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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

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

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 to Make Yourself at Home, BBC. Broadcasting House. Birmingham 15)

: Weather

: News

9.5 Sunday Papers

: The Archers

(from Birmingham)


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

: Morning Service

from Plymouth
Methodist Central Hall Officiant and preacher THE REV JOHN ASHPI. ANT
Hymns (MHB): Holy, holy, holy (36): I need thee every hour (475): Take my life (400); Let earth and heaven combine (142) Readings: Isaiah 44. vv 8-20: Acts 9. vv 10-19; 2 Corinthians 5. vv 17-21
Orgamst and choirmaster DAVID ROGERS


Unknown: John Ashpi.
Choirmaster: David Rogers

: Motoring and the Motorist

Introduced by jim PESTRIDGE
Better Driving-the Police Way: NEVILLE POWLEY visits the Metropolitan Police
A discussion on Driving Habits - seen from different angles
Rear-view Mirrors: comments by JACK DAVEY together with topical news and at 11.43' the latest traffic report Producer ARTHUR PHILLIPS


Introduced By: Jim Pestridge
Unknown: Neville Powley
Unknown: Jack Davey
Producer: Arthur Phillips

: 27 Million Listeners Can't be Wrong

On an average day that is the number of ' consumers ' of BBC Radio. Viewed from Broadcasting House in London it seems a reassuring figure: considered ' from the grass roots ' what do listeners actually think of what they hear? 4: North of Watford
This week the BBC's attitude to the provinces is examined, particularly the claim that the Corporation is too-metropolitan in outlook. Listeners get together in Birmingham to fire questions at Patrick Beech , the BBC's Controller, English Regions.
Presented by GEORGE SCOTT


Unknown: Patrick Beech
Presented By: George Scott
Presented By: James Gallagher

: Options

Alexander Walker takes a look at what's going on in the arts this week, including:
Dearest Love, Louis Malle's new film: The Father, a new production of Strindberg's play by Bolton's Octagon Theatre at the Old Vic; and a visit to the National Gallery.
12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Alexander Walker
Producers: Rosemary Hart
Producers: Alan Haydock

: The World This Weekend: News

leads off this 60-minute up-to-the-minute report presented by Robert Williams


Presented By: Robert Williams
Editor: Harry Brown

: Pick of the Bunch

A year of Gardeners' Question Time
(Repeated: Tuesday, 4.0 pm)

: The Sunday P!ay

Tess of the D'Urbervilles by THOMAS HARDY : adapted in four parts by DESMOND HAWKINS with Emily Richard as Tess Robin Ellis as Angel Clare John Ronane as Alec
Part 3: After her seduction bv Alec D'Urberville Tess left her employment at Trantridge to work as a dairymaid at Talbothavs Farm. Here she was wooed and finally won by Angel Clare after what would seem an idyllic courtship. Yet the secret continues to gnaw at her heart....
Producer BRIAN MILLER (from Bristol)


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Desmond Hawkins
Unknown: Emily Richard
Unknown: Tess Robin Ellis
Unknown: Angel Clare
Unknown: John Ronane
Unknown: Alec D'Urberville Tess
Unknown: Angel Clare
Unknown: Alan Haines
Unknown: Ruby Luscombe
Producer: Brian Miller
Narrator: Denys Hawthorne
Jonathan: Douglas Leach
Mrs Durbeyfield: Constance Chapman
Mrs Clare: Peggy Ann Wood
Mr Clare: David Davis
IZZ Huett: Patricia Gallimore
Marian: June Barrie

: The Good Companions

by j. B PRIESTLEY : arranged for radio in 13 episodes by NEVILLE TELLER
Reader Wilfred Pickles
We left Inigo smarting from Susie's shameful neglect of him at Elsie's wedding. So it is not surprising if he seizes the first opportunity of forcing her to notice him. Unknown to Inigo, that opportunity is just about to present itself. 9: Bright Lights and High Hopes
Producer TREVOR HILL ‡


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

: The Changing Past

A series of six programmes about archaeology today. 4: The Provincial Museum
Museums are more than exhibition halls and repositories of historical objects. They have an important part to play in local historical conservation. Introduced by PETER FOWLER Site reports by BRIAN GEAR Producer ROY HAYWARD (from Bristol)


Introduced By: Peter Fowler

: The Living World

Town Fox, Country
Fox ROGER BURROWS and w. G. TEAGLE trace a year in the fox's life in conversation with JEFFERY BOSWALL.


Unknown: Fox Roger Burrows
Unknown: G. Teagle
Unknown: Jeffery Boswall.

: In Touch

A weekly magazine of special interest to blind listeners Money Matters:
MARGARET FORD explains how the Family Income Supplement and the Constant Attendance Allowance may help some blind people. Introduced by DAVID SCOTT BLACKHALI.


Unknown: Margaret Ford
Introduced By: David Scott Blackhali.
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Down Your Way

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited the Bovey Tracey district of Devonshire
Producer PHYLLIS Robinson
(Extended version: Wed. 7.30)
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Bovey Tracey
Producer: Phyllis Robinson

: News

: C. P. Snow: Strangers and Brothers

A novel-sequence (1914-1968) 24: Arrests of Life
The year 1963. Lewis Eliot chances to meet the Pateman family in his provincial home town, and hears of a gruesome child murder.
(For cast see Tues, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Lewis Eliot

: Sunday Sport

Cricket: John Player League
Racing from France: including the Grand Prix de Deauville
World Cycling Championships: JOHN BURNS from Varese. Italy
6.56* Cricket Scoreboard


Unknown: Norman Cuddeford
Unknown: John Burns

: Evening Service

Think on These Things 5: Your Faith
THE REV JOHN CAVEI.I. conducts the service in St Andrew's Church, Plymouth Organist JOHN BOWDEN

: Week's Good Cause

ARTHUR LOWE appeals on behalf of the Spina Bifida Trust
The Trust needs funds to support and help those born with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus and to sponsor research into both treatment and cause. Donations, preferably by crossed po or cheque, to: Arthur Lowe. [address removed](From next Sunday, at 11.10 am)


Unknown: Arthur Lowe.

: A World Within

Tom Harrisson , for many years Government Ethnologist in Sarawak, talks to DEREK COOPER about the Kelabits of Borneo


Unknown: Tom Harrisson
Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Susan Erlbeck

: Orchestral Concert

Beethoven Overture: Egmont
8.10* Sibelius Violin Concerto in d minor


Violin: Gideon Kremer
Conducted By: David Oistrakh

: Peace in the Desert

A trip a few months ago from Amman to Akaba. in some of the steps of T. E. Lawrence , and to Petra, the ' rose-red city - half as old as Time.'
In spite of war between Jordan and Israel, war between Hussein and guerrillas, it was a very peaceful scene,


Unknown: Richard Usborne
Unknown: T. E. Lawrence

: Concert

Part 2
Brahms Symphony No 2, in D major
(Recording made available by courtesy of Hungarian Radio)

: Weather

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Yehudi Menuhin takes time off while at the Edinburgh International Festival to introduce a selection of readings from books and poems which have influenced and interested him. Producer JOHN GRAY
(Repeated: Tues. 9.35 am)
(Menuhin in Edinburgh: pp 8-9)


Unknown: Yehudi Menuhin
Producer: John Gray

: The Epilogue

Blessed are the peacemakers

: Weather

: News

All the day's news

: Closedown

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