concerned with the topics and troubles of today THE HOSPITALS

How satisfactory are working conditions for the nurses and house physicians in Britain's hospitals? Are they, as some claim, underpaid, overworked and over-disciplined? What could be the outcome of the present state of discontent? Narrator: JEAN METCALFE

Produced by Michell Raper

GENOME:
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Narrator: Jean Metcalfe

Produced By: Michell Raper

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19690715]

on The Hospitals

First in a selection of programmes from the weekly series which has been bringing you the voices of people concerned in the topics and troubles of today

Presented by JEAN METCALFE

Produced by Michell Raper

Next Tuesday:

Urban Motorways

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19690715]

Presented By: Jean Metcalfe

Produced By: Michell Raper

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19690718]

on The French:

Are They Impossible?

Introduced by JAMES MOSSMAN

They live only twenty-one miles from our shores and they don'even speak English. We fight two wars as allies and they say we are not good enough Europeans to enter the Common Market. What does make a good European in their eyes? How does Pompidou's France regard Britain and its role in the world today?

Produced by Alan Burgess

GENOME:
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Introduced By: James Mossman

Produced By: Alan Burgess

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19690916]

Britain - Land of Petty Tyrants? i Introducing the first of a new series bringing you each week the topics and troubles of today, RENE CUTFORTH SavS: Tyrants no longer inhabit gloomy castles and send out bands of armed men to collect taxes. They inhabit modern offices in government departments. branches of local authority, and the glass-walled towers of high-powered commercial organisations. Enlisting every invention of modern technology, they present the greatest danger to personal privacy and liberty this country has ever known

Can we stave off our fate as statistical fodder in a computerised society?

Produced by ALAN BURGESS

GENOME:
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Unknown: Rene Cutforth

Produced By: Alan Burgess

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19690923]

on Family Poverty

Introduced by bill GRUNDY

Is it possible to be really poor in welfare Britain 1969? If so. how - and what are we doing about it?

Last week experts from all over Europe met in Manchester to share ideas and discuss their own problems: in this programme some of them comment on our difficulties and our attempts to solve them

Produced by JOHN MUSGRAVE †

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19690923]

Produced By: John Musgrave

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19691014]

on Estate Agents

The Estate Agents Council was set up two years ago to gi\e public confidence in the profession. It drew up rules to protect and promote the interest of the clients, but it is now defunct.

According to the Monopolies Commission, estate agents have a monopoly and may be expected to operate against the public interest. How can the public secure an efficient and honest service?

Introduced by ROBERT KEE

Produced by GEORGE FISCHER

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19691014]

Introduced By: Robert Kee

Produced By: George Fischer

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19691021]

on Crimes of Violence

Introduced by LUDOVIC KENNEDY Figures for violent crime in this country are soaring. It has been predicted that the picture could grow even worse in the next ten years, so that we could be entering an age of violence. It is also suggested that mental sickness is responsible for some criminal acts.

What can be done? Are stiffer penalties the answer? To what extent can medical science help?

Produced by MICHELL RAPER

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19691021]

Introduced By: Ludovic Kennedy

Produced By: Michell Raper

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19691028]

on Estate Agents

The Estate Agents Council was set up two years ago to give public confidence in the profession. It drew up rules to protect and promote the interest of the clients, but it is now defunct.

According to the Monopolies Commission, estate agents have a monopoly and may be expected to operate against the public interest. How can the public secure an efficient and honest service?

Introduced by ROBERT KEE

Produced by GEORGE FISCHER

Postponed from 14 October

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19691028]

Introduced By: Robert Kee

Produced By: George Fischer

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19691111]

Make Peace not War

Israel has just held her first elections since the Six-Day War. IAN MCINTYRE has been revisiting the country to assess the mandate the Israelis have given their new government and to examine current attitudes to the issue that dominates all others - the unresolved conflict with Israel's Arab neighbours.

Produced by GEORGE FISCHER

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19691111]

Unknown: Ian McIntyre

Produced By: George Fischer

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19691125]

on Equal Rights for Women

Introduced by JAMES MOSSMAN

Mrs Barbara Castle is shortly to introduce a Bill asking for equal pay for women. But is this enough? What about discrimination and inequalities in the field of mortgages, jobs, education, and even in the social position of women? Produced by ALAN BURGESS

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19691125]

Introduced By: James Mossman

Introduced By: Mrs Barbara Castle

Produced By: Alan Burgess

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19691209]

on the Moon and Mars

Putting a man on the moon cost the United States £ 10,000-million. Sending a man to Mars could cost 100 times as much.

What are the real aims of the space race - military strength, scientific progress, or simply international prestige? What have we gained so far? What is man's final objective in space? Is the cost too high? Introduced by BILL GRUNDY Produced by MICHELL RAPER

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19691209]

Introduced By: Bill Grundy

Produced By: Michell Raper

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19700127]

"What's Wrong with The Cinema?

An enquiry by RICHARD MAYNE

We go to the movies less and less, but we see more films on television. Do we have enough choice? What happens to the films we can'see? Costs are soaring in the film industry and money is scarce. There will have to be changes - for better or for worse? Could Britain learn from abroad?

Produced by GEORGE FISCHER

Contributors

Produced By: George Fischer

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GENOME:
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What's Wrong with The Cinema?

An enquiry by RICHARD MAYNE

We go to the movies less and less, but we see more films on television. Do we have enough choice? What happens to the films we can'see? Costs are soaring in the film industry and money is scarce. There will have to be changes - for better or for worse? Could Britain learn from abroad?

Produced by GEORGE FISCHER

Contributors

Produced By: George Fischer

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19700331]

"What's Wrong with Racing?

Introduced by BILL GRUNDY

The ' Sport of Kings,' now the sport of practically everyone, got off to its flat racing start 10 days ago and the noise of disagreement in the racing world continues. The book-makers argue with the Levy Board and the Tax Man; the Jockey Club and the Horse Race Levy Board are not on good terms.

Are we badly off compared with France and America? Should a single new Government-sponsored body run all aspects of the industry? What is wrong with our traditional multi-million pound sport?

Produced by ALAN BURGESS

9.58 Weather

Contributors

Introduced By: Bill Grundy

Produced By: Alan Burgess

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GENOME:
[R4 BD=19700331]

What's Wrong with Racing?

Introduced by BILL GRUNDY

The ' Sport of Kings,' now the sport of practically everyone, got off to its flat racing start 10 days ago and the noise of disagreement in the racing world continues. The book-makers argue with the Levy Board and the Tax Man; the Jockey Club and the Horse Race Levy Board are not on good terms.

Are we badly off compared with France and America? Should a single new Government-sponsored body run all aspects of the industry? What is wrong with our traditional multi-million pound sport?

Produced by ALAN BURGESS

9.58 Weather

Contributors

Introduced By: Bill Grundy

Produced By: Alan Burgess