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: SUNDAY READING

An excerpt from
The Meaning of Gifts by Paul Tournier
Reader, NORMAN MITCHELL

Contributors

Reader: Paul Tournier
Reader: Norman Mitchell

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: THE EYE-WITNESS

Reports from Britain and overseas

: SUNDAY PAPERS

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: MORNING SONG

Hymns of your choosing sung by school choirs from all over the country
† Introduced by RONALD ALLISON
Your request for a favouritc hymn should be sent on a postcard to: Morning song. BBC. Broadcasting House. London. W.1.

Contributors

Introduced By: Ronald Allison

: The Archers

Contributors

Writer: David Turner
Writer: John Keir Cross
Writer: Edward J. Mason
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
Lilian Archer: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Ned Larkin: Bill Payne
Mabel Larkin: Kay Hudson
Carol Grenville: Anne Cullen
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Paddy Redmond: John Bort
Dawn Kingsley: Patricia Bendall
Malcolm Taylor: Peter Craze
Auctioneer: Anthony Godfrey
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway

: MORNING SERVICE

Personal life today
A series of four services for Lent
4: The Need for Responsibility
Today's service comes from Timperley Methodist Church
Preacher:
THE REV. DR. JOHN KENT
Lessons: 2 Samuel 11, vv. 15-
23; St. Luke 12, vv. 22-40
Hymns (M.H.B.): Lamb of God
(181); Help us to help each other, Lord (717); Servant of all 1575); 0 God, what offering shall I give? (573)
Organist, Mrs. O. Guest

Contributors

Organist: Mrs. O. Guest

: THE STORYTELLER

Mr. Amberly's Brother by STELLA GIBBONS
Reader, LOCKWOOD WEST
A rich bachelor and a collector of beautiful things, Mr. Amberly has his peace of mind rudely shatered by the arrival of the man he might have been.

Contributors

Reader: Stella Gibbons
Reader: Lockwood West

: HOME FOR THE DAY

A Sunday Supplement to Woman's Hour
Introduced by MARJORIE ANDERSON
Searching forsongs: JACQUELINE MCDONALD and BRIDIE O'DONNELL talk to MICHAEL BARTON
Overloading the Ark?: GERALD DURRELL reports from his animal-collecting expedition in Sierra Leone
My Father, Gustav Holst : remembered by his daughter IMOGEN
Twentieth - Century Woman: ESTRID DANE, who runs a unique clinic for handicapped children

Contributors

Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Jacqueline McDonald
Unknown: Bridie O'Donnell
Unknown: Michael Barton
Unknown: Gerald Durrell
Unknown: Sierra Leone
Unknown: Gustav Holst

: THE CRITICS

Chairman, JOHN METCALF
Theatre: RICHARD FINDLATER
Broadcasting:
KATHARINE WHITEHORN
Book: KARL MILLER
Art: DAVID PIPER
Film: A. ALVAREZ

Contributors

Unknown: John Metcalf
Unknown: Richard Findlater
Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Unknown: Karl Miller
Unknown: A. Alvarez

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: ANY QUESTIONS ?

A spontaneous discussion by JOHN ARLOTT
SIR GERALD NABARRO
LORD BOOTHBY
LADY (Steuart) WILSON
Travelling Question-Master, FREDDY GRISEWOOD
Produeed by Michael Bowen
From the Northern County Junior School, Portchester, Hampshire
Last Friday's broadcast in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Sir Gerald Nabarro
Unknown: Lord Boothby
Unknown: Lady (steuart) Wilson
Question-Master: Freddy Grisewood
Unknown: Michael Bowen

: GARDENERS' QUESTION TIME

visits Worcestershire
Members of the Barnt Green Hortieultural Society put their questions to
FRED LOADS , BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMMELL
Question-Master,
FRANKLIN ENGELMANN

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Loads
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Question-Master: Alan Gemmell
Question-Master: Franklin Engelmann

: THE SUNDAY PLAY

The Blood is Strong by Lister Sinclair
Adapted and produced by JAMES CRAMPSEY with Jean Taylor Smith and John M. Bannerman
From the lone shieling of the misty island
Mountains divide us and the waste of seas-
Yet still the blood is strong, the heart is Highland
And we in dreams behOld the Hebrides
Others taking part:
Jean Clark , Gwyneth Guthrie
Jane Moreland , Catherine Vivian
First broadcast on July 28, 1956

Contributors

Unknown: Lister Sinclair
Produced By: James Crampsey
Unknown: Jean Taylor Smith
Unknown: John M. Bannerman
Unknown: Jean Clark
Unknown: Gwyneth Guthrie
Unknown: Jane Moreland
Unknown: Catherine Vivian
Murdoch MacDonald: John M. Bannerman
Mary, his wife: Jean Taylor Smith
Kate,their daughter: Mary Riggans
James, their son: James Grant
Barney Hannay: Robert Baird
Joe Threefingers: Clarke Tait
Mr Reading: Peter Mannering
Mrs Reading: Lois McLean
Hector Morrison: Douglas Murchie
Mrs Morrison: Joan Fitzpatrick
A sailor: James Nairn

: DOWN YOUR WAY

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited
Brierley Hill , Staffs
Produced by Richard Burwood
An extended version: Friday at 4.0

Contributors

Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Brierley Hill
Produced By: Richard Burwood

: CAN I HELP YOU?

From my Post-bag: DAVID GINSBURG , M.P.
Some Useful Publications: reviewed by JANET McLEOD and RUPERT TOWNSHEND-ROSE
Avoiding Tax Arrears: advice from VIVIAN FRANK
An Alphabet of Law: U for Ultra vires, Unjust enrichment, and Usual covenants
Introduced by ROBIN HOLMES

Contributors

Unknown: David Ginsburg , M.P.
Reviewed By: Janet McLeod
Reviewed By: Rupert Townshend-Rose
Unknown: Vivian Frank
Introduced By: Robin Holmes

: THE COUNTRYSIDE IN MARCH

A monthly programme reflecting life in the country with a Natural History contribution by ERIC SIMMS
Introduced by C. GORDON GLOVER
Produced by Arthur Phillips

Contributors

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

: THE ARCHAEOLOGIST

Roman Road in the Sahara: NORMAN HAMMOND describes a recent expedition he led to the Sahara desert to follow the course of a Roman road 500 miles long
Work in Progress: DEREK ROE reviews some current work in the United Kingdom
Produced by John Irving

Contributors

Unknown: Norman Hammond
Produced By: John Irving

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: GRAND HOTEL

REGINALD LEOPOLD and the PALM COURT ORCHESTRA
Visiting artist, DoN GARRARD

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Leopold
Artist: Don Garrard

: LETTER FROM THE WORLD

by ALISTAIR COOKE

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: THY KINGDOM COME

An act of worship for radio, based on Old Testament scriptures which prepared the way before God's coming King 7: Spokesman of God
Readers,
DAVID ENDERS
MARY O'FARRELL
ALAN WHEATLEY

Contributors

Unknown: Mary O'Farrell
Unknown: Alan Wheatley

: THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

Appeal on behalf of The National Association of Almshouses by JOHN BETJEMAN , C.B.E.
Contributions, preferably by crossed postal order or cheque, will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The Association was formed In 1951 to encourage the repair and improvement up to modern standards of the thousands of almshouses in England and Wales and the provision of more. Since then more than 6,000 dwellings have been modernised at a fraction of the cost of new buildings, and many of great architectural beauty have been preserved.

Contributors

Unknown: John Betjeman
Unknown: John Betjeman

: THE MAN BORN TO BE KING

A cycle of twelve plays by Dorothy L. Sayers 8: Royal Progress
Now the Feast of the Passover was nigh. and Jesus set his face steadfastly to go up to Jerusalem. And when Jesus came to Bethany they made him a supper in the house of Simon the leper....
Other parts played by: Timothy Harley , Glyn Dearman
Wilfrid Carter , Valerie Kirkbright Molly Rankin. Isabel Rennie
Jo Manning Wilson , Walter Hall
George Merritt. Michael Kilgarriff Patrick Barr. Bruce Beeby Peter Bartlett , Alan Haines Arthur Gomez , William Fox
Andrew Sachs , Nicolette Bernard Peter O'Shaughnessy Malcolm Hayes
Produced by WILLIAM GLEN-DOEPEL

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Played By: Timothy Harley
Played By: Glyn Dearman
Unknown: Wilfrid Carter
Unknown: Valerie Kirkbright
Unknown: Molly Rankin.
Unknown: Isabel Rennie
Unknown: Jo Manning Wilson
Unknown: Walter Hall
Unknown: George Merritt.
Unknown: Michael Kilgarriff
Unknown: Patrick Barr.
Unknown: Bruce Beeby
Unknown: Peter Bartlett
Unknown: Alan Haines
Unknown: Arthur Gomez
Unknown: William Fox
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Nicolette Bernard
Unknown: Peter O'Shaughnessy
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Produced By: William Glen-Doepel
Evangelist: Godfrey Kenton
Caiaphas: Heron Carvic
Baruch the Zealot: Howieson Culff
Lazarus: John Welsh
Jesus: Tom Fleming
Judas: William Eedle
James: Geoffrey Matthews
John: Michael Acton-Bond
Simon Peter: Wilfred Harrison
Andrew: Peter Marinker
Thomas Didymus: Will Leighton
Matthew: David Lawton
Philip: Anthony Hall
Proclus: Humphrev Morton
Pilate: Tony Church
Claudia Prpcula: Diana Olsson
Annas: Edgar Norfolk

: YOUR HUNDRED BEST TUNES

Introduced by ALAN KEITH with gramophone records of the most popular pieces of music chosen by listeners

Contributors

Introduced By: Alan Keith

: THE NEWS

: THE CHOSEN CHILD

An enquiry into some human aspects of adoption considered from the point of view of the child, the natural mother, and the adoptive parents, and into the work carried out by voluntary societies,local authorities, and third party agencies Compiled by CARMEL Ross
Introduced by MARY ELLISON
Produced by Robert Pocock

Contributors

Unknown: Carmel Ross
Introduced By: Mary Ellison
Produced By: Robert Pocock

: THE EPILOGUE

Rejoice in the Lord alway
† 1 Chronicles 16, vv. 8-10
Psalm 98 (Broadcast psalter)
A reading from 'The Joy of God,' from' The Saints' Everlasting Rest ' by Richard Baxter
Children of the heavenly King
(S.P. 463)
Sentences: Philippians 4, vv. 4-7

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Baxter

: NEWS SUMMARY

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

played by FRANCE CLIDAT (piano)

Contributors

Played By: France Clidat

: Closedown









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