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: Sunday Reading

Words by Mother Teresa of Calcutta from Something Beautiful for God
7.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Mother Teresa

: The News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Apna Hi GharSamajhiye

A programme for listeners from India and Pakistan

: Sunday

VHF (also on 202m Ramsgate): see below

: Weather

: The News

9.5 Sunday Papers

: The Archers

(from Birmingham)
9.30-10.30 VHF Open University


Writer: Bruno Milna
Writer: Brian Hayles
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Tony Shryane

: Morning Service

from St Andrew 's Presbyterian Church, Frognal. London conducted by THE REV DAVID HOLT ROBERTS , Resident Minister
Introit: Praise ye the Lord (Norris)
Lessons: Psalm 42: Philippians 3, VV 4-16 (NEB)
Anthem: My soul truly waiteth still on God (Wood)
Hymns (Rev ch): Round the Lord (21; 0 brother man (485): Be thou my vision (477)
Organist and choirmaster CHRISTINE WAPLE


Unknown: St Andrew
Unknown: David Holt Roberts
Choirmaster: Christine Waple

: Motoring and the Motorist

Introduced bv JIM PESTRIDGE
The Architect and the Motorist: NEVILLE POWLEY talks about the design of new homes
National Red Cross Week: an interview with TED GREGORY
Instant Repair Assessment: COLIN DRYDEN visits a Lloyds Centre
A Look at the New Cars: by ROBIN RICHARDS together with topical news and at 11.43* the latest traffic report Produced by ARTHUR PHILLIPS


Talks: Neville Powley
Unknown: Colin Dryden
Unknown: Robin Richards
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: From the Grass Roots

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


Unknown: George Scott
Produced By: David Shute

: Options

Introduced by Philip Oakes , who this week visits the Robert Morris exhibition at the Tate Gallery, sees the film Elvis That's the Way It Is, and explores other aspects of the arts that are new or always available.
12.55Weather: programmenews


Introduced By: Philip Oakes
Unknown: Robert Morris
Produced By: Patricia Brent
Produced By: Miriam Rapp

: The World This Weekend The One O'Clock News

leads off this 60-minute up-to-the-minute report presented by William Hardcastle


Presented By: William Hardcastle
Presented By: Harry Brown

: Gardeners' Question Time in Northumberland

(Repeated: Tuesday. 4.0 pm)

: The Sunday Play The Distaff Side

A Comedy for Women by JOHN VAN DRUTEN adapted bv RAYMOND RAIKES starring Sybil Thorndike with Lvdia Sherwood
Jane Wenham. Grizelda Hervey and Mary O'Farrell
Produced by GRAHAM GAULD


Unknown: John van Druten
Unknown: Raymond Raikes
Unknown: Sybil Thorndike
Unknown: Lvdia Sherwood
Unknown: Jane Wenham.
Unknown: Grizelda Hervey
Unknown: Mary O'Farrell
Produced By: Graham Gauld
Mrs Venables: Mary O'Farrell
Her daughters: Mrs Millward (Evie): Sybil Thorndike
Mrs Frobisher(Liz): Lydia Sherwood
Mrs Fletcher (Nellie): Grizelda Hervey
Evie's children: Alex: Jane Wenham
Evie's children: Roland: Leroy Lingwood
Christopher Venables: Victor Lucas
Toby Chegwidden: Timothy Harley
Gilbert Baize (Gillie): Ronald Baddiley
Charles Hubbard: Alexander John
Rose: Barbara Mitchell

: Pets and People

TONY SOPER and MARGARET HOWARD introduce this weekly programme about pets and the people who are concerned with them
Produced by ROY HAYWARD
Letters to ' Pets and People,' BBC, Bristol, BS8 2LR


Unknown: Tony Soper
Unknown: Margaret Howard
Produced By: Roy Hayward

: The Living World

Talking Point: reflecting Usteners' queries and comments on wildlife and the countryside Introduced by BRUCE PARKER Produced by DILYS BREESE
(from Bristol. Shortened version: Wednesday. 9.5 am)
Questions to Talking Point, The Living World, BBC, Bristol. BS8 2LR


Introduced By: Bruce Parker
Produced By: Dilys Breese

: In Touch

A weekly magazine of special interest to blind listeners
Sounds Right?: RON HALL gives MICHAEL ADAMS some hints about tape-recording for blind people Introduced by DAVID SCOTT BLACKHALL
Produced by THENA HESHEL


Unknown: Michael Adams
Introduced By: David Scott Blackhall
Produced By: Thena Heshel

: Down Your Way Hoddesdon

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited Hoddesdon. Herts
Produced by RICHARD BURWOOD † (Extended version: Wed, 7.30) Next week. Braunton. Devon
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Richard Burwood
Unknown: Braunton. Devon

: C. P. Snow's Strangers and Brothers

A novel-sequence (1914-1968) arranged for radio in 29 parts 7: Seventieth Birthday
May 1936. Mr March's birthday is clouded by a looming scandal and family revolt.
(For cast see Tues, 3.0 pm)

: Sunday Sport

Cricket: reports on three of today's John Player League matches
Racing from France: ST JOHN DONN-BYRNE reports on this afternoon's racing at Long-champ including the Prix Ganay
6.57* Cricket Scoreboard Produced by JOHN HASLAM


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: St John
Produced By: John Haslam

: Subject for Sunday

About people - what they believe and what they do
Rt Hon Jeremy Thorpe , mp talks to LESLIE SMITH


Unknown: Jeremy Thorpe
Unknown: Leslie Smith

: Week's Good Cause

SIR BERNARD MILES appeals on behalf of the Church of St Katherine, Little Bardfield
A tiny local community have through their own efforts gone a long way towards restoring this beautiful Essex church. They now seek a helping hand. Donations, preferably by crossed po or cheque, to: [address removed]


Unknown: Little Bardfield
Unknown: Bernard Miles

: Britten and Bruckner

From the Royal Festival Hall, London
Part 1: Britten
Les Illuminations, for soprano and string orchestra


Soprano: Elisabeth Soderstrom
Leader: Rodney Friend
Conducted By: Hans Schmidt

: * The Interval Surrender to the French

HAROLD HOBSON talks to CHARLES LEFEAUX about the three great French actresses - Edwige Feuillere , Marie Bell , Madeleine Renaud - whom he particularly admires and who have had a great effect upon his standards of criticism,


Talks: Harold Hobson
Unknown: Charles Lefeaux
Unknown: Edwige Feuillere
Unknown: Marie Bell

: Concert

Part 2
Bruckner Symphony No 3. in d minor (Bruckner-Schalk rev)

: This Island Now

A look at the present plight and the future shape of town and country: compiled and introduced by NICHOLAS TAYLOR Glasgow - Metropolis or Necropolis?
Glasgow has no rivals among Victorian cities for its architectural splendour. The Corporation has asked the architect Viscount Esher to prepare a conservation plan.
But is it possible to conserve a changing industrial city? Is there a future for merchant palaces and presbyterian temples now ringed round by motorways and high-rise flats? Produced by LEONIE COHN
(9 May: The Death and Life of Great New Villages)
9.58 Weather


Introduced By: Nicholas Taylor
Unknown: Viscount Esher
Produced By: Leonie Cohn

: With Great Pleasure: General Sir John Hackett

In 1944 General Hackett was badly wounded at the battle of Arnhem. He is now Principal of King's College, London, and in tonight's programme he tells some of his students about the poetry and prose which gave him particular pleasure and comfort during the four months in which he was nursed back to health and hidden by the Resistance in Holland.
Illustrations read by Sheila Allen and Julian Glover.


Presenter: General Sir John Hackett
Reader: Sheila Allen
Reader: Julian Glover
Producer: Patricia Brent

: The Epilogue

Lore is come again

: Weather

: The Late News

All the day's news

: Closedown

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