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: Sunday Reading

CLIFF RICHARD chooses to read from Children's Letters to God
7.55 Weather; programme news

: The News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

A weekly religious programme
See variations, col 5

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
A programme for listeners from India and Pakistan

: Weather

: The News

9.5 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

(.Saturday's broadcast)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: The Archers

(from Birmingham)


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

: Holy Communion

from St Anne 's Church, South Lambeth, London
Hymns (EH): City of God (375); King of glory (424); Alleluya, sing to Jesus (301)
Musical setting: Missa Populorum (Michael Chibbett )
Motet: Ave verum corpus (William Byrd )
Epistle: Ephesians 4, vv 17-32 Gospel: Matthew 9, vv 1-8 (J. B. Phillips )


Unknown: St Anne
Unknown: Michael Chibbett
Unknown: William Byrd
Organist: B. Phillips
Organist: Michael Chibbett

: Motoring and the Motorist

Introduced by JIM PESTRIDGE
The Paris Motor Show: a report by ERIC TOBITT
Registration of Driving Instructors: PAUL WALLER of MOT explains the Regulations; NEVILLE POWLEY visits the MOT Driving Examiners' School: ELWYN REED represents the Driving Schools. Together with topical news and at 11.43* the latest traffic report Produced by ARTHUR PHILLIPS


Introduced By: Jim Pestridge
Unknown: Paul Waller
Unknown: Neville Powley
Unknown: Elwyn Reed
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: From the Grass Roots

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


Produced By: Anthony Smith

: Options

A selective look at the arts
Philip Cakes 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.
12.55Weather; programmeoews


Produced By: Rosemary Hart
Produced By: Alan Haydock

: The World This Weekend The One O'Clock News

leads off this 60-minute up-to-the-minute report presented by Anthony Howard


Presented By: Anthony Howard
Presented By: Harry Brown

: Gardeners' Question Time visits Stratford

Members of the Stratford-upon-Avon (Afternoon) Towns-women's Guild put questions to FRED LOADS . BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMMELL Question-master
Produced bv KENNETH FORD (Repeated: Tuesday, 4.0 pm)


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

: The Sunday Play: The Mystery of Edwin Drood

by CHARLES DICKENS : adapted for radio by MOLLIE HARDWICK
The story is told, with the words of Charles Dickens , by Francis de Wolff with John Gabriel
Denys Biakelock , Brian Oulton 'A mystery around a mystery,' for Dickens died in 1870 before he could finish the story. How did he intend it to end? Many have been the theories advanced to account for Edwin's disappearance, and to name his suspected murderer. Mollie Hardwick suggests yet another solution in the closing minutes of this radio play.


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Mollie Hardwick
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Francis de Wolff
Unknown: John Gabriel
Unknown: Denys Biakelock
Unknown: Brian Oulton
Produced By: Raymond Raikes
John Jasper: John Gabriel
Princess Puffer: Mary Wimbush
The Dean of Cloisterham: Hamlyn Benson
Mr Tope, the Verger: Timothy Harley
Canon Crisparkle: Patrick Barr
Edwin Drood: Malcolm Terris
Rosa Bud: Rosallnd Shanks
Neville Landless: Nigel Graham
Helena Landless: Isabel Rennie
Mr Grewgious: Denys Blakelock
Durdles: John Boxer
Deputy: Gordon Gardner
Bazzard, clerk to Mr Grewgious: Brian Oulton
A jeweller: Stephen Thorne
Lieutenant Tartar: Davld Valla

: Talking About Antiques

Is it oldt
Is it genuineT What is itr
ARTHUR NEGUS and BERNARD PRICE discuss listeners' questions with HUGH SCULLY
Produced by PAMELA HOWE (from Bristol)
Questions to Talking about Antiques, BBC, Bristol BSS 2LR


Unknown: Hugh Scully
Produced By: Pamela Howe

: 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)
(Shortened version: Wed, 9.5 am)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Produced By: Dilys Breese

: In Touch

A weekly magazine of special interest to blind listeners
Do you like to be helped, and if so how? What is the best way to cross the road or get into a car? How do you react when someone taps you on the shoulder and says ' guess who?
DR TONY DE SILVA and PATRICIA PARSONS discuss with DAVID SCOTT BLACKHALL some common problems they encounter in mixing with sighted people. Produced by THENA HESHEL


Unknown: Dr Tony de Silva
Unknown: Patricia Parsons
Unknown: David Scott Blackhall
Produced By: Thena Heshel

: Down Your Way

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited Portchester, Hampshire Produced by RICHARD BURWOOD (Extended version: Wed, 7.30)
Cambuslang, Lanarkshire
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Richard Burwood

: Eustace and Hilda

A serial for radio in 12 parts based on the novels of L. P HARTLEY and adapted by ARCHIE CAMPBELL
The place: Anchorstone, a small seaside resort in East Anglia. Time: the early 1900s. 1: The Shrimp and the Anemone


Unknown: L. P Hartley
Adapted By: Archie Campbell

: The Gordons of Manar

PEGGY CAIRD describes how a little piece of Scotland, transplanted to New South Wales in the first half of last century, survives today, tended by the great-great-grandson of the original immigrant


Unknown: Peggy Caird

: Subject for Sunday

Lord Butler
Master of Trinity College, Cambridge talks to WILFRED DE'ATH in this series about people - what they believe and what they do

: Week's Good Cause

JACK DE MANIO appeals on behalf of the Blackfriars Settlement
One of the earliest social work centres, the Settlement is in urgent need of funds for its residential seaside holidays scheme.
Donations, preferably by crossed po or cheque, to: [address removed]


Unknown: Jack De Manio

: New Philharmonia Orchestra

From the Royal Festival Hall, London Part 1
Janacek Prelude: Jealousy
7.38* Janacek Suite: The Cunning Little Vixen
7.55* Delius Piano Concerto


Conducted By: Charles MacKerras

: * The Interval An Englishman at the Bolshoi

For the last two years RICHARD COLLINS has been studying ballet at the famous Bolshoi school in Moscow.
He talks to ROBERT FOX about his life in Moscow and his ambitions in the world of dance,


Unknown: Richard Collins
Unknown: Robert Fox

: * Concert

Part 2
Dvorak Symphony No 9. in E minor (From the New World)

: Sam Johnson Talking

A series of six programmes compiled by ERIC EWENS
Peter Woodthorpe as Johnson 6: Mainly About Melancholy
Produced by R. D. SMITH †


Unknown: Eric Ewens
Unknown: Peter Woodthorpe
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Boswell: Leo Maguire

: Weather

: With Great Pleasure

Joyce Grenfell
A personal anthology of prose and poetry chosen and read this week beforean invited audience at Broadcasting House, London, by JOYCE GRENFELL
She is joined in the studio by the Poet Laureate, C. Day Lewis, who reads some of the pieces for her. Produced by ANNE DUNCAN -JONES


Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: C. Day
Produced By: Anne Duncan -Jones

: Epilogue

The beauty of the creation
Job 32, v 20: Psalm 42, v 40; Psalm 95 (Br Ps); Reading from Centuries of Meditations' by Thomas Traherne : For the beauty of the earth (BBC HB 272); Psalm 104, vv 24-34


Unknown: Thomas Traherne

: Weather

: The Late News

All the day's news

: Closedown

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