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In the North
Introduced by Andrew O'Dell
Farewell: Driver Black of Polmadie Shed made his last run on the 4.30 p.m. from Glasgow Central to Manchester on January 19
L. and Y.: Eric Mason and W. Richardson , freight assistant to the East Lancashire Traffic Manager, talk about the lines of Lancashire and Yorkshire, past and present
England's Highest Summit: P. W. B. Semmens discusses the line from Barnard Castle to Kirkby Stephen
Narrow-Gauge Lines of N. Ireland: A retrospect by James McEwan


Introduced By: Andrew O'Dell
Unknown: Eric Mason
Unknown: W. Richardson
Unknown: W. B. Semmens
Unknown: Kirkby Stephen
Unknown: James McEwan


Expert Bidding Contest
In which international players, bidding in two studios, think aloud
Heat 2
C. RODRIGUE and Mrs. F. Gordon
Dealer, West: game-all
West East
Introduced by Terence Reese and Harold Franklin
The programme is recorded and the players had no advance knowledge of the cards.


Introduced By: Terence Reese
Introduced By: Harold Franklin


Masters Consultation Match
Leonard Barden and Jonathan Penrose
(White) v.
R. J. Broadbent and R. G. Wade
The moves so far:
(1) P-Q4, Kt-KB3; (2) P-QB4, P-K3; (3) Kt-QB3, B-KtS; (4) B-Kt5, P-KR3; (5) B-R4, P-Q4; (6) P-K3, P-QB4; (7) PxQP, Q-R4; (8) BxKt, BxKt ch.; (9) PxB, QxP ch.; (10) K-K2, Q-Kt7 ch.; (11) K-B3, PxB; (12) Q-Bl, QxQ; (13) RxQ, KPxP
• * *
Sportsmanship and Gamesmanship in Chess
Talk by Gerald Abrahams


Unknown: Leonard Barden
Unknown: Jonathan Penrose
Unknown: R. J. Broadbent
Unknown: R. G. Wade
Talk By: Gerald Abrahams


Antony Hopkins
In this series of weekly programmes Antony Hopkins usually discusses a work to be broadcast during the week; sometimes he goes further afield in his choice of topic.


Unknown: Antony Hopkins

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