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: Simon Bates

with The Early Show
6.15 Pause for Thought


Producer: Geoff Mullin

: Terry Wogan

8.27 Racing Bulletin and at
8.45 Pause for Thought

: Tony Brandon's Open House

Producers DENYS JONES ANGELA BOND, JACK DABBS including at 10.30
Waggoners' Walk


Producers: Denys Jones

: Jimmy Young

1.50 Cricket Scoreboard


Producers: Harry Walters
Producers: Ann Colvin

: David Hamilton

as Radio 1. but including on 1500m only (also 202m Scotland)
2.45, 3.45 and 4.45 Sports Desk with racing results

: Waggoners' Walk

Errol has had the sack and a police summons; Mrs Tandy has made friends with the squatters and Lynn has told Drake Douglas she doesn'love him.


Unknown: Mrs Tandy

: Sam Costa

including at
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

: Beat the Record

Don Davis once again invites listeners by telephone to join in the national game of naming the tune.
Prizes for all who know their music.
If you would like to play this game, send a postcard giving your name. address and telephone number to: "Beat the Record," BBC, [address removed]


Presenter: Don Davis
Devised by: Don Davis
Producer: Ian Fenner

: 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

: The Musical World of Stanley Black

with the BBC Radio Orchestra Introduced by Robin Boyle Producer BRIAN WILLEY


Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Producer: Brian Willey

: The Impresarios

Michael Craig continues the stories of the men who create our world of entertainment Val Parnell : Part 2
He was the first British impresario to be dubbed Mr Show Business. His is a story of achievement: Val Parnell , perhaps more than any other man, revived the world of Variety.
I'd had a very bad patch, and he asked me to come back to the London Palladium, and I went back as bottom of the bill, and I had been top. I slunk into the theatre, I was very down - I'd lost my confidence and Val Parnell didn'alter his attitude to me one whit. (FRANKIE HOWERD) When it came to actually putting me in a show he baulked at that, he didn'like the idea of the business saying, Oh he's only getting on because his uncle's Val Parnell ' - that was always something he dreaded. (JACK PARNELL ) I don'think he's ever been equalled for putting together a bill, so that all bis acts achieved maximum impact.
(ALEC SHANKS) with Aileen Cochrane
Frankie Howerd Leslie Macdonnel
Robert Nesbitt. Jack Parnell Alec Shanks


Unknown: Michael Craig
Unknown: Val Parnell
Unknown: Val Parnell
Unknown: Val Parnell
Unknown: Val Parnell
Unknown: Jack Parnell
Unknown: Aileen Cochrane
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Leslie MacDonnel
Unknown: Robert Nesbitt.
Unknown: Jack Parnell
Unknown: Alec Shanks
Written By: Frank Salter
Producer: David Rayvern Allen

: Sports Desk

: Colin Berry

with Music Through Midnight Including Contact and at 12.0
Midnight Newsroom; weather

: News Summary

: * Closedown

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