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: Tom Edwards

8.3 Racing Bulletin


Producer: Denys Jones

: * as Radio 1

: Charlie Chester

with your Smiling Saturday Show. Producer MICHAEL FORD BBC Birmingham

: Two's Best

John Dunn with the best of Radio 2. Extracts selected from last week's programmes. Script by PETER CLAYTON Producers JOHN MELOY and DENIS O'KEEFFE


Unknown: John Dunn
Script By: Peter Clayton
Producers: John Meloy

: The Family Brandon

1500m only 'also 202m Scotland) VHF Joins Radio 1 Tony Brandon with Elizabeth Counsell as his wife Ruth Dooner and Mark Hadfield as his children
(Repeated: Sundau 7.2 pm)


Unknown: Tony Brandon
Unknown: Elizabeth Counsell
Unknown: Ruth Dooner
Unknown: Mark Hadfield
Unknown: Paul Williamson
Unknown: Jack Written
Unknown: Mike Craig.
Unknown: Lawrie Kinsley
Unknown: Ron McDonnell
Producer: James Casey

: Sport on 2

1500m only (also 202m Scotland) VHF joins Radio 1
Introduced by Desmond Lynam including:
1.30; 2.10; 5.30
Grand Prix Special
The world's top drivers battle it out in the South African Grand Prix, the second in this year's world championship series. Can Austria's NIKKI LAUDA repeat his success in the Brazilian Grand Prix and take another step towards winning the championship for the second successive year?
BARRIE GILL reports from the Kyalami circuit, Johannesburg.
1.40; 2.15; 2.40; 5.0: 5.45* Cup Tie Special
The eight surviving clubs clash in the sixth round of the FA Cup - with a place at Wembley just two matches away. Up-to-the-minute news of all today's four ties, with exclusive ' live ' commentary on one of them, plus scoreflashes throughout the afternoon from the day's top league matches, scores and results as they come in, with classified checks at 5.0 and
1.40; 2.40; 3.0; 4.50; 5.25
International Rugby
A vital day in the international championship, with Wales taking on France in Cardiff, and England meeting Ireland at Twickenham. Commentary and reports by ROBERT HUDSON , GEORGE HAMILTON and CHRIS REA at Twickenham, and PETER WEST, ALUN WILLIAMS and IAN ROBERTSON at Cardiff.
1.40; 2.0; 2.25; 4.50: 5.40*
Racing from Haydock featuring commentary by PETER BROMLEY on the two big races of the day:
2.0 Victor Ludorum Hurdle (2m)
2.30 Greenall Whitley Breweries Steeplechase (3m)
Plus news of the Geoffrey Gil bey Memorial Steeplechase at Newbury, and results from other meetings throughout the afternoon, with a classified check at 5.40*
Plus news of the World Ice-Skating Championships in Gothenburg and the World Bowls Championships in Johannesburg.
And. at 5.0
Sports Report
Classified football at 5.0 and
5.45, reports and comment on the top stories of the day, rugby round-up at 5.25, motor sport at 5.30, classified racing results at 5.40*
1.30 Motor Racing
1.40 Football/Rugby/Racing
2.0 Racing
2.10 Motor Racing
2.15 Football
2.25 Racing
2.40 Rugby Union/Football
3.0 Rugby Commentary/Football
4.42 First football results
4.50 Rugby Union/Racing
5.0 Sports Report
5.25 Rugby round-up
5.30 Motor Sport
5.40 Classified Racing/Football Events may alter timings
A Radio Sports Unit production


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Barrie Gill
Unknown: Robert Hudson
Unknown: George Hamilton
Unknown: Chris Rea
Unknown: Alun Williams
Unknown: Ian Robertson
Commentary By: Peter Bromley
Unknown: Victor Ludorum
Unknown: Greenall Whitley
Unknown: Geoffrey Gil

: Star Sound

1500m only (also 202m Scotland) VHF joins Radio 1
A musical look at the world of films
You Asked For It!: a bumper bundle of listeners' requests picked from the postbag.
Off The Record: a review of the current album The Best of Dick Haymes
With JUDY GARLAND , HELEN FORREST and THE ANDREWS SISTERS Introduced by David Bellan Written and compiled by LYN FAIRHURST


Unknown: Dick Haymes
Unknown: With Judy Garland
Introduced By: David Bellan
Unknown: Lyn Fairhurst

: Steptoe and Son

1500m only (also 202m Scotland) VHF joins Radio 1

: South Bank Pops Concert

(BBC Radio 2 in association with the GLC)
Evelyn Laye presents The World of Noël Coward
Live from the Royal Festival Hall, London featuring
June Bronhill Keith Erwen Joan Savage John Rye
Gordon Langford/Robert Docker Quintet
Nigel Brooks Singers
With BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA leader ARTHUR LEAVINS conducted by Marcus Dods Script by FRANK SALTER
During the interval at 8.45*, SHERIDAN MORLEY discusses With BENNY GREEN the talents of Coward the Songsmith.
I believe, that since my life began, the most I've had is just a talent to amuse.'
(Manon, Act 2, Bitter Sweet)
(Keith Erwen broadcasts by arrangement with the English National Opera)


Unknown: Evelyn Lave
Unknown: Bronhill Keith Erwen
Unknown: Joan Savage
Unknown: John Rye
Singers: Nigel Brooks
Leader: Arthur Leavins
Conducted By: Marcus Dods
Script By: Frank Salter
Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Unknown: Keith Erwen

: Europe 76

The tenth in a series of international exchange programmes; followed by Nordring Roundabout
David Gell introduces a selection of music from the countries of northern Europe. Producer STEVE ALLEN


Introduces: David Gell
Producer: Steve Allen

: Sports Desk

: Alan Dell

with The Late Show including at 12.0
Midnight Newsroom; weather; motoring information

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