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: Sunday Reading

A Christmas reading by DAME ANNA NEAGLE
7.55 Weather, programme news


Reading By: Dame Anna Neagle

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Religious news and views presented by PAUL BARNES Reporter DOUGLAS BROWN Producer DAVID WINTER


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

: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
Programme for Asian listeners

: Weather

: News

9.5 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America


: The Archers

(from Birmingham)


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

: Morning Service

from St Martin. in-the-Fields. London, followed by the Annual Christmas Appeal
Pictures of Jesus: the last of three services during Advent 3: The human Christ
Hymns (BBC Hymn Book): Hark what a sound (32); 0 love, how deep (73); In the bleak mid-winter (51); How brightly beams (141); 0 little town (56) Readings: Psalm 8; Philippians 2, vv 1-11
Preacher: the Vicar,


Unknown: St Martin.
Unknown: Austen Williams
Unknown: Robert Vincent
Organist: Peter Moorse

: Week's Good Cause

St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Fund
Gifts in response to this annual appeal by the Vicar are distributed throughout the British Isles to people in need through illness or misfortune
Donations, preferably by crossed po or cheque, to: [address removed]


Unknown: Austen Williams

: Motoring and the Motorist

Introduced by JIM PESTRIDGE
Japanese Motoring: by MICHAEL KEMP of the Daily Mail
Top Mechanic: NEVILLE POWLEY talks about a new competition for motor mechanics
For the Sake of a Fanbelt: c. GORDON GLOVER recounts a breakdown experience Producer JOHN HASLAM at 11.43* the latest traffic report


Introduced By: Jim Pestridge
Unknown: Michael Kemp
Talks: Neville Powley
Unknown: Gordon Glover
Producer: John Haslam

: From the Grass Roots

A countrywide look at politics from outside Westminster Presented from Bristol by George Scott
Studio tel no: [number removed] Producer CAROLE STONE


Unknown: George Scott
Producer: Carole Stone

: 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:
John Ebdon , director London Planetarium and churchman, whose enthusiasms include the countryside and dialects
Edgar Lustgarten , author, student of crime, whose enthusiasms include the theatre and league football
Donald MacRae , Professor of Sociology, LSE
12.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: John Ebdon
Unknown: Edgar Lustgarten
Unknown: Donald MacRae

: The World This Weekend: News

presented by Gordon Clough Editor HARRY BROWN


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Harry Brown

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Cookham Rise, Berks

: Fifty Broadcasting Years

medium wave
A series of 5 documentary programmes to mark the BBC's anniversary
Presented by Rene Cutforth 5: A Long Journey from Innocence
Contents: The disc jockeys from Christopher Stone to Tony Blackburn; the big bands from Jack Payne to the pop groups; song and comedy shows from Music-Hall to Monty Python ; the World Cups and Olympics; the programmes which have taken the BBC into the 70s.
Research by JEAN STROUD Written and produced by ALAN BURGESS
(Revised version of the broadcast on 31 Oct)


Presented By: Rene Cutforth
Unknown: Christopher Stone
Unknown: Jack Payne
Unknown: Monty Python
Unknown: Jean Stroud
Produced By: Alan Burgess

: Study on 4

2.30 Starting German Reisebiiro Atlas Frdhliche Weihnachten : the first of four holiday programmes (On medium wave, Mons R3)
3.0 Tal como es First of three extra programmes for the holiday period (On medium wave, Mons R3)
3.30 Vient de Paraitre
20: L'Objectif s'examine


Unknown: Reisebiiro Atlas
Unknown: Frdhliche Weihnachten

: Ralph Richardson Festival

medium wave
The Story of the Goblins who Stole a Sexton from The Pickwick Papers by CHARLES DICKENS : adapted and produced by CHARLES LEFEAUX with music composed and conducted by CHRISTOPHER WHELEN
Storyteller Ralph Richardson


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Unknown: Christopher Whelen
Unknown: Ralph Richardson
Unknown: Wilfred Brown

: 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


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. Rptd: Wed, 9.5 am. Next Sunday, at 2.30 pm: discussion on animal legends)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: In Touch

A weekly magazine of special interest to blind listeners
Educating Blind Children: JANE FINNIS reports on parents' and teachers' reactions to the Vernon Report. Presented by DAVID SCOTT BLACKHALL Producer THENA HESHEL


Unknown: Jane Finnis
Presented By: David Scott Blackhall
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Down Your Way

BRIAN JOHNSTON recently visited Lesmahagow. Lanarkshire Producer PHYLLIS ROBINSON
(Extended version: Wed, 7.30) Variety Artists Home. Twickenham
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Phyllis Robinson

: News

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

Should husbands go to office parties to which their wives are not invitedt
How can you stop someone giving you unsuitable presents without offending themf
Is it unreasonable for a husband to insist on spending Christmas quietly without hosts of visiting friends and relations?
These are some of the seasonal problems posed by listeners and answered by DR WENDY GREENGROSS and DR JAMES HEMMING.
Compere Jean Metcalfe Producer THENA HESHEL


Unknown: Dr Wendy Greengross
Unknown: Dr James Hemming.
Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Producer: Thena Heshel

: My Word!

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


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

: Talking of God ...

in the Future
To conclude fhe series of reflections on 50 years of religious broadcasting, PETER ARMSTRONG speculates about the future With DAVID KINGSLEY , PROFESSOR WALTER HOLLENWEGER , COLIN HODGETTS , REX MALIK and PROFESSOR JOEL DE ROSNAY.


Unknown: Peter Armstrong
Unknown: David Kingsley
Unknown: Walter Hollenweger
Unknown: Colin Hodgetts
Unknown: Rex Malik
Unknown: Professor Joel de Rosnay.

: Music to Remember

This programme of operatic ' Music to Remember ' includes excerpts from Prince Igor, La Traviata, Eugene Onegin and La Bohème.


Introduced By: Roy Williamson
Soprano: Rae Woodland
Tenor: Rowland Jones
Leader: Arthur Leavins
Conductor: Ashley Lawrence
Producer: Anthony Philpott

: Janet Dempster

Adapted by GABRIEL WOOLF from Scenes of Clerical Life by GEORGE ELIOT with Jill Balcon , Richard Pasco and David March
When the Evangelical minister Edgar Tryan came to Milby in 1830 he incurred the wrath of lawyer Dempster and Dempster's ill-used wife Janet. But husband and wife had very different reasons for opposing Mr Tryan 's preaching.
(For full cast see Tues 3.0 pm)


Adapted By: Gabriel Woolf
Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Richard Pasco
Unknown: Edgar Tryan
Unknown: Mr Tryan

: Weather

: News

: ' The Judy with the Lovely Voice'

When she was 15 Rita Hunter performed in working men's clubs on Merseyside to pay for singing lessons. Now, 20 years later, she has achieved one of the greatest operatic triumphs, an invitation to sing at the New York Metropolitan Opera: the first English Briinnhilde in the history of the Met.
In this programme RITA HUNTER and her relatives and friends, including MARTINA ARROYO , AL-BERTO REMEDIOS and DAME EVA TURNER , talk about her climb to the top. through long years in the chorus, to her recent successes with the Sadler's Wells Opera at the London Coliseum and the big international career which is just beginning.
Presented by ALAN HAYDOCK


Unknown: Rita Hunter
Unknown: Rita Hunter
Unknown: Martina Arroyo
Unknown: Dame Eva Turner
Presented By: Alan Haydock

: Epilogue

Death is swallowed up in victory

: Weather

: News

: Closedown

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