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In the North
Introduced by T. P. Hally Brown
The Formartin and Buchan: A historical survey by Andrew O'Dell
Valve Gears: The second of two technical ' expositions by Peter Semmens
Sleeper to Moscow: Ian Waller describes his trip on the first through train from London to Moscow
Bowhouse Incline: John Emslie went on the first passenger train to ascend this incline in twenty-five years


Introduced By: T. P. Hally Brown
Unknown: Andrew O'Dell
Unknown: Peter Semmens
Unknown: Ian Waller
Unknown: John Emslie


Inter-City Par Contest
Semi-Final (i)
LIVERPOOL (E. L. Figgis , K. Barbour , Mrs. J. L. Richardson , L. G. Helm ) v. BIRMINGHAM (Mr. E. F. Briscoe and Mrs. E. F. Briscoe , Mrs. M. E. Pepper , F. C. Keates ) They play a hand of Par Contract in which points are given for bidding, lead, and play
Dealer, North: game all
Introduced by Terence Reese and Harold Franklin


Unknown: E. L. Figgis
Unknown: K. Barbour
Unknown: Mrs. J. L. Richardson
Unknown: L. G. Helm
Unknown: Mr. E. F. Briscoe
Unknown: Mrs. E. F. Briscoe
Unknown: Mrs. M. E. Pepper
Unknown: F. C. Keates
Introduced By: Terence Reese
Introduced By: Harold Franklin


Curiosities of Chess
I-The Lost Combination: by Roger Western
The position to be discussed
White to move
Recent Chess Books
Two reviews by Dr. J. Bronowski
2-The Game
• • •
Points of Technique
26-Losing a Move (ii)
Gerald Abrahams discusses this position:
White to play and win


Unknown: Dr. J. Bronowski
Unknown: 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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