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: Sunday Reading

THE BISHOP OF COVENTRY ChOOSeS to read an extract from The Life and Death of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by MaryBosanquet.
7.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

: The News

8.10 Sunday Papers
8.20 Apna Hi Char Samajhiye (Make Yourself at Home)
A programme for listeners from India and Pakistan 1
8.20 (On VHF and Ramsgate)
Sing Alleluia: introduced by ANDREW CRUICKSHANK
Young people from junior and senior schools and colleges sing hymns and songs both old and new
8.50 Programme news
8.55 Weather


Produced By: Stewart Cross

: The News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America



Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: The Archers

(from Birmingham)


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

: Morning Service

from Kilbroney Parish Church, Rostrevor. Co Down conducted by the Rector
Hymns (ICH): Come down, 0 Love divine (403); Jesus, where'er thy people meet (457); Ye servants of God (477) Psalm 24
Lessons: Ecclesiasticus 36, vv 12-17; St Luke 11, vv 1-13 Organist EILA SHACKLETON


Unknown: Malcolm F. Graham

: Motoring and the Motorist

A weekly survey for all who drive
Introduced by JIM PESTRIDGE
Guaranteed?: discussion about the manufacturers' Warranty
Claiming Under Guarantee: advice by NEVILLE JARRETT Of the Motor Agents' Association
Notice of Intended Prosecution: LAURIE SAPPER explains together with topical news and at 11.43* the latest traffic report Produced by JOHN HASLAM


Introduced By: Jim Pestridge
Unknown: Neville Jarrett
Produced By: John Haslam

: From the Grass Roots

A countrywide look at politics from outside Westminster
Presented from Birmingham by GEORGE SCOTT


Produced By: James Gallagher

: Options

A selective look at the arts
Peter Clayton introduces this week's choice from what is new and what is always around us, and talks to people who have a special interest in what he has seen and heard. Produced by PATRICIA BRENT and ROSEMARY HART
12.55 Weather: programmenews


Introduces: Peter Clayton
Produced By: Patricia Brent
Produced By: Rosemary Hart

: The World This Weekend The One O'Clock News

leads off this 60-minute up-to-the-minute report on the world around us. with the latest news. the background to the news: and the people in the news: presented by David Jessel


Presented By: David Jessel
Presented By: Editor Harry Brown

: Pick of the Bunch A Year of Gardeners' Question Time

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recalls some of the places visited and some of the questions asked during the past year With FRED LOADS


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Alan Gemmeli.
Produced By: Kenneth Ford

: The Dead Secret

by WILKIE COLLINS freely dramatised for radio in four parts by FREDERICK BRADNUM The north front of Porthgenna Tower has been burnt to the ground by Mrs Jazeph , who set fire to it in order to destroy the secret letter. Later she visits Andrew Treverton in London to explain the mystery.
4: Confrontations
Produced by DAVID H. GODFREY


Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Unknown: Frederick Bradnum
Unknown: Mrs Jazeph
Unknown: Andrew Treverton
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Mrs Jazeph: Margaret Wolfit
Andrew Treverton: Malcolm Hayes
Capt Arthur Treverton: Kim Grant
Mary Treverton: Monica Grey
Dr Chennery: Peter Wili Iams
Shrowl: Alexander John
Leonard Frankland: Brian Hewlett
Rosamond: Elizabeth Proud
Mr Phippen: James Thomason
Betty: Penelope Lee
Mr Munder: Wilfred Babbage
Mrs Pentreath: Margot Boyd

: The Changing Past

A weekly magazine programme about archaeology introduced by TONY RAYMONT Resident archaeologist PETER FOWLER
A visit to Fishbourne. the largest Roman villa in Britain Excavation Round-up
Silbury: a report from BRUCE PARKER
Discussion: Deserted Villages Produced by BRIAN SKILTON and BRIAN GEAR. (From Bristol)


Introduced By: Tony Raymont
Unknown: Peter Fowler
Unknown: Bruce Parker
Produced By: Brian Skilton
Produced By: Brian Gear.

: Pick of the Week

Introduced by JOHN ELLISON
(Extended version of last Friday's broadcast)


Introduced By: John Ellison

: Sunday Sport Scoreboard

Latest news of today's sport

: The Living World

Talking Point: reflecting listeners' queries and comments on wildlife and the countryside Introduced by DEREK JONES Produced by DILYS BREESE (from Bristol)
(Repeated: Wed. 9.5 am)
Questions to Talking Point The Living World, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Produced By: Dilys Breese

: Can I Help You?

On the Statute Book: RUPERT TOWNSHEND-ROSE talks about changes in the law as to the property rights of husband and wife
People and their Problems: .JOHN STOCKBRIDGE reports
Wills: ELIZABETH MITCHELL deals with various points such as missing beneficiaries and finding an executor
Buying a House: EDDIE WILLIAMS explains why it has to be done in two stages
Introduced by ROBIN HOLMES
5.55 Weather; programme news


Introduced By: Robin Holmes

: The News

: Many a Slip

Tune-twisters from STEVE RACE In the chair ROY PLOMI.F.Y Devised and written by IAN MESSITER Produced by PETER TITHERADGE


Unknown: Isobel Barnett
Unknown: Eleanor Summerfield
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: David Nixon
Written By: Ian Messiter
Produced By: Peter Titheradge

: Week's Good Cause

RONALD LEIGH-HUNT appeals on behalf of Hostel 69, a home from home for mentally handicapped children sponsored by the Richmond
- Society for Mentally Handicapped Children.
Donations, preferably by crossed po or cheque, to [address removed]


Unknown: Ronald Leigh-Hunt

: Sunday Sport

German Grand Prix: JOHN BLUNSDEN from Hockenheim
Athletics: Illustrated report by HAROLD ABRAHAMS and NORMAN CUDDEFORD on the Europa Cup from Zurich
Cricket - John Player League: Derbyshire v Surrey
Gloucestershire v Somerset Sussex v Lancashire
Middlesex v Warwickshire
6.57* Cricket Scoreboard
Produced by JACOB DE VRIES


Unknown: John Blunsden
Unknown: Harold Abrahams
Unknown: Norman Cuddeford
Produced By: Jacob de Vries

: The Proms

from the Royal Albert Hall London Handel: Messiah
SHEILA ARMSTRONG (soprano) HELEN WATTS (contralto) ROBERT TEAR (tenor)
PHILIP JONES (trumpet) Continuo:
JOHN CONSTABLE (harpsichord) ALAN DALZIEL (cello)
GERALD BRINNEN (double-bass) BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader BELA DEKANY conductor Colin Davis Part I
(This week's Proms, by Misha Donat : page 13)


Soprano: Sheila Armstrong
Contralto: Helen Watts
Tenor: Robert Tear
Baritone: John Shirley-Quirk
Unknown: Philip Jones
Unknown: Charles Spinks
Harpsichord: John Constable
Cello: Alan Dalziel
Double-Bass: Gerald Brinnen
Leader: Bela Dekany
Conductor: Colin Davis
Unknown: Misha Donat

: * Interval Talk Are We Civilised and Efficient?

First of three talks by SIR CECIL PARROTT , who as a former Ambassador has lived and worked in several countries. He is now a professor at Lancaster University,


Unknown: Sir Cecil Parrott

: * Messiah

Parts 2 and 3 9.58 Weather

: The News

: Dame Sybil Thorndike presents her Anthology

Recollections of music, poets, and places she has known. A selection of BBC Archive recordings Research by ANN MEO
Produced by STEVE ALLEN


Produced By: Steve Allen

: Epilogue

Temples of God
Introit: Ye are the temple of God (NF.M p 47): Acts 17, VV 24-31; Ephesians 2, vv 13-22; Blest are the pure in heart (BBC HB 318); a reading from Prayers of Life by Michel Quoist : May the grace of Christ our Saviour (BBC HB 375)


Unknown: Michel Quoist

: Weather

: The News

: Closedown

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