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: THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK

A reading taken from
' Soundings ' edited by A. R. Vidler ' Christian Prayer' by John Burnaby Reader, OLIVE GREGG

Contributors

Edited By: A. R. Vidler
Reader: John Burnaby

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: SUNDAY PAPERS

: MELODY ON STRINGS

LONDON STUDIO STRINGS
Conducted by REGINALD KILBEY

Contributors

Conducted By: Reginald Kilbey

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: HOME FOR THE DAY

Introduced by MARJORIE ANDERSON
Where small talk becomes sales talk: HARRY GOLDMAN reports
Flashpoints: some minor irritations of life by DIANA GRAVES , LESLIE MALLORY , and JOHNNY MORRIS
Letter to Someone's Son: from WALTER JAMES
Marriage Wastage?: BARBARA EVANS looks at the shortage of doctors and the pros and cons of reclaiming qualified women

Contributors

Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Harry Goldman
Unknown: Diana Graves
Unknown: Leslie Mallory
Unknown: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Barbara Evans

: SERVICE OF HOLY COMMUNION

from Great Victoria Street
Presbyterian Church, Belfast
Celebrant and Preacher THE REV. JAMES R. BOYD
Metrical Psalms: 65, vv. 1-4:
Praise waits for thee in Zion, Lord; 116, vv. 13-14 and 17-19; I love the Lord; 24, vv. 7-10: Ye gates, lift up your heads on high; 103, vv. 1-2, and v. 22: O thou, my soul, bless God the Lord
Organist, James A. Beattie

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. James R. Boyd
Organist: James A. Beattie

: MUSIC MAGAZINE

A weekly review edited by Julian Herbage and Anna Instone
Introduced by JULIAN HERBAGE
Nielsen's ' Espansiva ' Symphony by ROBERT SIMPSON
Musical Profile: John Williams by C, B, REES
John Dowland (71563-1626): by DIANA POULTON
The Outline of Music book review by FRANK HOWES

Contributors

Edited By: Julian Herbage
Edited By: Anna Instone
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: John Williams
Unknown: Diana Poulton
Review By: Frank Howes

: YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of gramophone records
Fantasy in F minor (D.940) (Schubert)
PAUL BADURA-SKODA and JÖRG DEMUS (piano-duet)
I would that my love (Mendelssohn)
ISOBEL BAILLIE (soprano)
KATHLEEN FERRIER (contralto) with GERALD MOORE (piano)
Scaramouche (Milhaud)
GRETE and JOSEF DICHLER (two pianos)

Contributors

Contralto: Kathleen Ferrier
Piano: Gerald Moore
Unknown: Josef Dichler

: THE CRITICS

Chairman, DILYS POWELL
Broadcasting: H. A. L. CRAIG
Book: JANET ADAM SMITH
Art: DAVID SYLVESTER
Film: DEREK PROUSE
Theatre: HAROLD HOBSON
Repeated on Thursday at 3.20

Contributors

Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: H. A. L. Craig
Unknown: Janet Adam Smith
Unknown: Harold Hobson

: WEATHER

Forecast for land areas. Detailed forecast for the South-East

: THE NEWS

: THE COUNTRYSIDE IN FEBRUARY

A monthly programme reflecting life in the country
Introduced by C. GORDON GLOVER and ERIC SIMMS Produced by ARTHUR PHILLIPS

Contributors

Introduced By: C. Gordon Glover
Introduced By: Eric Simms
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: CAN HELP YOU?

From My Postbag
SIR KENNETH THOMPSON , M.P., discusses a new regulation about the school-leaving age
Buying a House
2: PAMELA DEEDES looks at costs and fees
Unemployment
Helpful advice from experts includes points on Insurance Benefits, National Assistance, and training opportunities
Introduced by ROBIN HOLMES

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Kenneth Thompson
Introduced By: Robin Holmes

: GARDENERS' QUESTION TIME

Introduced by FRANKLIN ENGELMANN
FRED LOADS
BILL SOWERBUTTS
ARTHUR BILLITT answer questions put to them by gardening enthusiasts from Braunston, near Rugby

Contributors

Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann
Introduced By: Fred Loads
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Arthur Billitt

: SUNDAY SYMPHONY CONCERT

ERICH GRUENBERG (violin)
BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Leader, Hugh Maguire
Conducted by Berthold Goldschmidt
Part 1

Contributors

Violin: Erich Gruenberg
Leader: Hugh Maguire
Conducted By: Berthold Goldschmidt

: * The Interval RETROSPECTIONS OF THE STAGE

Four readings from the memoirs of JOHN BERNARD , an eighteenth-century comedian selected and read by EDWIN Apps 1: Running Away to be an Actor

Contributors

Unknown: John Bernard

: * Concert

Part 2
Given before an invited audience in the BBC Studio 1, Maida Vale, London
Requests for tickets should be sent to [address removed], enclosing a stamped addressed envelope.

: ROYAL VISIT TO AUSTRALIA

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrived in Canberra last Monday. Since then they have visited Adelaide, Elizabeth, and Melbourne
AUDREY RUSSELL, ROBERT HUDSON , and JOHN TIMPSON report on the week's events Introduced by WILFRID THOMAS

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Hudson
Unknown: John Timpson
Introduced By: Wilfrid Thomas

: JOAN SUTHERLAND

soprano with the ORCHESTRA of the ROYAL OPERA HOUSE COVENT GARDEN Conducted by FRANCESCO MOLINARI-PRADELLI
Arias by Meyerbeer and Delibes on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Francesco Molinari-Pradelli

: FOR THE YOUNG TO BE CONTINUED

The Twelve Dancers The novel by WILLIAM MAYNE abridged into seven episodes by Ann Watkins read by JEAN ENGLAND
2: Plow Jones tells the children the strange story behind the dance

Contributors

Novel By: William Mayne
Unknown: Ann Watkins
Read By: Jean England

: MUSIC BY CANDLELIGHT

DAVID FRANKLIN introduces the kind of songs and tunes you would have heard at evenings with Mr. Samuel Pepys
Singers:
DOROTHY TARREN , HORACE WALE with KENNETH PAGE (violin)
GEORGE MILES (harpsichord) and some gramophone records
Produced by PEGGY BACON

Contributors

Introduces: David Franklin
Singers: Mr. Samuel Pepys
Singers: Dorothy Tarren
Singers: Horace Wale
Produced By: Peggy Bacon

: COME HITHER

Poetry in the afternoon chosen and introduced by PATRIC DICK !NSON
3: Birds of the Air Readers: PENELOPE LEE ,
DAVID DAVIS , DAVID DICKINSON and DAVID LLOYD JAMES

Contributors

Introduced By: Patric Dick
Readers: Penelope Lee
Readers: David Davis
Unknown: David Dickinson
Unknown: David Lloyd James

: THINKING ALOUD

Discipleship
Three talks by D. W. J. WOODMAN
3: In Touch

: WEATHER

Forecast for land areas. Detailed forecast for the South-East

: THE NEWS followed by RADIO NEWSREEL

A summary of last week's events

: GRAND HOTEL

REGINALD LEOPOLD and the PALM COURT ORCHESTRA
Visiting artist, CYNTHIA GLOVER

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Leopold
Artist: Cynthia Glover

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by ALISTAIR COOKE

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: THE WAY OF LIFE

Christians think about their faith and its living expression
The Enclosed Garden
A meditation on the life and work of ANN GRIFFITHS , Welsh mystic and hymn-writer by Huw BALLARD THOMAS
' When we put the words of the saints and mystics into our own mouths and identify our thoughts and desires with theirs, then we transcend the limits of our theological speculations and the barriers of our dogmatic assertions: we arrive at the simple truths which are at the centre of all things ... '
Produced by WILBERT LLOYD ROBERTS

Contributors

Unknown: Ann Griffiths
Unknown: Huw Ballard Thomas
Produced By: Wilbert Lloyd Roberts

: THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

Appeal on behalf of The Ockenden Venture by HALINA GRZEGORZEWSKA
Contributions (preferably by crossed postal order or cheque) will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
Miss Grzegorzewska, now seventeen, is one of the 450 stateless children from camps in West Germany and Austria for whom the Ockenden Venture has provided a home, health, and education in this country. Founded in 1955, it now runs sixteen homes.

Contributors

Unknown: Halina Grzegorzewska.

: NORTHANGER ABBEY

by Jane Austen adapted for radio in five episodes by DENIS CONSTANDUROS At Northanger, Catherine, well versed in romantic literature, soon convinced herself that it must contain some dark secret. Her attention soon focused itself upon the General. His wife, she was sure, had met an untimely end and the answer must lie somewhere in her empty apartments. About to investigate she was surprised by Mr. Tilney ...
5: An Unexpected Homecoming
, Produced by BRANDON ACTON -BOND
† Broadcast in September 1962

Contributors

Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Denis Constanduros
Produced By: Brandon Acton
Storyteller: Jennifer Wright
Catherine: Susan Maudslay
Henry Tilney: John Bonney
Miss Tilney: Carolyn Montagu
General Tilney: Hedley Goodall
Isobella Thorpe: Sheila Steafel
Mr Morland: Robert Sansom
Mrs Morland: Barbara Cavan
Mrs Allen: Phyllis Smale

: AMSTERDAM CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA

Founded 1888
Overture: The Silken Ladder (Rossini)
Conducted by EDUARD VAN BEINUM
Symphony No. 1, in D (Mahler)
Conducted by BERNARD HAITINK on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Eduard van Beinum
Conducted By: Bernard Haitink

: THE NEWS

: THEIR SECOND CHANCE

† BRIAN GROOMBRIDGE talks to five people-a wharf-inger's clerk, a barber, a railway worker, and two housewives-who many years after leaving school gave up their jobs to go to University. Why did they do it, and how has it turned out for them?

Contributors

Talks: Brian Groombridge

: THE EPILOGUE

Jesus said: I am the light of the world
Isaiah 42, vv. 5-7
Psalm 27, part 1
St. John 9, vv. 1-25
Thou, whose almighty word
(BBC H.B. 185)
St. John 9, v. 39

: THE NEWS

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

CYRIL SMITH and PHYLLIS SELLICK (two pianos)

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril Smith
Unknown: Phyllis Sellick

: Closedown









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