|And the Living of It|
(3 school years)
|Subject:||Citizenship: Citizenship, PSHE|
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A series about "the individual and society", originally designed to support integrated studies courses for students of 14 and over. Many of the programmes cover the experiences of young school leavers adjusting to the adult world, and there was a mix of dramatised programmes, personal analysis by experts, and more traditional programmes highlighting themes.
In the autumn term the programmes were concerned with the immediate family relationships of young people, in the spring term the focus changes to adolescents' social environment and group relationships, and then in the summer term adolescents' place in the world, attitudes and values in life.
The Time of Your Life and the Living of It
The title of the series was finally explained in the summer term 1972, when six of "the most successful programmes from the series" were repeated as an accompaniment to a new serial drama series called The Time of Your Life. Notably, those six "most successful programmes" which were repeated were all drama programmes (episodes 5, 8, 16, 23, 12 and 22).
Highlighted episodes are drama programmes.
|1.||How Like an Animal||25 Sep 1969|
|2.||There's Nothing New About Groups||2 Oct 1969|
|3.||Roles Within the Family||9 Oct 1969|
|4.||Home and the Family||16 Oct 1969|
|5.||Order to View||23 Oct 1969|
|6.||The Family||6 Nov 1969|
|7.||Keep to the Footpath||13 Nov 1969|
|8.||Them and Me||20 Nov 1969|
|9.||The Transition from School to Work||27 Nov 1969|
|10.||They Don't Do It Our Way||4 Dec 1969|
|11.||Who Am I?||15 Jan 1970|
|12.||Satisfaction Guaranteed||22 Jan 1970|
|13.||Where Am I Going?||29 Jan 1970|
|14.||Who Are They and Where Are They Going?||5 Feb 1970|
|15.||Who Do I Join?||12 Feb 1970|
|16.||Take Your Partners||19 Feb 1970|
|17.||Three Letter Word||26 Feb 1970|
|18.||Relatives||5 Mar 1970|
|19.||Marriage||12 Mar 1970|
|20.||Will the Family and Marriage Continue?||19 Mar 1970|
|21.||Your State||30 Apr 1970|
|22.||Citizen's Choice||7 May 1970|
|23.||Against the Tide||14 May 1970|
|24.||I See||21 May 1970|
|25.||Not By Bread Alone||4 Jun 1970|
|26.||In the End I Have to Decide||11 Jun 1970|
The Transition from School to Work was the subject of episode 9 but it may not have been the final title - no title was given in the TV Times listings that week. If you can confirm the final title please get in touch by email or on the forum. To complicate things slightly the teacher's notes listed The Transition from School to Work as episode 8, and The Transition from Adolescent to Adult Status (which became Them and Me) as episode 9.
|Analysis programmes with||Anthony Christie|
|The Transition from School to Work with||Gillian Blake as Sue|
Lynn Farleigh as Mrs Lamb
|Order to View with||Peter Cellier as man|
Honor Shepherd as woman
|Them and Me with||Anne Stallybrass as mother|
Roger Cowland as father
|Satisfaction Guaranteed with||Robert Wilde as boy|
Jean Combie as girl
|Against the Tide with||David Garth as Counsel|
Piers Rogers as Defendant
|Academic advisers||F. D. Flower|
|Executive producer||Robert Heron|
- 1969-70: Thursdays 11:23am (not Border), repeated Fridays 2:00pm
- Summer 1972: Thursdays 11:00am, repeated Fridays 12:00noon
The series was accompanied by a handbook for teachers, with extensive background notes written by Denis Lawton, and a pupils' workbook for each term with questions (and answers) to encourage thinking about the themes of the episodes.
In 1971-72 there was a single, combined teacher's notes booklet for The Time of Your Life and And the Living of It.