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: Sunday Reading

An extract from 'God's Time and Ours' by Leonard Griffith
Reader, Richard Leech


Author: Leonard Griffith
Reader: Richard Leech

: Weather

and Programme News

: The News

: The Eye-Witness

Reports from Britain and overseas

: Sunday Papers

: Weather

: The News

: With Heart and Voice

with BARBARA ROBINSON (mezzo-soprano)
Introduced by DIC HUGHES


Mezzo-Soprano: Barbara Robinson
Accompanied By: Menna Leyshon
Accompanied By: William Bacon
Conducted By: James Williams
Introduced By: Dic Hughes

: The Archers


Writer: Edward J. Mason
Writer: John Keir Cross
Writer: David Turner
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Tony Shryane
Daniel Archer: Monte Crick
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Ned Larkin: Bill Payne
Carol Grenville: Anne Cullen
Harvey Grenville: Ronald Baddiley
Polly Mead: Hilary Newcombe
John Tregorran: Basil Jones
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Dawn Kingsley: Patricia Bendall
Nigel Burton: Bryan Kendrick
Joan Burton: Esma Wilson
Gregory Salt: Gerald Turner
Paul Johnson: Leslie Dunn

: Morning Prayer

from Spennithorne Parish Church
Conducted by the Rector. THE REV. J. N. JORY with a sermon by THE BISHOP OF Ripon THE RT. REV. J. R. H. MOORMAN , d.d.
Psalm 8
Lessons: Exodus 33, w. 9-12; St. John 13, vv. 21-35
Hymns (from S.P.): A great and mighty wonder (70): While shepherds watched their flocks by night (82); The first Noel (384)
Organist, Florence Brown


Unknown: Rev. J. N. Jory
Unknown: Rev. J. R. H. Moorman
Organist: Florence Brown

: Boothroyd at Bay: 4: Quicker by Rail

Basil Boothroyd on the Difficulty of Avoiding Difficulties

with Dorit Welles and members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company.


Writer/Presenter: Basil Boothroyd
Actor: Dorit Welles
Producer: John Bridges

: Down Your Way

Franklin Engelmann recently visited St. James's Street, Piccadilly, London
Repeated on Thursday at 11.20 a.m.


Presenter: Franklin Engelmann
Producer: Phyllis Robinson

: The Critics

An end-of-the-year edition in which some regular contributors to the programme look back over 1964 and discuss what seems to them the most interesting work in their particular fields
Theatre: J. W. LAMBERT
Television: T. C. WORSLEY
Repeated on Thursday at 3.30


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: J. W. Lambert
Unknown: T. C. Worsley
Unknown: Karl Miller
Unknown: Dilys Powell

: Weather

and Programme News

: The News

: One Man's Year

Bethlehem and Berlin, Budapest and Bannockburn, Washington and Jerusalem,
Moscow and the Queen's Ferry: playing Shakespeare from Helsinki to Boston. Mass.: observing at royal ceremonies, looking back and looking forward
Tom Fleming actor and commentator, re-creates, with its remembered music, his journey through 1964
See facing page

One Man's Year
The last days of any year are more than usually filled with memories. It is in the nature of things. The reward of trying to look back with detached and clinical curiosity at the end of a fixed period of time, is that every so often a distinctive pattern of impression and experience emerges from a chaos of untidy and unrelated incidents. At this point of revelation existence becomes life!
Sometimes we have a 'vintage' year; one finds oneself flung about the globe, and at the receiving end of so many new ideas that one's mind can hardly take it all in. Such a year 1964 has been for me. In the course of twelve months I set foot in sixteen countries (one of which was England), spent Christmas in Bethlehem, Easter in Russia, sat in the lowest sea upon earth, stood on the highest building, threw snowballs in Bucharest, and cooked breakfast on a log fire in Canada, sun-bathed on Long Island, and paddled in Bannock Burn.
Most of my journeying was by air, so I brought back the lightest souvenirs I could - gramophone records. I hope to share some of these with you in One Man's Year.


Unknown: Boston. Mass.
Unknown: Tom Fleming

: Gardeners' Question Time

Franklin Engelmann invites Fred Loads, Bill Sowerbutts and Alan Gemmell to answer questions which listeners have sent by post.


Presenter: Franklin Engelmann
Panellist: Fred Loads
Panellist: Bill Sowerbutts
Panellist: Alan Gemmell

: The Sunday Play: Daughters in Law

by Henry Cecil adapted as a play for radio by the author from his novel of the same name.
with Cecil Parker and Naunton Wayne
Major Claude Buttonstep has two sons who fall in love with a Judge's attractive twin daughters. one of whom is a barrister and the other a solicitor. But Major Buttonstep, normally mild, kindly, rural squire, has a pathological aversion to lawyers ...
Other parts played by members of the cast
Produced by H. B. FORTUIN
Broadcast on September 2. 1961


Unknown: Henry Cecil
Unknown: Cecil Parker
Unknown: Naunton Wayne
Unknown: Major Claude Buttonstep
Produced By: H. B. Fortuin
Major Claude Buttonstep: Cecil Parker
Archie Randall: Antony Viccars
Digby Buttonstep: John Pullen
Prunella Coombe: Gudrun Ure
Jane Coombe: Diana Olsson
John Buttonstep: William Eedle
Mr Justice Coombe: Will Leighton
Mr Trotter: Naunton Wayne
P C Glossop: Peter Claughton
Mr Dealtry: Malcolm Hayes
Mr Larpent: Rolf Lefebvre
Judge Smoothe: Philip Leaver
Lord Justice Crewe: Haydn Jones
Lord Justice Blake: Derek Birch

: Home for the Day

A Sunday Supplement to Woman's Hour
Introduced by John Hobday
Is it true?: reflections on the cherished belief that the English are reserved
For Love and Money: young people talk about the reasons behind their choice of job. 3: Michael Winner, a young film director
Back to Nature: memories of primitive life from Dr. Audrey Butt, an anthropologist
Striking Gold: five young people who have won the Duke of Edinburgh's award, talk to Jocelyn Ryder-Smith


Presenter: John Hobday
Reporter: Dr. Audrey Butt
Reporter: Jocelyn Ryder-Smith

: Can I Help You?

Spending a Book Token: suggestions from Arthur Coates, Mildred Cooper, and Laurie Sapper
A Tape Recorder for Christmas?: a barrister on its use and misuse
Supplementary to Medicine: 2: Joan Yorke meets a hospital dietician
An Alphabet of Law: F stands for Felony, Fixtures, and Fiduciary Relationships
Introduced by Robin Holmes


Unknown: Arthur Coates
Unknown: Mildred Cooper
Unknown: Joan Yorke
Introduced By: Robin Holmes

: Nature News

Christmas Round-Up
C. D. Deane (N. Ireland), Dick Bagnall-Oakeley (E.Anglia) and Tony Soper (South-West) compare notes on what is happening in the countryside at this time of year
Introduced by Bruce Campbell


Speaker: C. D. Deane
Speaker: Dick Bagnall-Oakeley
Speaker: Tony Soper
Presenter: Bruce Campbell
Producer: Richard Brock

: Talking of Theatre

Introduced by Carl Wildman
Christmas Entertainment
The variety of fare offered at this season - how is it prepared, by whom and for whom? Peter Roberts asks Gerald Palmer, director of the spectacular Ali Baba On Ice at Wembley; Brian Way, a pioneer of theatre for children and adaptor of Pinocchio at the Apollo Theatre; Leslie MacDonnel, a director of Moss Empires: David Poulson, director of Sleeping Beauty starring Diana Dors at the Bromley Repertory Theatre; and at the Mermaid Theatre, the actor of Long John Silver in Treasure Island, Bernard Miles.
Next edition: January 24


Presenter: Carl Wildman
Reporter: Peter Roberts
Interviewee: Gerald Palmer
Interviewee: Brian Way
Interviewee: Leslie MacDonnel
Interviewee: David Poulson
Interviewee: Bernard Miles

: Weather

and Programme News

: Grand Hotel

Reginald Leopold and the Palm Court Orchestra
Visiting artist, Elizabeth Simon


Musicians: Reginald Leopold and the Palm Court Orchestra
Performer: Elizabeth Simon

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
Repeated on Monday at 9.5 a.m.


Speaker: Alistair Cooke

: The Light of Men

A light that comes into a dark world at Christmas
An act of worship for radio on St. John the Evangelist's Day


Reader: Stephen Jack
Writer: Gilbert Cope
Presenter: Gilbert Cope

: The Week's Good Cause

Appeal on behalf of the National Fund for Research into Poliomyelitis and other Crippling Diseases by Millicent Martin.
Contributions, preferably by crossed postal order or cheque, will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to Millicent Martin, Polio Research Fund, [address removed]
In its early days the Polio Research Fund attacked exclusively the problems of poliomyelitis. It later broadened this attack to include research into the cause, treatment, and eventual cure of all diseases that cripple children.


Speaker: Millicent Martin

: Esther Waters: 3: An Offer of Marriage

by George Moore, dramatised as a serial in five episodes by Jonquil Antony
Esther decides to keep her baby with her, but finds she can get no work; at last, completely destitute, she is forced to go with the baby into Lambeth workhouse.
Produced by DAVID DAVIS
Repeated on Tuesday at 3.0


Unknown: Jonquil Antony
Produced By: David Davis
Esther: With June Tobin
William Latch: John Slater
Mrs Holmes: Mary Wimbush
Secretary: Isabel Rennie
Margaret: Patricia Leventon
Miss Rice: Betty Hardy
Fred Parsons: Fraser Kerr
Gabby: Stephen Jack
Mrs Lewis: Mary Wimbush
Jackie: Patricia Leventon

: Scrapbook for 1914

Written and compiled by Leslie Baily with the voices of The Countess of Oxford and Asquith, Lt. Gen. Sir Brian Horrocks, Admiral Sir William Goodenough, J.B. Priestley, Claude Graham-White, Phyllis Monkman, Gwendoline Brogden, Charles Brewer, Dr Josef Seewald, Mrs Dorothy Foster, Mr Oscar Anderson, Mr A.E. Webb, Mr F.G. Hyde and Geoffrey Lewis, Olive Gregg, Dudley Rolph, Joan Sterndale Bennett, Barbara Leigh, Benny Lee and Ian Frost.
The Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Alan Paul who also arranged the music.
Broadcast on November 11


Writer/ compiler: Leslie Baily
Narrator: Ian Frost
Conductor: Alan Paul
Producer: Vernon Harris
Contributor: Sir Brian Horrocks
Contributor: Sir William Goodenough
Contributor: J. B. Priestley
Contributor: Claude Grahame-White
Contributor: Phyllis Monkman
Contributor: Gwendoline Brogden
Contributor: Charles Brewer
Contributor: Dr. Josef Seewald
Contributor: Mrs. Dorothy Foster
Contributor: Mr. Oscar Anderson
Contributor: Mr. A. E. Webb
Contributor: Mr. F. G. Hyde
Contributor: Geoffrey Lewis
Contributor: Olive Gregg
Contributor: Dudley Rolph
Contributor: Joan Sterndale Bennett
Contributor: Barbara Leigh
Contributor: Benny Lee

: The News

: Henryk Szeryng

Sonata in G minor (The Devil's Trill) (Tartini, arr. Kreisler)
Melodie (Gluck, arr. Kreisler) with Charles Reiner (piano)
10.29* Sonata No. 2 in A major
(Brahms) with Artur Rubinstein (piano) on gramophone records

: The Epilogue

He humbled himself
Opening Sentences
Carol 34 (Oxford Book of Carols)
A reading from ' The Scale of Perfection ' by Walter Hilton
Carol 109 (O.B.C.)
Philippians 2, vv. 1-11


Unknown: Walter Hilton

: News Summary

: Music at Night

Beethoven Sonata in C sharp minor. Op. 27 No.2
11.19* Sonata in C minor. Op 111
Recorded at the Salzburg Festival. 1964: made available by courtesy of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation

: Closedown

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