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: Sunday Reading

ATHENE SEYLER chooses reflections from the essays of DOROTHY L. SAYERS
7.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers

: The News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

A weekly religious programme See Variations below
8.50 Programme news
8.55 Weather

: 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)

: The News

9.5 Sunday Papers

: The Archers

(from Birmingham)


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

: Morning Service for the Blind

from St Catharine's Church, Gloucester conducted by the Vicar, CANON H. C. M. POTTS
Preacher FR NORMAN BROWN Psalm 111
Lessons: Ecclesiasticus 44, vv 1-15; Revelation 7, vv 9-17
Anthem: 0 thou, the central orb (Charles Wood)
Hymns (100 Hymns for Today): Glory to thee, 0 God (30); All my hope on God is founded (3): Ye holy angels bright (A and M Rev 371)
Organist W. MARTIN Choirmaster


Unknown: Canon H. C. M. Potts
Unknown: Preacher Fr Norman Brown
Organist: W. Martin
Choirmaster: D. G. Williams

: Motoring and the Motorist

A weekly survey for all who drive
Introduced by Jim PESTRIDGE
Profile of a Champion: Jack Brabham
The Advanced Motorist: COLIN DRYDEN of the Daily Telegraph takes the IAM Driving Test
Child Safety Systems: JEAN AMES describes some new developments
The Diamond Jubilee of the British School of Motoring: PAT GREGORY interviews the BSM Chairman together with topical news and at 11.43* the latest traffic report Produced by ARTHUR PHILLIPS


Introduced By: Jim Pestridge
Unknown: Jack Brabham
Unknown: Colin Dryden
Unknown: Jean Ames
Unknown: Pat Gregory
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: From the Grass Roots

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


Unknown: George Scott
Produced By: Anthony Smith

: Options

A selective look at the arts
Philip Oakes 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.
12.55 Weather; programme news


Introduces: Philip Oakes
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 on the world around us, with the latest news, the background to the news, and the people in the news: presented by Anthony Howard


Presented By: Anthony Howard
Presented By: Harry Brown

: Gardeners' Question Time in Cumberland

Members of the Penrith and District Gardeners' and Allotment Holders' Association put their questions to
Produced by KENNETH FORD


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

: The Sunday Play Black Chiffon

by LESLEY STORM adapted for radio by MOLLIE HARDWICK with Flora Robson
Stephen Murray and John Glen The action takes place in the drawing-room of the Christies' house on Chelsea Embankment during three days in October in the late 1940s.
Shortly before her son Roy's wedding Alicia Christie , for reasons she hardly understands, is faced with the most serious problem of her life.
Robert Christie. STEPHEN MURRAY Dr Bennett Hawkins. ..JOHN GLEN Produced by JOE BURROUGHS


Unknown: Mollie Hardwick
Unknown: Flora Robson
Unknown: Stephen Murray
Unknown: John Glen
Unknown: Alicia Christie
Unknown: Robert Christie.
Unknown: Stephen Murray
Unknown: Dr Bennett Hawkins.
Produced By: Joe Burroughs
Louise: Rosalind Shanks
Roy: Alexander John
Thea: Gabrielle Blunt
Alicia Christie: Flora Robson
Nannie: Marjorie Westbury

: Talking About Antiques

ARTHUR NEGUS and BERNARD PRICE discuss listeners' questions With HUGH SCULLY
Produced by PAMELA HOWE (from Bristol)


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
Worth Hearing: HONOR WYATT presents another selection of Talking Books
Here, There, and Everywhere: GEORGE MILLER 'S report on events of special interest to blind people
Produced by THENA HESHEL


Unknown: George Miller
Introduced By: David Scott-Blackhall
Produced By: Thena Heshel

: Down Your Way: Heanor

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited Heanor in Derbyshire
Produced by RICHARD BURWOOD (Extended version: Wed, 7.30) Middleton, Lanes
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 with and Time: the early 1920s.
Fourteen years have passed. Eustace, now a young man of 24 and, thanks to ,Miss Fothergill's legacy, of comfortable means, is enjoying life as an undergraduate at Oxford-in the years immediately following the Great War.
5: Concerto for Two Violins
Produced by ARCHIE CAMPBELL (For cast see Tuesday, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: L. P. Hartley
Adapted By: Archie Campbell
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Eustace: Paul Gregory
Hilda: Penelope Lee
Stephen Hilliard: Kenneth Fortescue

: Speaking for Myself ...

A topical talk by a professional broadcaster Rene Cutforth ... Robert Kee ...
Ian Mclntvre ...
Gerald Priestland ...


Unknown: Rene Cutforth
Unknown: Robert Kee
Unknown: Ian McLntvre
Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Subject for Sunday

About people - what they believe and what they do

: Week's Good Cause

SIR BRIAN HORROCKS appeals on behalf of The Dogs Home Battersea
Donations, preferably by crossed po or cheque, to: [address removed]


Unknown: Sir Brian Horrocks
Unknown: Brian Horrocks.

: Sunday Night at the London Coliseum

David Franklin introduces a programme ot favourite operatic music PAULINE TINSLEY (soprano) GREGORY DEMPSEY (tenor) BBC CHORUS
This is the first of six public concerts presented by the BBC in association with the Directors of Sadler's Wells Trust. Wagner Tannhauser Mozart Don Giovanni
Puccini Madam Butterfly Beethoven Fidelio
Donizetti La Favorita Part 1


Soprano: Pauline Tinsley
Tenor: Gregory Dempsey
Conducted By: Vilem Tausky
Produced By: Anthony Philpott

: * The Interval The Face at the Window

Last of three talks by JOSEPH HONE on ' the end of Empire.'

: * Concert

Part 2
(Gregory Dempsey broadcasts by permission of Sadler's Wells Opera)


Unknown: Gregory Dempsey

: A Modern Dubliner

Ulick O'Connor in conversation with WILLIAM HARDCASTLE
Biographer of Brendan Behan. natural poet. with a remarkable grasp of other men's poetry, former star footballer and pole - vaulter, Ulick O'Connor is that rare phenomenon. the Dublin-born Irish-man who chooses to live on in Dublin, does not drink, yet thrives on the effervescent company of fellow writers in that small, tight literary world. Produced by ANDREW BOYLE
9.58 Weather


Unknown: Ulick O'Connor
Unknown: William Hardcastle
Unknown: Brendan Behan.
Unknown: Ulick O'Connor
Produced By: Andrew Boyle

: With Great Pleasure Robert Morley

presents his personal choice of poetry and prose before an invited audience
Produced by CHARLES LEFEAUX (Robert Morley is in ' How the Other Half Loves' at the Lyric Theatre, London)


Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Produced By: Robert Morley

: The Epilogue

Lo, a great multitude

: Weather

: The Late News

All the day's news

: Closedown

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