Today's story is "Harry the Dirty Dog" by Gene Zion
Illustrated by M. Bloy Graham
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Reporting the world tonight Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News
An 'incomplete' word game
In a display of unparalleled lexicological dexterity words are built up letter by letter and the two teams accuse each other of inadvertently completing words or of having no word to complete.
In a return match
Jimmy Thompson, Charlotte Bingham, Gwyn Thomas
John Junkin, Irene Thomas, John Betjeman
Chairman Brian Redhead
with Angela Wilson as The Oracle
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Paul Tortelier works with young professional cellists on all five Beethoven cello sonatas and a set of variations with Martin Isepp (piano)
Tonight: Sonata in F major, Op 5 No 1
With Camilla de Souza and Nathan Waks
by Michael Ashe
With Richard Pearson as Mr Foster, Bernard Hepton as Harry Gerwyn, Freda Bamford as Miss Foster, Ann Penfold as Sally Gerwyn.
An old tramp is found dead and there are signs that someone has tried to operate on his head. A youth disappears. The wife of Harry Gerwyn, a biochemist, suddenly goes into a coma that baffles the doctors... then Gerwyn's phone rings and the caller introduces himself as a Mr Foster. Politely he asks Gerwyn to visit him at a quiet suburban address. To all outward appearances Mr Foster and his sister are a perfectly ordinary retired couple, but they are in possession of scientific knowledge far in advance of Gerwyn.
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Presenting each week some of the international jazz stars recorded at Europe's Number One Jazz Club.
Tonight Ronnie Scott introduces: The Charlie Shavers Quartet, The Grant Green Trio, Champion Jack Dupree, Buddy Rich and his Orchestra
Charlie Shavers is one of the great figures of the forties and fifties. He played trumpet with the John Kirby Sextet, then joined Dorsey for four years, ran a sextet with Terry Gibbs and Louis Bellson, and in 1953 joined Norman Granz's Jazz at the Phil, playing in London at the legendary JATP Concert that brought live American jazz to England for the first time in 20 years.
(All artists appear by arrangement with Harold Davison Ltd)
The Charlie Shavers
The Grant Green
Buddy Rich and his
Talk, argument, people, diversion with Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley