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: Ray Moore

tries to find your stolen car plus news of the 1986 Oscar awards, announced in Hollywood this morning. Film journalist Roy Pickard is in the studio to add some perspective to the news as it arrives.
9 FEATURE: page 23


Unknown: Roy Pickard

: Derek Jameson: Crime and the Home

How safe from a break-in is your home? Derek visits a typical suburban house in the company of an expert, and offers some practical advice on keeping the burglar out.

: Ken Bruce

with Crimecheck information and a 'stolen car' update

: Jimmy Young

plus, today, Dr Bill Dolman


Unknown: Dr Bill Dolman

: David Jacobs

: Gloria Hunniford from New Scotland Yard

Gloria visits the world's most famous police force headquarters, where the battle against crime is waged 24 hours a day. She looks at all the latest technology and techniques that the police are using today and talks to people involved both on the front line and behind the scenes.

: Alvin Stardust

: John Bunn

including at 6.45 on MWonly
Sport and Classified Results

: Robert Parker's A to Z of Jazz

An alphabetical survey of classic jazz in 26 parts, featuring original recordings in high quality stereo sound
13: 'K' is for Freddy Keppard and Gene Krupa. while 'L' gives the contrasting guitar styles of Eddie Lang and Bobby Leecan , trumpeter Tommy Ladnier and the Jimmie Lunceford
Orchestra at the height of its powers.
(A digital recording from Vintage Productions of Sydney, Australia)


Unknown: Freddy Keppard
Unknown: Gene Krupa.
Unknown: Eddie Lang
Unknown: Bobby Leecan
Unknown: Tommy Ladnier

: Steve Race Presents ...

BBC Radio Orchestra leader Michael TOMALIN conducted this week by Ray Davies , and featuring guest vocalist Jan Lesley.
Also on hand to keep the music flowing is
Dave Shepherd (clarinet) with the Serendipity Strings and the David Francis Sound of Strings
Plus, of course, a few classic album tracks


Leader: Michael Tomalin
Unknown: Ray Davies
Unknown: Jan Lesley.
Clarinet: Dave Shepherd
Unknown: David Francis
Producer: Graham Belchere

: Syd Lawrence In Concert

Join the full house at
Manchester's Playhouse
Theatre, where Alan Sykes raises the curtain on another concert of big band classics from the superb
Syd Lawrence Orchestra. Producer DAVE SHANNON BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Alan Sykes
Unknown: Syd Lawrence Orchestra.
Producer: Dave Shannon

: Sports Desk

: On Cue

Tony Peers chalks up another four contestants in the general knowledge quiz.
Jumping to the head of the cue tonight are Alan Titchmarsh , Lesley Judd , Annie McKie and Peter Purves.
Devised by JOHN LANGDON Compiled by JON LEA Producer ANDY ALIFFE


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Lesley Judd
Unknown: Annie McKie
Unknown: Peter Purves.
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Andy Aliffe

: Town and Country Quiz

Keith Fordyce puts the general knowledge questions in this knock-out quiz between teams drawn from the National Federation of Women's
Institutes and the National
Union of Townswomen's Guilds throughout Great Britain. Round 2: Birmingham Northern Ireland
Townswomen's Guilds v Clwyd-Denbigh
Women's Institutes


Unknown: Keith Fordyce
Producer: Jennie Campbell

: Brian Matthew

presents Round Midnight, with guests involved in portraying the detection of crime as part of Radio 2's Crimecheck week.

: Charles Nova

presents Nightride

: Colin Berry

The Early Show

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