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: Housewives' Choice

Bob Danvers-Walker introduces your request records


Presenter: Bob Danvers-Walker

: Science and Everyday Life

This week's speaker, A.J. Philpot, tells listeners about the tools, or instruments, that scientists need for their investigations, some of which, like the vacuum flask, have in time become household gadgets


Speaker: A.J. Philpot

: Music in Your Home

The Entr'acte Players directed by Sidney Crooke with Kate Winter (soprano)


Directed By: Sidney Crooke
Soprano: Kate Winter

: Piano Playtime

Frank Horrox at the piano


Pianist: Frank Horrox

: Time for Music

The Spa Orchestra directed by Tom Jenkins with songs by George James (bass)


Directed By: Tom Jenkins
Songs By: George James

: Hands Across the Keys

A piano interlude with David Buchan


Pianist: David Buchan

: At the Console

Reginald Porter-Brown at the organ of the Granada, Tooting


Unknown: Reginald Porter-Brown

: Concert Hour

BBC Northern Orchestra
Conductor, Charles Groves
From Connolly's, Ltd., Blackley, Manchester


Conductor: Charles Groves

: Bandstand

Clydebank Burgh Band
Conductor, John Hoggans


Conductor: John Hoggans

: Woman's Hour

A daily programme of entertainment, information, and music for the woman at home
Today Joan Griffiths Introduces:
'Chiropody as a Career' Celia Irving on ' Putting Your Best Foot Forward'; Ruth Drew and W. P. Matthew on 'Answering Your Household Problems'; and the current serial story. 'The History of Mr. Polly,' by H.G. Wells, read by James McKechnie


Unknown: H. G. Wells.
Read By: James McKechnle

: The Cambridgeshire

Commentary on the race by Raymond Glendenning , assisted by Claude Harrison as race-reader, at the Grand Stand, and by Richard North at a point down the course. From Newmarket


Commentary: Raymond Glendenning
Assisted By: Claude Harrison
Unknown: Richard North

: Cafe on the Corner

Ian Stewart and his Orchestra

: Music While You Work

Band of the Royal Corps of Signals
Conductor, Mr. John L. Judd


Conductor: Mr. John L. Judd

: The Robinsons

An everyday story of everyday people. Script by Jonquil Antony.


Script: Jonquil Antony.
Producer: David Godfrey.

: At Your Request

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


Organist: Sandy MacPherson

: Music of the Masters

BBC Scottish Orchestra
Conducted by Robert Irving
John Shineboume (cello)

Symphony No. 38, in D (The Prague) - Mozart
Cello Concerto in B flat - Boccherini
Overture: The Thieving Magpie - Rossini


Conducted By: Robert Irving
Cello: John Shineboume

: Home to Music

Peter Yorke and his Miniature Orchestra

: Dick Barton - Special Agent


Script: Basil Dawson
Producer: Neil Tuson

: Family Favourites

Tunes you ask us to play

: Wilfred Pickles in 'Have a Go!'

The Quiz visits Brigg, Lincolnshire
Musical illustrations provided by Violet Carson.


Presenter: Wilfred Pickles
Pianist: Violet Carson Producer: Barney Colehan

: Palace of Varieties

Dialogue by Nosmo King and Ernest Longstaffe
with Nora Bancroft, Peter Bernard, Sylvia Cecil, Rob Currie, Joan Young, G. H. Elliott, 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: Nora Bancroft
Unknown: Peter Bernard
Unknown: Sylvia Cecil
Unknown: Rob Currie
Unknown: Joan Young
Unknown: G. H. Elliott
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

: Theatre Programme

A fortnightly review of the stage
Edited and produced by Archie Campbell
Recorded excerpts from 'The Girl Who Couldn't Quite' a new play by Leo Marks and 'Happy as Larry' a melodrama in ballad by Donagh MacDonagh with a commentary by Matthew Norgate
('The Girl Who Couldn't Quite' is playing at St. Martin's Theatre, and 'Happy as Larry' at the Mercury Theatre)
Theatre Programme Brains Trust
The speakers include Frank Birch, Basil Dean, and Rudolf Bing


Produced By: Archie Campbell
Play By: Leo Marks
Unknown: Donagh MacDonagh
Commentary By: Matthew Norgate
Unknown: Frank Birch
Unknown: Basil Dean
Unknown: Rudolf Bing

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Edinburgh Festival at 70 24 August 2017

: Ernest Dudley's 'Armchair Detective'

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


Presenter: Ernest Dudley
Producer: Audrey Cameron

: Edmundo Ros

and his Rumba Band
From the Bagatelle Restaurant, London

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