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I.A.U. Report
3 : Needles and Nebulae by F. G. Smith , Ph.D., F.R.A.S. of the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory, Cambridge
This is the last of three talks about the recent meeting of the International Astronomical Union. Dr. Smith discusses some topics featured in the General Assembly-in particular, the American ' West Ford ' space project, and why it has angered astronomers. The diagram above shows the distribution of the West Ford needles about the earth, and the principle behind the experiment


Unknown: F. G. Smith

: Keep Up Your Italian

8: Living in Italy
Monday's recorded broadcast


Introduced by Roy Hay
Gifts for Garden Lovers
Jack Carver suggests some suitable gardening aids as Christmas presents and John Sambrook reviews the latest gardening books Produced by John Greenslade


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Unknown: Jack Carver
Unknown: John Sambrook
Produced By: John Greenslade


Introduced by Bill Hartley
The Improving Driver: a series introduced by Ronald Priestley. 5: The Use of Signals
Roy Brooks talks about anti-freeze methods for water-cooled engines Olive Norton asks ' What about the Ladies? '
' Why I dig American Cars ' by Johnny Hawkesworth
Produced by James Pestridge
Repeated on Saturday at 12.0 (Home)


Introduced By: Bill Hartley
Introduced By: Ronald Priestley.
Talks: Roy Brooks
Unknown: Olive Norton
Unknown: Johnny Hawkesworth
Produced By: James Pestridge

: Third Programme

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: Closedown

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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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