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: Housewives' Choice

Bryan Michie introduces your request records


Presenter: Bryan Michie

: Music in Your Home

The Billy Mayerl Rhythm Ensemble, with songs by Tessa Deane


Unknown: Billy Mayerl
Songs By: Tessa Deane


' Assignment for St. George.' written and read by Stephen Grenfell


Read By: Stephen Grenfell


Norman Griffiths and his Sextet


Unknown: Norman Griffiths


Michaeloff and his Mazurka Orchestra

: At the Console

Rudy Lewis at the organ of the Trocadero, Elephant and Castle, London


Organist: Rudy Lewis


BBC Midland Light Orchestra: conductor, Gilbert Vinter ; with Nellie Williams (contralto)


Conductor: Gilbert Vinter
Contralto: Nellie Williams


Your host. Roy Plomley , invites you to join him for half-an-hour's entertainment. Music for dancing by the Tito Burns Sextet, with Ray Elhng ton. Guest artist, Peter Cavanagh. Guest accordionist. Peter Cosimmi. Produced by Charles Chilton


Unknown: Roy Plomley
Unknown: Ray Elhng
Artist: Peter Cavanagh.
Accordionist: Peter Cosimmi.
Produced By: Charles Chilton

: Woman's Hour

A daily programme of entertainment, information, and music for the woman at home
Today Joan Griffiths introduces: Bunty Leaton on ' The Stage as a Career': L. W. Desbrow on Market Research and the Housewife': W. P. Matthew on ' How to Make a Canopy for a Pram'; Other Women's Lives'A Holiday in Cairo.' by Marguerite Wilmot : and the current serial story, ' South Riding,' bv Winifred Holtby , read by Olga Dickie


Introduces: Joan Griffiths
Unknown: L. W. Desbrow
Unknown: W. P. Matthew
Unknown: Marguerite Wilmot
Unknown: Winifred Holtby
Read By: Olga Dickie


The Kursaal Orchestra, directed by Louis Voss


Directed By: Louis Voss

: Music While You Work

Vincent Ladbrooke, and his Orchestra


Musicians: Vincent Ladbrooke and his Orchestra


An everyday story of everyday people. Script by Jonquil Antony. Produced by Cleland Finn.


Script By: Jonquil Antony.
Produced By: Cleland Finn.

: Music at Tea-time

Felton Rapley at the theatre organ


Unknown: Felton Rapley

: Leonard! and his Orchestra

From Bobby's Continental Restaurant, Bournemouth


Band of the Irish Guards, conducted by Major G. H. Willcocks , M.B.E., Director of Music, Irish Guards


Unknown: Major G. H. Willcocks

: Home to Music

Peter Yorke and his Miniature
Orchestra, with Steve Conway


Unknown: Peter Yorke
Unknown: Steve Conway

: The Daring Dexters

Thriller serial of the circus. Script by Geoffrey Webb. Produced by Raymond Raikes.


Script By: Geoffrey Webb.
Produced By: Raymond Raikes.

: Frank Tickle as Julius Winkel in 'THE MAN FROM HATTON GARDEN'

Six adventures about precious stones by Charles Hatton. based on the original experiences of Louis Komitzer. Produced by Cleland Finn. 4—' The Lattimer Ruby '


Unknown: Charles Hatton.
Unknown: Louis Komitzer.
Produced By: Cleland Finn.
Unknown: Lattimer Ruby
Derek: Allan McClelland
Kay: Belle Chrystall
Nigel: David Stringer


Toni and the North Pier Orchestra, Blackpool, with Dale Smith (baritone), playing and singing for holiday-makers and the folks at home


Baritone: Dale Smith

: Douglass Montgomery as Robert Rogers in 'NORTHWEST PASSAGE'

A serial in eight parts. Adapted for broadcasting by Lester Powell from the novel by Kenneth Roberts. Produced by Ayton Whitaker
5—'Letters from London '


Broadcasting By: Lester Powell
Novel By: Kenneth Roberts.
Produced By: Ayton Whitaker
Langdon Towne: Michael Goodliffe
Sergeant McNott: Tommy Duggan
Ann Potter: Freda Falconer
Elizabeth: Violet Loxley
Groseveck: Lionel Stevens
Solomon: George Owen
McGregor: Victor Fairley

: Richard Murdoch in ' MUCH-BINDING-IN-THE-MARSH

with Kenneth Horne
Sam Costa , Marilyn Williams , Maurice Denham , and Vivienne Chatterton
The augmented Dance Orchestra conducted by Stanley Black. Produced by Leslie Bridgmont


Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Unknown: Sam Costa
Unknown: Marilyn Williams
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Stanley Black.
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont


Variety from the Winter Gardens, Morecambe. Introduced by David Southwood. The artists include : Richard Tauber , Charlie Kunz , and Carole Lynne


Introduced By: David Southwood.
Unknown: Richard Tauber
Unknown: Charlie Kunz
Unknown: Carole Lynne

: Music in Miniature

A musical entertainment given by Louis Kentner (piano), Webster Booth (tenor), Frederick Thurston and Stephen Waters (clarinets), Paul Draper (bassoon), David Martin (violin), Frederick Riddle (viola), and James Whitehead (cello). Programme arranged by Basil Douglas


Piano: Louis Kentner
Tenor: Frederick Thurston
Tenor: Stephen Waters
Bassoon: Paul Draper
Bassoon: David Martin
Violin: Frederick Riddle
Violin: James Whitehead
Arranged By: Basil Douglas


with music by Felix Mendelssohn 's Hawaiian Serenaders , the songs of Rita Williams and Archie Coates , the Hawaiian guitar of Sammy Mitchell , and the chants of the Paradise Island Trio. Introduced by Sonny Miller. Presented by Ian C. Messiter


Music By: Felix Mendelssohn
Unknown: Hawaiian Serenaders
Unknown: Rita Williams
Unknown: Archie Coates
Unknown: Sammy Mitchell
Unknown: Sonny Miller.
Unknown: Ian C. Messiter


and her Girls' Band
From the Winter Gardens, Blackpool

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