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Tony Lewis introduces today's programme direct from Aintree in anticipation of this afternoon's Sun Grand
National and meets some of the people who are preparing for the world's greatest steeplechase. Also, news of the FA Cup Semi-finals and a comprehensive look at the overnight sports news. A Radio Sport and OB production

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Introduces:
Tony Lewis

Introduced by Bernard Falk, with help from Susan Marling and Ian Lyon, taking a critical look at the holiday, travel and leisure scene.

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Presenter:
Bernard Falk
Reporter:
Susan Marling
Reporter:
Ian Lyon
Producer:
Jenny Marshall
Editor:
Roger MacDonald

Another nail- biting contest in which Willie Rushton and Tim Brooke-Taylor attempt to bite their nails faster than Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer
Chairman Humphrey Lyttelton
COLIN SELL at the piano
Producer PAUL MAYHEW-ARCHER
(Repeated: Mon 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news

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Unknown:
Willie Rushton
Unknown:
Graeme Garden
Unknown:
Barry Cryer
Unknown:
Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown:
Colin Sell

The Rt Hon
Sally Oppenhelm , mp The Rt Hon
Roy Hattersley , MP Sir Peter Hall and Reg Pycroft at Melton Mowbray. Leics.
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

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Unknown:
Sally Oppenhelm
Unknown:
Roy Hattersley
Unknown:
Sir Peter Hall
Unknown:
Reg Pycroft
Unknown:
Melton Mowbray.

Betty Marsden as Kate and Mary Wimbush as Jane in Mummy Was Well-Liked by DONOVAN O'MALLEY
' Of course Mummy was well-liked! I mean, look at all the people who came to her funeral. But why did they all look so apprehensive, almost frightened? Even her two dear daughters seem to have mixed feelings about her and regard her memory with some sort of fear. But that must be imagination, for after all Mummy was well-liked ...wasn't she? '
Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON (Repeated: Tues 11.3 am)

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Unknown:
Betty Marsden
Unknown:
Mary Wimbush
Unknown:
Donovan O'Malley
Directed By:
David Johnston

A history in 26 parts
12: The Tramp and the Liner
The tramp steamer was a legend of rust, soot, decks awash and dirty, smelly cargoes bound for steamy or icy ports. The liner was a legend of Metro-Goldwyn-baroque décor; blazing lights, haute cuisine and triple expansion engines 40 foot high. The legends were not too far from reality.
Readers CORDON GOSTELOW, ROBERT LANG, ROBERT
TROTTER. MALCOLM TERRIS, RONALD HERD.MAN, HENRY KNOWLES, KATHLEEN HELM,
DOUGLAS BLACKWELL, JOE DUNLOP. LEONARD MAGUIRE ,
ANTHONY NEWLANDS , DAVID CASEY , TIMOTHY BENTINCK and ANTHONY HALL
Special sound DICK MILLS. BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Consultant and presenter Robin Craig , lecturer in Economic History,
University College, London Series composed and directed by MICHAEL MASON , in collaboration with the National Maritime Museum.

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Unknown:
Leonard Maguire
Unknown:
Anthony Newlands
Unknown:
David Casey
Unknown:
Timothy Bentinck
Presenter:
Robin Craig
Directed By:
Michael Mason

After seven-and-a-half years as the BBC's
Correspondent in Peking and Moscow. Philip Short contrasts life in China and in the Soviet Union - and its likely development during the 1980s, after
Map and Brezhnev - in a series of five talks based on his forthcoming book. 1: The Chinese and the Russians
-anarchy and conformism beneath a communist veneer.
Series producer PADDY O'KLEFFE

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Producer:
Paddy O'Kleffe

Last of four programmes Neil and Graham
Although he lives in the same small mining village, Neil's father refuses to recognise him when they pass in the street. Graham ran away from his father's home and cycled 60 miles because he wanted to live
-with his mother. Why does divorce always have to be a battlefield?
Bringing in a conciliation service may be one way of making it easier for everyone involved.
Presenter Jennl Mills
Producer SARAH Rowlands

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Producer:
Sarah Rowlands

A Right Royal Rip-Off
A comedy by WALLY K. DALY.
Charles and George are two elderly inmates of one of Her Majesty's prisons. They have successfully organised a whole range of extramural activities and are therefore horrified when they learn they are to be released. Aided by their fellow prisoners they decide, while on an outing to the Tower of London, to steal the Crown Jewels. Things begin to go wrong when they become involved with a talking raven, the Mafia and a bent jeweller.
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS
(Repeated: Mon 3.2 pm) (Peter Jones is in "Pass the Butler" at the Globe Theatre, London)

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Comedy By:
Wally K. Daly
Charles Forbes:
Peter Jones
George Evans:
Lockwood West
Bullet-head:
Bernard Bresslaw
Fingers:
Charles Hawtrey
Governor Smith:
Donald Hewlett
Nigel:
John Warner
Basil/Guard:
Ronald Herdman
Winston/Mr Jones:
Steve Hodson
Tommy:
John Bull
Chairperson:
Miranda Forbes
Mrs Sopworth/Ma Calloni:
Pauline Letts
Billy:
David Timson
Wilkes/De Vere:
John Rowe
Plunket:
John Rye
Perkins:
Adrian Egan
Doreen/Deirdre:
Wendy Murray
Thug/Raven:
Wally K Daly
Calloni:
Gordon Reid
Colonel:
Stephen Thorne

A series of seven travellers' tales
4: A Tale of Two Islands Penang and Singapore both lie just off the coast of the Malaysian Peninsula. They are of similar size and both multi-racial. But while Penang remains a melting-pot of Malay,
Chinese, Indian and colonial cultures,
Singapore, the ' Lion
City ', has fought hard to establish its own identity as the economic power-house of South-East Asia. Bernard Jackson visits the two islands to look at the lifestyles and traditions of their many peoples.
Producer BRIAN COOK

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Producer:
Brian Cook

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