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: Sunday Reading

WYN CALVIN reads a final excerpt from How far to Bethlehemr by Norah Lofts
7.55 Weather; programme news
Today's Time GTS 8.0, 9.0 am
1.0, 6.0, 11.0 pm Big Ben 10.0 pm


Unknown: Wyn Calvin
Unknown: Norah Lofts

: The News

8.10 Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye (Make Yourself at Home)
A programme for listeners from India and Pakistan
(Correspondence in English, or your own language, should be sent to: Make Yourself at Home, BBC. Broadcasting House. Birmingham, 15)
8.10 The Eye-Witness
(on VHF and Ramsgate) Reports from Britain and overseas
(Repeated: Monday, 9.20 am)
8.40 Sunday Papers
8.50 Programme news
8.55 Weather


Unknown: Ghar Samajhiye

: The News

: Chapel in the Valley

Hymns and sacred music introduced by SANDY MACPHERSON singers MICHAEL RIPPON HAZEL HUNT with CHARLES SMART (organ)


Introduced By: Sandy MacPherson
Singers: Michael Rippon
Singers: Hazel Hunt

: The Archers


Writer: Bruno Milna
Writer: Edward J. Mason
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Tony Shryane

: Morning Service

from Gatley Congregational Church. Gatley, Cheshire conducted by THE REV GEOFFREY HAYES
Readings: Isaiah 35; Romans 8, vv 31-39
Hymns (cp): Now thank we all our God (42: Nun danket); Hark the glad sound! (74: Bristol): Father, hear the prayer we offer (523: Sussex): Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (45: Lobe den Herren) Organist JOHN RORBURY


Unknown: Geoffrey Hayes
Organist: John Rorbury

: Pick of the Year

GAI.E PEDRICK'S personal selection of items from BBC radio and television which have been featured in Pick of the Week in 1969 introduced by JOHN ELLISON
Produced by RICHARD BURWOOD (Extended version of last Friday's broadcast)


Introduced By: John Ellison
Produced By: Richard Burwood

: Sunday Listening Post

Radio's correspondence programme presents some Sunday-morning letters selected with all the family in mind introduced by ANNE ALLEN
For either the Sunday or weekday editions, send your letters to: Listening Post, BBC. Broadcasting House, London, W1A 1AA


Introduced By: Anne Allen

: Not in Front of the Children: An Older Man's Fancy

Adapted from his TV series by Richard Waring starring
Wendy Craig as Jennifer and Francis Matthews as Henry


Writer/adapter: Richard Waring
Jennifer: Wendy Craig
Henry: Francis Matthews
Mary: Charlotte Mitchell

: Weather

and programme news

: The World This Weekend - and this decade

The One O'Clock News leads off this special edition of The World This Weekend which looks back over the whole panorama of the Sixties - its trends and its tragedies, its victories and its victors. Presented by William Hardeastle and David Jessel
A World at One production (The Sixties: pages 101-106)


Presented By: William Hardeastle
Presented By: David Jessel
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: Gardeners' Question

Time in Northumberland
Members of the Corsenside Leek and Vegetable Society at Hexham put their questions to FRED LOADS, BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMMELL question-master
Produced by KENNETH FORD


Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Question-Master: Alan Gemmell
Produced By: Kenneth Ford

: The Sunday Play

The Box of Delights or When the Wolves were Running A fantasy by JOHN MASEFIELD freely dramatised for radio by JOHN KEIR CROSS
' A work not only for young folk but for readers and listeners of all ages: full of charm and villainy, of magic black and magic white, of tremendous fun, of heroism, of tenderness, of hosts of engaging characters - above all, of the true spirit of Christmas ... ' Cast in order of speaking
Produced bv DAVID DAVIS


Unknown: John Masefield
Unknown: John Keir
Kay Harker, a man: Harman Grisewood
Kay Harker, a boy: Patricia Hayes
Cole Hawlings: Cyril Shaps
Foxy-faced man: Henry Stamper
Chubby man: Wilfred Babbage
Miss Caroline Louisa: Carol Marsh
The Lady of the Ring: Noel Hood
Maria Jones jo: Manning Wilson
Susan Jones: Sian Davies
Peter Jones: Eva Haddon
The Bishop: Preston Lockwood
Abner Brown: Felix Felton
Rat: Norman Shelley
Alf Rat: Stanley Unwin
Police Inspector: Hecmr Ross
Sylvia Daisy Pouncer: Joan Matheson

: Holidays in Britain

The Isle of Man
Many people think of the Isle of Man only in terms of its popular resort - Douglas. But there's far more to Mannanin's Isle.
PETER WHEELER talks about its coastline and countryside, and listens to people who help to create a variety of pleasures for the holiday visitor. Script and research by BERTHA LONSDALE


Talks: Peter Wheeler
Produced By: Herbert Smith

: Can I Help You?

An Accountant Advises - the end of the business year: VIVIAN FRANK points out that 31 December is not always the most suitable time
From Here and There: JOAN YORKE with some more useful information
Noise: a Solicitor talks about possible legal remedies and reviews a new book on the subject
Introduced by ROBIN HOLMES


Unknown: Vivian Frank
Unknown: Joan Yorke
Introduced By: Robin Holmes

: The Living World

The weekly series reflecting wildlife and its position in today's ever-changing world presented by DEREK JONES
Produced by DILYS BREESE
(Repeated: Wednesday, 9.5 am)


Presented By: Derek Jones
Produced By: Dilys Breese

: Down Your Way:

British Red Cross Society On the eve of their centenary year, FRANKLIN ENGELMANN visited the BRCS National Training Centre, Barnett Hill , near Guildford. Surrey


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Barnett Hill
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: Weather

and programme news

: The News

: Letter from America

(Repeated: Monday, 9.5 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: My Music!

A panel game from the Midlands devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
In the chair Steve Race
(Repeated: Friday, 7.0 pm)


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: David Franklin
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Bernard Chinn

: Sunday Symphony

Wagner Overture: The Flying Dutchman
7.11* Mozart Symphony No 39, in E flat major (K 543)
7.39* Tchaikovsky Theme and Variations (Suite No 3, in c)


Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: Bryden Thomson

: Subject for Sunday What is Focolare ?

TONY ASPLER investigates a new religious movement.


Unknown: Tony Aspler
Produced By: Hubert Hoskins

: The Woman in White

by WILK1E COLLINS adapted for radio in 12 parts by HOWARD AGG
Sir Percival Glyde has died in a fire accidentally started by himself in the church at Walsingham as he tried to burn the forged entry he had made years earlier in the marriage register. Mrs Catherick. mother of the Woman in White, has told Walter that her daughter was in fact Laura Fairlie 's half-sister. 12: The Last Chance
Produced by ROGER PINE
(Repeated: Tuesday. 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Sir Percival Glyde
Unknown: Laura Fairlie
Produced By: Roger Pine
Walter Hartright: Peter Baldwin
Marian Halcombe: Margaret Wolfit
Giovanni Pesca: Leonard Fenton
Madame FOSCO: Kathleen Helme
Count Fosco: Francis de Wolff
Laura: Patricia Gallimore

: Your Hundred Best Tunes

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


Introduced By: Alan Keith

: Weather

: The News

: The Time of My Life: Edgar Lustgarten

Most people can look back at a certain time in their lives which was filled with intense pleasure and excitement.
Edgar Lustgarten feels that the time of his life was during the war when he worked with a BBC Section directly engaged in radio counter-propaganda. He found that his main adversary in this unprecedented 'Battle of the Radio Waves' was Lord Haw-Haw, the Nazi propagandist - later to be captured, brought to Britain, and executed as a traitor.
Produced by Alan Burgess
(Repeated: Friday, 4.0 pm)


Speaker: Edgar Lustgarten Produced by: Alan Burgess

: The Epilogue

Blessed be the hour
A quotation from The World's Christmas: Sweet was the song (Oxford Book of Carols 30); Reading from Christian Faith and Practice; Now blessed be thou (obc 131); Philippians 2, vv 5-11: On Christmas night (obc 24); Prayer from Acts of Devotion

: Weather

: News Summary

: Music at Night

PHYLLIS SELLICK (piano) Ravel Sonatine
Chopin Berceuse; Sonata in 3 flat minor

: Closedown

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