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: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

Programme for Asian listeners BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells; programme news
7.50 Sunday Reading
The Pilgrim's Progress by JOHN BUNYAN
4: The Valley of Death Read by LOUIS MAHONEY
7.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: John Bunyan
Read By: Louis Mahoney

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

8.50 Programme news
8.55 Weather


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

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: The Archers

BBC Birmingham


Script Editor: Charles Lefeaux
Producer: Tony ShryaneAgricultural adviser: Anthony Parkin

: Morning Service

The Breaking of Bread
The fourth of five broadcasts during Lent, centred on the rite of Holy Communion and its meaning in various traditions of the universal Church. Today's service comes from the assembly of Christian Brethren meeting at the Gospel Hall, Bearwood Road, Smethwick.
The church members take part spontaneously in prayer, hymns, scripture reading and ministry.
Address given by ALAN BAMFORD Organist MURIEL STICKLEY BBC Birmingham

: Week's Good Cause

PROFESSOR C. M. FLETCHER appeals on behalf of the Asthma Research Council
Donations to: [address removed]


Unknown: Professor C. M. Fletcher
Unknown: Professor C. M. Fletcher

: Motoring and the Motorist

Introduced by Eric Tobitt
Autoquip 76: a visit to the Trade Exhibition of the latest car components and equipment by ARTHUR PHILLIPS.
The ' Total' Economy Drive: richard HUDSON-EVANS explains what it's all about and how he hopes to win.
Tyre Safety: some useful tips from ALAN POWELL Of the NTDA.
The Road to Survival: DICK MADDOCK joins a Road Accident Symposium in Birmingham. Producer GEOFF DOBSON at 11.43* the latest traffic report


Introduced By: Eric Tobitt
Unknown: Arthur Phillips.
Unknown: Alan Powell
Unknown: Dick Maddock
Producer: Geoff Dobson

: From the Grass Roots

Countrywide reactions to current political issues. Presented from Bristol by George Scott Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Unknown: George Scott
Producer: Carole Stone

: You and Yours

Presenter Derek Cooper
12.55 Weather, programme news


Presenter: Derek Cooper

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Norfolk
Members of the Reepham Branch of the British Legion put their questions to


Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Alan Gemmell

: Afternoon Theatre

medium toave only
The Radetzky March The novel by JOSEPH ROTH (1894-1939) dramatised for radio by EVA TUCKER from the translation by GEOFFREY DUNLOP and EVA TUCKER 1 The Austro-Hungarian monarchy stepped almost without transition from a performance at the operetta into the grim theatre of the World War. I knew and loved the remarkable family of the Trottas, about whom I am writing in The Radetzky March. In their rise and fall I seem to discern the intention of that uncanny power which illustrates in the fate of one family that of a historical destiny.'


Novel By: Joseph Roth
Unknown: Eva Tucker
Translation By: Geoffrey Dunlop
Unknown: Eva Tucker
Producer: John Theocharis

: News

: Talking about Antiques

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


Unknown: Hugh Scully.
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: The Living World

The Stately Sailing Swan
The ancients linked the swan with purity, hope and the souls of the dead - but today, as we take a close look at the mute swan, we find swans stately sailing even in the shadow of man's industry. Introduced by PETER FRANCE Producer JOHN HARRISON
Series producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Peter France
Producer: John Harrison
Producer: Dilys Breese

: In Touch

A magazine of special interest to the visually handicapped.
Aids to Telephoning: some suggestions from MARGARET FORD. Introduced by DAVID SCOTT BLACKBALL Producer THENA HESHEL


Introduced By: David Scott
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Down Your Way

BRIAN JOHNSTON recently visited Newport, Shropshire
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Tuesday 11.5 am)
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: News

: Mr and Mrs Parkinson

Mike and Mary discuss with their guests of the week the interaction of public and private lives in various types of successful relationships. Producer MICHAEL EMBER
(Repeated: Thursday 11.5 am) (Neit week at this time: If you think You've got Problems)


Producer: Michael Ember

: News

: Quote.... Unquote

The quiz game abuut what famous people said and what Graeme Garden. Roberta Leigh Ned Sherrin. John Wells think they ought to have said instead. Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher
Devised and presented by Nigel Rees. Producer JOHN LLOYD (Starting next week at this time: Round Britain Quiz


Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Unknown: Roberta Leigh
Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Unknown: John Wells
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Presented By: Nigel Rees.
Producer: John Lloyd

: Chapter and Verse

A look at new books, plays and poetry with a religious theme. Presented by Gerald Priestiand Producer MONICA FURLONG


Presented By: Gerald Priestiand

: Music to Remember

Berlioz Royal Hunt and Storm (The Trojans)
Dvorak Symphony No t, in D major
BBC Scotland


Conducted By: John Nelson

: News

: The Inquisitor

by HUGH WALPOLE adapted in five parts by ANTONY KEAREY with Clive Swift. Amanda Murray Nisei Davenport and Nigel Lambert
A West Country cathedral town in the early 30s, the inhabitants' roles clearly defined - clergy, trade and unemployed. A peaceful town, a little complacent perhaps, and therefore ripe for disruption; but an apparent haven for Michael Furze , home from his travels after 20 years. 1: Boanerges


Unknown: Hugh Walpole
Unknown: Antony Kearey
Unknown: Clive Swift.
Unknown: Amanda Murray
Unknown: Nisei Davenport
Unknown: Nigel Lambert
Unknown: Michael Furze
Producer: Margaret Etall
Michael Furze: Clive Swift
Stephen Furze: Roger Snowdon
Elizabeth Furze: Amanda Murray
Sarah Furze/Biddy: Norma Ronald
Canon Marlowe: James Thomason
Penny Marlowe: Elspeth Chari.Ton
James Bird: Nigel Lambert
John Lampiron: Nigel Davenport
Herbert Klitch: Clifford Norgate
Mrs Carris: Eva Stuart
Aldridge: Jeffrey Segal
Broad: Steve Hodson
Bellamy: Michael Shannon
Mordaunt: John Ruddock
Moon: David Graham
Miss Harvey: Deborah Paige

: Weather

: News

: Evelyn Waugh

' Shocked by a bad bottle of wine, an impatient stranger, or a fault in syntax, his mind, like a cinema camera, tracked in furiously forward to confront the offending object, with glaring lens ... he was absurd to many, but to some formidable.' A devastating self-portrait by Evelyn Waugh from the opening of one of his last books. The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold, which he frankly admitted was autobiographical. Evelyn Waugh died ten years ago and his personality is still an enigma to many.
This portrait of the writer is written by DOROTHY BAKER and based on CHRISTOPHER SYKES 'S recent biography.
Evelyn Waugh Hugh Burden Narrator David March with the recorded voices of HAROLD ACTON , GORONWY REES FLORA ROBSON and EVELYN WAUGH himself Producer HELEN FRY


Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Written By: Dorothy Baker
Unknown: Christopher Sykes
Unknown: Evelyn Waugh Hugh
Unknown: Harold Acton
Unknown: Goronwy Rees
Unknown: Flora Robson
Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Producer: Helen Fry

: Still Time to Pray

Four talks in Lent by REV DR ERIC ABBOTT
3: The Prayer of the Church


Unknown: Dr Eric Abbott

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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