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: Sunday Reading

Christ is Alive
Points from the recent book by Michel Quoist chosen and read by BRONWEN ASTOR
7.55 Weather; programme news


Book By: Michel Quoist
Read By: Bronwen Astor

: The News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

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

: Sunday

VHF (also on 202m Ramsgate): see column 5

: Weather

: The News

9.5 Sunday Papers

: The Archers

(from Birmingham)

9.30-10.30 VHF Open University:


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

: Morning Service

Parish Communion Service from St Mary's Church. Shirehampton. Bristol. Celebrant and preacher THE REV JOHN s. SMITH assisted by the REV JOHN FLORY. Music for the Communion Service Maunder in F
Hymns (EH): City of God (375); Lord. who shall sit beside thee (232); Dear Lord and Father (383); Strengthen for service, Lord (329)
Readings: Acts 11. v 27. to 12, v 3a: Matthew 20, vv 20-28 Organist RUSSELL SMALLWOOD


Unknown: Rev John Flory.
Organist: Russell Smallwood

: Motoring and the Motorist

Introduced by JIM PESTRIDGE
Private Motorist: racing driver GRAHAM HILL talks to MARK
The Motoring Scene - in America by GEORGE FOX of Thomson Newspapers and in Eastern Europe by MYKE MYSON of the Morning Star
The Roadside Mechanic: a legal viewpoint by LAURIE SAPPER Producer ARTHUR PHILLIPS together with topical news and at 11.43* the latest traffic report


Introduced By: Jim Pestridge
Unknown: George Fox
Unknown: Myke Myson
Unknown: Laurie Sapper
Producer: Arthur Phillips

: From the Grass Roots

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


Unknown: George Scott
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Options

Michael Billington takes a look at what's going on in the arts this week including:
Tyger, a celebration of the works of William Blake by Adrian Mitchell , at the New Theatre, London; Anastasia, the ballet at Covent Garden: and Bridget Riley, a retrospective exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, London.
12.55 Weather; programmenews


Unknown: William Blake
Unknown: Adrian Mitchell
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 Nicholas Woolley


Presented By: Nicholas Woolley
Presented By: Harry Brown

: Gardeners' Question Time in Norfolk

(Repeated: Tuesday, 4.0 pm)

: The Sunday Play Some Trust in Chariots

A family saga by JACK JONES adapted for radio by WILLIAM INGRAM
Ray Smith as Harry Tewdwr
Part 1: ' Queen Elizabeth was no more the last of the Tewdwrs than her grandfather Henry VII was the first. We were before them and here we are now long after them.... Royal and Welsh, through and through.'


Unknown: Jack Jones
Unknown: William Ingram
Unknown: Ray Smith
Unknown: Henry Vii
Producer: Christopher Venning
Elizabeth Tewdwr: Rachel Thomas
Rhys Tewdwr: David Lyn
Amy Meredith: Elizabeth Morgan
Janet Tewdwr: Olwen Griffiths
Griff Tewdwr: Bryn Williams
Hugh Tewdwr: Dlllwyn Owen
Ostler: David Valla
Lleufer: Bryn Williams
Mrs Samuels: Elizabeth Morgan
Meredith: Ray Handy
Rev Foulkes: Dillwyn Owen
Nell: Elizabeth Morgan
Wilkins: William Ingram
Flo: Gaye Rorke

: The Good Companions

by J. B. PRIESTLEY : arranged for radio in 13 episodes by NEVILLE TELLER
Reader Wilfred Pickles 4: The Curtain Rises
What quirk could have led Miss Trant to put her money into the Dinky Doos ? Still, the die is cast now, and proudly bearing their new name-The Good Companions - they all stand on the threshold of an unknown future.
Producer TREVOR HILL ‡


Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Unknown: Neville Teller
Reader: Wilfred Pickles
Unknown: Dinky Doos
Producer: Trevor Hill

: Pets and People

This week MARGARET HOWARD and TONY SOPER discuss the implications of the new Animals Act with CLEMENT FENNELL , MRCVS.


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Unknown: Tony Soper
Unknown: Clement Fennell
Producer: Roy Hayward

: The Living World

The Super-Pest
Few creatures are more universally hated than the rat. yet it can rely on man for food and shelter. Rats are widely used in medical research. but the diseases they carry have killed millions of human beings.
It's a great success story-from the rat's point of view! Introduced by DEREK JONES
(Repeated: Wed, 9.5 am)


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: In Touch

A weekly magazine of special interest to blind listeners
The blind who lead the sighted: PEGGY JORDAN , a counsellor, and JILL ALLEN. a captain in the Girls' Brigade, on their work. Introduced by DAVID SCOTT BLACKHALL


Unknown: Peggy Jordan
Unknown: Jill Allen.
Introduced By: David Scott Blackhall
Introduced By: Thena Heshel

: Down Your Way Perthshire

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

: C. P. Snow's Strangers and Brothers

A novel-sequence (1914-1968) arranged for radio in 29 parts 19: Homecoming. 1947 and later. Lewis Eliot at last finds the opportunity and the ability to enter into a lasting and satisfying human relationship. (For cast see Tuesday, 3.0)


Unknown: Lewis Eliot

: Sunday Sport

Cricket: reports on selected John Player League matches
6.56* Cricket Scoreboard Producer GEOFF DOBSON


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Geoff Dobson

: Subject for Sunday

Children and God LESLIE SMITH talks to a number of children between the ages of 5 and 12 about their attitude to religion and their idea of God.


Talks: God Leslie Smith
Producer: Hubert Hoskins

: Week's Good Cause

CICELY COURTNEIDGE appeals on behalf of the Elderly Invalids Fund
The ElF helps anyone with an old-age problem. It gives advice to those in doubt and comfort to those in need.
Donations, preferably by crossed po or cheque, to: [address removed]


Unknown: Cicely Courtneidge

: Beethoven

Piano Concerto No 2, in B flat major: EMIL GILELS MOSCOW PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by NEEMI VARVI
8.0* Symphony No 1, in c major RADIO FRANKFURT


Conducted By: Neemi Varvi
Conducted By: Dean Dixon

: The Interval The Wit and Wisdom of Mary Stocks

To mark her 80th birthday, a selection of contributions to Any Questions* by BARONESS STOCKS over the past 20 years, (Radio Times People: page 4) (With Great Pleasure: Tuesday.
9.35 am)

: Beethoven

Part 2
(Recordings made available by courtesy of Soviet and Frankfurt Radios)


Conducted By: Neemi Yarvi

: Travelling on Trust

Dame Margery Perham, author" of many books on Africa, recalls some of her personal adventures in four talks
2: South Africa - the Turning of the Tide
' Africa! This was my real goal, my main subject of study. We reached Cape Town in the autumn of 1929. From my ship I looked up at Table Mountain with some dread for I knew that north and north-east there stretched some thousand miles of racial problems, deeper even than I had surveyed in the United States.'

: Weather

: Harold Wilson Remembers

The Labour Government
1964-1970 - a Personal Record A discussion by MAX BELOFF , Gladstone Professor of Government, Oxford
THE RT HON DOUGLAS HOUGHTON , Mr, Chairman, Parliamentary Labour Party
KEITH MIDDLEMAS , Lecturer in History, Sussex; co-author of Baldwin.
Chairman ANTHONY KING. Professor of Government. Essex Producer BERNARD TATE


Unknown: Max Beloff
Unknown: Douglas Houghton
Unknown: Keith Middlemas
Unknown: Anthony King.
Producer: Bernard Tate

: The Epilogue

Lo, I am with you always

: Weather

: The Late News

All the day's news

: Closedown

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