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: Housewives' Choice

George Elrick introduces your request records


Presenter: George Elrick


Each week an expert is brought to the microphone to explain the use of science in some field of industry. This week Anthony Barnett talks about ways in which science can combat the loss due to pests during storage


Talks: Anthony Barnett

: Music in Your Home

Felix Mendelssohn 's Hawaiian Serenaders with songs by George Barclay


Unknown: Felix Mendelssohn
Songs By: George Barclay


Billy Mayerl at the piano


Unknown: Billy Mayerl


BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conducted by H. C. Burgess
Kate Winter (soprano)


Conducted By: H. C. Burgess
Soprano: Kate Winter

: At the Console

Lloyd Thomas at the organ of the Granada, Tooting


Organist: Lloyd Thomas


BBC Northern Orchestra
Conductor, Charles Groves
From the Town Hall, Manchester, at the invitation of the Manchester Corporation


Cory Brothers'
Workmen's Band
Conductor, Walter B. Hargreaves


Conductor: Walter B. Hargreaves

: Woman's Hour

A daily programme of entertainment, information, and music for the woman at home
Today Joan Griffiths Introduces: Jeanne Heal on ' Women in the News'; the Secretary of the Nursing Recruitment Service on ' Openings in the Nursing Profession'; Anne Edwards on 'Your Winter Hat': Cythfa Owen and Leslie Hardern on ' Answering Your Household Problems and the current serial story, 'They Knew Mr Knight ,' by Dorothy Whipple , read by Olive Gregg


Introduces: Joan Griffiths
Unknown: Anne Edwards
Unknown: Cythfa Owen
Unknown: Leslie Hardern
Unknown: Mr Knight
Unknown: Dorothy Whipple
Read By: Olive Gregg

: Cafe on the Corner

Jose Norman and his Rumbaleros


Musicians: Jose Norman and his Rumbaleros

: Music While You Work

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


Conducted By: Major G. H. Willcocks


An everyday story of everyday people. Script by Jonquil Antony. Produced by David Godfrey.


Script By: Jonquil Antony.
Produced By: David Godfrey.


The music you have asked for introduced and played by Sandy Macpherson at the theatre organ


Played By: Sandy MacPherson


BBC Scottish Orchestra
Conducted by Julian Clifford


Conducted By: Julian Clifford


and his Orchestra

: Home to Music

The Portland Light Orchestra
Directed by Fred Alexander


Directed By: Fred Alexander


Thriller serial
Script by Edward J. Mason
Produced by Neil Tuson


Script By: Edward J. Mason
Produced By: Neil Tuson

: Palace of Varieties

Dialogue by Nosmo King and Ernest Longstaffe with Mignon Jarrold Dickie Maxwell
Vera Lennox Jack Lane
Terry Wilson Nellie Wallace
Nosmo King as ' The Chairman '
Assisted by Shelagh Furley , Connie Fraser
Billy Howard , Harry Loman
Ricardo Pasquale
Palace of Varieties Chorus
Les Perry's Vaudeville Orchestra
Produced and conducted by Ernest Longstaffe


Dialogue By: Nosmo King
Unknown: Ernest Longstaffe
Unknown: Jarrold Dickie Maxwell
Unknown: Vera Lennox Jack Lane
Unknown: Terry Wilson
Unknown: Nellie Wallace
Unknown: Nosmo King
Assisted By: Shelagh Furley
Assisted By: Connie Fraser
Assisted By: Billy Howard
Unknown: Harry Loman
Unknown: Ricardo Pasquale
Conducted By: Ernest Longstaffe

: Wilfred Pickles in 'HAVE A GO!'

The Quiz visits
Glynn, Northern Ireland
Musical Illustrations provided by Violet Carson. Produced by Barney Colehan.


Provided By: Violet Carson.


A film programme on all aspects of picture production and film-going. Music composed by Lambert Williamson , played by the BBC Theatre Orchestra, conducted by John Hollingsworth. Edited and produced by Peter Eton
* Point of View '
R. J. Minney , film producer, criticises the film critics
Film Music
Muir Mathieson introduces some of the lesser-known film music of Vaughan Williams, whose seventy-fifth birthday falls this month
'Roving Commission *
Peter Eton visits the Alliance Studios at Southall where Val Guest is directing ' Just William's Luck.' and talks to ' The Brown Family'
' Picture Show'
Margaret Johnston , Dulcie Gray , and Kieron Moore re-enact scenes from the latest Korda picture. ' Man About the House '


Composed By: Lambert Williamson
Unknown: John Hollingsworth.
Produced By: Peter Eton
Unknown: R. J. Minney
Introduces: Muir Mathieson
Unknown: Peter Eton
Unknown: Val Guest
Unknown: Margaret Johnston
Unknown: Dulcie Gray
Unknown: Kieron Moore

: Ernest Dudley's ' ARMCHAIR DETECTIVE'

A weekly preview of crime and mystery fiction, with a dramatised thrill from each book. Produced by Audrey Cameron


Produced By: Audrey Cameron


and his Orchestra
From the Grosvenor House Hotel, London

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