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: Sunday Reading

MICHAEL HORDERN with lines from William Wordsworth
7.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Michael Hordern
Unknown: William Wordsworth

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

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

: Sunday

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

: Weather

: News

9.5 Sunday Papers

: The Archers


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

: Morning Service

from St George 's Presbyterian Church of England. Palmers Green, London: conducted by THE REV MICHAEL QUINTON
Lesson: St Luke 18, vv 9-14: St Mark 14, vv 27-31. 66-72 (RSV) Hymns (RCH): Sing to the Lord a joyful song (23); He that is down (557). (Hymns and Songs): Beyond the mist and doubt (6); All praise to thee (2)
Organist and choirmaster CHARLES STRANGE


Unknown: St George
Unknown: Michael Quinton

: Week's Good Cause

JOHN SNAGGE appeals on behalf of the National Society for Cancer Relief
Each year Cancer Relief gives, among its many services, financial assistance to more than 12,000 cancer sufferers. Funds are urgently needed to continue this vital work.
Donations, preferably by crossed po or cheque to John Snagge, National Society for
[address removed]


Unknown: John Snagge

: Motoring and the Motorist

Introduced by NEVILLE POWLEY
' High-Accident ' Areas: ERIC TOBITT meets one of the New
Scotland Yard Accident Prevention Teams
Insuring the Youngster: some advice from JOHN GASELEE
Keep Going - you can'miss it!: by c. CORDON GLOVER together with topical news and at 11.43* the latest traffic report Producer ARTHUR PHILLIPS


Introduced By: Neville Powley
Unknown: Eric Tobitt
Unknown: John Gaselee
Producer: Arthur Phillips

: From the Grass Roots

A countrywide look at politics from outside Westminster Presented from Bristol by GEORGE SCOTT
Studio telephone: [number removed] Producer ANTHONY SMITH


Producer: Anthony Smith

: Options

The final edition of this series in which reguLar presenters MICHAEL BILLINGTON
JACKY GILLOTT , GEORGE MELLY and PHILIP OAKES take a look at what's going on in the arts. They are joined by JULIAN MITCHELL who will introduce the new Radio 4 arts magazine Scan on Thursday 30 September at 8.45 pm. Producers ROSEMARY HART and MIRIAM RAPP
12.55Weather; programmenews


Presenters: Michael Billington
Unknown: Jacky Gillott
Unknown: George Melly
Unknown: Philip Oakes
Unknown: Julian Mitchell
Producers: Rosemary Hart
Producers: Miriam Rapp

: 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

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN invites FRED LOADS , BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMMELL to answer questions which listeners have sent in by post. Producer KENNETH FORD


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Fred Loads
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Alan Gemmell
Producer: Kenneth Ford

: The Sunday Play

The Well at the World's End The novel by NEIL M. GUNN adapted for radio in three parts by ALEXANDER REID with Bryden Murdoch Leon Sinden and Duncan Mclntyre a' the Storyteller Peter comes to in a dungeon-like cavern, with three shadowy figures bending over him. As it turns out. they help him in his quest. Part 2


Novel By: Neil M. Gunn
Unknown: Alexander Reid
Unknown: Bryden Murdoch
Unknown: Leon Sinden
Unknown: Duncan McLntyre
Unknown: Storyteller Peter
Producer: Stewart Conn
Peter Munro: Bryden Murdoch
AliCk: Neil Brown
Jack: Jack Henry
Hamish: John Shedden
Cocklebuster: Leon Sinden
Mrs Douglas: Barbara Currie
Peggy: Tricia Scott

: The Good Companions

by J. B. PRIESTLEY : arranged for radio in 13 episodes by NEVILLE TELLER
Reader Wilfred Pickles
Miss Trant has found her Scots doctor. Susie. Inigo and Jenny are set for a London career, and the rest of the company have jobs for the season. Now Miss Trant faces the bill for the damage to the theatre.
12: Detective Oakroyd ReportsProducer TREVOR HILL


Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Reader: Wilfred Pickles

: Talking about Antiques

Is it old? Is it genuinet What is itt
ARTHUR NEGUS and BERNARD PRICE discuss listeners' questions with HUGH SCULLY. Producer PAMELA HOWE (from Bristol)
Questions to Talking about Antiques, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Hugh Scully.
Producer: Pamela Howe

: The Living World

A magazine edition of this programme about wildlife and the countryside.
Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer DILYS BREESE
(from Bristol: shortened version: Wednesday, 9.5 am)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Introduced By: Dilys Breese

: In Touch

A weekly magazine of special interest to blind listeners
Money Matters: MARGARET FORD explains the latest changes in retirement pensions and supplementary benefits. Introduced by DAVID SCOTT BLACKHALL


Unknown: Margaret Ford
Introduced By: David Scott Blackhall
Introduced By: Thena Heshel

: Down Your Way

Ashtead FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited Ashtead in Surrey Producer RICHARD BURWOOD


Unknown: Ashtead Franklin Engelmann
Producer: Richard Burwood

: News

: C. P. Snow: Strangers and Brothers

A novel-sequence (1914-1968) arranged for radio in 29 parts 27: Arrest of Life, Last but One

: Where Pleasures Have Been Sadly Taken

Three .talks about English Spas 1: Scarborough by MATTHEW NORGATE
Once it was considered healthy - and fashionable - to ' take the waters': but times have changed and the British Spa now caters for a different clientele,


Unknown: Matthew Norgate

: Questions of Belief

People in Hatfield, Herts, put questions about religion to: BARONESS SUMMERSKILL
Managing Director designate, John Laing Ltd


Unknown: Very Rev Anthony C. Bridge
Unknown: Sir Frederick Catherwood
Unknown: Frank Gillard
Producer: Colin Semper

: Beethoven

Piano Concerto No 3, in c minor


Piano: Emil Gilels
Conducted By: Otmar Suitner

: Influence

A child is influenced above all by his family: a grown-up by his friends. In the first of two interval talks IAN GRIMBLE looks at the influence which his rather bizarre and varied relatives had upon him


Unknown: Ian Grimble

: Beethoven

Part 2
Symphony No 1, in c major
(Recording made available by courtesy of RIAS, Berlin)

: Going Back to Ireland

Joseph Hone , a born Irishman, went back there this spring. He describes the expatriate's journey homeward - in commentary, verse, music and in conversations with, among others, the late SIR TYRONE GUTHRIE , DR MAURICE CRAIG , CONOR CRUISE O'BRIEN and CON-STANTINE FITZGIBBON.
'Now I thought I would take a proper look at the place, not so much at its politics or economy, but at the things I'd liked and disliked about it, the friends I'd known in 20 years living there. What had happened since I'd left - and what of the future? Why had I left - and might I ever really go back there? '
9.58 Weather


Unknown: Joseph Hone
Unknown: Sir Tyrone Guthrie
Unknown: Dr Maurice Craig
Unknown: Conor Cruise O'Brien
Unknown: Stantine Fitzgibbon.
Producer: Alan Burgess

: News

: Choice from the North

With a bias in favour of the North, Colin Welland , actor and playwright, presents a further selection of his favourite prose, poems and songs to an invited audience at Broadcasting House, Leeds. with RICK JONES and HENRY LIVINGS


Unknown: Colin Welland
Unknown: Rick Jones

: The Epilogue

Up with our hearts
10.59 Weather

: News

All the day's news

: Closedown

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