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: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

BBC Birmingham
7.45 Sunday Programmes Bells and Sunday Reading
ALVAR LIDELL reads from The Truth of God Incarnate
7.55 Weather, programme news

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Presented by Gerald Priestland Producer JOHN NEWBURY
8.50 Programme news
8.55 Weather


Presented By: Gerald Priestland
Producer: John Newbury

: News

9.10 medium only
Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

medium only by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: The Archers

medium only
Script editor CHARLES lefeau* Producer TONY shryane BBC Birmingham

: Morning Service

on Battle of Britain Sunday from the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Royal Air Force College, Cranwell
Officiant THE REV B. G. HENRY , RAF, assisted by THE REV T. CUNNINGHAM , RAF. Preacher THE REV R. H. TAYLOR , RAF, With the Band of the RAF College and the Cranwell Choral Society.
The National Anthem; Hymns (from Ancient and Modern Revised): Praise, my soul, the King of heaven (365); All people that on earth do dwell (166); May the grace of Christ our Saviour (636); Silver Jubilee Hymn: Let us sing from hearts of gladness (words by Lord Glendevon); Canticle: Venite; Lesson: Ephesians 6, vv 10-17 (Rsv); Organist c. E. P. SUTTLE , OBE, FRCO
(The Flying Fighters: 4.45 BBC1)


Unknown: B. G. Henry
Unknown: T. Cunningham
Unknown: R. H. Taylor
Unknown: E. P. Suttle

: Week's Good Cause

ANTHONY VINCENT , Chairman, appeals on behalf of Apex Trust, which provides careers advice and guidance for offenders and a specialist employment service on discharge. Donations to: Anthony Vincent, Apex Trust, [address removed]


Unknown: Anthony Vincent
Unknown: Anthony Vin

: Happiness Is ...

Bernard Falk , connoisseur of the unusual, reports on a countrywide search for people who find fulfilment in unlikely, not to say eccentric, occupations and interests.
Producer SALLY Thompson


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Producer: Sally Thompson

: From the Grass Roots

Countrywide reactions from outside Westminster to current political issues presented from Birmingham by George Scott Ring [number removed]
Producer DAVID shuts BBC Birmingham


Unknown: George Scott

: You and Yours

Derek Cooper 's
Sunday Supplement
12.55Weather; 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 Northampton, where members of the Stowe-nine-Churches Women's Institute put their questions to
Questionmaster KEN FORD BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Tuesday 4.5 pm)


Unknown: Bill Sowbrbutts
Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Questionmaster Ken Ford

: Afternoon Theatre

medium only
The Praying Mantises by ARNOLD HINCHLIFFE based on the novel
Les mantes religieuses by HUBERT MONTE ILHET with Karin Fern aid
Neville Jason , Henry Knowles and Elizabeth Bell
A tale of murder, blackmail and vengeance among the academic staff of the Sorbonne, coolly dissected and reassembled by an investigator from the insurance company involved. Directed by MARGARET ETALL


Unknown: Arnold Hinchliffe
Unknown: Hubert Monte Ilhet
Unknown: Karin Fern
Unknown: Neville Jason
Unknown: Henry Knowles
Unknown: Elizabeth Bell
Directed By: Margaret Etall

: News

: Origins

Hadrian's Wall
Thousands of man-hours and millions of stones resulted In the most far-flung outpost of the Roman Empire.
The wall remains the best-known archaeological monument in Britain, receiving half a million visitors a year from all over the world to see its forts and milecastles. It is the most intensively studied structure of its kind, but because so few contemporary accounts exist of how and why it was built, conjecture is strong and arguments between archaeologists are lively.
Dr Peter Fowler presents some of the latest archaeological findings and controversy from the experts working on the wall. Compiled and produced by MICHAEL GILLIAM
Series producer ROY HAYWARB BBC Bristol


Unknown: Dr Peter Fowler
Produced By: Michael Gilliam

: The Living World

A magazine edition of this programme about wildlife and the countryside.
Introduced by Peter France Producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Wednesday 9.5 am)


Introduced By: Peter France
Producer: Dilys Breese

: In Touch

Have you ever thought about setting up a drama society for the blind? KEVIN MULHERN reports on a group of drama tutors who are prepared to advise and help would-be groups in their own area. Introduced by Jane Finnis Producer MICHELL RAPER


Unknown: Kevin Mulhern
Introduced By: Jane Finnis
Producer: Michell Raper

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston recently visited Burford in Oxfordshire Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Rptd: Thursday 11.5 am)
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News

: The Press Barons

Robert Kee continues his conversations with the powers behind the Press.
4: Lord Shawcross, Chairman of the Press Council, the body set up to police newspapers' editorial activities.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham

: Childhood Landscapes

The imagination of every writer is coloured by experience of places which made a lasting impression when he was young. In the fourth of a series of talks, the poet Charles Causley talks about Launceston, Cornwall.


Talks: Charles Causley

: News

: The Burkiss Way

... to Dynamic Living Lesson 19:
Replace The Burkiss Way and you might take over from Jo Kendall , Nigel Rees
Chris Emmett and Fred Harris or have a chance to write scripts like ANDREW MARSHALL and DAVID RENWICK.


Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: Fred Harris
Unknown: Andrew Marshall
Unknown: David Renwick.
Producer: Simon Brett

: Music to Remember

direct from the Royal Albert Hall , London Sviatoslav Richter (piano) Philharmonia Orchestra leader CARL PINI conductor Riccardo Muti Beethoven
Overture: Leonora No 3
Piano Concerto No 3, In C minor
(Part 2 of this concert is on R3 at 8.45 pm)


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Leader: Carl Pini
Conductor: Riccardo Muti

: Chanter and Verse

A series which reviews religious books and music
Presented by Trevor Beesoa Producer MONICA FURLONG


Presented By: Trevor Beesoa

: News

: Cousin Bette

9.58 Weather

: News

: Wendy Hiller

reads some of the letters Queen Victoria wrote between the years 1870-1900 to her grand-daughter, Princess Victoria of Hesse (Earl Mountbatten 's mother).
Taken from the book Advice to a Grand-daughter by RICHARD HOUGH and arranged for radio by NEVILLE TELLER.
Narrated by Alan Wheatley Producer GRAHAM GAULD


Unknown: Earl Mountbatten
Unknown: Richard Hough
Unknown: Alan Wheatley
Producer: Graham Gauld

: Epilogue

The Symbols at your Door: Jonah and the Fish
Devised by MONICA FURLONG Narrated by David Strong Music BBC SINGERS


Unknown: Monica Furlong
Unknown: David Strong
Producer: Hubert Hosking

: News

Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude

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