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The events of the morning and afternoon described by the team of BBC commentators at the Games
Broadcast direct from Tokyo by arrangement with N.H.K.


Results and reports of the day's events
Broadcast by arrangement with N.H.K.


6.30 Shorthand Dictation Practice
50-80 words a minute
Reporting speeds: Wednesdays 6.30
80 words a minute to verbatim: Saturdays, 11.20 a.m. (Home) A booklet is available
6.45 Starting French
This series of forty lessons Is intended for beginners or near beginners, and should also be useful to those who may have learnt French at school, but have had little opportunity to speak it since
Lesson 2
Introduced by KATIA ELLIS with the help of LOUIS BLONCOURT
Written and produced by ELSIE FERGUSON
Language consultant, PAUL COUSTER
Repeated on Friday at 7.4
A booklet and records are available
7.10 Man and His
3: The tropical origins of man and his dispersal: the evidence from palaeontology, archaeology, and physiology by J. S. WEINER
Director of the Medical Research Council's Environmental Physiology Research Unit
A booklet is available


Introduced By: Katia Ellis
Produced By: Elsie Ferguson
Unknown: J. S. Weiner
Produced By: Rosemary Jellis

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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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