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: Sunday Reading

AUDREY RUSSELL reads the story of Noah from the Jerusalem Bible
7.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Audrey Russell

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

A weekly religious programme VHF (also on 202m Ramsoate): see below

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

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

: Weather

: News

9.5 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

(Saturdays broadcast)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: The Archers

(from Birmingham)


Written By: Bruno Milna
Written By: Brian Hayles
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Tony Shryane

: Morning Service

from Saxmundham Parish Church, Suffolk conducted by the Rector, THE REV MICHAEL J. WALKER
Hymns (AHB): Immortal, invisible (242); Tell me the stories of Jesus (356); Lord of the years (Youth Praise 156); Guide me, 0 thou great Jehovah (555) Psalm 70
Readings: Daniel 3, vv 8-25 2 Timothy 3, vv 1-17 Organist D. A.NICHOLS


Unknown: Michael J. Walker
Organist: D. A.Nichols

: Week's Good Cause

KEITH MICHELL appeals on behalf of the Noah's Ark Trust
The Trust supports a day-centre helping children and young people with severe psychological and learning disabilities. Funds are now needed for a move to larger premises. Donations, preferably by crossed po or cheque to [address removed]


Unknown: Keith Michell
Unknown: Keith Michell

: Motoring and the Motorist

Introduced by JIM PESTRIDGE
Car Delivery: an investigation by NEVILLE POWLEY
The Right Code?: a discussion on the Green Cross Code for children
The Cost of Motoring: a look at the facts by SYDNEY URRY
Insurance of the Elderly Driver: by RONALD BEALE together with topical news and at 11.43* the latest traffic report Producer ARTHUR PHILLIPS


Introduced By: Jim Pestridge
Unknown: Neville Powley
Unknown: Ronald Beale
Producer: Arthur Phillips

: 27 Million Listeners Can't be Wrong

The sheer size of BBC Radio's daily audience seems reassuring. but what do listeners actually think of what they hear?
This special summer ' grass roots ' series has been examining some of the sensitive areas that may concern a lot of listeners and is ventilating your views directly.
In today's edition the theme is Sports Coverage, not forgetting the problems that arise when other types of programme have to make way for special sports occasions.


Presenter: George Scott
Producer: David Laye

: Options

Edinburgh International Festival
Michael Billington takes in some of the events - including King Lear, the exhibition The Belgian Surrealists, and the Bulandra Theatre of Romania - and discusses the aims and achievements of the Festival over the past 25 years. Producer ALAN HAYDOCK
12.55Weather; programmenews


Producer: Alan Haydock

: The World This Weekend: 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

visits Stamford in Lincolnshire. (Repeated: Tuesday, 4.0 pm)

: The Sunday Play

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 4: In the course of her wanderings Tess comes, once again across Alec D'Urberville , who tempts her with security for her family if she will live with him- In desperation she tries to make her Angel return home before it is too late ... with DAVID JACKSON
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
Unknown: David Jackson
Producer: Brian Miller
Narrator: Denys Hawthorne
Mrs Bond: Phyllis Smale
Mrs Durbeyfield: Constance Chapman
Mr Durbeyfield: Norman Tyrrell
Abraham: Edward McMurray
Liza-Lu: Jane Criddle
Izz Huett: Patricia Gallimore
Marian: June Barrie
Mr Trim: Francis Lunt
Jesty: Douglas Leach
Mrs Clare: Peggy Ann Wood
Mr Clare: David Davis
Postman: Alaric Cotter
Jack: Rex Holdsworth
Bertha: Ruby Luscombe
Porter: Christopher Ashley

: The Good Companions

by J. B. PRIESTLEY : arranged for radio in 13 episodes by NEVILLE TELLER
Reader Wilfred Pickles 10: A Riotous Affair


Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Reader: Wilfred Pickles

: The Changing Past

A series of six programmes about archaeology today. 5: A Line of Ships
What we learn from early log canoes, Roman and -Saxon vessels, to the Amsterdam, ss Great Britain and hms Belfast, adds new knowledge to the chapters of our maritime past. Introduced by PETER FOWLER Site reports by BRIAN GEAR Producer ROY HAYWARD (from Bristol)


Introduced By: Peter Fowler

: The Living World

Talking Point

: In Touch

A weekly magazine of special interest to blind listeners
Wonth Hearing: HONOR WYATT presents her latest selection of Talking Books
Here, there and everywhere: GEORGE MILLER 'S round-up of news of special interest to blind peoole. Introduced" by DAVID SCOTT BLACKHALL


Unknown: George Miller
Introduced By: David Scott Blackhall
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Down Your Way

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

: News

: C. P. Snow: Strangers and Brothers

A novel-sequence (1914-1968) arranged for radio in 29 parts 25: The Sleep of Reason
December 1963: Kitty Pateman and Cora Ross (George Pas sant's niece) are formally charged with child murder.
(For cast see Tues, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Kitty Pateman
Unknown: Cora Ross
Unknown: George Pas

: Sunday Sport

News and reports including:
Italian Grand Prix from Monza; pre-Olympic Athletics meeting in Munich; World Cycling Championships - Professional Road Race: Cricket - John Player League (6.56* Scoreboard). Producer ARTHUR PHILLIPS


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Arthur Phillips

: Questions of Belief

People in Billericay, Essex, put questions about religion to NORMAN ST JOHN-STEVAS , MP ANNE ALLEN , journalist
DOUGLAS BROWN. BBC Reporter on Church Affairs


Unknown: Norman St John-Stevas
Unknown: Anne Allen
Unknown: Douglas Brown.
Unknown: Frank Gillard
Producer: Colin Semper

: Happily Ever After

or The Great Escape
A personal enquiry into the present health of the Romantic Novel by BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE , who accompanies producers and consumers on their journey from the High Street Library to those Far Away Places in the quest for Romance.


Novel By: Benedict Nightingale

: Boston Symphony Orchestra

ARTUR RUBINSTEIN (piano) Part 1 conducted by ERICH LEINSDORF
Wagner Prelude: The Master-singers
8.10* Brahms Piano Concerto No 1, in D minor


Piano: Artur Rubinstein
Conducted By: Erich Leinsdorf

: The Interval

Sam Rodia 's Towers in downtown Los Angeles: by GEORGE TARGET


Unknown: Sam Rodia

: Concert

Part 2
Tchaikovsku Serenade in C, for string orchestra conducted by CHARLES MUNCH
9.42 Debussy Nocturnes; Nuages: Fetes conducted by CLAUDIO ABBADO gramophone records
9.58 Weather


Conducted By: Charles Munch
Conducted By: Claudio Abbado

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Lord Shinwell presents a personal anthology of prose, poetry and music evoking memories of events in his lifetime: before an invited audience in Broadcasting House, Glasgow. Readers


Readers: Tom Fleming
Readers: Lennox Milne
Readers: Edward Holmes

: The Epilogue

Lord of the Harvest
10.59 Weather

: News

All the day's news

: * Closedown

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