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: Housewives' Choice

Bob Danvers-Walker introduces your request records


Presenter: Bob Danvers-Walker

: World of Work

'The Services' Industrial Magazine'
Contributions by Harold Hutchinson (Industrial Correspondent of the Daily Mirror), Wilfred Brown, and Arthur Carr


Unknown: Harold Hutchinson
Unknown: Wilfred Brown
Unknown: Arthur Carr

: Music in Your Home

Troise and his Mandoliers with Maureen Tasker, Eve Ross, and Ivor Adams


Unknown: Maureen Tasker
Unknown: Eve Ross
Unknown: Ivor Adams

: Piano Playtime

Roy Stevens at the piano


Unknown: Roy Stevens


Anton and his Orchestra
Iris Loveridge (piano)


Piano: Iris Loveridge

: At the Console

Reginald Foort at the theatre organ


Unknown: Reginald Foort

: Concert Hour

BBC Theatre Orchestra
Conducted by Clifton Helliwell


Conducted By: Clifton Helliwell

: Variety Calls the Tune

BBC Variety Orchestra Conductor, Rae Jenkins with Phyllis Kinney


Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Unknown: Phyllis Kinney

: Woman's Hour

Today Joan Griffiths introduces: Dame Sybil Thorndike on 'Acting and Children'; Marguerite Patten on 'Food for the Week'; Cadbury Brown on 'Does Your House Tell a Story?'; F.C. Brown on 'Garden Tools': and the current serial story, 'The History of Mr. Polly,' by H.G. Wells, read by James McKechnie


Introduces: Joan Griffiths
Unknown: Dame Sybil Thorndike
Unknown: Marguerite Patten
Unknown: Cadbury Brown
Unknown: F. C. Brown
Unknown: H. G. Wells
Read By: James McKechhie

: Cafe on the Corner

David Java and his Orchestra

: Music While You Work

Norman Griffiths and his Sextet


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


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

: Monday Matinee Mary Hinton and Emlyn Williams in ' TRESPASS '

A ghost story by Emlyn Williams
An adaptation for broadcasting of the author's own production now running at the Apollo Theatre, London


Story By: Emlyn Williams
Bill: Raymond Westwell
Gwen: Daphne Arthur
A maid: Frances Bates
Mr Grice: Roddy Hughes
Mrs Henting: Gladys Henson
Christine: Mary Hinton
Dewar: Leon Quartermaine
Mrs Amos: Marjorie Rhodes
Saviello: Emlyn Williams

: Home to Music

BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conductor, Mansel Thomas


Conductor: Mansel Thomas

: Dick Barton - Special Agent

Script by Basil Dawson
Produced by Neil Tuson


Script By: Basil Dawson
Produced By: Neil Tuson

: Up the Pole

with Jimmy Jewel and Ben Warriss
Coming up close behind are
Claude Dampier
Jon Pertwee , Valerie Tandy
The Five Smith Brothers
Sydney Simone and his Orchestra
Guest artist, Tod Slaughter
Script by Ronnie Hanbury and Richard and Brian Rowland
Produced by George Inns


Unknown: Jimmy Jewel
Unknown: Ben Warriss
Unknown: Claude Dampier
Unknown: Jon Pertwee
Unknown: Valerie Tandy
Artist: Tod Slaughter
Script By: Ronnie Hanbury
Script By: Richard
Script By: Brian Rowland
Produced By: George Inns

Blog posts that mention this programme:

The 13 Doctors - a Who's Who 5 October 2018
The 13 Doctors - a Who's Who 5 October 2018

: One, Two, Three

Binnie Hale and Sonnie Hale in a new revue with Charles Heslop, Marie Sellar, Anthony Hayes, Gail Kendal, Maud Long, David Carey, and Pamela Kail
Presented by Hale Plays in association with Frederick Piffard and Patrick Ide
Book and additional lyrics by Loftus Wigram. Music and lyrics by Mischa Spoliansky. Orchestra under the direction of Van Phillips. Commentator, Brian Johnston. From the Duke of York's Theatre, London


Unknown: Binnie Hale
Unknown: Sonnie Hale
Unknown: Charles Heslop
Unknown: Marie Sellar
Unknown: Anthony Hayes
Unknown: Gail Kendal
Unknown: Maud Long
Unknown: David Carey
Unknown: Pamela Kail
Unknown: Frederick Piffard
Unknown: Patrick Ide
Unknown: Loftus Wigram
Unknown: Mischa Spoliansky
Unknown: Van Phillips
Commentator: Brian Johnston

: Robert Beatty in ' LADY IN A FOG

A serial in eight episodes by Lester Powell
Produced by Martyn C. Webster
4—' The Lady isn't Willing'


Unknown: Lester Powell
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Philip Odell: Robert Beatty
Heather McMara: Brenda Bruce
The lady in mink: Marjorie Mars
Christopher Hampden: Ralph Truman
Martin Sorroby: Malcolm Hayes
Parkin: Andrew Churchman
Inspector Rigby: John Byron
Sergeant Leytoh: Ian Sadler
Jay: Ernest Sefton
Hotel Manager: Williams Lloyd
Assistant: Beryl Calder

: Garrison Concert

from Hamburg introducing Ivy Benson and her Band and Leslie Douglas and his Orchestra.
Programme introduced by Sergeant Bob Boyle


Presenter: Sergeant Bob Boyle
Musicians: Ivy Benson and her Band
Musicians: Leslie Douglas and his Orchestra

: The Adventures of P.C. 49: 1: The Case of the Drunken Sailor

by Alan Stranks
The first of four incidents in the career of Police Constable Archibald Berkeley-Willoughby

(BBC recording)


Writer: Alan Stranks
Producer: Vernon Harris
P.C. 49: Brian Reece
Joan Carr: Joy Shelton
Divisional Detective-Inspector Wilson: Leslie Perrins
Detective-Sergeant Wright: Eric Phillips
Kirby: Richard Carr
Johnson: Anthony Drake
Stubby: Sidney Vivian

: Oscar Rabin and his Band


Musicians: Oscar Rabin and his Band

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