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The Colour Supplement


We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
Presented by Margo MacDonald
Today's edition includes:
A Year of My Own: Lord Murray chooses 1975, the year of the Social Contract, as one special for him.
The Morning After: Nigel Farrell is on parade after spending Saturday night at the old comrades' reunion to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the foundation of the Suffolk Regiment in Bury St Edmunds.
Sunday Lunch: Susan Marling makes a second attempt to join Victor Lownes and his wife Marilyn to take pot luck at 'Stocks' in Hertfordshire.
International Exchange: a link-up with other countries around the globe.
High Noon: one of the week's topics discussed live in the studio.
Derek Jameson takes a lively and informed look at the day's offerings from Fleet Street.
Plus Rory Bremner continues his everyday story of broadcasting folk.


Presented By: Margo MacDonald
Unknown: Nigel Farreu
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Victor Lownes
Unknown: Derek Jameson
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Producers: Simon Shaw.
Unknown: Vanessa Harrison

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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