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: Housewives' Choice

David Jacobs introduces your request records


Presenter: David Jacobs

: Tuesday Tune-Time

Reginald Porter-Brown at the organ of the Granada, Clapham Junction, London

Selection: Annie Get Your Gun! - Irving Berlin
Doreen - Tony Lowry
The runaway rocking-horse - Edward White
Tunes of Yesterday and Today: Twelfth Street Rag - Bowman
Tunes of Yesterday and Today: Our love story - Newell
Tunes of Yesterday and Today: It's d'lovely - Porter
Tunes of Yesterday and Today: Careless hands - Hilliard and Sigman
Tunes of Yesterday and Today: The Bullfrog - Norman
Serenade to Eileen - Sears
Selection: Fifty Years of Song - arr. Kennett


Organist: Reginald Porter-Brown


Johnny Denis and his Ranchers with Fred Yule , Norman Harper and the Cactus Kids
Script by David Clymie Produced by Glyn Jones


Unknown: Johnny Denis
Unknown: Fred Yule
Unknown: Norman Harper
Script By: David Clymie
Produced By: Glyn Jones


An interlude of Italian music featuring Maureen Tasker and Ashley Crawford with Troise and his Serenaders


Unknown: Maureen Tasker
Unknown: Ashley Crawford

: Hullo Children!

A summer holiday programme
Edited and produced by Lionel Gamlin
"Madame de Plonk"
A little story about a large elephant by Rosemary Tonks
Read by Derek McCulloch (Uncle Mac)
When to Blow or Suck!
Edward Pogson introduces you to his varied collection of musical instruments and then entertains you with music from each one
A Bike Abroad
Reginald C. Shaw , Secretary of the Cyclists' Touring Club, gives young cyclists a few hints about touring holidays abroad


Edited and produced by: Lionel Gamlin
Author: Rosemary Tonks
Reader: Derek McCulloch
Speaker: Edward Pogson
Speaker: Reginald C. Shaw

: Third Test Match: England v. New Zealand: Third Day

Commentaries by Rex Alston, John Arlott, Roger Blunt, and Arthur Gilligan. Summary at 1.30 app. by E. W. Swanton
From Old Trafford, Manchester


Commentator: Rex Alston
Commentator: John Arlott
Commentator: Roger Blunt
Commentator: Arthur Gilligan
Summary: E.W. Swanton


BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, George Deason )
Conductor, Rae Jenkins


Leader: George Deason
Conductor: Rae Jenkins


Introduced by Barbara McFadyean
' Our North Sea Neighbours': Mary Gornall recalls some happy experiences in Denmark
' Having a Baby,' by Maeve Kenny, F.R.C.O.G.
' Talking and Playing': Vera Canning brings her cello to the, studio
Dominica–the Step-child of the Caribbean.' Mrs. Elma Napier , the first woman to be elected to a Legislative Council in the West Indies, describes how she visits constituents in her Windward Island home
' Amusing children on a long train journey,' by Phyllis Mannin
Serial: 'I Capture the Castle ' by Dodie Smith. Abridged by Nan Saunders. Read by Daphne Oxenford


Introduced By: Barbara McFadyean
Unknown: Mary Gornall
Unknown: Maeve Kenny, F.R.C.O.G.
Unknown: Vera Canning
Unknown: Mrs. Elma Napier
Unknown: Phyllis Mannin
Unknown: Dodie Smith.
Abridged By: Nan Saunders.
Read By: Daphne Oxenford


chosen by Mrs. A. Piper of Rye , Sussex played by Jack Salisbury and his Salon Orchestra with John Turner (tenor)


Unknown: Mrs. A. Piper Of Rye
Played By: Jack Salisbury
Tenor: John Turner

: Music While You Work

Carroll Gibbons and his Orchestra


Conductor: Carroll Gibbons


Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Melissa Wood


Script By: Melissa Wood

: BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra

Conductor, David Curry


Conductor: David Curry


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


Played By: Sandy MacPherson


England v. New Zealand
Third Day
Further commentaries


A serial play adapted from L. A. Knight 's novel by Gethyn Stoodley Thomas
4—' Hue and Cry '
(Continued in next column)
Other parts played by Dafydd Havard , Moses Jones , and Prysor Williams
Produced by Dafydd Gruffydd


Unknown: L. A. Knight
Novel By: Gethyn Stoodley Thomas
Played By: Dafydd Havard
Played By: Moses Jones
Played By: Prysor Williams
Produced By: Dafydd Gruffydd
Sarah Pitt-Royden: Vera Meazey
Jonathan Pitt-Royden: Tom Jones
Absolom Pitt-Royden: Norman Wynne
Hippy Scandrett: Donald Wells
Stephen St Heller: John Darran
Riding Officer Shell: Ivor Maddox
Guv Rivers: Arthur Phillips
Price, the Fish W: P Thomas
Gomer Griffiths: David Close-Thomas
George Belpher: Peter Gyngell
Reuben Evans: Bryn Calvin-Thomas
Coroner: Philip Phillips
Mrs Maggs: Dorothy Champion

: Sport

Including cricket close of play scores, and summary of the Third Test Match

: Ethel Revnell in ' LUCK'S WAY'

The first of a series of domestic comedies written by Leslie Julian Jones , Carey Edwards and Aubrey Danvers-Walker
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Rae Jenkins Production by Tom Ronald


Written By: Leslie Julian Jones
Written By: Carey Edwards
Written By: Aubrey Danvers-Walker
Conducted By: Rae Jenkins
Production By: Tom Ronald
Ethel Wiggins: Ethel Revnell
Mr Wiggins (her father): Wilfred Babbage
Ruby Wiggins (her sister): Cecile Chevreau
Ivy (her sister-in-law): Doris Rogers
I Mrs. Higginbotham (the neighbour): Clarice Clare
Mr Stead (the lodger): Hal Stead
Foremaif: David Davies
Bert: Bert Platt
Angela: Ethel Revnell


a hit parade of popular tunes with Cyril Stapleton and his Orchestra and the George Mitchell Choir
Produced by John Burnaby


Unknown: Cyril Stapleton
Produced By: John Burnaby


6-The Lone Girl Flyer
The story of Amy Johnson 's solo flight to Australia
Written by D. F. Aitken
Produced by Francis Dillon


Unknown: Amy Johnson
Written By: D. F. Aitken
Produced By: Francis Dillon

: The Scarlet Pimpernel: 4: London to Dover

Marius Goring in...
by Baroness Orczy
Adapted by Lester Powell as a serial in six episodes
The action takes place in London and Dover, in September, 1792


Author: Baroness Orczy
Adapted by: Lester Powell
Incidental music arranged and conducted by: Alan Paul
Producer: Archie Campbell
Sir Percy Blakeney, Bt: Marius Goring
Lady Blakeney: Catherine Salkeld
Chauvelin: Geoffrey Wincott
Sir Andrew Ffoulkes: Andrew Faulds
Lord Antony Dewhurst: Michael Anthony
Desgas: Bill Staughton
Jellyband: Ernest Sefton
Coachman: David Kossoff
Valet to Sir Andrew Belcher: Hugh Manning
Sea Captain - Curtis: Preston Lockwood
Sea Captain - Butler: Charles Mortimer
Sea Captain - Hanning: Donald Gray
Captain Briggs, Master of 'The Daydream': Stanley Groome
Storyteller: Alec Ross


with Dorothy Squires and Billy Reid
Gene Crowley
Alan Clive
Introduced by Brian Johnston
From the Lewisham Hippodrome


Unknown: Dorothy Squires
Unknown: Billy Reid
Unknown: Gene Crowley
Unknown: Alan Clive
Introduced By: Brian Johnston

: Richard Hurndall in ' IMPERIAL PALACE'

by Arnold Bennett
Adapted for broadcasting by Michael Black
2—' Smithfield Market'
Produced by David H. Godfrey


Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Broadcasting By: Michael Black
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Evelyn Orcham: Richard Hurndall
Gracie Savott: Peggy Cameron
Cradock: Sidney Monckton
Policeman: Ernest Sefton
Meat porter: David Kossoff
Jebson: Ronald Sidney
First salesman: Peter Varley
Second salesman: John Fabian
Nun: Catherine Campbell
Second porter: Alastair Duncan
George: Roger Snowdon
Compton: Tom Fleming

: Take Your Partners

The Sydney Thompson Olde-Tyme Dance Orchestra


Musicians: The Sydney Thompson Olde-Tyme Dance Orchestra
Master of Ceremonies: Sydney Thompson


with Paula Green
Hamish Menzies , Arthur Young


Unknown: Paula Green
Unknown: Hamish Menzies
Unknown: Arthur Young


with Owen Brannigan , and Peter Keane at the BBC theatre organ
Introduced by Sandy Macpherson


Unknown: Owen Brannigan
Unknown: Peter Keane
Introduced By: Sandy MacPherson

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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.

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