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: Sunday Reading

Encounter with Martin Buber by AUBREY HODES
7.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Martin Buber
Unknown: Aubrey Hodes
Read By: Brian Haines
Read By: John Ruddock

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
Programme for Asian listeners

: Sunday

A weekly programme of religious news and views presented by PAUL BARNES Reporter DOUGLAS BROWN Producer DAVID WINTER


Presented By: Paul Barnes
Reporter: Douglas Brown
Producer: David Winter

: Weather

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America



Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: The Archers

(from Birmingham)


Written By: Brian Hayles
Script Editor: Malcolm Lynch
Producer: Tony Shryane

: Morning Service

from Crown Court Church of Scotland, London conducted by the Minister THE REV JOHN MILLER SCOTT
Praise: Ye gate.s. lift up your heads on high (Metrical Psalm 24 vv 7-10); Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim (RCH 168); Sing to the Lord a joyful song (RCH 23); Jesus calls us! (RCH 500)


Unknown: John Miller
Organist: Douglas G. Bruce

: Week's Good Cause

MICHAEL ASPEL appeals for Children in Need of Help
Many thousands of children are helped each year through this BBC Appeal. Donations are distributed on the advice of the BBC's Appeals Advisory Committees. Charitable organisations requiring further information may write to [address removed]
Donations, preferably by crossed po or cheque, to: Michael Aspel ,[address removed]


Unknown: Michael Aspel
Unknown: Michael Aspel

: Motoring and the Motorist

Introduced bv jim PESTRIDCE
Hire Purchase and the Car: discussion between PROFESSOR SYDNEY URRY, ALAN WARNOCK and HUMPHREY OLIVER
A Car Recovery Club investigated by ERIC TOBITT
Single-Handed Safety Belts by MICHAEL MILLER
Your Night Vision by DONALD NORFOLK
Producer ARTHUR PHILLIPS at 11.43* the latest traffic report


Unknown: Alan Warnock
Unknown: Michael Miller
Producer: Arthur Phillips

: From the Grass Roots

A countrywide look at politics from outside Westminster Presented from Glasgow by GEORGE SCOTT
Producer ROSS ANDERSON Ring [number removed]


Unknown: George Scott
Producer: Ross Anderson

: Whatever You Think

Cliff Michelmore invites you to ring him on [number removed]to exchange ideas live by phone on any subject bar party politics with studio guests:
Jonathan Miller , stage director and Research Fellow in the History of Medicine
Mary Warnock , Research Fellow at Lady Margaret Hall specialising in philosophy
Norman Hunt , Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. Expert on systems of government, including the Civil Service. Now a member of the Commission on the Constitution
[number removed](16 lines) will take colts from 11.0 am onward. Or send your question to Whatever You Think, Room 4066, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA
12.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Mary Warnock
Unknown: Lady Margaret Hall
Unknown: Norman Hunt

: The World This Weekend: News

leads off this 60-minute up-to-the-minute report: presented by Nicholas Woolley


Presented By: Nicholas Woolley
Editor: Harry Brown

: Gardeners' Question Time

in Northamptonshire

: Study on 4

2.30 Starting German: Reisebtiro Atlas. 8: Herr Müller fährt nach Berlin (On medium wave, Mons R3)
3.0 Tat como es Second-year Spanish
8: Dona Aurea talks to Carmen Ruiz about the drawbacks of living in a small town (On medium wave, Mons R3)
3.30 Vient de Paraitre A third-year French course 17: Cap sur Marseille


Unknown: Reisebtiro Atlas.
Unknown: Herr Müller
Talks: Dona Aurea
Unknown: Carmen Ruiz

: Fifty Broadcasting Years

medium wave
A series of 5 documentary programmes to mark the BBC's anniversary
Presented by Rene Cutforth 2: The BBC at War
Contents: The historic list of wartime announcements, victories and defeats - Churchill - D-Day and Eisenhower - Vera Lynn , Itma and the variety shows - War Report and the many voices who brought the sounds of war into our living rooms.
Research by JEAN STROUD Written and produced by ALAN BURGESS


Presented By: Rene Cutforth
Unknown: Vera Lynn
Unknown: Jean Stroud
Produced By: Alan Burgess

: Characters from Dickens

medium wave
Four programmes featuring some of the less famous, but certainly not less interesting, characters from Dickens
Compiled by BARRY CAMPBELL 2: Sairey Gamp from Martin Chuzzlewit with Lynn Carson and Anthony Jacobs Producer


Unknown: Barry Campbell
Unknown: Sairey Gamp
Unknown: Martin Chuzzlewit
Unknown: Lynn Carson
Unknown: Anthony Jacobs
Unknown: R. D. Smith
Narrator: Anthony Jacobs
Sairey Gamp: Lynn Carson
Voice: Ian Thompson
Mr Pecksniff: Geoffrey Wincott
Betsy Prig: Anne Jameson
Maid: Diana Robson
Patient: Ian Thompson

: Talking about Antiques

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: Arthur Negus
Unknown: Bernard Price
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Producer: Pamela Howe

: The Living World

The Span of Years
What length of life can the ' average animal ' expect? Introduced by DEREK JONES


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: In Touch

A weekly magazine of special interest to blind listeners
Where are they now? JANE FINnis reports on the progress of blind university graduates. Introduced by DAVID SCOTT BLACKHALL Producer THENA HESHEL


Introduced By: David Scott Blackhall
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Down Your Way

BRIAN JOHNSTON recently visited Oadby, Leicestershire
(Extended version: Wed. 7.30) Royal Smithfield Show. Earls Court
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Richard Burwood

: News

: If you think You've got Problems ... !

1 have several tenants whose leases are expiring. 1 charge them a very low rent because they are friends of mine and poorly off. I now want to sell their flats but realise that my tenants will not be able to find suitable alternative accommodation. What's more important - my future or theirst
This and other housing anxieties discussed with DR WENDY GREENGROSS : ROBIN FORREST , Senior Information Officer, Citizens Advice Bureaux: ANDREW PHILLIPS , solicitor and chairman of the Legal Action Group Chairman JEAN METCALFE Producer HUGH PURCELL


Unknown: Dr Wendy Greengross
Unknown: Robin Forrest
Unknown: Andrew Phillips
Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: My Word!

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Anne Scott-James and Denis Xorden
In the chair Jack Longland


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Anne Scott-James
Unknown: Denis Xorden
Unknown: Jack Longland

: Talking of God

I A series of 4 programmes looking at 50 years of religious broadcasting
2: The War Years
Introduced bv Baroness Stocks and featuring sounds and voices from the BBC Sound Archives, including an extract from The Man Born to be King.

: Music to Remember

Mozart Chaconne (Ballet Music from Idomeneo)
8.15* Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3, in D minor


Piano: Malcolm Binns
Leader: Barry Griffiths
Conducted By: David Lloyd Jones
Conducted By: Mozart Chaconne

: The Wild Ass's Skin

by JOAN O'CONNOR adapted in three parts from the novel by HONORÉ DE BALZAC with Ian Ogilvy , Stacey Tendeter and Robert Eddison
Part 1: Young Man , Bewarel
Raphael de Valentin, who believes totally in the power of his own will, discovers that he needs another kind of power if he is to succeed in life. Producer JANE GRAHAM
(For cast see Tuesday, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Joan O'Connor
Unknown: Ian Ogilvy
Unknown: Stacey Tendeter
Unknown: Robert Eddison
Unknown: Young Man
Producer: Jane Graham

: Weather

: News

: The Sufferings of James Nayler

In 1656 a ragged little party of Quakers bore James Nayler into Bristol as a deliberate re-enactment of the Palm Sunday entry into Jerusalem. Such was his grip over his followers that the case of this popular preacher reached the attention of Cromwell's Parliament ... with and with the voices of GODFREY KENTON. ESMOND RIDEOUT ROBERT BROWN , JUNE
Producer BRIAN MILLER (from Bristol)


Unknown: Denis Constanduros
Unknown: James Nayler
Unknown: Godfrey Kenton.
Unknown: Esmond Rideout
Unknown: Robert Brown
Unknown: Barrie Dorothy Hawkins
Unknown: Hedley Goodall
Unknown: David Hyde
James Nayler: David Webb

: Epilogue

Remember now thy Creator

: Weather

: News

: Closedown

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