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Forty programmes designed to give listeners with no previous knowledge of the language a thorough grounding in basic Italian, through the medium of simple conversations and readings.
Lesson 7
The lessons presented by Luisa Rapaceini based on her book Parlo Italiano a textbook for beginners Assisted bv
Ariella Reggio and Andrea Taccht Devised and produced by Elsie Ferguson
Monday's recorded broadcast A Listen and Learn Series


Presented By: Luisa Rapaceini
Unknown: Parlo Italiano
Unknown: Ariella Reggio
Unknown: Andrea Taccht
Produced By: Elsie Ferguson


A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
Shrubs in the Garden: Ron Apps suggests shrubs that are suitable aa specimen trees for the small garden A New Approach to Conifers: John Street recommends suitable conifers for a short-term plan in the garden and discusses the ideal positions for them
Produced by John Greenslade


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Unknown: Ron Apps
Unknown: John Street
Produced By: John Greenslade


A weekly magazine
Arranged and introduced by Bill Hartley
What is a Safe Speed? Raymond Baxter introduces a discussion between Stirling Moss and James Tye , chairman of the British Safety Council
Driving as an Art: Some views from Leonard Cottrell
The Lawyer: Fines on the spot
The Joys of Winter Motoring: outlined by Roy McCarthy
Produced by David Gtencross


Introduced By: Bill Hartley
Introduces: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: Stirling Moss
Unknown: James Tye
Unknown: Leonard Cottrell
Unknown: Roy McCarthy
Produced By: David Gtencross

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Today's overseas commodity and financial news, and the London Stock Market closing report

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