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: Morning Has Broken

A selection of music for early-morning listening.
7.15 Apna Hi Ghar
"amajhiye
For Asian listeners BBC Birmingham long wave onlu
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 wave only

Contributors

Unknown: Sheldon Vanauken

: News

long wave only
8.10 Sunday Papers long wave only

: Sunday

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

Contributors

Presented By: Clive Jacobs
Producer: David Winter

: Week's Good Cause

MONTY MODLYN appeals on behalf of St Joseph's
Hospice, which specialises in terminal care and the rehabilitation of the handicapped.
"onations, preferably by crossed po or cheque, to: [address removed]long wave only
8.55 Weather; programme news
8.59 Continental Travel Information

Contributors

Unknown: Monty Modlyn

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from the English Presbyterian Church, Llandudno. Gwynedd Conducted by the Minister
THE REV J. CALVIN THOMAS
Hymns (from RCH): Praise the Lord, his glories show (359: Llanfair); King of glory, King of peace (364: Gwalchmai); son of God, eternal Saviour (454: Blaenwern)
Reading: Psalm 34, vv1-15 Organist
DR RALPH EDMONDSON
Conductor DORIS EDWARDS BBC Wales

Contributors

Unknown: J. Calvin Thomas
Conductor: Dr Ralph Edmondson
Conductor: Doris Edwards

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Directed by MARC DECKER Producer
WILLIAM SMETHURST BBC Birmingham long wave only until 10.30

Contributors

Directed By: Marc Decker
Unknown: William Smethurst

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by June Knox -Mawer. who today meets Jenny and Ross who have both been married but now are learning to be single again.

Contributors

Introduced By: June Knox

: Smash of the Day: The Al Read Show

starring Al Read withSUSANMAUGHAM
THE COUNTRYMEN. WOLF
PHILLIPSANDHIS ORCHESTRA
Written by RONNIE TAYLOR ProducerBILLWORSLEY

Contributors

Written By: Ronnie Taylor

: A Good Read

John Hale invites P. J. Kavanagh and Jessica Mann to choose some pleasurable paperbacks.
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
18.55 Weather; programme news .

Contributors

Unknown: John Hale
Unknown: P. J. Kavanagh
Unknown: Jessica Mann

: The World This Weekend: News

with Gordon Clougn Editor DEREK LEWIS

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon Clougn
Editor: Derek Lewis

: EnquireWithin

Let Neil Landor. the BBC
Reference Library and other experts find the answer for you.
Producer NICK HUGHES
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

Contributors

Unknown: Neil Landor.
Producer: Nick Hughes

: Gardeners' Question Time

Kenneth Ford invites
FRED LOADS, BILL SOWERBUTI 'S and PROFESSOR ALAN GEM MELL to answer questions which listeners have sent in By post BBC Manchester tTtpneatedj Wed 9.5 am) Inna wave only

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Ford
Unknown: Bill Sowerbuti

: Afternoon Theatre

The Ambassadors by HENRY JAMES , adapted for radio in two parts by D. G. BRIDSON. Part 2
Strether is learning to be young again and to open up to experience. But the imperious Mrs Newsome is determined that her son must be freed from the woman who has entrapped him and must return home as soon as possible. She sends out a new ' ambassador ': Chad's sister, Sarah Pocock, accompanied by her husband.
Directed by DAVID SPENSER

Contributors

Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: D. G. Bridson.
Directed By: David Spenser
Lewis Lambert Strether: Robert Beatty
Maria Gostrey: Prunella Scales
Marie de Vionnet: Sarah Badel
Chad Newsome: Christopher Good
Waymarsh: Robert Henderson

: News

long wave only

: Round Europe Quiz

(Full details Wed 10.30 pm) long wave only

: The Living World

Sea-swallows ...
... or perhaps you know them as terns. We visit a sand-spit on the coast north of Aberdeen to look at a year in the life of these graceful birds.
Presented by Chris Lowell (Shortened version of a programme first broadcast on Radio Scotland) BBC Bristol

Contributors

Presented By: Chris Lowell

: In Touch

Of special interest to the visually handicapped. Cricket, Lovely Cricket
Peter White reports on an inter-club competition for blind players. Presented by David Scott Blackhall Producer THENA HESHEL long wave only

Contributors

Presented By: David Scott Blackhall
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston recently visited Langport in Somerset
Producer SARAH PITT
BBC Bristol (Revised rpt of last Friday's broadcast) long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News

followed by Continental Travel Information

: A Question of Standards

Are educational standards rising or falling? Barry Turner examines some of the current methods of assessing standards.

Contributors

Unknown: Barry Turner

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Fit the Fourth: It has been revealed to Arthur that the earth has been built by the Magratheans and run by mice. Meanwhile his companions have been suddenly confronted by something nasty (probably certain death). Starring
Special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Written by Douglas ADAMS Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS

Contributors

Written By: Douglas Adams
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
The Book: Peter Jones
Slartibartfast: Richard Vernon
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect/Deep Thought: Geoffrey McGivern
Zaphod Beeblebrox: Mark Wing-Davey
Trillian: Susan Sheridan
Majikthise/Cheer Leader: Jonathan Adams
' One '/Bang-Bang/PA voice: Ray Hassett
' Two: Jeremy Browne
Vroomfondel/Shooty: James Broadbent
Frankie Mouse: Peter Hawkins
Benjy Mouse: David Tate

: An Actor and His Time

Sir John Gielgud talks to John Miller
4: One of Our More Promising Young Actors
' Katerina was a very lurid melodrama in which I was cast as a man of about 50 . . . I was very intense in It, and James Agate said, " Mr Gielgud is becoming one of our more promising young actors, but he shouldn't come up the stairs into the studio like one rising from the grave ".' Producer
JOHN POWELL

Contributors

Talks: Sir John Gielgud
Unknown: John Miller
Unknown: James Agate
Unknown: Mr Gielgud
Unknown: John Powell

: Music to Remember

ANTHONY GOLDSTONE (piano) BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA led by HUGH BRADLEY conductor
KARL ANTON RICKENBACHER Salnl-Saëns Piano Concerto No 2, in G
Schumann Symphony No 1, In B flat major (Spring) BBC Scotland

Contributors

Piano: Anthony Goldstone
Conductor: Hugh Bradley
Conductor: Karl Anton Rickenbacher

: News

: A Dance to the Music of Time: A Question of Upbringing: 1

A dramatisation in six parts by Frederick Bradnum of the first three books of Anthony Powell's sequence of 12 novels.

The glittering 1920s, in its various ways, for each of four young men as they pass from public school, through university and into London society, it is a dazzling decade.
(Repeated: Tues 3.35)
9.58 Weather

Contributors

Author: Anthony Powell
Dramatised by: Frederick Bradnum
Title music composed by: Antony Miall
Director: Graham Gauld
Nicholas Jenkins, the narrator: Noel Johnson
The young Nicholas: Gareth Johnson
Charles Stringham: Simon Cadell
Peter Templer: Christopher Good
Kenneth Widmerpool: Brian Hewlett
Jean Templer: Jane Asher
Uncle Giles: Garard Green
Le Bas: Peter Pratt
Calthorpe: Adam Richardson
Buster Foxe: John Pullen
Tuffy Weedon: Margaret Ford
Mrs Foxe: Monica Grey
Mr Templer: William Eedle
Sunny Farebrother: Hugh Dickson
Jimmy Stripling: Charles Hodgson
Babs Stripling: Liza Flanagan
Gwen McReith: Carol Marsh

: News

: The Glory of the Road

Robert Hardy traces the chequered history of the highways of Britain - their centuries of neglect, their few short periods of splendour, the men who travelled them and the songs by which they will be remembered. With TIMOTHY BATESON
OLIVE GREGG , DAVID STRONG and the CHARLES YOUNG SINGERS
AND MUSICIANS
Devised and compiled by GERALD FROW
Producer JOHN DYAS

Contributors

Unknown: Timothy Bateson
Unknown: Olive Gregg
Producer: John Dyas

: Epilogue

On the Feast of St Mary Magdalene
Devised and narrated by THE REV W. J. MILLIGAN MUSiC BBC SINGERS

Contributors

Unknown: W. J. Milligan

: Origins

: Just Before Midnight

I Only Cry When I'm On My Own by CHRIS HAWES
Sandra, a teenage girl, lives in a high-rise block of flats, is surrounded by violence and never cries - 'It's daft, isn't it, crying? ' However, Sandra is more complex than even she realises.
Directed by KAY PATRICK BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Hawes
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Sandra: Sue Wallace

: News

7.15 Educational Research followed by an interlude








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