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: Chris Stuart

: Pause for Thought

with songwriter
Graham Kendrick


Unknown: Graham Kendrick

: Derek Jameson

Introducing clubs and societies.

: Pause for Thought

with Sister Lavinia Byrne


Unknown: Lavinia Byrne

: Katie Boyle

: Jimmy Young

talks to the people who make the news.
Plus today: your legal questions answered.

: David Jacobs

: Roy Hudd

with his final selection of songs and stories.

: John Dunn

with tales of the unexpected and the odd Mystery Voice.

: Mind Your Own Business!

Six comedy adventures
5: Turned Out Mice Again Farrow gets rid of Brightco's Pest Control
Officer and it turns out to be a false economy.
Written by Andrew Palmer Producer Edward Taylor (R)


Written By: Andrew Palmer
Producer: Edward Taylor
Jimmy Bright: Bernard Cribbins
Russell Farrow: Frank Thornton
Nan Forbes: Annette Crosbie
Sue Plant: Annee Blott
Dodge: John Kane

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Recorded at the Hippodrome, Golders Green, London. Robin Stapleton conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra led by Cynthia Fleming. Singers: Jacquelyn Fugelle and Peter Morrison with the Light Brigade and the John McCarthy Singers. Introduced by Robin Boyle.
Producer Alan Boyd (R)


Unknown: Robin Stapleton
Singers: Cynthia Fleming.
Singers: Jacquelyn Fugelle
Singers: Peter Morrison
Singers: John McCarthy
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Robert Docker

... at the piano.
Producer John Langridge


Producer: John Langridge

: Listen to the Band

Roy Newsome presents the weekly entertainment programme in brass.
This week he introduces current British Open
Champions, the Sunlife Band, conducted by Bryan Hurley.
Producer Bob McDowall


Unknown: Roy Newsome
Conducted By: Bryan Hurley.
Producer: Bob McDowall

: Radio 2 Arts Programme

live from the tenth Kent
Literature Festival, presented by Margaret Howard.
Guests include
Frank Muir , best-selling novelist Pamela Oldfield and cult fantasy author and film director
Clive Barker. Lord Willis of Chislehurst dips into the works of his favourite
Kent writers and there are poems by Noël
Coward, music with a local flavour and songs from Robin Williamson. Producers Will Cantopher and Roy Apps


Presented By: Margaret Howard.
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Pamela Oldfield
Unknown: Clive Barker.
Unknown: Robin Williamson.

: Jazz Parade

From Glasgow, a session by Fionna Duncan and her band.
Producers Terry Carter and Philip Whitaker


Unknown: Fionna Duncan
Producers: Terry Carter
Producers: Philip Whitaker

: Songs with a Story

Nine to Five
Tonight: working songs. Find out what the travelling yarn spinners of Lancashire got up to in the kitchens of the county while their husbands were out in the fields, and discover which George Formby record was a favourite of Queen Mary.
Producer Nick Clarke (R)


Unknown: George Formby
Producer: Nick Clarke

: Ellis Hill

with Night Ride
And at 3.00-4.00
A Little Night Music
Including at 1.30,3.30 Pause for Thought with Dr Gerry Murphy


Unknown: Dr Gerry Murphy

: Dave Bussey

The Early Show

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