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: Housewives' Choice

Sam Heppner introduces your request records


Presenter: Sam Heppner

: Forces Educational Broadcast: Introduction to Philosophy

C.E.M. Joad sums up his analysis of the elements of philosophy, including the problem: 'Is there a purpose in things?' (BBC recording)


Speaker: C.E.M. Joad

: Music in Your Home

Leslie Bridgewater Quintet
Bruce Dargavel (bass-baritone)


Bass-Baritone: Bruce Dargavel


' Another Man's Meat ' by Frank Hussey
Reader, Alan Crawley


Reader: Frank Hussey
Reader: Alan Crawley


Bernard Monshin and his Rio Tango Band


Unknown: Bernard Monshin


Reg. Pursglove with his Music Makers


BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conductor. Gilbert Vinter George Eskdale (trumpet)


Conductor: Gilbert Vinter
Conductor: George Eskdale

: At the Console

John Howlett at the BBC theatre organ


Organist: John Howlett


Jane B. Drew. F.R.I.B.A., on 'Designing the Convenient Home Georgie Rodgers on ' Beginners in the Kitchen'; Mrs. Sam Walker , Mrs. Fred Daly , Mrs. Harry Walker , and Mrs. Billy Bell on ' I Married a Champion ’; Cynthia Tait on ' Painting for Beginners—Water Colours'; and the current serial story, ' French-man's Creek ' by Daphne du Maurier


Unknown: Jane B. Drew.
Unknown: Georgie Rodgers
Unknown: Mrs. Sam Walker
Unknown: Mrs. Fred Daly
Unknown: Mrs. Harry Walker
Unknown: Mrs. Billy Bell
Unknown: Cynthia Tait
Creek By: Daphne du Maurier

: MELODY HOUR Music for the Housewife

Reginald King and his Courtiers with Harry Dawson


Unknown: Reginald King
Unknown: Harry Dawson

: Music While You Work

Al Flush and his Orchestra


Unknown: Al Flush

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

In which Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife. records the daily happenings in the life of her family.


Script By: John T. Bishop.
Produced By: Cleland Finn

: Music at Tea-time

Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ


Organist: Sandy MacPherson

: BBC Theatre Chorus

(Chorus-Master, John Clements )
BBC Theatre Orchestra
Conducted by Clifton Helliwell


Chorus-Master: John Clements
Conducted By: Clifton Helliwell


Band of the Coldstream Guards Conducted by Captain D. A. Pope ,
Director of Music
Walter Widdop (tenor)


Conducted By: Captain D. A. Pope
Tenor: Walter Widdop


The Albert Cazabon Orchestra

: Dick Barton - Special Agent

Thriller serial


Script: Basil Dawson
Producer: David H. Godfrey

: Eric Barker in ' MERRY-GO-ROUND '

invites you to visit Waterlogged Spa, at Sinking-in-the-Ooze, now a laughter resort for all, to meet
Pearl Hackney Jon Pertwee
Barbara Sumner , Richard Gray
Humphrey Lestocq
Horace Percival
George Crow and his
Blue Mariners Dance Band
' Double or Quits ' cash quiz conducted by Harold Warrender
Script by Eric Barker
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont


Unknown: Pearl Hackney
Unknown: Jon Pertwee
Unknown: Barbara Sumner
Unknown: Richard Gray
Unknown: Humphrey Lestocq
Unknown: Horace Percival
Unknown: George Crow
Conducted By: Harold Warrender
Script By: Eric Barker
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont

: Music in Miniature

A musical entertainment given by Kathleen Ferrier (contralto)
Phyllis Sellick (piano)
Alfred Cave (violin)
Leonard Dight (violin) Watson Forbes (viola)
John Moore (cello) J. Edward Merrett
Programme arranged by Basil Douglas


Contralto: Kathleen Ferrier
Piano: Phyllis Sellick
Violin: Alfred Cave
Violin: Leonard Dight
Viola: Watson Forbes
Cello: John Moore
Cello: J. Edward Merrett
Arranged By: Basil Douglas

: Bing Sings

Bing Crosby on records

: Palace of Varieties

with John Rorke, Jill Manners, Jack Hodges, Janice Hart, Victor King, G.H. Elliott
Nosmo King as 'The Chairman'
Assisted by Shelagh Furley, Connie Fraser, Billy Howard, Harry Loman, Ricardo Pasquale
Palace of Varieties Chorus
BBC Variety Orchestra
Dialogue by Nosmo King and Ernest Longstaffe
Produced and conducted by Ernest Longstaffe


Unknown: John Rorke
Unknown: Jill Manners
Unknown: Jack Hodges
Unknown: Janice Hart
Unknown: Victor King
Unknown: G. H. Elliott
Unknown: Nosmo King
Assisted By: Shelagh Furley
Assisted By: Connie Fraser
Assisted By: Billy Howard
Assisted By: Harry Loman
Unknown: Ricardo Pasquale
Dialogue By: Nosmo King
Unknown: Ernest Longstaffe
Conducted By: Ernest Longstaffe


Peter Brough and Peter Cavanagh aided, abetted, and annoyed by ' Archie Andrews '
Script by Gene Crowley
Production by Charles Maxwell


Unknown: Peter Brough
Unknown: Peter Cavanagh
Unknown: Archie Andrews
Script By: Gene Crowley
Production By: Charles Maxwell

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Ventriloquism 18 November 2016


Sydney Thompson and his Old-Time Dance Orchestra
From Acton Town Hall, London


Unknown: Sydney Thompson

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