Scene: It's a Tough Life

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started13th Jan 1972
ended20th Jan 1972
last rpt23rd Jan 1976
5 school years
duration20 mins
subject ⚖️Citizenship
age rangeAge 13-16
languageenIn English
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It's a Tough Life is a unit of the BBC schools TV series Scene from the 1970s, covering citizenship for secondary school pupils.

Two films about contrasting ways of training dedicated and enthusiastic teenage boys. Football Apprentices is about boys training at Liverpool Football Club in the hope of becoming professional footballers, and Every Day We Dance is about fifth-year boys at the Royal Ballet lower school.

==In the archive==

Exists. Both episodes are preserved in the BBC archive: Programme 1 and Programme 2


  • Spring 1972
  • Autumn 1973
  • Spring 1976


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