Joining The Cubs

Episodes

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Six programmes in which journalists remember the first faltering steps they took in their careers.

1: Better than Working

On vacation from university, Obseroereditor Donald

Trelford sees an advert in a window for a reporter on his local paper. Within a month he is Chief Reporter, wondering how to explain that he has to return to college after the 'vac'... Producer Caroline Adams

Contributors

Unknown: Obseroereditor Donald

Producer: Caroline Adams

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Unknown: Obseroereditor Donald

Producer: Caroline Adams

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Six programmes in which journalists remember the first faltering steps they took in their careers.

2: A Funny Old Universe It's 1984 and Mark Lawson , now a critic on The

Independent, is telling everyone he's'in publishing'. In reality, he's selling advertising space for an accounting magazine. Then he meets a man on a train.

Producer Caroline Adams

Contributors

Unknown: Mark Lawson

Producer: Caroline Adams

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Unknown: Mark Lawson

Producer: Caroline Adams

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Six programmes in which journalists remember the first faltering steps they took in their careers.

3: In Vogue

Thirty years ago, fashion writer Georgina Howell was a bored student at secretarial college, hoping to be mistaken for Juliette Greco. Then her mother insisted she enter a talent contest - Producer Caroline Adams

Contributors

Unknown: Georgina Howell

Unknown: Juliette Greco.

Producer: Caroline Adams

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Unknown: Georgina Howell

Unknown: Juliette Greco.

Producer: Caroline Adams

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Six programmes in which journalists remember the first faltering steps they took in their careers.

4: Illegal Entry

The early 70s, and Edward Pearce - now a Guardian columnist - is a disillusioned history teacher in South Shields, wishing he was a journalist. Producer Caroline Adams

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Pearce

Producer: Caroline Adams

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Unknown: Edward Pearce

Producer: Caroline Adams

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Six programmes in which journalists remember the first faltering steps they took in their careers.

5: Inquests, Weddings and Bazaars

In the 1920s, female reporters were as rare as snowflakes in summer.

Undeterred by this,

17-year-old Mary Stott worms her way on to the Leicester Mail...

Producer Caroline Adams

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Stott

Producer: Caroline Adams

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Unknown: Mary Stott

Producer: Caroline Adams

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Last of six programmes in which journalists remember the first faltering steps they took in their careers. The Man from the MG

In 1953, writer

Anthony Smith was an impoverished would-be author living off a seven pound tin of honey in a London basement. Then came the call...

Producer Caroline Adams

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Smith

Producer: Caroline Adams

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Unknown: Anthony Smith

Producer: Caroline Adams

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A series of six programmes in which journalists remember the first faltering steps they took in their careers.

1: Better Than WorkingOn vacation from university, Observer editor Donald Trelford sees an advert in a window for a reporter on his local paper. Within a month he is Chief

Reporter, wondering how to explain that he has to return to college after the "vac".

Producer Caroline Adams

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Editor: Donald Trelford

Producer: Caroline Adams

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Six programmes in which journalists remember the first faltering steps of their careers.

2: A Funny Old Universe. It's 1984 and Independent critic Mark Lawson is telling everyone he is "in publishing". In reality, he is selling advertising space for an accounting magazine.... until he meets a man on a train.

Producer Caroline Adams

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Six programmes in which journalists remember the first faltering steps of their careers.

3: In Vogue

Thirty years ago, fashion writer Georgina Howell was a bored student at a secretarial college, hoping to be mistaken for Juliette Greco. Then her mother insisted she enter a talent contest.

Producer Caroline Adams

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Six programmes in which journalists remember the first steps of their careers. 4: Illegal Entry.

It's the early 70s, and Edward Pearce - now a Guardian columnist - is a disillusioned history teacher standing in a bus queue in South Shields, wishing he was a journalist.

Producer Caroline Adams

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A series of six programmes in which journalists remember the first faltering steps they took in their careers.

5: Inquests, Weddings and Bazaars.

In the 1920s, female reporters were as rare as snowflakes in summer.

Undeterred by this,

17-year-old Mary Stott worms her way onto the Leicester Mail.

Producer Caroline Adams

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Last of a series ofsixprogrammes in which journalists remember the first faltering steps they took in their careers.

The Man from the MG In 1953, writer

Anthony Smith was an impoverished would-be author living off a 71b tin of honey in a London basement. Then came the call - Producer Caroline Adams

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