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  1. Michael Smith on male birth control pill (1978)

    Genre
    Interview

    Dr Michael Smith on the male birth control pill tests taking place at King’s College, London. The latest pill aims to reduce the side effects previously linked with this form of contraception, which have...

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  2. Tony Hirsch on monitoring trials for male pill (1978)

    Genre
    Interview

    Interview with Anthony Hirsh, detailing trials carried out on a male birth control pill that is hopefully without the side effects previously experienced. Male interviewer not identified.

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  3. Test-tube baby research stalls (1979)

    Genre
    Interview

    Dr Patrick Steptoe on how a lack of funds has affected his research on in-vitro fertilization and test-tube babies.

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  4. Using drugs on children in care (1979)

    Genre
    News report; Interview; Vox pop

    Report on the growing concern over use of drugs to control mentally ill or out of control children in care. Includes interviews with psychiatrist Dr Colin Brewer who believes drugs are used excessively; Eric...

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  5. Male pill developed in China (1979)

    Genre
    Interview

    Interview with Dr Alan Maryon-Davis on the creation of a male contraceptive pill in China named after the key ingredient, gossypol, which is a cottonseed derivative. Female interviewer not identified.

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  6. Health authority in financial problems (1979)

    Genre
    News report; Interview

    Report on the financial problems of the Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Health Authority with proposals to charge patients from other areas. Dean of Kings College, Leonard Cotton, talks about the 3 teaching...

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  7. The doctor and the devils (1980)

    Genre
    Drama; Serial

    Final part? of adaptation by Charles Causley of Dylan Thomas’ play The Doctor and the Devils based on the true story of the infamous bodysnatchers Burke and Hare, who resorted to murder to make money from...

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  8. Our kind of town (1980)

    Genre
    Interview; Documentary

    This week’s edition of Our Kind of Town is presented by Keith Howell. In the first half Company Director of Lock and Co hatters (who invented the bowler), Frank Yardley(?), talks about the history of the...

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  9. Patrick Steptoe on test-tube twins (1981)

    Genre
    Interview

    Dr Patrick C. Steptoe on the world’s first test-tube twins, born in Australia. Stephen and Amanda were born on 06/06/81, to 31 year-old Radmila Mays. The world’s first test-tube baby was conceived in...

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  10. Government report on test tube babies (1982)

    Genre
    Interview

    Unidentified male speaker on a Government report on test tube babies. Male interviewer not identified.

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