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: Morning Has Broken

7.15 Apna III Ghar Samajhiye
BBC Birmingham long wave only
7.45 Bells long wave only
7.50 Sunday Reading
RONALD FARROW reads from A Severe Mercy by SHELDON VANAUKEN long wave only
7.55 Weather; programme news: long wavc only


Unknown: Sheldon Vanauken

: News

long wave only
8.16 Sunday Papers long wavc only

: Sunday

A weekly look at religious news at home and abroad. Presented by (live Jacobs Producer DAVID WINTER long wave only


Unknown: Jacobs Producer David

: Week's Good Cause

THE RT HON GEORGE THOMAS mp, appeals on behalf of the Blood Research Fund which is establishing a Blood Research Fellowship and promoting research and education in blood disorders.
Donations, preferably by crossed po or cheque, to: [address removed]long wave only
8 55 Weather; programme news and Continental Travel Information


Unknown: George Thomas
Unknown: George Thomas

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers long wave only

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
long leave only


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Melton Mowbray Methodist Church
Conducted hy the Minister, THE REV EDGAR NICHOLSON
Hymns (MHB): Christ, whose glory fills the skies
(924); Jesu. thou joy of loving hearts (109); Fill thou my life (604); Thou God of truth and love (716)
Gospel: Matthew 19. VT 16-26
Organist W. D. TOWERS BBC Birmingham long wave only


Unknown: Edgar Nicholson

: The Archers

Omnibus edition Producer
WILLIAM SMETHURST BBC Birmingham long wave only until 10.30


Unknown: William Smethurst

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by June Knox-Mawer, who today talks to Edward Blishen and Alec McCowen who have both written books about their fathers; and also presents some of the close-ups, long-shots and wide-angled views expressed in the weekday programme.


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Alec McCowen

: Smash of the Day: Educating Archie

starring Peter Brough and Anhie Andrews
(first broadcast in March 1959)


Unknown: Peter Brough
Unknown: Anhie Andrews
Unknown: Bernard Bresslaw
Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Gladys Morgan
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Written By: Ronald Ches-Ney.
Written By: Ronald Wolfe
Written By: Marty Feldman
Producer: Jacques Brown

: A Good Read

Charles Causley and Amanda Theunlsseii choose some pleasurahlc paperbacks.
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Charles Causley
Unknown: Amanda Theunlsseii

: The World This Weekend: News

with Gordon Clough Editor DERUK LEWIS


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Editor: Deruk Lewis

: Enquire Within

Let Neil Landor and the BBC Reference Library and other experts find the answer to your query. Producer NICK HUGHES
Questions, on a postcard, to: Enquire Within, BBC. London WIA 4WW
1.55 Shipping forecast lony wave only


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Nick Hughes

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits London where members of the Chiswick Horticultural Society put their questions to FRED LOADS BILL SOWERBUTTS and PROFESSOR ALAN GEMMELL Questionmaster KEN FORD
BBC Manchester (Repeated: Wed 9.5 am) loti wave only


Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Questionmaster Ken

: Afternoon Theatre

The Year of the Great Betrayal by ELIZABETH TROOP
STELLA: I don't suffer from the great 30s Depression nostalgia. There's plenty to be done now.
HARGREAVES: In Chiswick? In the City?
A mother takes her teenage son on a rare visit to her divorced father, once an ambitious Labour politician. 1931 was the year of her birth, but to him the year of political betrayal.
(First broadcast 111 1977) long wave only


Unknown: Elizabeth Troop
Directed By: Richard Worti.
with as Stella Barrett: Diana Bishop
as Charles Barrett: Peter Jeffrey
as David Barrett: Kevin Hart
as Mr Hargreaves: Colin Douglas
Mrs Taggart/Dancer: Elizabeth Bell
Mrs Schwarz: Renee Goddard
Mr Perkins: Lockwood West
Mrs Roper: Gladys Spencer
Miss Francis: Hilda Schroder
Man on train: William Eedle
Driver...: Henry ... Knowles
Boy: Alar1c Cotter

: News

long wave only

: Round Europe Quiz

details seeWed 10.30) long wave only

: The Living World

A Somerset
Everything from saplings and streams to snails John Crothers shows us over his patch in this Radio Nature Trail from the heart of the Brcndon Hills
Introduced by Derek Jones Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol


Unknown: John Crothers
Introduced By: Derek Jones

: In Touch

A New Kind of Alphabet
A report on the Fishburne Alphabet invented by an American engineer to help blind people who cannot read Braille. Presented by David Scolt Blaekhall Producer THENA NESUEL long wave only


Unknown: Fishburne Alphabet
Presented By: David Scolt Blaekhall
Producer: Thena Nesuel

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston recently visited Church Stretton in Shropshire
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
(Revised repeat of last Friday's broadcast) long ware only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: News

followed hv Continental Travel Information

: The Great Tax Battle

David Perrin surveys the battlefield.
(Details Monday 11.0 ami


Unknown: David Perrin

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Fit the second: After being saved from certain death during the demolition of the earth, Arthur Dent now faces a hopeless choice between meeting certain death in the vacuum of space or finding something pleasant to say about Vogon poetry. Starring
Special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop


Unknown: Arthur Dent
Written By: Douglas Adams
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
The Book: Peter Jones
as Arthur Dentwith: Simon Jones
as Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivern
as Marvin: Stephen Moore
as Zaphod Beebleox: Mark Wlng-Davey
as Trillian: Susan Sheridan
as Vogon Captain: Bill Wallis
as Vogon Guard and: David Tate

: An Actor and His Time

Sir John Giclgud talks to John Miller about his life in the theatre.
2: Why Don't I Go On the Staget
' I was 17 - and I went to Lady Benson's little school. She was an admirable teacher and a very pungent, witty woman, not a good actress herself.'


Talks: Sir John Giclgud
Unknown: John Miller
Producer: John Powell

: Music to Remember

Sibelius Symphony No 6, in D minor
BBC Scotland


Leader: Raymond Ovens
Conducted By: John Lubbock

: News

: The Adventures of Harry Richmond

by GEORGE MEREDITH adapted for radio in seven parts by D. G. BRIDSON with James Aubrey Anthony Newland š Sebastian Shaw Gwen Watford
6: The Road to the Isle
Harry survives an assault made on him by footpads and finds out from a friend why they attacked him. He seeks convalescence in a quiet place and discovers himself to be part of a trap laid for an unsuspecting victim,
Directed bv JOHN CARDY
(Repeated: Tuesday 3.35) (Gwen Wotford is in ' Bodies ' at the Ambassa dora Theatre, London)


Unknown: George Meredith
Unknown: D. G. Bridson
Unknown: James Aubrey
Unknown: Anthony Newland
Unknown: Sebastian Shaw
Unknown: Gwen Watford
Unknown: John Cardy
Harry Richmond: James Aubrey
Kiomi: Josie Kidd
Squire Beltham: Sebastian Shaw
Aunt Dorothy: Gwen Watford
Janet: Maev Alexander
Richmond Roy: Anthony Newlands
Augustus Temple: John Bull
Clara Goodwin: Roberta Symes
Frau von Dittmarsch: Elaine Mitchell
Princess Ottilia: Joanna David
GeneralGoodwin: Garard Green
Yachtsman: Gregory de Polnay

: Weather

: News

: Tether that Held Me to the Hare

An impression of the life and work ofW. R. Rodgers Written and introduced by John Miller
Reader DENYS HAWTHORNE Producer MOORE WASSON BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: R. Rodgers
Introduced By: John Miller
Reader: Denys Hawthorne

: Epilogue

Devised and narrated by THE RT REV W. J. WESTWOOD. Bishop of Edmonton. Music BBC SINGERS

: Origins

: Just Before Midnight: Command Performance

by Alan Wells
A series of plays for late-night listening.

'It's not as it you'll be doing anything out of the ordinary. It's what you do night after night, not for one man but for scores of them. Just don't try and get clever, that's all.'


Writer: Alan Wells
Director: Clare Taylor
Hannah: Cheryl Hall
Youth: Mike Grady
Kenny: Anton Phillips

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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