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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 India and Pakistan
(Correspondence to Make Yourself at Home, BBC, Broadcasting House, Birmingham 15)

: Weather

: The News

9.5 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America



Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: The Archers

(from Birmingham)
9.30-10.30 VHF Open University: see column 5


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

: Morning Service

from the Parish Church of St Luke, Great Crosby, Liverpool conducted by the Vicar THE REV RAYMOND LEE
Lessons: Genesis 1, vv 1-13; 2 Corinthians 5, vv 14-20 Psalm 19
Hymns (A and M Rev): Immortal, invisible (372); Lord of beauty (174); The God of love (178); 0 worship the King (167) Organist ALBAN SWAIN


Unknown: Raymond Lee
Organist: Alban Swain

: Motoring and the Motorist

Introduced by JIM PESTRIDGE
Advanced Driver: MARGOT LAWRENCE discusses a course of training with those concerned A Matter of Confidence: JENNI-FER CURRY takes some more driving lessons
Negligent Driving and theLaw: by RUPERT TOWNSHEND-ROSE together with topical news and at 11.43* the latest traffic report Produced by ARTHUR PHILLIPS


Introduced By: Jim Pestridge
Unknown: Rupert Townshend-Rose
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: 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 David Mercer 's comedy After Haggerty at the Criterion Theatre, and drawings by L. S. Lowry at the Lefevre Gallery, London.
Produced by ROSEMARY hart and ALAN HAYDOCK


Introduced By: George Melly
Unknown: David Mercer
Unknown: L. S. Lowry
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 in Staffordshire

Members of the New Invention Gardeners and Allotments Association put their questions to: FRED LOADS , BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMMELL Question-master
Produced by KENNETH FORD (Repeated: Tuesday, 4.0 pm)


Unknown: Fred Loads
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Question-Master: Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Kenneth Ford

: The Sunday Play Butterfly in the Snow

by PATRICK SIMPSON with Mary Wimbush , Noel Johnson and CScile Chevreau
About 1774 there appeared a Pretendress to the Russian throne-but whether her claim was justified or not in no way rninimises the violent battle for power which was waged between Elizabeth and Catherine 11.


Unknown: Patrick Simpson
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Unknown: Noel Johnson
Unknown: Norman Wright
Elizabeth: Mary Wimbush
Prince Radziwyl: Allan McClelland
Count Alexis Orlov: Noel Johnson
Catherine II, Empress of Russia: Cecile Chevreau
Count Gregory Orlov: Rolf Lefebvre
Count Razumovsky: Victor Lucas
Sir William Hamilton: Alan Dudley
Mr Dick: Haydn Jones
Marshal Golotzin: Wilfred Babbage
Zerbst: Anthony Hall
Admiral Grieg: Duncan McIntyre

: Talking About Antiques

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


Produced By: Pamela Howe

: The Living World

Talking Point
Introduced by DEREK JONES (Shortened version: Wed,9.5am)


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: In Touch

Does Radio do enough for the blind? Should there be more readings, more programme news, more descriptions? IAN TRETHOWAN, Managing Director of Radio, talks to DAVID SCOTT BLACKHALL about points raised by blind listeners and comments on a unique American radio service for the blind specially described for In Touch by FRANK GILLARD , former Director of Sound Broadcasting. Produced by THENA HESHEL


Unknown: David Scott
Unknown: Frank Gillard
Produced By: Thena Heshel

: Down Your Way Biddulph, Staffs

(Extended version: Wed. 7.30)
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Mill on the Floss

by GEORGE ELIOT : adapted as a serial in 12 parts by HOWARD AGG with Angela Pleasence , Martin Jarvis and Ian Holm
7: Fighting Back


Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Angela Pleasence
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Ian Holm

: Speaking for Myself ...

Tonight: Gerald Priestland

: Subject for Sunday

Buried or Burnt: a programme about our attitudes to death
LESLIE SMITH talks to a doctor practising in a retirement area, an undertaker from the north of England, and a clergyman who has also been a general practitioner.
Produced by COLIN SEMPER


Talks: Leslie Smith
Produced By: Colin Semper

: Week's Good Cause

DEREK nimmo appeals on behalf of Invalids-at-Home
Invalids-at-Home helps permanently disabled people to live as normal a life as possible in their own homes, no matter how severe their disability.
Donations, preferably crossed po or cheque, to: Derek Nimmo , Invalids-at-Home, [address removed]


Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Messrs Coutts

: Honegger: Joan of Arc at the Stake

A performance from the Royal Albert Hall , London Speaking parts:
JOHN MORTON (ondes martenot) LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader JOHN GEORGIADIS conductor Andr6 Previn
(Jeffery Dench , Emrys James , Michael Gambon are members of the Royal Shakespeare Co)
(Previn conducts Mia in the role that was Ingrid Berg man's: page 8)


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Chorus-Master: John McCarthy
Conductor: Sheila Mossman
Conductor: John Morton
Leader: John Georgiadis
Produced By: Anthony Besch
Produced By: Jeffery Dench
Produced By: Emrys James
Unknown: Michael Gambon
Unknown: Ingrid Berg
Joan of Arc: Mia Farrow
Brother Dominic: Emrys James
Earl of Warwick: Jean de Luxembourg; Heurtebise: Jeffery Dench
Usher; Regnault de Chartres; Guillaume de Flavy; Peasant; Priest: Michael Gambon
Mother Wine: Lila Kaye

: The Divine Michelangelo

1475-1564 by RAY MILES with Christopher Guinee Julian Glover Clifford Rose
An account of Michelangelo and the Popes of Rome, as related by Giorgio Vasari in his Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects, with extracts from Michelangelo's own writings and other contemporary sources.


Unknown: Christopher Guinee
Unknown: Julian Glover
Unknown: Clifford Rose
Unknown: Giorgio Vasari
Produced By: Martin Jenkins
Vasari: Christopher Guinee
Michelangelo: Julian Glover
Pope Julius 11: Clifford Rose
Pope Leo X: John Bentley
Pope Clement VII: Gerald Cross
Pope Paul III: Rolf Lefebvre
Aretino: David Valla
Sebastiano: Geoffrey Collins
The Narrator: Leslie Heritage

: Weather

: With Great Pleasure Lord Ritchie-Calder

introduces a selection of readings from books which influenced him. especially in his boyhood in Forfar: before an invited audience in the Meffan Hall, Forfar.

: The Epilogue

God is our hope and strength

: Weather

: The Late News

All the day's news

: Closedown

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