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Introduced by Barry Norman and Alan Watson
Including at 6.50 and 7.50 VHF Regional news and weather; at
6.55 and 7.55 Weather and programme news. At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today with Sports-desk at 7.27 and 8.27; Today's Papers at 7.35* and 8.35*; and Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50. English Regions: see column 5

Contributors

Introduced By:
Barry Norman
Introduced By:
Alan Watson

and investigates the humour of the subject with the help of Alfred Marks and the voices of TONY HANCOCK , SID JAMES , DICK BENTLEY , JIMMY EDWARDS , JUNE WHITFIELD, ALAN BENNETT , ROY DOTRICE and others
Producers SIMON BRETT and JOHN LLOYD

Contributors

Unknown:
Alfred Marks
Unknown:
Tony Hancock
Unknown:
Sid James
Unknown:
Dick Bentley
Unknown:
Jimmy Edwards
Unknown:
Alan Bennett
Unknown:
Roy Dotrice
Producers:
Simon Brett
Producers:
John Lloyd

Links in a Chain by JOAN O'CONNOR
Read by John Westbrook
The will was changed and Zoe in Moscow learned that she had come into an American fortune and Frank Hast ings in New York that he had not.
Producer BARBARA CROWTHER

Contributors

Unknown:
Joan O'Connor
Read By:
John Westbrook
Read By:
Frank Hast
Producer:
Barbara Crowther

Nuts by j. C. W. BROOK CLARE
: I can't have you watching me. It's very undignified, changing into a chimpanzee and then changing back again. Like being caught with your hair in curlers.
Producer DAVID SPENSER

Contributors

Unknown:
J. C. W. Brook Clare
Producer:
David Spenser
Clare:
Emily Richard
Simon:
Nigel Anthony
Harry:
Dinsdale Landen
Porter:
Michael Shannon

Presenter Nancy Wise
The Fire Alarm's on the Landing: hotels and boarding houses should now have a certificate under the Fire Precautions Act. Will your holiday hotel be one of those that hasn't yet complied with the regulations? And why are fire chiefs being forced to prosecute? CHRIS POWELL investigates.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?

Contributors

Unknown:
Chris Powell

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
Chairman Robert Robinson 4: West of England
MISS MARY GRENSIDE, secretary of Sidmouth Cricket Club
IAN MILROY , lecturer in urban economics
DR IAN CAMPION-SMITH , chemist ALEC DAKIN , retired teacher including ' Beat the Brains ' In which listeners put their own questions to the contestants. Programme devised by JOHN p. WYNN , who, with IAN GILLIES , sets the questions.
Producer CHRISTOPHER SERLE (Repeated: Friday 6.15 pm)
Book (same title), containing questions and answers, from previous series, 35p, from bookshops
12.55
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Robinson
Unknown:
Ian Milroy
Unknown:
Dr Ian Campion-Smith
Unknown:
Alec Dakin
Unknown:
John P. Wynn
Unknown:
Ian Gillies
Producer:
Christopher Serle

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: Claire Bloom
2.0-2.2 News
Womoney: MAVIS MOULLIN describes the fifth of the financial ages of women.
Reading your letters.
A New Charter: since last September women who have been divorced can belong to the Mothers' Union. SUSIE HILLMAN reports. Mrs Beer's House
Read by PENELOPE LEE (3)

Contributors

Unknown:
Mavis Moullin
Unknown:
Susie Hillman
Read By:
Penelope Lee

The novel by CLEMENCE DANE about the theatre and theatre people freely adapted for radio in nine parts by VAL GIELGUD
4: Further Stages with Rachel Gurney , John Pullen Margaret Wolfit , John Rowe and Michael Harbour

Contributors

Novel By:
Clemence Dane
Unknown:
Rachel Gurney
Unknown:
John Pullen
Unknown:
Margaret Wolfit
Unknown:
John Rowe

Presented by Dr Basil Booth
Several of the world's major cities could disappear in a few minutes after sudden and catastrophic volcanic eruptions. In the past, activity at Pompeii and Krakatoa was not anticipated, but geologists today are beginning to predict volcanic outbursts. This may save the lives of millions of people.
Vulcanologists taking part:
DR PETER BAKER ,DR JOHN GUEST , DR TOM HUNTINGDON , DR GEOFF WADGE and DR GEORGE WALKER ProducerMICHAEL BRIGHT

Contributors

Presented By:
Dr Basil Booth
Unknown:
Dr Peter Baker
Unknown:
Dr John Guest
Unknown:
Dr Tom Huntingdon
Unknown:
Dr Geoff Wadge
Unknown:
Dr George Walker
Producer:
Michael Bright

The Waltz
Antony Hopkins describes the humble origins of the waltz and how one of its main attractions was that it enabled a young man to get near the girl of his fancy without being under the beady eye of a chaperone.
He plays some of his favourite waltzes by Johann Strauss. Tchaikovsky, Chopin and Sir Arthur Sullivan , and gives his own rendering on the piano of some melodies by Schubert and Brahms.
Producer PETER DE ROSA

Contributors

Unknown:
Antony Hopkins
Unknown:
Johann Strauss.
Unknown:
Arthur Sullivan
Producer:
Peter de Rosa

by T. D. Webster
with Martin Jarvis as Sammy

A mews flat in St John's Wood, full of jade and old silver.... a nice easy job for Mick and Sammy to pull. But easy jobs can turn sour and if things go wrong can Sammy keep his mouth shut?

(Repeated: Thursday 3.5 pm)

Contributors

Writer:
T.D. Webster
Producer:
John Cardy
Sammy:
Martin Jarvis
Adele:
Emily Richard
Mick:
Alan Dudley
Insp Sinclair:
Rector Ross
Joan:
Olwen Griffiths
Smith:
Anthony Smee
Harris:
Clifford Norgate
Marianne:
Liane Aukin
Jones:
Francis de Wolff

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