The New Recruit

In five programmes, old and new hands compare notes.

Episodes

EpisodeTitleFirst
Broadcast
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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?