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: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Programme for Asian listeners
7.45 Bells; programme news
7.50 Sunday Reading from
The Beatitudes. Text compiled by RICHARD TATLOCK
7.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Richard Tatlock
Unknown: Readers Peter Firth
Unknown: Angela Tilby

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

8.50 Programme news
8.55 Weather


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

: News

9.10 med wave only Papers

: The Archers: Omnibus Edition


Script Editor: Charles Lefeaux
Producer: Tony Shryane

: Morning Service

from the Central Methodist Church, Bacup, Lancashire, conducted by REV ALBERT HOLLAND Preacher: REV CLIFFORD BUCKROYD Readings: Jeremiah 1, vv 1-12; John 10, vv 1-10
Hymns (MHB): Lord of all being, throned afar (32); Holy. holy, holy, Lord God Almighty! (36); Come, sinners, to the gospel feast (323); Thou God of truth and love (716) Organist LILY BARRETT
Choirmaster PERCY MOTT


Unknown: Albert Holland
Unknown: Clifford Buckroyd
Choirmaster: Percy Mott

: Week's Good Cause

MRS PATRICIA THOMAS , Director, appeals on behalf of the Family Welfare Association. which aims to help troubled families avoid breakdown and separation.
Donations, preferably by crossed PO or cheque, to: [address removed]


Unknown: Mrs Patricia Thomas
Unknown: Mrs P. A. Thomas

: Motoring and the Motorist

Introduced by CLIVE JACOBS
Safety Glass - Laminated or Toughened?: JIM PESTRIDGE talks to DR M. MACKAY of Birmingham University and the Glass Manufacturers.
Simple Servicing: 3 - Sparking-Plugs, by DOUGLAS MITCHELL of Popular Motoring
Payment for Lifts: a reminder by RON NAYLOR
Bumper Crop: a round-up of unusual motoring news. Producer GEOFF DOBSON at 11.43* the latest traffic report


Introduced By: Clive Jacobs
Talks: Jim Pestridge
Unknown: Dr M. MacKay
Unknown: Douglas Mitchell
Unknown: Ron Naylor
Producer: Geoff Dobson

: From the Grass Roots

Countrywide reactions to current political issues: presented from Bristol by Alan Watson Producer CAROLE STONE Ring 0272-39432/3


Unknown: Alan Watson
Producer: Carole Stone

: You and Yours

Presenter Derek Cooper
Never enough but how can I make more?: MICHAEL GILLIAM meets people who found the answer when it comes to money.
12.55 Weather, programme news


Presenter: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Michael Gilliam

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Nicholas Woolley Editor HARRY BROWN


Presented By: Nicholas Woolley
Editor: Harry Brown

: Afternoon Theatre

Samson Agonistes by JOHN MILTON
Adapted and produced by RICHARD WORTLEY
Stepnen Thorne as Samson Stephen Murray as Manoah Anna Massey as Dalila Trevor Martin as Harapha Martin Jarvis as the Messenger This dramatic poem takes its subject from the Bible and its form from Greek tragedy. It was almost certainly Milton's final work, published in 1671. Special music composed and recorded by RON GEESIN
(Anna Massey is a National Theatre player)


Unknown: John Milton
Produced By: Richard Wortley
Produced By: Stepnen Thorne
Unknown: Samson Stephen Murray
Unknown: Manoah Anna Massey
Unknown: Dalila Trevor Martin
Unknown: Harapha Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Ron Geesin
Unknown: Anna Massey

: News

: A Lifetime of Music

recalled by John Amis 5: Knowing Composers
In particular, Michael Tippett and Benjamin Britten.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER gramophone records


Recalled By: John Amis
Unknown: Michael Tippett
Unknown: Benjamin Britten.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The Living World

Snakes Alive
Did you know that Britain contains the only reserve in the world managed for the benefit of snakes? Could you identify a snake simply by the sound it makes gliding off through the undergrowth? Today's programme looks at our three British species of snake but especially the rarest, the smooth snake.
Introduced by DEREK JONES
Producer DILYS BREESE (Bristol)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: In Touch

In Touch, in a studio discussion introduced by PETER WHITE , asks whether the much debated integration of Worchester College for boys and Chorley School for girls would work. Producer MARLENE PEASE


Introduced By: Peter White
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Celebration

Gracie Fields
One of the most famous stars in showbusiness, for more than 50 years Gracie Fields has enchanted millions. Comical in the broad, earthy idiom of Lancashire, she could sing with the true purity of a nightingale.
STEVE RACE introduces songs and stories in celebration of ' Our Grade's ' rise from the mills of Rochdale to a permanent place in the sun. Producer JOHN bridges
(Repeated: Tuesday 11.5 am)
5.55 Weather, programme news

: News

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



Unknown: Margaret Bramall
Unknown: Dr Wendy Greengross
Unknown: Dr James Hemming.
Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe
Producer: Sally Thompson

: News

: Round Britain Quiz

London v North, Round 1 London:
Anthony Quinton (Chairman) with Irene Thomas
Professor John B. Mays who discover their own identity, but fail to link the London Questionmaster with a suburb of Birmingham. North of England:
Jack Longland (Chairman) with Dr Patrick Nuttgens Professor Harry Armytage who make a quick meal of it, having unravelled a bit of string. Producer TREVOR HILL (Rptd: Wednesday 11.5 am)


Unknown: Anthony Quinton
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Professor John B. Mays
Unknown: Jack Longland
Unknown: Dr Patrick Nuttgens
Unknown: Professor Harry Armytage
Producer: Trevor Hill

: In Praise of God

for The Gift of Prophecy
An anthology in words and music introduced by Andrew Cruickshank with PETER FIRTH , MADELEINE CEMM


Introduced By: Andrew Cruickshank
Unknown: Peter Firth
Unknown: Madeleine Cemm
Conducted By: Richard Hickox
Organist: Ian Watson
Producer: Angela Tilby

: Music to Remember

CLIVE LYTHGOE (piano) BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA conducted by SIR ADRIAN BOULT Weber Overture: Euryanthe
8.9* Mozart Piano Concerto No 16, in D (K 451)
8.34* Schubert Symphony No 8, in B minor (Unfinished)


Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult

: News

: Broome Stages

The novel by CLEMENCE DANE about the theatre and theatre people, freely adapted for radio in nine parts by val GIELGUD
6: Elinor Broome with Margaret Wolfit
John Rowe and Michael Harbour
(Repeated: Tuesday 3.5 pm)


Novel By: Clemence Dane
Unknown: Margaret Wolfit
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Michael Harbour
Producer: David H. Godfrey
Narrator: Mary Wimbush
Edmund: Michael Harbour
Elinor: Sandra Clark
Josephina Adamovitz: Margaret Robertson
Enid Wybird: Katherine Parr
Donna: Margaret Wolfit
Maid: Emily Richard
Lewis Wybird: Lewis Stringer
Sir Joscelyn Pallas: Allan McClelland
Stephen: John Rowe
Nurse: Carol Marsh
Marion: Liane Aukin
Painter: Alan Reid
Polly Trail: Kate Coleridge
Schoolmistress: Beth Boyd

: Weather

: News

: The Countryside in Spring

Wynford Vaughan-Thomas has been watching the season go by on his farm on the Pembrokeshire coast and introduces a tribute to the late C. Gordon Glover ; and reports on: lambing in Surrey and Yorkshire: a gentleman-tramp in the Scottish Border Hills; trawl-fishing on the mud-flats of Bridgewater Bay; the bird-life of the Lleyn Peninsula; and woodland and river activities in the Wye Valley, with ARTHUR PHILLIPS. MARTIN MUNCASTER. NORMAN TURNER , COLIN LUCKHURST , BOB DANVERS-WALKER , ERIC SIMMS and PAUL HUMPHREYS Producer JOHN HASLAM


Unknown: C. Gordon Glover
Unknown: Arthur Phillips.
Unknown: Norman Turner
Unknown: Colin Luckhurst
Unknown: Bob Danvers-Walker
Unknown: Eric Simms
Unknown: Paul Humphreys
Producer: John Haslam

: Epilogue

Words and music on a Christian theme, devised by MONICA FURLONG
Music contributed by the BBC SINGERS

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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