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: Sunday Reading

JOSEPH O'CONOR with a personal choice
7.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Joseph O'Conor

: The News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

A weekly religious programme VHF (also on 202m Ramsgate): see column 5

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
A programme for listeners from Pakistan and India
(Correspondence, in English or your own language, should be sent to Make Yourself at Home, BBC. Broadcasting House, Birmingham 15)

: Weather

: The News

9.5 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America



Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Open University

9.35 Arts 3. The Role of Myth in Society
10.5 Science 3. Relativity

: The Archers

(from Birmingham)


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

: Morning Service

from St Paul 's Church, Clifton, Bristol
Family Communion conducted by THE REV JOHN BOWES. Address by THE REV PETER COLEMAN
Hymns (BBC HB): Alleluia! sing to Jesus (197): 0 God of earth and altar (394); Jesus, good above all other (72); We hail thy presence glorious (218): Strengthen for service, Lord. the hands (215) Readings (NEB):
Epistle: Romans 13, vv 1-10
Gospel: Mark 8. v 23, to 9, v I Communion Setting (Leighton in D)
Organist and Choirmaster NIGEL WATTON


Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: John Bowes.
Unknown: Peter Coleman

: Motoring and the Motorist

Introduced by JIM PESTRIDGE
The Motorist Abroad - a comparison of conditions: Japan, by JEFFREY DANIELS of Autocar; Bulgaria, by MYKE MYSON of Morning Star: together with some European countries
Disputes with Repairers: by NEVILLE JARRETT
A Car for Your Child: by EVELYN HOME together with topical news and at 11 43* the latest traffic report Produced by JOHN FENTON


Introduced By: Jim Pestridge
Unknown: Jeffrey Daniels
Unknown: Neville Jarrett
Produced By: John Fenton

: From the Grass Roots

A countrywide look at politics from outside Westminster
Presented from Manchester by GEORGE SCOTT
To telephone your comments during the programme ring [number removed]


Unknown: George Scott
Produced By: Michael Green

: Options

Introduced by GEORGE MELLY
A critic's choice of what's new and what's always around us in the arts - including the film 10 Rillington Place.
12.55Weather; programmenews


Introduced By: George Melly
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 Suffolk

Members of the Newmarket and District Horticultural Society put their questions to: FRED LOADS, BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMMELL Question-master
Produced by KENNETH FORD (Repeated: Tuesday, 4.0 pm)


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

: The Sunday Play The Chalk Garden

by ENID BAGNOLD ; adapted for radio by MARGARET ETALL with Edith Evans as Mrs St Maugham
Mary Morris as Miss Madrigal and Cecil Parker as the Judge Living in the past amid the fading glories of her Sussex garden, Mrs St Maugham rules a household no less eccentric than herself. The arrival of a new companion brings order, but what secret lurks behind the careful composure of the mysterious Miss Madrigal?


Unknown: Enid Bagnold
Unknown: Margaret Etall
Unknown: Edith Evans
Unknown: Mrs St Maugham
Unknown: Mary Morris
Unknown: Cecil Parker
Unknown: Mrs St Maugham
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Laurel: Angela Pleasence
Olivia: Nicolette Bernard
Maitland: Ian Thompson
Nurse: Maureen Beck

: Talking About Antiques

ARTHUR NEGUS and BERNARD PRICE discuss listeners' questions With HUGH SCULLY
Produced by PAMELA HOWE
Questions to Talking About Antiques, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Produced By: Pamela Howe

: The Living World Twenty-five Years

ANTHONY SMITH looks at the way wildlife broadcasting has developed over the quarter-century since 3 January 1946, when listeners ' tuned in ' to the first edition of The Naturalist.
Produced by DILYS BREESE (from Bristol)
(Shortened version: Wed, 9.5 am)


Unknown: Anthony Smith
Produced By: Dilys Breese

: In Touch

A weekly magazine of special interest to blind listeners
Free Listening: how do blind people get their radios, and what models are available?
JOHN COLLIGAN , hon sec, British Wireless for the Blind Fund, explains to MARGARET FORD how the Fund helps blind people. Introduced by DAVID SCOTT BLACKHALL
Produced by THENA HESHEL


Unknown: John Colligan
Unknown: Margaret Ford
Introduced By: David Scott Blackhall
Produced By: Thena Heshel

: Down Your Way: Norway

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited Geilo in Norway to look at the winter sports scene (Extended version: Wed, 7.30)
5.55Weather; programme news


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann

: The Mill on the Floss

by GEORGE ELIOT : adapted as a serial in 12 parts by HOWARD AGG with Angela Pleasence , Martin Jarvis Megs Jenkins and Anthony Bate 6: The Vow


Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Angela Pleasence
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Megs Jenkins
Unknown: Anthony Bate

: Speaking for Myself ...

Tonight: Gerald Priestland

: Subject for Sunday

How to succeed in business The Chairman of Wedgwood Arthur Bryan talks to WILFRED DE'ATH


Talks: Wedgwood Arthur Bryan

: Week's Good Cause

ED STEWART appeals on behalf of St Christopher's Fellowship
The Fellowship runs six residential houses in the London area, caring for adolescent boys homeless through accident or rejection.
Donations, preferably crossed po or cheque, to: [address removed]


Unknown: Ed Stewart
Unknown: St Christopher

: Karajan Conducts

(harpsichord continue)
BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by Herbert von Karajan
Part 1: Bach and Stravinsky
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 4, in G major
7.48* Stravinsky Ballet: Apollo


Violin: Michel Schwalbe
Flute: Horst Goebel
Harpsichord: Herbert von Karajan
Conducted By: Herbert von Karajan

: The Interval Environments

2: No Redroom for the Gilded Child. To any child in St Helens the Redroom was a rather terrifying threat.
BOB HOULTON talks about further influences in his life.


Talks: Bob Houlton

: Karajan Conducts

Part 2: Beethoven
Symphony No 5, in c minor
From the 1970 Berlin Festival
(Recording made available by courtesy of RIAS, Berlin) followed by 9.17 Beethoven Twelve Variations in A major on the Russian Dance from Wranitzky's Das Waldmadchen (WoO 71) emil GlLELS (piano)
(Recording made available by courtesy of Soviet Radio)

: This Island Now

A look at the present plight and future shape of town and country: compiled and introduced by NICHOLAS TAYLOR
Estuaries - wild or reclaimed
AH our major estuaries are at the moment being studied as possible sites for barrages or docks or land reclamation. At the same time they are becoming ever more precious as sanctuaries for wildlife and as playgrounds for holidaymakers. Among those taking part:
PETER CONDER. Director of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds: DAVID FAIRHALL of The Guardian: REG HOOKWAY , Deputy Chief Planner, Department of the Environment.
Produced by LEONIE COHN
(February 14: first of three programmes on the Roskill Commission)
9.58 Weather


Duced By: Nicholas Taylor
Unknown: Peter Conder.
Unknown: David Fairhall
Unknown: Reg Hookway
Produced By: Leonie Cohn

: With Great Pleasure

C. Day Lewis
The Poet Laureate presents a personal anthology of prose and poetry before an invited audience at Broadcasting House, London.
He is joined in the studio by his wife Jill Balcon who reads some of the pieces for him. Produced by ANNE DUNCAN-JONES


Unknown: Jill Balcon
Produced By: Anne Duncan-Jones

: The Epilogue

All Israel shall be saved
10.59 Weather

: The Late News

All the day's news

: Closedown

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