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: Simon Bates

with The Early Show
6.15 Pause for Thought

: Terry Wogan

8.27 Racing Bulletin and at
8.45 Pause for Thought

: Pete Murray's Open House

including at
Waggoners' Walk NW

: Jimmy Young

: Ricochet

starring Ray Barrett as Michael John O'Shea


Unknown: Ray Barrett
Unknown: Michael John O'Shea

: Tony Brandon

Racing from Newmarket featuring the William Hill Dewhurst Stakes (3.35) and the Challenge Stakes (4.5)
2.45 and 3.45 SportsDesk: with up-to-the-minute racing results


Unknown: William Hill
Commentator: Peter Bromley

: Waggoners' Walk NW

(Repeated: Monday, 10.30 am)

: Sandi Jones

including at
4.45 and 5.45 Sports Desk: with up-to-the-minute racing results

: Sports Desk

A round-up of the day's news, with classified racing results

: Punch Line

Kenneth Connor Sheila Hancock Bob Monkhouse throw the punches and Terry Wogan referees
From an idea by MYLES RUDGE who also wrote the sketches Producer EDWARD TAYLOR


Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Myles Rudge
Producer: Edward Taylor

: Sing Something Simple

THE ADAM SINGERS directed by Cliff Adams
Accompanied by jack EMBLOW Producer JOHN BROWELL


Directed By: Cliff Adams
Accompanied By: Jack Emblow
Producer: John Browell

: Frank Chacksfield Hour

with the BBC RADIO ORCHESTRA and guests on records


Producer: Royston Herbert

: Friday Night is Music Night

From the Hippodrome, Golders Green' Semprini conducts the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA leader ARTHUR LEAVINS
MORRIS CONCERT BAND conductor HARRY MORTIMER Friday Night's Star Singers
JOHN MCCARTHY SINGERS with GORDON LANGFORD (piano) Introduced by Robin Boyle Producer PETER BELL
(Before an invited audience)


Leader: Arthur Leavins
Conductor: Harry Mortimer
Singers: Cynthia Glover.
Singers: John Lawrenson
Singers: John McCarthy
Piano: Gordon Langford
Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Producer: Peter Bell

: John Dunn's Late Night Extra

(1500m only) (also 202m Scotland) (VHF joins Radio 1)
Music - Snowball - Celebrities
(For further details see Monday)
including at 10.15 Sports Desk
and at 10.30 Ricochet
Starring Ray Barrett as Michael John O'Shea, Margaret Wolfit as Ian Paxton, Alexander John as Dusty Miller
and Douglas Blackwell, Edward Kelsey, Gretta Gouriet
Devised and written by Tony Scott Veitch
Producer Alastair Scott Johnston
(Repeated: Monday, 1.45 pm)

(Alexander John is in 'The Good Companions' at Her Majesty's Theatre, London)

The theme music of Ricochet played by Norrie Paramor and the BBC Midland Radio Orchestra is available in stereo on a BBC record, RESL 20, price 55p


Producer: Ian Fenner
Unknown: Hay Barrett
Unknown: Micnael John O'Shea
Unknown: Margaret Wolfit
Written By: Tony Scott Veitch
Played By: Norrie Paramor

: Night Ride

Introduced by Len Jackson with JULIE DAWN and your letters


Introduced By: Len Jackson
Unknown: Julie Dawn

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