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: Sunday Reading

PATRICK GARLAND reads from The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis
7.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Patrick Garland

: The News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

A programme for listeners from Pakistan and India

: Sunday

VHF (also on 202m Ramsgate): see below

: Weather

: The News

9.5 Sunday Papers

: The Archers

9.30-10.30 VHF Open University


Written by: Bruno Milna
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Tony Shryane

: Morning Service

from the Parish Church of St Wilfrid, Harrogate. to mark the opening of the Harrogate Festival of Arts and Science conducted by the Vicar THE REV WALTER DILLAM
Precentor of Lincoln Cathedral Lesson: Ecclesiasticus44, vv 1-15 Psalms 121 and 122 Hymns (EH): Rejoice, 0 land (475); Let all the world (427): Bright the vision (372)
Anthem: Come. my way, my truth, my life (W. H. Harris) Organist and Choirmaster ROBERT CRINALL


Unknown: Walter Dillam
Unknown: Preacher Canon David Rutter
Choirmaster: Robert Crinall

: Motoring and the Motorist

Introduced by JIM PESTRIDGE
Speeding Fines: by E. RONALD HORSMAN, editor of the journal of the Magistrates' Association Motoring in Sweden: by GRAHAM CAULD
Uniformity in Cars: ROBIN RICHARDS on design problems
A Very Serious Business: OLGA FRANKLIN looks at motoring in Russia at 11.43* the latest traffic report Producer ARTHUR PHILLIPS


Introduced By: Jim Pestridge
Unknown: E. Ronald
Unknown: Robin Richards
Unknown: Olga Franklin
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:
Show Boat, the Jerome Kern musical now back in the West End: a river cruise on the Thames, noting London's changing skyline; Enemies Gorky's play in a new production by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Aldwych Theatre. Producers ROSEMARY HART and ALAN HAYDOCK
12.55 Weather; programmenews


Unknown: Michael Billington
Unknown: Jerome Kern
Producers: Rosemary Hart

: 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

: Pick of the Bunch

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recalls a year of Gardeners' Question Time
(Repeated: Tuesday, 4.0 pm)


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann

: The Sunday Play Some Trust in Chariots

A family saga by JACK JONES adapted by WILLIAM INGRAM Ray Smith as Harry Tewdwr
Part 2: To look at, Harry Tewdwr was handsome and well dressed, and the money he was worth lent him distinction. It was little he ever read - practically illiterate, yet he knew his way about and had a way with women.


Unknown: Jack Jones
Adapted By: William Ingram
Adapted By: Ray Smith
Unknown: Harry Tewdwr
Producer: Christopher Venning
Mabon: Brinley Jenkins
Lord Chilton: David Valla
Lucy: Margaret John
Davenport: William Ingram
Angela: Hilda Schroder
Flo: Gaye Rorke
Rhys Tewdwr: David Lyn
Hugh Tewdwr: ,dillwyn Owen
Janet Tewdwr: Olwen Griffiths
Frank: William Ingram
Brandon: David Garth
Young Harry: Ronald Herdman

: The Good Companions

by J. B. PRIESTLEY : arranged for radio in 13 episodes by NEVILLE TELLER
Reader Wilfred Pickles
5: A Chapter of Troubles
Success did not come at once to the Good Companions, but it came in the end. They seemed all set for a rosy future. How could they foresee the troubles brewing? Producer TREVOR HILL %


Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Reader: Wilfred Pickles

: Pets and People

TONY SOPER and MARGARET HOWARD introduce the last programme in the present series about pets and the people who are concerned with them Producer ROY HAYWARD (from Bristol)
(Nextweek: TheChangingPast)


Unknown: Tony Soper
Unknown: Margaret Howard

: The Living World

Talfcina Point

: In Touch

A weekly magazine of special interest to blind listeners
Playing is important, too!: JUNE ROSE reports on toys and games for blind children. Introduced by DAVID SCOTT BLACKHALL


Introduced By: David Scott Blackhall
Introduced By: Thena Heshel

: Down Your Way: Royal National Rose Society

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited the Royal National Rose Society at St Albans, Herts
Producer PHYLLIS ROBINSON (Extended version: Wed, 7.30)


Producer: Phyllis Robinson

: C.P. Snow's Strangers and Brothers: 20: The First Thing

A novel-sequence (1914-1968) arranged for radio in 29 parts
1955. Lewis Eliot, now an experienced senior civil servant, finds his aid being sought by Roger Quaife, a promising young Conservative minister with definite views on Britain's nuclear role.
(For cast see Tues, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Lewis Eliot
Unknown: Roger Quaife

: Sunday Sport

Cricket: selected John Player League matches
Racing from France: news of this afternoon's racing at Deauville including the Prix Kergorlay
Motor Racing - German Grand Prix: Maxwell Boyd from Nurburgring on the seventh round of the World Fl Championship
6.56* Cricket Scoreboard Producer JACOB DE VRIES


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Maxwell Boyd

: Evening Service

Think on These Things 1: Your Friends
THE REV DR ERIK ROUTLEY conducts the service in St James 's Congregational Church, New-castle-upon-Tyne


Unknown: Dr Erik Routley
Unknown: St James
Organist: Raymond Hall

: Week's Good Cause

ALEC MCCOWEN appeals on behalf of International Neighbours' Housing Association which caters for families of all nationalities lacking a proper home. Funds are urgently needed for the conversion of more houses.
Donations, preferably by crossed po or cheque, to: [address removed]


Unknown: Alec McCowen.

: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Mozart Serenade in G (Eine kleine Nachtmusik)
7.47* Beethoven Concerto in c, for violin, cello, piano and orchestra
8.25* Sibelius Symphonic Poem: Tapiola


Conducted By: Herbert von Karajan
Unknown: David Oistrakh
Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich
Unknown: Sviatoslav Richter
Unknown: Mozart Serenade

: The Interval Progress? I'm in Favour. When Do We Start?

MAURICE TEMPLE SMITH asks: Why is real change so hard? and tries to define the nature-and the price - of real progress


Unknown: Maurice Temple Smith

: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Part 2
Delibes Ballet Suite: CoppSlia gramophone records

: Travelling on Trust

Dame Margery Perham , author of many books on Africa, recalls some of her personal adventures in four talks
3: Basutoland - a Mountain Kingdom at Risk
' I saw from my train a towering citadel of blue mountains. Moshesh had gathered together the tribes broken by the bloody Zulu tyranny and had welded them together into a miniature nation backing up on these mountains. From his dramatic table-shaped stronghold he had called a halt to Boer invasion.'


Unknown: Dame Margery Perham

: Weather

: Chosen Companions Keats

"Poetry. Keats said "should surprise by a fine excess." But if we've known them for as long as we can remember, how can we be surprised? '
Christopher Fry. the playwright, undertakes his own voyage of rediscovery. Readers RICHARD PASCO SEAN BARRETT


Unknown: Christopher Fry.
Readers: Richard Pasco
Readers: Sean Barrett

: The Epilogue

Thy Word is a lantern unto my feet

: Weather

: The Late News

All the day's news

: Closedown

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