The New Recruit

In five programmes, old and new hands compare notes.

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The first of four conversations between a new recruit and an experienced member of the same profession. The Air Hostesses

How do you deal with a drunk at 30,000 feet?

Anita Hughes flew with BOAC in the 50s - the days of the "trolley dollies".

Jill Banks recently joined

BA and is often seen as just a waitress with wings.

They compare notes on the changes in their profession over the last 40 years. Producer Lucy Lunt

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Unknown: Anita Hughes

Unknown: Jill Banks

Producer: Lucy Lunt

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Producer: Lucy Hunt

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Four programmes. 3: The Butchers

Sheep's heads, udders and brains - the staple wares of butcher Alan Doherty when he set up business 30 years ago. Why does new recruit Ian Mills believe that the only way forward for the trade is with apricot stuffing, oregano and marinades? Producer Lucy Lunt. Stereo

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Unknown: Alan Doherty

Unknown: Ian Mills

Producer: Lucy Lunt.

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The Male Models

"The women were aloof, the locations were stately homes" - a typical shoot for 1950s male model

Ken Swift. In the last programme in the series he talks about how the profession has changed with new recruit

Stephen Giffin , whose latest assignment involves kissing a girl on a helter-skelter.

Producer Lucy Lunt. Stereo

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Unknown: Ken Swift.

Unknown: Stephen Giffin

Producer: Lucy Lunt.

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1: The Air Hostesses

How do you deal with a drunk at 30,000 feet? Anita Hughes flew with BOAC in the 50s - the days of the "trolley dollies". Jill Banks recently joined BA and is often seen as just a waitress-with-wings. Eavesdrop as they compare notes on the changes in their profession over the last 40 years. Producer Lucy Lunt

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2: The Prostitutes

Marie has been a prostitute for over 40 years. Although a grandmother, she still walks the streets with teenage girls like Vanessa, a new recruit to the game. Producer Lucy Lunt. Stereo

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Producer: Lucy Lunt.

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3: The Butchers

Why does Ian Mills believe the way forward for the trade is with apricot stuffing and oregano? Producer Lucy Lunt

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Unknown: Ian Mills

Producer: Lucy Lunt

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4: The Male Models

1950s male mode]

Ken Swift talks about how the profession has changed with new recruit Stephen Giffin.

Producer Lucy Lunt

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Talks: Ken Swift

Unknown: Stephen Giffin.

Producer: Lucy Lunt

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A second series in which old and new hands compare notes. 1: AA Men

Gone are the gaiters, sidecar and salute. Modern technology means training courses and timesheets.

Recently retired

Wilf Saunders talks to

Harry Beaumont. Is it now more difficult to be a very nice man?

Producer Lucy Lunt

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Talks: Wilf Saunders

Unknown: Harry Beaumont.

Producer: Lucy Lunt

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Old and new hands compare notes.

2: Casting Directors

Joyce Nettles believes: "It's a stupid way to earn a living - getting jobs for actors", yet she has been doing it for over 20 years.

Caroline Dumas is desperate for a foothold in this flavour-of-the-month profession. Producer Lucy Lunt

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Unknown: Joyce Nettles

Unknown: Caroline Dumas

Producer: Lucy Lunt

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Old and new hands compare notes.

3: Painters and Decorators Wilson James started in the trade in 1946. He was given a milk and cheese allowance to counter the effects of the lead paint. Paul Forrester has just started his own business. The main threat to his livelihood is DIY. Producer Lucy Lunt

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Unknown: Wilson James

Unknown: Paul Forrester

Producer: Lucy Lunt

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Old and new hands compare notes. 4.Show Jumping

Pat Smythe , the first woman to ride in an Olympic team, inspired thousands of pony-mad girls to follow in her footsteps. But since those innocent days, has show jumping become just another big business? Pat Smythe talks to young rider Linda Charlie.

Producer Lucy Lunt

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Unknown: Pat Smythe

Talks: Pat Smythe

Unknown: Linda Charlie.

Producer: Lucy Lunt

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5: Bank Managers

Derek Lamb joined the bank 40 years ago. He offered customers a current account, deposit account or a personal loan. His tools were blue and red ink. Maria Fellas is selling 300 financial services and can check any detail at the touch of a button. They compare notes.

Producer Lucy Lunt

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Producer: Lucy Lunt

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6: Newsreaders

David Dunhill read the last bulletin on the Home Service, the first on Radio 4.

He returns to Broadcasting House to meet Radio 1 newsreader Tina Richie.

Producer Andrew Shaw

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Unknown: David Dunhill

Unknown: Tina Richie.

Producer: Andrew Shaw

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A four-part series in which old and new hands compare notes.

1: Traffic Wardens. If the conversation between new recruit Karen Moss and recently retired June Heffernan is anything to go by, traffic wardens laugh at the public in proportion to the scorn heaped upon them. Producer Lucy Lunt Repeat

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Unknown: Karen Moss

Unknown: June Heffernan

Producer: Lucy Lunt

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A four-part series in which old and new hands compare notes.

2: Pawnbrokers. During his 50 years in the trade, Roy Bragg helped many of the rich and famous raise some extra cash by pawning the family silver. Newcomer Jackie Collins provides instant loans for gamblers as well as helping single mothers make ends meet.

Producer Lucy Lunt Repeat

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Unknown: Roy Bragg

Unknown: Jackie Collins

Producer: Lucy Lunt

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A four-part series in which old and new hands compare notes.

3: Refuse Collector. Black bags and central heating changed the bin man's life for ever. Recently retired Eric Mortiboys talks to new recruit

Ian Tyrell about the days when they had regular tea stops, metal bins and ash. Producer Lucy Lunt Repeat

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Talks: Eric Mortiboys

Unknown: Ian Tyrell

Producer: Lucy Lunt

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The last of a four-part series in which old and new hands compare notes. Estate Agents. When

John Widdicombe started in the housing market, it was a profession. Now, he says, they are just salesmen. Producer Lucy Lunt Repeat

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Unknown: John Widdicombe

Producer: Lucy Lunt

01The Removal Men1999011219990322

The demise of the transport cafe has not made the life of the removal man any easier. Neither has self-assembly furniture or the increase in book buying. Howard Routledge started in the fifties. He compares notes with new recruit Julian McCormick.

02Museum Curators1999011919990323

Beamish North of England Open Air Museum was the brainchild of Dr Frank Atkinson. Now retired, he joins Nicola Bleasby to discuss collections and acquisitions.

03The Florists1999012619990324

When Diane Lawson trained as a florist 40 years ago, a red rose symbolised undying love.

New recruit David Denyer now believes it means your partner is playing away.

04The Bookmakers1999020219990325

George Carrigill opened his first shop in 1954, but it was no place for a woman. He discusses changes in the trade with newcomer Julie Bennett.

05 LASTThe Midwives1999020919990326

Is childbirth the preserve of mothers or should the midwife reign supreme?

A series in which old and new hands compare notes. `The Midwives'. Is childbirth the preserve of mothers or should the midwife reign supreme?