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: Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Joan Griffiths

Contributors

Presenter: Joan Griffiths

: SONG OF SORRENTO

featuring Maureen Tasker and Ashley Crawford with Troise and his Serenaders

Contributors

Unknown: Maureen Tasker
Unknown: Ashley Crawford

: PLAIN ENGLISH

On the Beam
'Is It Worth Reading?' In the last programme of the series, Godfrey Winn suggests ways in which the reading of books can help us to talk and write more effectively

Contributors

Unknown: Godfrey Winn

: MUSIC FROM GERMANY

Radio Bremen Orchestra
Conductor, Theo Hollinger

Contributors

Conductor: Theo Hollinger

: MORNING STORY

' The Emperor's New Clothes ' by Hans Andersen
Read by Cecil Trouncer

Contributors

Unknown: Hans Andersen
Read By: Cecil Trouncer

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

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

Contributors

Script By: Lesley Wilson

: REGINALD FOORT

at the BBC theatre organ

: Hullo, Children!

A Christmas holiday programme
Edited and produced by Lionel Gamlin

Man at the Wheel
The first of four weekly programmes in which Robert Mac Dermot, with a BBC Mobile Unit, invites you to meet the ' man at the wheel' of different kinds of transport
1-A London bus driver

Musical Adventure
Kenyon Emrys-Roberts tells you a musical adventure-story, with illustrations from the composer's work
' Peter and the Wolf' by Prokofiev

Top of the Tree
You are invited to meet four famous people who have reached the top of their profession
Today, Flora Robson

Contributors

Produced By: Lionel Gamlin
Unknown: Robert Mac
Unknown: Flora Robson

: Concert Hour BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Arwel Hughes
Elizabeth Evans (soprano)
Overture

Contributors

Conducted By: Arwel Hughes
Soprano: Elizabeth Evans

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Introduced by Olive Shapley
' The Good-Humoured Christmas.'
Tears and tempers can sometimes spoil the children's happiness: a doctor parent discusses ways of avoiding them
' Oberammergau,' by Elisabethe Corathiel
' Father Christmas,' in an interview with Olive Shapley , speaks of some of his impressions and experiences during the lifetime of his listeners.
' I Was a Shepherdess,' by Jane Batten
Serial: 'Wagstaff's England,' by Robert Greenwood. Abridged by Nest Bradney . Read by Norman Shelley

Contributors

Introduced By: Olive Shapley
Unknown: Elisabethe Corathiel
Unknown: Olive Shapley
Unknown: Jane Batten
Unknown: Robert Greenwood.
Abridged By: Nest Bradney
Read By: Norman Shelley

: MELODY HOUR Music for the Housewife

Reginald King and his Salon Orchestra with Doris Eaves (soprano)

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald King
Soprano: Doris Eaves

: Music While You Work

Enfield Central Band
Conductor, W. Haydn Bebb

Contributors

Conductor: W. Haydn Bebb

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

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

Contributors

Script By: Lesley Wilson

: ACCORDION INTERLUDE

George Scott-Wood and his Accordion Band

Contributors

Unknown: George Scott-Wood

: TIP-TOP TUNES

Geraldo and his Orchestra featuring ' Songs with Strings'

: AT YOUR REQUEST

Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Sandy MacPherson

: RAY MARTIN

and his Orchestra with Jimmy Young

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Young

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Jack Leon and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Leon

: Round the Halls - Me and My Girl

An excerpt from the revival of Lupino Lane 's musical comedy
Book and lyrics by L. Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber
Music by Noel Gay
(Continued in next column)
Orchestra under the direction of Harold Brewer
Introduced by John Ellison
From the Winter Garden Theatre, London

Contributors

Unknown: Lupino Lane
Unknown: L. Arthur Rose
Unknown: Douglas Furber
Music By: Noel Gay
Introduced By: John Ellison
Bill Snibson: Lupino Lane
Sally Smith: Polly Ward
The Duchess of Dene: Doris Rogers
Sir John Tremayne: Austin Melford
Jacqueline Carston: Kim Kendall
Mr Parchester: Cyril Smith
Gerald Bolingbroke: Peter Lupino
Lord Jasper Tring: Micky McConnell
Charles: Ernie Dubois
The Comtesse de Versailles: Violet Blythe
Lady Battershy: Zoe Hirks
Major Domo: Stephen Darlot
Landlady: Helen Ford
Bob Barking: Peter Glaze

: Joy Nichols, Dick Bentley and Jimmy Edwards in 'TAKE IT FROM HERE'

with Wallas Eaton
Alan Dean , The Keynotes
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Cantell
Script by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by Charles Maxwell

Contributors

Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Unknown: Alan Dean
Conductor: Frank Cantell
Unknown: Denis Norden
Produced By: Charles Maxwell

: Curtain Up!: A Soldier for Christmas

by Reginald Beckwith
[Starring] Robert Beatty
The Fergusons are a nice, untidy family and they live in a nice, untidy house near London. It is a wartime Christmas and a distinctly varied house-party has collected: there is the head of the house. Philip, who works in the Ministry of Something-or-Other; his unceasingly harassed wife; daughter Phoebe. still trailing clouds of Girton; Brenda, who once made the mistake of marrying an M.P.; a young evacuated scientist; and an ex-housemaid who joined the NAAFI and now reappears as a billettee. Being kindly folk, the Fergusons have also invited a neighbouring army camp to send a soldier to stay for the weekend, recreation, for the purpose of. Reginald Beckwith's amiable and amusing comedy tells what happens when a charming, free-and-easy Canadian arrives and creates havoc among the female half of 'the household. It is rather like an excursion into the Esther McCracken-Dodie Smith country, with additional riot provided by a communist-minded 'char' who rides a tricycle and reads "War and Peace," a local lady who belongs to the Oxford Group, and the cook. Concerning the latter, we have only space to say that Mrs. Ferguson made a grave miscalculation when she imagined that 'Cook, Progressive,' in an advertisement, meant simply one who knew about pressure cooking.

Contributors

Writer: Reginald Beckwith
Producer: Cleland Finn
Mrs Ferguson: Susan Richards
Phoebe Ferguson: Pauline Letts
Brenda Nicholls: Elizabeth Maude
Ronald Vines: David Peel
Mrs Jones: Nan Munro
Mr Ferguson: Martin Lewis
Pte William Mackenzie: Robert Beatty
Milly Smith: Meriel Forbes
Lady Daubeny: Susan Richmond
Mrs Jarvis: Elsa Palmer

: TAKE YOUR PARTNERS

The Sydney Thompson
Olde-Tyme Dance Orchestra

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

'The Story of the Treasure Seekers ' by E. Nesbit
Read by Brian Smith
7— ' A Rose by Any Other Name '
The children see an advertisement which leads them to seek out a gentleman, whose circulars, they remember, are not unknown to their father. They decide to call him * The Generous Benefactor * (after Miss Maria Edgeworth ). although a man who charges interest of sixty per cent. on a loan might deserve a different name.

Contributors

Unknown: E. Nesbit
Read By: Brian Smith
Unknown: Maria Edgeworth

: SOUTHERN SERENADE

Southern Serenade Orchestra directed by Lou Whiteson with Julian Bream (guitar) (Continued in next column)

Contributors

Directed By: Lou Whiteson
Guitar: Julian Bream








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