British Entertainment - Radio Rehearsal - Tony Hancock - 1956
Coming under the influence of 'miracle worker' Tony Hancock (extreme right) are five members of the late Tommy Handley's ITMA team, rehearsing for a radio adaptation of the H. G. Wells story "The Man Who Could Work Miracles", to be broadcast on the Home Service of the BBC on New Year's Eve.(l-r) Derek Guyler, Fred Yule, Hattie Jacques, Sidney Keith and Hugh Morton.
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Entertainment - Radio - The Archers - Bagnor - 1985
Members of the cast of Britain's longest running radio serial, "The Archers", which is to be brought to the stage for the first time, in the village of Bagnor near Newbury, Berkshire. The drama, "The Archers Live in Ambridge", will run from June 18th to July 13th. Among the cast are (left to right) regulars Charles Collingwood (who plays Brian Aldridge), Patricia Greene (Jill Archer), Norman Painting (Phil Archer), and Alison Dowling (Elizabeth Archer) as well as Norman Jones (Jack Woolley) and David Parfitt (Nigel Pargetter) who are not in the radio show but have been brought in to replace the actors who have other engagements. Norman Painting is celebrating his 35th anniversary as an "Archer".
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Science - Beat the Electronic Brain
International chess master Jon Speelman, the 1978 British champion, did some hard thinking in a match with a new electronic opponent, the 279 Sargon 2.5 chess computer. Jon Speelman was one of only 2 players (the other was ex-Welsh national champion Manny Rayner) who beat the computer on the fifth of it's seven levels of difficulty. Jon persuaded it to resign after 40 moves.
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