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: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Make Yourself at Home
Programme for Asian listeners
7.45 Bells; programme news
7.50 Sunday Reading from
Have you anything to declaref by D. W. Cleverly Ford, read by JOHN BAKER
7.55 Weather, programme news


Read By: John Baker

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

A weekly programme of religious news and views presented by CLIVE JACOBS Reporter Douglas BROWN Producer DAVID WINTER
8.50 Programme news
8.55 Weather


Presented By: Clive Jacobs
Reporter: Douglas Brown
Producer: David Winter

: News

9.5 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America



Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: The Archers: Omnibus Edition


Writer: Keith Miles
Script Editor: Charles Lefeaux
Producer: Tony Shryane

: Morning Service

Parish Mass from St Edward's Church. Sutton Park , near Guildford, Surrey
Celebrant and preacher CANON GORDON ALBION
Readings: Isaiah 42, vv 1-4, 6-7; Acts 10, vv 34-38; Luke 3, vv 15. 16, 21, 22 Music: Praise to the Lord;
People's Mass (Trotman); Let all mortal flesh; All creation bless the Lord (Hayward Osborne)
Organist MONICA MARTLAND Choirmaster


Unknown: Sutton Park
Organist: Monica Martland
Choirmaster: Fr John Stapleton

: Week's Good Cause

DAVID JACOBS appeals on behalf of the Richmond Fellowship which runs communities for the rehabilitation of people who have had a mental or emotional breakdown.
Donations, preferably by crossed po or cheque, to: David Jacobs. Richmond Fellowship. [address removed]


Unknown: David Jacobs

: Motoring and the Motorist

Talkabout ... Members of the South-Western Centre of the Institute of British Carriage and Automobile Manufacturers discuss motoring matters with HARRY WEBSTER , Director. Engineering, Austin Morris Division of British Leyland; JOE LOWREY , automobile technical writer: TOM KAREN , car designer, David Ogle Limited.
at 11.43* the latest traffic report


Unknown: Harry Webster
Unknown: Joe Lowrey
Unknown: Tom Karen
Designer: David Ogle
Unknown: Jim Pestridge
Producer: Anthony Smith

: From the Grass Roots

A countrywide look at politics from outside Westminster
Presented from Manchester by George Scott
Producer MICHAEL GREEN King [number removed]


Unknown: George Scott
Producer: Michael Green

: You and Yours

Derek Cooper presents the Sunday edition
12.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The World This Weekend: News

presented by Gordon Clough Editor HARRY BROWN


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Harry Brown

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Co Durham

: Afternoon Theatre

medium wnve only Room for Argument
(La Ragione degli Altri) by LUIGI PIRANDELLO translated and adapted for radio by HENRY REED with Ian Richardson as Leonardo Arciani
Eileen Atkins as Livia Arciani and Jill Balcon as Elena Ortigera
The English premier of Pirandello's first full-length play.
It is, in a way, an ' eternal triangle ' drama, though we fairly soon realise that behind the triangle there is an almost spectral quadrangle. The cruel resolution to this situation will leave a question-mark in the mind of many a listener. Producer GLYN DEARMAN


Unknown: Henry Reed
Unknown: Ian Richardson
Unknown: Leonardo Arciani
Unknown: Eileen Atkins
Unknown: Livia Arciani
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Elena Ortigera
Producer: Glyn Dearman

: Talking about Antiques

ARTHUR NEGUS and BERNARD PRICE discuss listeners' questions with HUGH SCULLY
Producer PAMELA HOWE (Bristol)


Unknown: Hugh Scully
Producer: Pamela Howe

: The Living World

The New Improved Thames
In the late 50s, a flowing sewer; today, a haven for astonishing numbers of wild-fowl and waders, and over 70 species of fish. Today's Radio Nature Trail traces the success story of London's river.
Introduced by DEREK JONES
Producer DILYS BREESE (Bristol) (Repeated: Wednesday, 9.5 am)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: News

: In Touch

Talking Book Service: DONALD BELL and DON ROSKILLY answer listeners' questions put by MARGARET RORD. Presented by DAVID SCOTT BLACKHALL Editor THENA HESHEL


Unknown: Donald Bell
Unknown: Don Roskilly
Unknown: Margaret Rord.
Presented By: David Scott Blackhall
Editor: Thena Heshel

: Down Your Way

BRIAN JOHNSTON recently visited the Arlesford district of Hampshire. Producer RICHARD BURWOOD
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News

: The Time of My Life

The Man Who Could Have Lost the War
Professor R. V. Jones , now of Aberdeen University, recalls the war years, when he was Assistant Director of Scientific Intelligence at the Air Ministry, at the heart of the struggle to discover the secrets of the Germans' new technology and blunt the ferocity of their air attack on Britain.
As Churchill wrote to him:


Unknown: Professor R. V. Jones
Script By: Norman Longmate
Producer: Stanley Willlamison

: News

: Lord Peter Wimsey: Whose Body?: 3: Lunch at Lady Swaffham's

by Dorothy L. Sayers, adapted in five episodes by Chris Miller


Writer: Dorothy L. Sayers
Adapted by: Chris Miller
Producer: Simon Brett
Lord Peter: Ian Carmichael
Bunter: Peter Jones
The Dowager Duchess: Patricia Routledge
Insp Parker: Gabriel Woolf
Mr Crimplesham: Richard Goolden
Mr Thipps: Norman Bird
John P. Milligan: Blain Fairman
Lady Swaffham: Elizabeth Revill
Coroner: David Sinclair

: For All Seasons

A weekly miscellany of music, people and places to celebrate Sunday.
Presenter Martin Muncaster with BERNARD MILES. PATRICK O'DONOVAN DOUGLAS BROWN and MARTIN SULLIVAN , Dean of St Paul's Cathedral


Presenter: Martin Muncaster
Unknown: Patrick O'Donovan
Unknown: Douglas Brown
Unknown: Martin Sullivan
Producer: Colin Semper

: Music to Remember

Rimsky-Korsakov Russian Easter Festival Overture
8.18* Rachmaninov Symphony No 3, in A minor


Unknown: Clifford Knowles
Conducted By: Bryden Thomson

: News

: David Copperfield

by CHARLES DICKENS : adapted in 13 episodes by CHARLES LEFEAUX 3: 1 Begin Life on My Own Account


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Charles Lefeaux
Producer: Charles Lefeaux
David Copperfield: John Pullen
Young David: Judy Bennett
Peggotty: Eva Stuart
Jane Murdstone: Kathleen Helme
Mr Barkis: David March
Mr Peggotty: Edward Kelsey
Mrs Gummidge: Sheila Grant
Ham Peggotty: Kerry Francis
Emily: Elizabeth Revill
Mr Quinion: Manning Wilson
Mr Murdstone: Vernon Joyner
Wilkins Micawber: David March
Mrs Micawber: Sheila Grant
Janet: Elizabeth Morgan
Betsey Trotwood: Sylvia Coleridge
Mr Dick: Rolf Lefebvre

: Weather

: News

: Where Are You Taking Us?

A series of four programmes presenting questions and controversies concerning science, scientists, and the public.
Introduced by Brian J. Ford 1: The Man Machine
From wooden legs to nuclear-powered heart pumps, the list of artificial replacements for diseased mankind has become impressive. Could man therefore live forever with his own brain and a body of mechanical parts? What is the future of biomedical engineering? Speakers include:
DONALD LONGMORE, Consultant Clinical Physiologist at the National Heart Hospital; HEINZ WOLFF, Head of Bioengineering at the Clinical Research Centre. Harrow; ROBERT KENEDI , Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Strathclyde. Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT


Unknown: Robert Kenedi

: Epilogue

The Everlasting Light

: Weather

: News

: Closedown

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