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From London, Michael Aspel introduces Radio 4's 60-minute worldwide look at the weekend; from Christchurch, NZ. Desmond Lynam and Peter Jones report on the Commonwealth Games at 7.50 Travel news and What's on at 7.55 Weather and prog news at 8.0
News and more of Today, including: at 8.30* Sportsdesk at 8.40' Today's Papers Cover story: pages 48-51

Contributors

Introduces:
Michael Aspel
Unknown:
Desmond Lynam
Unknown:
Peter Jones

9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
9.30 The Week in Westminster Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with ALAN WATKINS
10.0 News
10.2 The Weekly World
ANDREW SINCLAIR reviews what the weeklies have to say: illustrations read by JOHN MARSH Narrator DAVID WILLMOTT Producers PADDY O'KEEFFE ANNE SLOMAN , GERRY MONTE

Contributors

Unknown:
Alan Watkins
Read By:
John Marsh
Producers:
Paddy O'Keeffe
Producers:
Anne Sloman

Commonwealth Games Special Introduced by PETER JONES in Christchurch and ALAN PARRY in London
Featuring the highlights of the second day's events at the Games, with prospects for the day's sport in Britain.
A Radio Sports Unit production

Contributors

Introduced By:
Peter Jones
Introduced By:
Alan Parry

Questionmasters JOHN ELLISON and TIM GUDGIN
Semi-final. 14: BROADOAK SCHOOL, Weston-super-Mare v LADY HAWKINS' SCHOOL, Kington Questions set by ROY SMITH
Producer MARTIN FISHER
(Repeated: Friday, 6.15 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
John Ellison
Unknown:
Tim Gudgin
Unknown:
Roy Smith
Producer:
Martin Fisher

Introduced by Anne Gregg
The week in Woman's Hour. Guest Dick Emery
What's New for the Home: ALICE HOPE reports.
Family Finance - 3: ELLEN WINSER , stockbroker, advises listeners on how to cope with their financial problems.
Tune with a Tale: ANNE JONES.
What the European papers say. Acky by GEORGE EVANS abridged by DAVID snuTE read by PETER TUDDENHAM

Contributors

Introduced By:
Anne Gregg
Unknown:
Dick Emery
Unknown:
Ellen Winser
Unknown:
Anne Jones.
Unknown:
George Evans
Abridged By:
David Snute
Read By:
Peter Tuddenham

A play for radio by David Spenser
with Rolf Lefebvre and Joan Matheson
A huge copper beech tree stands at the end of the Brattons' garden. To George it is more than just a tree. Then one day a property developer threatens to cut it down...

Contributors

Writer:
David Spenser
Producer:
John Tydeman
George Bratton:
Rolf Lefebvre
Lucy, his wife:
Joan Matheson
Harvey, their son:
Anthony Daniels
Diana Winslade:
Sarah Craze
Reg Fowler:
Fraser Kerr
Evelyn Wasslow:
Diana Olsson
Stan Wasslow:
Lewis Stringer
The Vicar:
William Sleigh
Miss Simpson:
Sandra Clark
Jim:
John Bull
Bill:
Sion Probert

Introduced by John Dunn
Rex Radio
by ALEXANDER CUYAN
With NIGEL LAMBERT. GARARD GREEN and JO MANNING WILSON
Producer MICHAEL ROLFE
4.5 Dial a Scientist
Send in those science questions that do not seem to have straightforward answers. Paddy Feeny will phone up the lucky ones and put them on the line to the panel: astronomer Patrick Moore, electrical engineer Eric Laithwaite, and biologist Brian J. Ford.
Questions on a postcard, with name, age and home phone number, to: Dial a Scientist, 4th Dimension, BBC, [address removed]
Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT
Dial a Scientist again: 23 Feb
4.30 Captain Whackamore by MICHAEL MASON
5: The Flight with Balthasar Squinge. Read by JOHN SLATER adapted by the author Producer HERBERT SMITH
4.50 A Day In the Life of ... an actress.
JANICE DICKERSON goes behind the scenes of a provincial repertory company with DIANA BERRYMAN.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER Editor TRE VOR HILL
4D annual 80p: see page 54

Contributors

Introduced By:
John Dunn
Radio By:
Alexander Cuyan
Unknown:
Nigel Lambert.
Unknown:
Jo Manning Wilson
Producer:
Michael Rolfe
Unknown:
Paddy Feeny
Unknown:
Patrick Moore
Unknown:
Eric Laithwaite
Unknown:
Brian J. Ford.
Unknown:
Balthasar Squinge.
Read By:
John Slater
Producer:
Herbert Smith
Unknown:
Janice Dickerson
Unknown:
Diana Berryman.

John Brooke-Little , Richmond Herald of Arms, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the gramophone records he would take to a desert island. Producer RONALD COOK
(Repeated: Monday, 12.27 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
John Brooke-Little
Unknown:
Roy Plomley
Producer:
Ronald Cook

by Malcolm Stewart

"She's no good to you because she's too good for you! Stick to your level! If you get mixed up with her, you'll lose your touch and you'll lose your judgment! She's a nice girl and nice girls only bring trouble to men like you!"
(Repeated: Monday, 3.5 pm)
(John Stride is in "Design for Living" at the Phoenix Theatre, London)

Contributors

Writer:
Malcolm Stewart
Producer:
Harry Catlin
Reggie:
John Stride
Hazel:
Julie Hallam
Avril:
Elizabeth Morgan
Bert:
Timothy Bateson
Cynthia:
Christine Finn
Richard:
Michael Spice
Maisie:
Barbara Mitchell
Brenda:
Diana Olsson
[Actress]:
Betty Huntley-Wright
[Actor]:
Fraser Kerr
[Actress]:
Diana Bishop
[Actor]:
Manning Wilson
[Actor]:
David Timson

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