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: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
Programme for Asian listeners
7.50 Sunday Reading
The Big Wave by Pearl S. Buck Read by DAME FLORA ROBSON
7.55 Weather, programme news


Read By: Dame Flora Robson

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

A weekly programme of religious news and views presented by PAUL BARNES Reporter DOUGI.AS BROWN Producer DAVID WINTER
8.50 Programme news
8.55 Weather


Presented By: Paul Barnes
Unknown: Brown Producer David

: News

: Open University

9.5 med wave Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

medium wave by ALISTAIR COOKE


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: The Archers

medium wave
(from Birmingham)


Written By: Bruno Milna
Script Editor: Malcolm Lynch
Producer: Tony Shryane

: Morning Service

from Plymouth Methodist Cen. tral Hall: led by THE REV REG WALKER
Hymns: 0 for a thousand tongues (MHB 1): 0 what shall I do my Saviour to praise (MHB 420); When I needed a neighbour (Hymns and Songs 97); And can it be (MHB 371); In heavenly love abiding (MHB 528) Readings: Psalm 4; Philippians 4, vv 4-7, 10-13


Unknown: Reg Walker
Organist: David Rogers

: Week's Good Cause

DAME ANNA NEAGLE appeals On behalf of The Abbeyfield Society's National Development Fund, which will provide Abbeyfield's 'ordinary houses in ordinary streets 'for lonely, elderly people of very low income.
Donations, preferably by crossed po or cheque, to: Dame Anna Neagle, The Abbeyfield Society Ltd, [address removed]


Unknown: Dame Anna Neagi.
Unknown: Anna Neagle

: Motoring and the Motorist

Introduced by jim PESTRIDGE
Listeners' questions discussed by COURTRNAY EDWARDS , Sunday Telegraph: MICHAEL KEMP , Daily Mail; DOUGLAS MITCHELL , Popular Motoring; and JEAN BARRATT of the magazine Woman at 11.43' the latest traffic report Producer JOHN HASLAM


Introduced By: Jim Pestridge
Unknown: Courtrnay Edwards
Unknown: Michael Kemp
Unknown: Douglas Mitchell
Unknown: Jean Barratt
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:
Honor Balfour, Anglo-American journalist; Donald MacRae , Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics; Brian Connell , writer and commen-
[number removed](16 lines) will take calls from 11.0 am onward. Or send your question to Whatever You Think, Room 4066, Broadcasting House, London WIA 1AA
12.55Weather, programme news


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Donald MacRae
Unknown: Brian Connell

: The World This Weekend: News

presented by Nicholas Woolley Editor HARRY BROWN


Presented By: Nicholas Woolley
Editor: Harry Brown

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Worcestershire
(Repeated: Tuesday, 4.0 pm)

: Afternoon Theatre

medium wave
Mr Dawes by RAY BUTLER freely based on the novel
For the Term of His Natural Life by MARCUS CLARKE Australia in the latter half of the 19th century: the Australia of convicts, transportation and Botany Bay.


Unknown: Mr Dawes
Unknown: Ray Butler
Unknown: Marcus Clarke Australia
Producer: David Davis
Lieut Frere: Victor Lucas
Major Vickers: Patrick Barr
Troke: Humphrey Morton
Sylvia Vickers: Ann Totten
Bates: Charles Leno
Mrs Vickers: Jean Anderson
Rex: Eric Anderson
Rufus Dawes: John Slater
Prosecuting Counsel: Humphrey Morton
Judge: Eric Anderson

: Study on 4

2.30 Starting German: Reisebiiro Atlas
11: Herr Milller in Berlin (On medium wave, Mons R3)
3.0 Tal como es
12: Josi Miguel Ortega talks about fashion in Spain today with a boutique owner and two of his customers (On medium wave, Mons R3)
3.30 Behaviour and Belief 3: School and Family (Rptd: medium wave. Weds, R3)
3.50 The Learning World
3.55 Announcements


Unknown: Reisebiiro Atlas
Unknown: Herr Milller
Talks: Josi Miguel Ortega

: Talking about Antiques

ARTHUR NEGUS and BERNARD PRICE discuss listeners' questions with HUGH SCULLY


Unknown: Hugh Scully
Producer: Pamela Howe

: The Living World

A magazine edition. (Shortened version: Wednesday. 9.5 am)

: In Touch

What role for the helpers in blind welfare? JANE FINNIS reports on a conference for voluntary workers. Introduced by DAVID SCOTT BLACKHALL


Unknown: Jane Finnis
Introduced By: David Scott Blackhall
Producer: Jocelyn Ryder-Smith

: Down Your Way

FYFE ROBERTSON recently visited the Knighton district of Radnorshire
(Extended version: Wednesday, 7-30 pm) Latimer. Northamptonshire
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Fyfe Robertson

: News

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

How can I improve my accent so as not to let down my husband who, like me, started from humble beginnings but is now a bank manager'
How can 1 recover from the misery caused by losing the love of my life?
Problems - some slight, some serious, some solvable and some unsolvable, but always real - discussed in the studio with DR WENDY GREENGROSS , psychologist JAMES HEMMING. and GERALD SANCTUARY , solicitor and marriage guidance consultant. Chairman Jean Metcalfe
Producer HUGH PURCELL. (When silence isn't golden: page 12)


Unknown: Dr Wendy Greengross
Unknown: James Hemming.
Unknown: Gerald Sanctuary
Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Producer: Hugh Purcell.

: My Music!

A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE David Franklin and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the chair Steve Race
(Repeated: Thursday. 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: David Franklin
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden

: Pilgrim's Way

In every life there are moments of decision - turning points that shape a person's character and outlook. This week: James Davidson Ross re-traces the way. with DAVID WINTER


Unknown: James Davidson Ross

: Offenbach and Lehar

Excerpts from their greatest operettas: gramophone records

: Sinister Street

by COMPTON MACKENZIE dramatised for radio in six parts by DENIS CONSTANDUROS 4: An End and a Beginning
Michael was about to enter his final year at Oxford. No longer a brash and vulgar freshman, he had moved out of college and now shared rooms with Alan in the High Street.
(For cast see Tues, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Compton MacKenzie
Unknown: Denis Constanduros

: Weather

: News

: A Most Horrid Flame

We went to a little alehouse on the Bankside and there stayed till it was dark almost and saw the fire grow, and as it grow darker appeared more and more, and in corners and upon steeples and between churches and houses, as far as we could see up the hill of the City, in a most horrid malicious bloody flame....
The Great Fire of 1666 was one of the most calamitous events in the history of London. The fire destroyed four-fifths of the city and 100,000 people were made homeless. Samuel Pepys was an eyewitness, as he was of so many other historic events of his day.
In this adaptation of volumes 6 and 7 in the new definitive edition of the Diary we see the private and the public Pepys during the momentous years of the Plague, the Great Fire and the Naval War with the Dutch. with Michael Hordern as Samuel Pepys
Adaptation by BARRY CARMAN Producer ALAN HAYDOCK


Unknown: Samuel Pepys
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Narrator: Samuel Pepys
Unknown: Barry Carman
Producer: Alan Haydock

: Epilogue

Gathered into one

: Weather

: News

: Closedown

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