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Tony Lewis looks forward to the weekend with news from the first Rugby Union Test between England and New Zealand in Christchurch. Plus some of the more amusing and unusual features of the sporting world at home and abroad.
Producer JOANNE WATSON

Contributors

Unknown:
Tony Lewis
Producer:
Joanne Watson

Bernard Falk presents a practical guide to the holiday, travel and leisure scene with help from ROBIN DEWHURST , SUSAN MARLING and PATRICK STODDART. Producer HELEN ROBSON
Editor ROGER MACDONALD including at

Contributors

Unknown:
Bernard Falk
Unknown:
Robin Dewhurst
Unknown:
Susan Marling
Unknown:
Patrick Stoddart.
Producer:
Helen Robson
Editor:
Roger MacDonald

Back to Beveridge
With Norman Fowler 's review of Social Security about to be published, politicians and commentators now readily evoke the name of the father of the Welfare State, Lord
Beveridge, to buttress their sometimes contradictory views. But who was Beveridge? How did his wartime Report on Social Insurance come to be written? How was it seen at the time? And what relevance does his austere crusade against the five great evils of Want, Disease, Squalor, Ignorance and Idleness, have today? Presented by Geoffrey Goodman , the Mirror's Industrial Editor.
Producer JULIAN COLES

Contributors

Unknown:
Norman Fowler
Presented By:
Geoffrey Goodman
Producer:
Julian Coles

Presented by Louise Botting
Radio's key to the ever-present problem of how to get the best from your money. Whether it is a mortgage or insurance policy, an investment bond or a bank loan, a tax dispute or a social security squabble - Money Box gets the answers from the people in the know.

Contributors

Presented By:
Louise Botting

This space was reserved for details of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, but they haven't arrived. Anyhow, it probably involves Tim Brooke-Taylor and Willie Thingy who will probably play Graeme... Barry... the other two. The Chairman is that trumpeter bloke, and there's a pianist involved.

Believe it or not there's also a producer called PAUL MAYHEW -ARCHER.

(Stereo)

by Stewart Parker
Winner of the 1980 Giles Cooper Award and Prix Italia nomination

"You've done your damnedest to deride and defile the historic spirit of the Kamikaze Special Attack Force.... well let me tell you that spirit is not dead ... and by God I'm going to demonstrate it to you this very night!"

"Stewart Parker takes the basic ingredients of middle-aged war-nostalgia and sets them in Japan, brilliantly...." (Paul Ferris: The Observer)
(A Radio Scotland/Radio Ulster co-production)
(Stereo)

Contributors

Writer:
Stewart Parker
Director:
Robert Cooper
Makoto:
John Le Mesurier
Tokkotai:
Ronald Baddiley
Shushin:
Graham Crowden
Shimpu:
Ronald Herdman
Kamiwashi:
Harry Towb
Co-pilot:
John Shedden
Miss Tomishita:
Maureen Beattie

Introduced by Wynford Vaughan -Thomas
A visit to Lake Vyrnwy in Wales to look at the birds of the moors and fellwoods as the summer visitors arrive; a walk along the Ulster Way, which now covers 500 miles of beautiful Irish countryside; a look at the village of New Lanark in Scotland, which is being restored to its former glory; and Martin Muncaster takes a ride at a fair that claims to be 'the oldest in Britain'.
Producer CAROLINE ELLIOT

Contributors

Introduced By:
Wynford Vaughan
Unknown:
Lake Vyrnwy
Unknown:
Martin Muncaster
Producer:
Caroline Elliot

Marjorie Lofthouse looks at this year's finalists in Radio 4's competition for the most enterprising small business. 8: Intellemetrics Ltd
Three researchers from
Glasgow University and an experienced businessman combine to run a company specialising in opto-electronics. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown:
Marjorie Lofthouse

A Coat of Varnish by RONALD MILLAR suggested by the novel by c. p. SNOW
The last case of Chief
Supt Briers is a brutal murder in an elegant drawing-room in London SW1. Briers is determined to solve the case at any cost, and learns that there is not much between people and their darker motives - merely a coat of varnish.
Directed by DAVID SPENSER

Contributors

Unknown:
Ronald Millar
Unknown:
Supt Briers
Directed By:
David Spenser
Frank Briers:
Peter Barkworth
Dr Perryman:
Paul Daneman
Humphrey Leigh:
David Langton
Lady Ashbrook:
Mary Ellis
Capt Loseby:
Anthony Daniels
Susan Thirkill:
Stacy Dorning
Sgt Tanner:
James Bryce
Chief Insp Rees:
James Kerry
InspShingler:
David Peart
Professor Morgan:
Jon Strickland
Maria:
Eve Karpf
Police photographer:
Mark Straker

Anna and Erastus Wentworth set out from New England in 1855 as Methodist missionaries, bearing the lamp of grace to the 'heathen' Chinese ofFoo Chow. It was a long and difficult journey with tragic consequences for them both. Kenneth McLeish selects from their recently published diaries and letters to tell their story.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Erastus Wentworth
Erastus:
Peter Marinker
Anna:
Janene Possell

Egyptian mummies have fuelled railways, been turned into paint and medicaments and been collected as souvenirs.
Nowadays they're more often subjected to the surgeon's knife or the radiologist's X-rays.
Colin Tudge explores what the application of scientific and medical techniques is revealing about life in Ancient Egypt. Producer DEBORAH COHEN

Contributors

Unknown:
Colin Tudge
Producer:
Deborah Cohen

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