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In the North
Introduced by Andrew O'Dell
Retrospect of 1959: by T. P. Halley -Brown, chairman of the Stephenson Locomotive Society
Problems of Paying: a discussion on railway economics and costs between W. H. Holmes , divisional costing officer, L.M.R.. and E. B. Gibb , of Glasgow University
The Leeds Pullman Link: an account of a footplate journey by Harry Underwood
Re-signalling Schemes for L.M.R.'s Electrification; by C. D. Derbyshire , assistant signal engineer (modernisation)


Introduced By: Andrew O'Dell
Unknown: T. P. Halley
Unknown: W. H. Holmes
Unknown: E. B. Gibb
Unknown: Harry Underwood
Unknown: C. D. Derbyshire


An inter-regional contest
Semi-Final (ii)
A. E. WILSON and Mrs. C. ATKIN
Competitors bid and plan the play of the following hand, after North has led the ten of Spades against a final contract of Five Diamonds, South playing the nine of Spades to the first trick. On the first round of trumps South fails to follow
Game all: dealer, West Introduced by Terence Reese and Harold Franklin
The programme is recorded and the players had no advance knowledge of the cards.


Unknown: J. E. Hawkins
Unknown: E. Seldon
Unknown: A. E. Wilson
Unknown: Mrs. C. Atkin
Introduced By: Terence Reese
Introduced By: Harold Franklin


A Christmas Symposium
Reports, comments, news, problems and other seasonable matters contributed by players from many parts of Britain


Antony Hopkina
Repeated Monday at 10.30 a.m. (Home)

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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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