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: SUNDAY READING

An excerpt from
Teach your child about God by Canon A. J. Watts
Reader, REX PALMER

Contributors

Reader: Rex Palmer

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: The Eye-Witness

Reports from Britain and overseas

: SUNDAY PAPERS

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: CHAPEL IN THE VALLEY

Sacred songs and old favourites from the hymn book
Introduced by SANDY MACPHERSON

Contributors

Introduced By: Sandy MacPherson

: The Archers

Contributors

Written by: David Turner
Written by: Edward J. Mason
Written by: John Keir Cross
Edited by: Godfrey Baseley
Produced by: Tony Shryane
Daniel Archer: Monte Crick
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian Archer: Elizabeth Marlowe
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Aunt Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Ned Larkin: Bill Payne
Carol Grenville: Anne Cullen
Harvey Grenville: Ronald Baddiley
Anne Grenville: Heather Canning
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Malcolm Taylor: Peter Craze
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville

: SUNG COMMUNION

from the Cathedral Church of St. Macartin, Enniskillen
Celebrant and Preacher, THE REV. P. H. ROGERS
Psalm 136: 0 give thanks
(Gelineau)
Offertory Hymn: St. Patrick's
Breastplate
Communion Hymn: Hymn of St. Molaise
Post-Communion Hymn: Holy, holy, holy
Settings: Merbecke and Stanford in B flat
Organist, Anthony Smith

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. P. H. Rogers
Organist: Anthony Smith

: Home for the Day

A Sunday Supplement to "Woman's Hour".
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson.
The Foreign Legion: Joan Pyper talks to ex-Legionnaires on parade in London.
"All I ask is a tall ship": Moira Keenan answers the call of the running tide.
Hitting the Hay: Liz Bower visits a home for horses and donkeys.
W.B. Yeats : an appreciation by Patric Dickinson on the centenary of his birth.

Contributors

Presenter: Marjorie Anderson
Reporter: Joan Pyper
Reporter: Moira Keenan
Reporter: Liz Bower
Subject: W.B. Yeats
Reporter: Patric Dickinson

: THE CRITICS

Chairman, WALTER ALLEN
Broadcasting: FRANCIS HOPE
Book: JOHN BOWEN
Art: DAVID SYLVESTER
Film: EDGAR ANSTEY

Contributors

Unknown: Walter Allen
Unknown: John Bowen
Unknown: Edgar Anstey

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: ANY QUESTIONS?

A spontaneous discussion by LORD BOOTHBY
MARY STOCKS
RUSSELL BRADDON
EDGAR LUSTGARTEN
Travelling Question-Master, FREDDY GRISEWOOD
Produced by Michael Bowen from Lovedean, Hampshire
Last Friday's broadcast in the Light
Programme

Contributors

Unknown: Lord Boothby
Unknown: Mary Stocks
Unknown: Russell Braddon
Unknown: Edgar Lustgarten
Question-Master: Freddy Grisewood
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: GARDENERS' QUESTION TIME

Ϯ FRANKLIN ENGELMANN invites
FRED LOADS, BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMMELL to answer questions which listeners have sent in by post

Contributors

Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Alan Gemmell

: THE SUNDAY PLAY

Uncle Vanya
Scenes from country life in four acts by Anton Chekhov translated from the Russian by DAVID TUTAEV adapted for broadcasting by Raymond Raikes with Anthony Jacobs
Norman Wooland and Adrienne Corrl
Introductions to the four acts spoken by PETER WYNGARDE
Incidental music by JOHN HOTCHKIS played by the ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted by the composer Produced by RAYMOND RAIKES
Broadcast on November 6, 1956. in the Third Programme

Contributors

Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Unknown: David Tutaev
Broadcasting By: Raymond Raikes
Unknown: Anthony Jacobs
Unknown: Norman Wooland
Unknown: Adrienne Corrl
Spoken By: Peter Wyngarde
Music By: John Hotchkis
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Produced By: Raymond Raikes
Alexander Serebryakov, a retired Professor: Cyril Shaps
Helena, his second wife: Olive Gregg
Sonia, his daughter by his first wife: Adrienne Corri
Maria Voynitsky, mother of the Professor's first wife: Kathleen Helme
Vanya (Uncle Vanya), her son: Anthony Jacobs
Dr Michael Astrov: Norman Wooland
Ilya Telegin (Waffles), an im-poverished landowner: John Glyn-Jones
Marina, an old nurse: Molly Rankin

: DOWN YOUR WAY

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited
Alexandria, Dunbartonshire
Produced by Richard Burwood
An extended version: Friday at 4.0

Contributors

Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Richard Burwood

: CAN I HELP YOU?

Please advise me: Questions about landlords and tenants answered by a barrister
From here and there: JOAN YORKE with more useful information
Some career problems: 5. JOHN EVERNDEN talks about fresh starts and second chances
Money matters: ARTHUR COATES
Introduced by ROBIN HOLMES

Contributors

Unknown: Joan Yorke
Talks: John Evernden
Unknown: Arthur Coates
Introduced By: Robin Holmes

: THE NATURALIST

Songs without Voices
Our voices are used to communicate with each other, although in many parts of the world drums, for example, convey messages across large tracts of country. The drum and castanet were developed by insects for proclaiming their territories long before our ancestors had emerged from the water.
THE REV. E. A. ARMSTRONG shows how non-vocal sounds have been developed not only in insects but in many birds and mammals
Produced by John Sparks

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. E. A. Armstrong
Produced By: John Sparks

: FOR A FRESH LOOK AT BRECHT

Ϯ MICHEL SAINT-DENIS on Puntila-the comedy Brecht drew from Finnish folk sources -which he is producing for the Aldwych Theatre next month
Puntila was the first play performed by the Berliner Ensemble

Contributors

Unknown: Michel Saint-Denis

: MOTOR RACING

The Grand Prix d'Europe from Spa in Belgium
Championship race for Formula 1 cars
Commentary on the closing stages and the finish by ROBIN Richards

Contributors

Unknown: Robin Richards

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: GRAND HOTEL

REGINALD LEOPOLD AND THE PALM COURT ORCHESTRA
Visiting artist, MARY THOMAS

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Leopold
Artist: Mary Thomas

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by ALISTAIR COOKE

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: GOD IN THREE PERSONS

Evening Prayer for Trinity Sunday
ST. MARTIN'S SINGERS
Conductor,
THE REV. W. D. KENNEDY-BELL
Preacher,
THE REV. JOHN BURNABY sometime Regius Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. W. D. Kennedy-Bell
Unknown: Rev. John Burnaby

: THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

Appeal on behalf of the International Campaign of the Family Planning Association
by ANDREW CRUICKSHANK assisted by MRS. HANSA MEHTA , wife of the High Commissioner for India
Contributions, preferably by crossed postal order or cheque, will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The typical Asian mother knows nothing of the world population explosion. But she knows she cannot stop having more babies, although she is already exhausted, crushed by constant child-bearing. Money is needed for emergency family planning schemes in Asia, Africa, and South America.

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank
Assisted By: Mrs. Hansa Mehta
Unknown: Andrew Cruick

: MIDDLEMARCH

by George Eliot adapted by HALLAM TENNYSON
Dr. Lydgate, back from his honeymoon. has found Middlemarch more hostile to his ideas of reform When Casaubon tried to extract a promise from Dorothea she turned to Lydgate for advice. However, unable to find him, she has returned to give Casaubon his promise-but he is dead.
8: Surrounding Pressures
Produced by DAVID DAVIS

Contributors

Unknown: George Eliot
Adapted By: Hallam Tennyson
Produced By: David Davis
Sir James Chettam: John Glen
Squire Brooke: Eric Anderson
Mrs CadwaMader: Joan Matheson
Dorothea Casaubon: Jill Balcon
Mr Dagley: Hamlyn Benson
Celia Chettam: Jane Wenham
Mayor Vincy: Edward Chapman
Mr Bulstrode: Peter Claughton
Will Ladislaw: Frank Duncan
John Raffles: Ralph Truman
Dr Lydgate: Gabriel Woolf
Rosamond Lydgate: Valerie Kirkbright
Mrs Bulstrode: Molly Rankin
Mrs Dagley: Cecile Chevreau

: 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 HONOURED GUEST

A celebration of the life and work of William Butler Yeats who was born a hundred years ago today
Introduced by DEREK PARKER with the recorded voices of: W. H. AUDEN
OLIVER ST. JOHN GOGARTY JAMES STEPHENS
SIR MAX BEERBOHM ROBERT SMYLLIE
SIR COMPTON MACKENZIE
The poems are read by: MICHEAL MAC LIAMMOIR
JAMES STEPHENS , DYLAN THOMAS SIOBHAN MCKENNA , CYRIL CUSACK and W. B. YEATS
The ballads are sung by JOHN STEPHENSON
The programme compiled by Derek Parker
A Sound Archives production by John Powell

Contributors

Unknown: William Butler Yeats
Introduced By: Derek Parker
Unknown: W. H. Auden
Unknown: Oliver St.
Unknown: John Gogarty
Unknown: James Stephens
Unknown: Sir Max Beerbohm
Unknown: Robert Smyllie
Unknown: Sir Compton MacKenzie
Read By: Micheal Mac Liammoir
Read By: James Stephens
Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Unknown: Siobhan McKenna
Unknown: Cyril Cusack
Unknown: W. B. Yeats
Sung By: John Stephenson
Unknown: Derek Parker
Production By: John Powell

: THE EPILOGUE

The mystery of God
Be near us, Holy Trinity (BBC
H.B. 165)
Reading from ' The Place of Understanding ' by Nathaniel Micklem
Thee will I love, my God and King (BBC H.B. 314)
1 John 5, vv. 5-7

Contributors

Unknown: Nathaniel Micklem

: NEWS SUMMARY

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Chopin
Sonata in B minor
11.29' Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op. posth.
11.33* Trois nouvelles Etudes
11.39* Berceuse
played by DAVID PARKHOUSE (piano)

Contributors

Piano: David Parkhouse

: Closedown









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