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: Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Joan Griffiths

Contributors

Presenter: Joan Griffiths

: JACK NATHAN

and his Band

: INTRODUCING SHAKESPEARE

' The Tempest'
Last of six illustrated talks by J. B. Bamborough

Contributors

Unknown: J. B. Bamborough

: Bandstand BAND OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY

(Woolwich)
Conducted by Lieut.-Col. Owen Geary. M.B.E.,
Director of Music
Felton Rapley and Jack Martin at two pianos

Contributors

Conducted By: Lieut.-Col. Owen Geary. M.B.E.,
Unknown: Felton Rapley
Unknown: Jack Martin

: MORNING STORY

' Pageant at Druie
Written and read by Hilton Brown

Contributors

Read By: Hilton Brown

: 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

: FELIX MENDELSSOHN'S HAWAIIAN SERENADERS

with songs by George Barclay

Contributors

Songs By: George Barclay

: HULLO, CHILDREN!

A Christmas holiday programme
Edited by Lionel Gamlin
A Present from Norway
Raymond Baxter gives you an illustrated report of this week's ceremony in Trafalgar Square, when the Christmas Tree presented to London by the Lord Mayor and citizens of Oslo was set up and illuminated
Norwegian Christmas
Paul Martin recalls Christmas holidays he spent in Norway when he was a boy, and plays you gramophone records of some of his favourite Norwegian songs and dances

Contributors

Edited By: Lionel Gamlin
Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: Paul Martin

: Concert Hour BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Gilbert Vinter

Contributors

Conductor: Gilbert Vinter

: 0 WOMAN'S HOUR

Introduced by Olive Shapley
' What's Going On ': spotlight on current affairs
' The Unchanging Secret': Letty Harford talks about the meaning of a happy Christmas
' Talking and Playing,' by Sidonie Goossens , harpist
' Saying Thank-you Nicely,' by Louie Udall-Baker
' Beginners in the Kitchen, by Hilda Whitlow : ' Christmas Day plans for the housewife '
Serial: Wagstaff's England,' by Robert Greenwood. Abridged by Nest Bradney . Read by Norman Shelley

Contributors

Introduced By: Olive Shapley
Talks: Letty Harford
Harpist: Sidonie Goossens
Unknown: Louie Udall-Baker
Unknown: Hilda Whitlow
Unknown: Robert Greenwood.
Abridged By: Nest Bradney
Read By: Norman Shelley

: MELODY HOUR Music for the Housewife

The Stradivari Orchestra directed by Michael Spivakovsky
Jean England and Eileen McLoughlin
(duettists)

Contributors

Directed By: Michael Spivakovsky
Directed By: Jean England
Directed By: Eileen McLoughlin

: Music While You Work

Billy Ternent and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Billy Ternent

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Lesley Wilson

: THE SILVER LINING

A message of comfort and cheer for all 'in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity'
Stuart Hibberd introduces the third of four talks written by a doctor who has had to give up his practice owing to ill health
(Listeners' problems will be answered as far as possible in the talks, but neither the speakers nor the BBC can undertake to answer questions by correspondence)

Contributors

Introduces: Stuart Hibberd

: Talk Yourself Out of This

Harold Warrender is referee in a game to test the wits and imagination of three victims.
Victims:
Brenda Bruce
Roy Rich
Humphrey Lestocq
Inquisitors:
Patricia Laffan
Kim Peacock
Alan Campbell-Johnson
Devised by Victor Silvester , Jnr.
Sketches by Kevin McGarry and Howard McCarey
Production by Frederick Piffard

Contributors

Unknown: Harold Warrender
Unknown: Brenda Eruce
Unknown: Roy Rich
Unknown: Humphrey Lestocq
Unknown: Patricia Laffan
Unknown: Kim Peacock
Unknown: Victor Silvester
Unknown: Kevin McGarry
Unknown: Frederick Piffard

: BBC SCOTTISH VARIETY ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Kemlo Stephen

Contributors

Conductor: Kemlo Stephen

: HARRY ROY

and his Band

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Bobby Howell Orchestra

: DICK BARTON-SPECIAL AGENT

Script by B. D. Chapman
Produced by Archie Campbell

Contributors

Script By: B. D. Chapman
Produced By: Archie Campbell

: Charlie Chester in 'STAND EASY!'

with his crazy gang
Ken Morris. Arthur Haynes
Len Marten , Edwina Carol
Terry Scott , Frederick Ferrari
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conducted by Frank Cantell
Script by Charlie Chester
Produced by Frank Hooper

Contributors

Unknown: Ken Morris.
Unknown: Arthur Haynes
Unknown: Len Marten
Unknown: Edwina Carol
Unknown: Terry Scott
Unknown: Frederick Ferrari
Conducted By: Frank Cantell
Script By: Charlie Chester
Produced By: Frank Hooper

: FAMILY FAVOURITES

Tunes you have asked us to play

: Lester Ferguson in YOUR SONG PARADE

Owen Walters and his Orchestra
Tonight's guest, Diana Gearing

Contributors

Unknown: Owen Walters

: You are invited to « SPOT THE WINNER'

in an amateur talent contest
Introduced by Kenneth Horne
accompanied by Charles Shadwell and his Orchestra
Producer, Alfred Dunning

Contributors

Introduced By: Kenneth Horne
Accompanied By: Charles Shadwell
Unknown: Alfred Dunning

: Wilfred Pickles says 'THE PLEASURE'S MINE'

Fifth of a series of programmes in which Wilfred, assisted by some friends, reads a selection of his favourite poems
His guests this week include:
Betty Hardy
Harry Hutchinson
Louis MacNeice
Bernard Miles and Ralph Truman
Arranged and presented by Wilfred Pickles
Among the contributors to this week's programme are Louis MacNeice , who is the first poet in the series to read one of his own works, and Ralph Truman , who will read Edmund Blunden 's ' Incident in Hyde Park,' which describes a quarrel between two very haughty gentlemen about their dogs. Wilfred assures us that Ralph Truman is heard at his best in this piece. It demands a haughty, blu;tering style, and Wilfred remembers feelingly that when he and Ralph Truman were BBC announcers ten years ago, he often saw Ralph in this mood if there had been any error in the linking of a programme or in an announcement!

Contributors

Unknown: Betty Hardy
Unknown: Harry Hutchinson
Unknown: Louis MacNeice
Unknown: Bernard Miles
Unknown: Ralph Truman
Presented By: Wilfred Pickles
Unknown: Louis MacNeice
Unknown: Ralph Truman
Unknown: Edmund Blunden
Unknown: Ralph Truman
Unknown: Ralph Truman

: BBC DANCENG CLUB

Each week Victor Silvester gives you a ten-minute dancing lesson, followed by thirty minutes of dance music played by his Ballroom Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Victor Silvester

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' The Story of the Treasure Seekers * by E. Nesbit. Read by Brian Smith. 9— ' Wine that maketh glad the heart of man ..."
A teaspoonful of ' Castilian Amoroso ' sherry, with eight lumps of sugar added to take away the burnt taste, certainly seems to cheer Mr. Bastable, although others have received it with a noticeable lack of enthusiasm.

Contributors

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

: MELODY MIXTURE

Jack Byfield and his Players Frederic Curzon at the organ

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Byfield
Unknown: Frederic Curzon








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