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Presented by Tony Lewis The Embassy World Professional Snooker
Championship reaches its climax in Sheffield; while
Wembley prepares to stage the State Express Rugby League Challenge Cup
Final where Widnes meet Wigan. Plus the first of a series of reports from Los Angeles - TONY ADAMSON views preparations for the Summer Olympics.
Producer JOANNE WATSON

Contributors

Presented By:
Tony Lewis
Unknown:
Tony Adamson
Producer:
Joanne Watson

Bernard Falk ,
SUSAN MARLING. PATRICK STODDART , and ROBIN DEWHURST taking a practical look at the leisure scene. Producer
JENNY MALLINSON DUFF
Editor ROGER MACDONALD

Contributors

Unknown:
Bernard Falk
Unknown:
Susan Marling.
Unknown:
Patrick Stoddart
Unknown:
Robin Dewhurst
Unknown:
Jenny Mallinson
Editor:
Roger MacDonald

Tim Brooke-Taylor Willie Rushton Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer are all disqualified by Chairman Humphrey Lyttelton Keyboard COLIN SELL
Bored PAUL MAYHEWARCHER

Contributors

Unknown:
Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown:
Willie Rushton
Unknown:
Graeme Garden
Unknown:
Barry Cryer
Unknown:
Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown:
Keyboard Colin
Unknown:
Paul Mayhewarcher

Esther Rantzen The Rt Hon Roy Hattersley , mp
Professor John Honey Charles Moore from Uppingham, Leicestershire

Contributors

Unknown:
Esther Rantzen
Unknown:
Roy Hattersley
Unknown:
Professor John Honey
Unknown:
Charles Moore

A Moth in the Closet by JEREMY KINGSTON
Stark poverty faces the 15th Earl of Dorking and threatens the future of Abinger, his estate. But somewhere in Abinger's long history lies the solution to Lord Dorking's problems. other parts played by BRIAN GEAR. JANET HOWD, ELIZABETH UNDSAY,
DEBORAH-JANE SHARPE
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Tues 11.0 am)

Contributors

Unknown:
Jeremy Kingston
Played By:
Brian Gear.
Directed By:
Brian Miller
Mrs Beamish/Governess:
Pat Heywood
Beamish:
Stanley Lebor
Fifteenth Earl:
Michael Drew
Lord Rupert:
Malcolm Gerard
Lady Rupert/ Lady Mickleton:
Angela Phillips
Breakspear:
Patrick Malahide

with Hugh Sykes
A visit to the Centre for
Alternative Technology at Machynlleth, Wales, and the result of a competition for school children organised by the World Wildlife Fund on how to solve some of the environmental problems facing Britain today.
Producer GAYNOR SHUTTE (Repeated: Tuesday
11.0 pm VHF)

Contributors

Unknown:
Hugh Sykes

For disabled listeners. Presenter John Mills Editor MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence address:
BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW Tel: [number removed]
(Mon-Fri 10.0 am-5.0 pm)

Contributors

Presenter:
John Mills
Editor:
Marlene Pease

Barry Norman reports from America on the computer games industry which is using high technology to empty some pockets while lining others. He hears how the 'computer generation' is the target of the latest technology, how machines are programmed never to lose and why most girls don't.
Producer TREVOR TAYLOR (Revised repeat: Sunday
4.30 pm VHF)

Contributors

Unknown:
Barry Norman
Producer:
Trevor Taylor

Murder for
Pleasure Maigret and the Millionaires by GEORGES SIMENON translated by JEAN STEWART and dramatised for radio by MALCOLM STEWART
The body of world-famous financier Colonel Ward is found in one of the suites of the Hotel George V in Paris. Because of his position, much tact must be used to investigate the mystery surrounding his death. Supt Maigret is assigned to the case and soon finds himself in the totally alien world of the international jet set.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN

Contributors

Unknown:
Georges Simenon
Translated By:
Jean Stewart
Unknown:
Malcolm Stewart
Unknown:
Supt Maigret
Directed By:
Glyn Dearman
Superintendent Maigret:
Maurice Denham
Inspector Lucas:
Brian Haines
Inspector Lapointe:
John Rye
Mr Arnold:
Andrew Sachs
the Countess:
Jane Wenham
Van Meulen:
David March
Jules:
Michael Bilton
Maid:
Moir Leslie
Nurse:
Carole Boyd
Director:
William Eedle
Manager (George V):
Geoffrey Collins
Hotel doctor:
Timothy Bateson
Prosecutor:
Arnold Diamond
Magistrate:
Clive Panto
Dr Paul:
Michael Tudor Barnes
Insp Benoit:
Ian Oliver
Jean:
Sean Barrett
Masseur:
Mark Straker
Manager (Lausanne-Palace):
Bernard Brown

Many societies conduct elaborate rituals to mark the stages of life, and songs often form part of the ceremony which actually confers a change of status, whether from boyhood into manhood or subject into king. Kevin Crossley-Holland examines some of the ways in which music is used in the diverse rites of passage which mark the transition, with examples from many countries and cultures.
Producer LAN GARDHOUSE

Contributors

Unknown:
Kevin Crossley-Holland

A wooden plaque, on which this phrase was embossed, was placed on his desk in the White
House by President Harry S. Truman who was born 100 years ago this week. Some of the presidential decisions which shaped the post-war world are recalled by John Major , University of Hull with contributions from
CLARK CLIFFORD , ALISTAIR COOKE , ALGER HISS, THE RT HON ROY JENKINS. MP. PAUL NITZE , DEAN RUSK. MARGARET
TRUMAN. SIR OLIVER WRIGHT and others. Producer
ANTHONY MONCRIEFF

Contributors

Unknown:
Harry S. Truman
Recalled By:
John Major
Unknown:
Clark Clifford
Unknown:
Alistair Cooke
Unknown:
Roy Jenkins.
Unknown:
Paul Nitze
Unknown:
Rusk. Margaret
Unknown:
Truman. Sir Oliver Wright
Unknown:
Anthony Moncrieff

The last of six overheard conversation pieces by ALUN OWEN
Fraser and Son and Moir Leslie as Emma Today, Mr Emmanuel listens to the conversation between a well-known journalist and his son. The two parties seem to have little in common.
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN

Contributors

Unknown:
Alun Owen
Unknown:
Moir Leslie
Unknown:
Mr Emmanuel
Directed By:
John Tydeman
Mr Emmanuel:
Hugh Burden
James Fraser:
Fulton MacKay
Robin Fraser:
John Graham
Jake:
Jim McManus

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