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Presented by John Timpson and Chris Lowe
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by CLIVE rosun
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With CHARLES COLVILE
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Presented By:
John Timpson
Presented By:
Chris Lowe
Read By:
Clive Rosun

The Facts of Life by ROBERT NYE
Read by George Parsons
Grandmother said it was time that the boy 'knew'. At his age,
Grandfather had sailed to
Valparaiso! Mother said it was up to Daddy. So father and son went for a walk.
Conversation did not go exactly according to plan.
Producer BARBARA CROWTHER

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Nye
Read By:
George Parsons
Producer:
Barbara Crowther

Dictionaries have changed a lot since Dr Johnson thought up witty definitions by himself. Nowadays a compiler is more likely to be at a computer terminal, drawing on huge data-banks of information about how words are used. This week
David Crystal talks to Timothy Benbow , the manager of the New Oxford English Dictionary, about new ways of making - and using - a dictionary.
Producer MICHAEL LAWTON 0 HEAR THIS! page 16

Contributors

Unknown:
Timothy Benbow
Producer:
Michael Lawton

by Len Deighton
Dramatised in eight parts by Michael Bakewell
With Trevor Nichols as Boyd Stuart, David Garth as Sydney Ryden, Bruce Boa as Charles Stein, and featuring Bernard Hepton as Max Breslow
Secret Service agent Boyd returns to England to question Wever, an ex-German soldier who claims he helped load the 'Kaiseroda' treasure on to the train and into Hitler's mine. As Boyd leaves the Wever home it is blown apart.

Contributors

Author:
Len Deighton
Dramatised by:
Michael Bakewell
Director:
Peter King
Boyd Stuart:
Trevor Nichols
Sydney Ryden:
David Garth
Charles Stein:
Bruce Boa
Max Breslow:
Bernard Hepton
Reader:
Colin Starkey
Mary Breslow:
Helena Breck
Kitty:
Melinda Walker
Deputy secretary:
Garard Green
MI5 man:
David Sinclair
Billy Stein:
Ian Tyler
Case officer:
Alan Thompson
Section head:
Bernard Brown

1.55 Listening Corner Presented by SUSANNA DAWSON and TIM MUNRO
2.5 Something to Think About Share and Share
2.15 The Song Tree Jesper and the 100 Hares (8)
2.35 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry): Forest Dragons by JOE DUNLOP
2.45 Nature Sand Dunes by BERNARD VENABLES

Contributors

Presented By:
Susanna Dawson
Presented By:
Tim Munro
Song:
Tree Jesper
Unknown:
Joe Dunlop
Unknown:
Bernard Venables

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: mariner, foreign correspondent, war reporter and world traveller Gavin Young
Exit Lady Masham by LOUIS AUCHINCLOSS abridged in eight parts by MADGE HART Read by PATRICIA HAYES (8)
(Music: Platti's Oboe Concerto)

Contributors

Read By:
Patricia Hayes

Screaming Alice by CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL with Janet Burnell as 'Alice' Alice is a formidable lady, weighing as she does more than 10,000 tons and standing more than 60 feet tall! Eight decades have played havoc with her and the war-clouds of the 1930s are gathering fast overhead. But still she's going to give London the greatest spectacle it's seen for 300 years.
Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Christopher Russell
Unknown:
Janet Burnell
Directed By:
David Johnston.
Sir Henry Buckland:
Bernard Brown
Charlie:
David Garth
Ted:
Graham Chinn
Anarchist:
David Learner
Capitalist:
Brian Smith
Patriot:
Garardgreen
Female chorus:
Moir Leslie
Female chorus:
Narissa Knights
Female chorus:
Jean Trend

A personal selection of poems on the theme of Water
Compiled and presented by Lawrence Sail
5: Upon the Brimming Water Readers jill balcon and HUGH DICKSON
Producer SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol

Contributors

Presented By:
Lawrence Sail
Readers:
Jill Balcon
Readers:
Hugh Dickson
Producer:
Shaun MacLoughlin

A musical panel game in which John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race
Questions compiled by STEVE RACE Programme devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Producer PETE ATKIN
Stereo

Contributors

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

Presented by Hugh Sykes
In the last of the present series The Hon William Waldegrave , mp, Under Secretary of State for the Environment, replies to questions sent in by listeners. Producer Mick WEBB
For information about local conservation groups, phone [number removed](England or Wales).
Lines open from 8.15-10.30 pm

Contributors

Presented By:
Hugh Sykes
Unknown:
William Waldegrave
Producer:
Mick Webb

3: Towards a National Music By 1905 the revival was under the effective leadership of Cecil Sharp , Ralph Vaughan
Williams, and Lucy Broadwood - a woman of considerable influence. She had introduced
Vaughan Williams to folk music and was now to involve the flamboyant Australian composer Percy Grainger.
With John Tarns , Percy Grainger Douglas Kennedy
Ursula Vaughan Williams
Ewan MacColl , Karl Dallas and Mattie Kaye. Written and presented by Jim Lloyd Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT BBC Birmingham. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Cecil Sharp
Unknown:
Ralph Vaughan
Unknown:
Lucy Broadwood
Unknown:
Vaughan Williams
Unknown:
Percy Grainger.
Unknown:
John Tarns
Unknown:
Percy Grainger
Unknown:
Douglas Kennedy
Unknown:
Ursula Vaughan Williams
Unknown:
Ewan MacColl
Unknown:
Karl Dallas
Unknown:
Mattie Kaye.
Presented By:
Jim Lloyd
Producer:
Geoffrey Hewitt

Must We Meet Like This?
The EEC's machinery is, by common consent, clogged up. On Friday in Milan, European leaders meet to argue about ways of unclogging it and of moving the Community forward. What are the options? What kind of Europe may emerge? A discussion chaired by Ian Davidson
Producer DAVID MORTON

Contributors

Unknown:
Ian Davidson
Producer:
David Morton

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