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: Housewives' Choice

Roy Bradford introduces your request records

Contributors

Presenter: Roy Bradford

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: Beside the Seaside

Reginald Dixon at the organ of the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

Selection: Jolly Good Company - arr. Green
Waltz: Over the Waves - Rosas, arr. Lloyd
Bank Holiday Tops - arr. Dixon
Dancing at the Tower - arr. Dixon
Tico, Tico - Abreu
Blue Tango Blackpool Bounce - Leroy Anderson
Tiger Rag - La Rocca
We're All Together Now - arr. Dixon

Contributors

Organist: Reginald Dixon

: Salute to Britain

by the United States Air Force Symphony Orchestra featuring the Singing Sergeants (Directed by Lt. Robert Landers) with T/Sgt. Bill Jones (baritone)
Conducted by Col. George S. Howard

Contributors

Musicians: United States Air Force Symphony Orchestra
Singers: The Singing Sergeants
Directed by: Lt. Robert Landers Baritone: T/Sgt. Bill Jones
Conductor: Col. George S. Howard

: Music Album

BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conductor, Rae Jenkins

Contributors

Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: Cricket

Lancashire v. Yorkshire
Glamorgan v. India
Second Day
Commentaries by E. W. Swanton from Old Trafford and by John Arlott from St. Helen's Ground, Swansea

Contributors

Commentary: E. W. Swanton
Commentary: John Arlott

: Dancing Time

Syd Dean and his Band

Contributors

Musicians: Syd Dean and his Band

: Cricket

Lancashire v. Yorkshire
Glamorgan v. India
Further commentaries

: Listen with Mother

Nursery rhymes, stories and music.
It is astonishing at what an early age our children of this machine era are fascinated by mechanical things, and how soon even tiny children come to discriminate between the different kinds of vehicles they see going by them in the streets. How quickly, for instance, they distinguish a car from a van and a van from a lorry, and one kind of lorry from another. William, in the story by Diana Ross to be told today and tomorrow by Julia Lang, favours a sugar lorry - until one day he has an adventure that changes his allegiance.
'The Family Wanted a Holiday,' by Elizabeth Coleman, which Daphne Oxenford will relate on Wednesday and Thursday, weaves a fantasy of a different kind, for the family is a family of dolls; while to discover the secret of 'The Box Under the Table' by Ruth Ainsworth, our under fives must listen on Friday when the storyteller will be Dorothy Smith.
(Elizabeth A. Taylor)

: County Cricket: The Battle of the Roses: Lancashire v. Yorkshire

The second day's play from Old Trafford.

Contributors

Commentator: Robert Hudson (neutral)
Commentator: George Duckworth (Lancashire)
Commentator: Bill Bowes (Yorkshire)

: Athletics: The British Empire v. The U.S.A.

from the White City Stadium, London.

Contributors

Commentator: Michael Henderson
Commentator: Geoffrey Dyson

: Children's Television: Bandit Valley

Another exciting Western film in the Range-buster series

: County Cricket: Lancashire v. Yorkshire

Further commentaries.
(to 18.45)

: Holiday Fare

Join the crowds at the Hendon Borough Show for a typical Bank Holiday entertainment.
From Hendon Park, Middlesex.

Contributors

Commentator: Michael Henderson
Commentator: Berkeley Smith
Presented by: Antony Craxton

: Kidnapped: 5: The Quarrel

A serial in six parts adapted and produced by Joy Harington from the book by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Dramatised by Kenneth Anderson.
Second performance: tomorrow at 5.0

Contributors

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted and produced by: Joy Harington
Bagpipes player: Pipe-Major J. B. Robertson, M.B.E.
Settings: Stephen Taylor
Dramatised by: Kenneth Anderson
Narrator: James McKechnie
Alan Breck: Patrick Troughton
David Balfour: John Fraser
Gillie: John Rae
Gillie: Douglas Rae
Gillie: Allan Scott
Cluny MacPherson: Edward Forsyth
Mrs. Maclaren: Vari Falconer
Duncan Dhu Maclaren: James McKechnie
Robin Oig: Duncan McIntyre

: Music for You

Eric Robinson presents Music for You
A programme of music, ballet and songs.
with Sylvia Robin, Julia Shelley, Donald Scott, John Holmes, Garth Stacey, Margaret Voice, Keith Kennedy with guest artists and introducing a new piano composition 'The Smoky Mountains' by Richard Addinsell.

Contributors

Presenter: Eric Robinson
Soprano: Sylvia Robin
Singer: Julia Shelley
Singer: Donald Scott
Singer: John Holmes
Baritone: Garth Stacey
Performer: Margaret Voice
Singer: Keith Kennedy
Musical arrangements: Arthur Wilkinson
Musical associate: James Turner
Orchestra led by: Sydney Sax
Production numbers directed by: David Paltenghi
Producer: Graeme Muir








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