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: Housewives' Choice

Gordon Crier introduces your request records


Presenter: Gordon Crier


'Stop — Look — Listen!' A programme about punctuation, by H. M. Burton


Unknown: H. M. Burton

: Music in Your Home

The J. H. Squire Celeste Octet and Phyllis Adrian (soprano)


Unknown: J. H. Squire Celeste Octet
Soprano: Phyllis Adrian


' They Never Grow Up '
Read by the author, Peter Braidwood


Unknown: Peter Braidwood


Harold Collins and his Orchestra


Unknown: Harold Collins

: At the Console

John Howlett at the organ of the Odeon, Swiss Cottage, London


Organist: John Howlett


BBC Scottish Orchestra
Conductor, Ian Whyte


Conductor: Ian Whyte


Skyrockets Concert Orchestra directed by Paul Fenoulhet


Directed By: Paul Fenoulhet

: Woman's Hour

A daily programme of entertainment, information, and music for the woman at home
Today Barbara McFadyean Introduces: Robin Adair on 'Cooking Vegetables'; Kay Beattie on 'Dress-making and Dress Designing as a Career': Winifred Gorick on 'A Visit to a Coal Mine'; Woman's Hour ante-natal clinic — a woman doctor talks about 'Twins'; and the one-week serial story 'The Nutmeg Tree' by Margery Sharp, read by Mary O'Farrell


Unknown: Barbara McFadyean
Unknown: Robin Adair
Unknown: Kay Beattie
Unknown: Winifred Gorick
Unknown: Margery Sharp
Read By: Mary O'Farrell

: Cafe on the Corner

Bernard Monshin and his Rio Tango Band


Musicians: Bernard Monshin and his Rio Tango Band


Nat Allen and his Orchestra


Unknown: Nat Allen


An everyday story of everyday people. Script by Lesley Wilson. Produced by Cedric Messina.


Script By: Lesley Wilson.
Produced By: Cedric Messina.


Royal Artillery Mounted Band Conductor, Mr. David MeBain
Parry Jones (tenor)


Conductor: Mr. David Mebain
Tenor: Parry Jones


with Sheila Hardie (soprano), Victor Newbury (baritone), and Norman Briggs at the organ of the New Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh. Introduced by Sandy Macpherson.


Soprano: Sheila Hardie
Baritone: Victor Newbury
Baritone: Norman Briggs
Introduced By: Sandy MacPherson.


and his Orchestra

: Home to Music

Portland Light Orchestra
Directed by Fred Alexander


Orchestra directed by: Fred Alexander

: The Daring Dexters

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


Script By: Geoffrey Webb
Produced By: Raymond Raikes

: Roland Young and Sophie Stewart ' UNDER ONE ROOF'

The fourth In a series of domestic comedies written by Mabbie Poole. Others taking part are Roger Braban , Patsy Smart , Stephen Jack. Lionei Dunn , Hilda Schroder , and Marten Tiffen. Produced by Douglas Moodie


Written By: Mabbie Poole.
Unknown: Roger Braban
Unknown: Patsy Smart
Unknown: Stephen Jack.
Unknown: Lionei Dunn
Unknown: Hilda Schroder
Unknown: Marten Tiffen.
Produced By: Douglas Moodie

: John Rorke in ' SING-SONG

Join the boys and girls of the Youth Hostel at Ambleside in a programme of chorus songs
Wyn Adair , Jack Jordan , Gerald Raper , the Sing-Songsters, the Godfrey Brothers, and Johnny Moran. Produced by Philip Robinson
(An edited version of Friday's recorded broadcast in the North of England Home Service)


Unknown: Wyn Adair
Unknown: Jack Jordan
Unknown: Gerald Raper
Unknown: Johnny Moran.
Produced By: Philip Robinson


0 1-The Lorry Driver
Programme written by Inez Holden and David Davidson
Produced by W. Farquharson Small
Charlie Legg has been driving heavy lorries for twenty-five years, mostly carrying meat from the docks to distributing centres all over the country. He was born and bred in Bermondsey, hard by London's docks, and now lives in Dagenham. In this programme we shall meet Charlie, as well as his wife and family, and learn at first hand the personal aspect of one of our most important industries-road transport


Written By: Inez Holden
Written By: David Davidson
Produced By: W. Farquharson Small
Produced By: Charlie Legg

: Round the Halls

Weekly broadcasts from well-known Variety theatres
The Pavilion Theatre, Newport.
Monmouthshire with Maudie Edwards
Jimmy Edwards
The Tom Katz Saxophone Six
Introduced by Alun Williams


Unknown: Maudie Edwards
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Musicians: The Tom Katz Saxophone Six
Introduced by: Alun Williams


Tunes you ask us to play

: Mystery Playhouse presents members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company in ' THE FARM OF A THOUSAND FROGS

by Victor Andrews
Produced by Ayton Whitaker
Series edited by Martyn C. Webster and


Unknown: Victor Andrews
Produced By: Ayton Whitaker
Edited By: Martyn C. Webster
Sergeant Schlegel: Malcolm Hayes
Corporal Stern: Anthony Jacoba
Jacques: Bryan Powley
German officer: George Owen
British officer: Donald Gray
Richards: Frank Atkinson
German soldiers Eric Lugg.: Rat de la Torre,
German soldiers Eric Lugg.: Lionel Stevena


Elisabeth Welch
Arthur Young and George Shearing with Stephane Grappelly
Written and introduced by Roy Plomley. Presented by Edgar Blatt Produced by Charles Chilton. (BBC recording)


Unknown: Elisabeth Welch
Unknown: Arthur Young
Introduced By: Roy Plomley.
Presented By: Edgar Blatt
Produced By: Charles Chilton.


and his Band
From the Dorchester Hotel, London

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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