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If a man invents a better mousetrap, then it's said ' the world will make a beaten path to his door ' - or will it?
In this series on the personalities of modern innovators, Bill Breckon has heard of their struggles for success and recognition. whether they invent alone or lead a research and development team. Today he asks what lessons can be learnt from their experiences, and whether Britain really cares about those who come up with better mousetraps.
Series producer RITCHIE COGAN

Contributors

Unknown:
Bill Breckon
Producer:
Ritchie Cogan

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A series in which current and controversial issues are put on trial before Dick Taverne , Qc, and an audience of jurors in Broadcasting House, London. Today's proposition:
The Act of Settlement of 1701 should be Repeated (the Act says that the Heir to the' Throne may not marry a Roman Catholic)
It is proposed by Ronald Butt , Assistant Editor of the Sunday Times and opposed by Professor John Kenyon , Professor of History, University of Hull
Each advocate will call his witnesses, cross-question his opponent's, and argue his case. The jury will vote at the beginning and end of the trial, so that any swing of opinion may be measured and a verdict reached.
Producer DAVID ANTHONY TURNER

Contributors

Unknown:
Dick Taverne
Unknown:
Ronald Butt
Unknown:
Professor John Kenyon
Producer:
David Anthony Turner

by P.G. Wodehouse
starring Michael Hordern as Jeeves and Richard Briers as Bertie Wooster
Adapted by Chris Miller

12.55 medium only Weather and programme news: VHF Regional news and weather

Contributors

Author:
P.G. Wodehouse
Adapted by:
Chris Miller
Producer:
Simon Brett
Jeeves:
Michael Hordern
Bertie Wooster:
Richard Briers
Percy, Lord Worplesdon:
Peter Woodthorpe
Boko Fittleworth:
Jonathan Cecil
Edwin, the Boy Scout:
Denise Bryer
Florence Craye:
Bronwen Williams

medium onlu from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Richard Boston, Editor of Vole
2.0-2.2 News
Science in the Kitchen: SUSAN GOODMAN on the effect of salt. Reading Your Letters.
Any Other Business: a look at some of the more domestic points from Parliament.
Emma by JANS AUSTEN (13)

Contributors

Unknown:
Susan Goodman

Dark Interval by GWEN CHERRELL
' The trouble is we never stop and think. We just jump to a conclusion and usually it's the wrong one. In our family it's known as " proceeding to the nearest disaster".'
Directed by CHRISTOPHER VENNING (First broadcast in 1976)

Contributors

Unknown:
Gwen Cherrell
Directed By:
Christopher Venning
Stella:
Margaret Ashcroft
Dennis:
Bernard Holley
Wendy:
Deborah Paige
Geoffrey:
David McAlister
Harry:
And Michael Cochrane

from St John 's College, Cambridge
Responses (Morley)
Psalms 6. 7. 8 (C. Hylton Stew-art; K. J. Pye )
Lessons: 1 Samuel 1, vv 20-28: John 2, w 13-22
Canticles (Walton, The Chichester Service)
Anthem: Videte miraculum (Tallis)
Organ scholar JOHN SCOTT
Director of music GEORGE GUEST

Contributors

Unknown:
St John
Unknown:
K. J. Pye
Unknown:
John Scott

Conversations with Cooper
' Here mate,' everyone on the plane said, ' we don't want to go to Invercargill, we want to go to Hokitika.' There was a silence and then the pilot said, ' Sorry, that's right. We're going to take a crack at Hokitika.' Journalist Dick Ross tells Derek Cooper how he returned to his home town in New Zealand after an absence of 18 years.
Producer DENNIS LOWER
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news, weather

Contributors

Unknown:
Dick Ross
Unknown:
Derek Cooper

A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE
John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race Questions compiled by STEVE RACE
BBC Birmingham
(Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Edward J. Mason
Unknown:
Tony Shryane
Unknown:
John Amis
Unknown:
Frank Muir
Unknown:
Ian Wallace
Unknown:
Denis Norden

Presented by Peter Oppenheimer
The background to Current events at home and abroad with reports by STEVE BRAD SHAW and DAVID BENSHAW. Editor MICHAEL GREEN BBC Manchester

Contributors

Presented By:
Peter Oppenheimer
Unknown:
Steve Brad
Unknown:
David Benshaw.

The Five Red Herrings by DOROTHY L. SAYERS , adapted in eight episodes by CHRIS MILLER starring
Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter 5: Alibis
Producer SIMON BRETT

Contributors

Unknown:
Dorothy L. Sayers
Unknown:
Chris Miller
Unknown:
Ian Carmichael
Producer:
Simon Brett
Sgt Dalziel:
John Graham
Strachan:
Gordon Clyde
Mrs Smith-Lemesurier:
Sheila Mitchell
Waters:
Bill Wallis
Mrs Farren:
Frances Jeater
Farren:
Gordon Gardner

Change in British Society 4: The Rise of Party
Dr A. II. Halsey, Professor of Social and Administrative Studies, University of Oxford, argues that the full story of the rise of party organisation along class lines in 20th-century Britain must also comprehend the beginning of its displacement from the centre of party politics and perhaps its apparent demise.
(Repeated: Sunday Radio 3)

England v Italy. Round 2 (End of Round 1 Scores: England 13 - Italy 14) England:
Anthony Quinton (Chairman) with Irene Thomas and John Julius Norwich Italy:
Gordon Clough (Chairman) with Professor Luigi Spaventa, economist, on the staff of Rome University and Francisco Russo. journalist and London Correspondent of L'Espresso
Question researcher
DAVID MACKAY. Producer TREVOR HILL BBC Manchester
(Revised repeat: Tues 10.5 am)

Contributors

Unknown:
Anthony Quinton
Unknown:
Gordon Clough
Unknown:
Francisco Russo.
Unknown:
David MacKay.

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