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: Housewives' Choice

Bryan Michie introduces your request records

Contributors

Presenter: Bryan Michie

: ANDREW FENNER

at the organ of the Regal, Kingston-on-Thames

: PLAIN ENGLISH

Use and Abuse
A series of illustrated talks by Lionel Hale dealing with right and wrong ways of using words
3—' Talking With Your Pen '
Some hints on how to write letters

Contributors

Unknown: Lionel Hale

: PIANO PLAYTIME

Patricia Rossborough at the piano

Contributors

Unknown: Patricia Rossborough

: MICHAELOFF

and his Mazurka Orchestra

: MORNING STORY

' Horatio Sparkins ' from ' Sketches by Boz ' by Charles Dickens
Adapted and read by Ysanne Churchman

Contributors

Unknown: Horatio Sparkins
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Read By: Ysanne Churchman

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Jonquil Antony

: SOUVENIRS OF MUSIC

BBC Revue Orchestra (Leader, David Paget )
Conductor, Frank Cantell with Alfred Swain (baritone) Introduced by John de Manio

Contributors

Leader: David Paget
Conductor: Frank Cantell
Baritone: Alfred Swain
Introduced By: John de Manio

: Concert Hour BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Mansel Thomas
Frank Merrick (piano)

Contributors

Conductor: Mansel Thomas
Piano: Frank Merrick

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, and music

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Introduced by Olive Shapley
' What's Your Worry': Marian Cutler discusses some of the problems of women who are engaged or married to foreigners
' Appetite,' by a doctor
' Family Weekend' or ' The Importance of Being Father,'Francis Elwick
' Cyprus—Out of Season’: Elizabeth Prescott describes a winter she spent in a Cyprian mountain village
Serial: ‘The Paying Guest' by George Blake. Abridged by Hilton Brown. Read by John Laurie

Contributors

Introduced By: Olive Shapley
Unknown: Marian Cutler
Unknown: Francis Elwick
Unknown: Elizabeth Prescott
Unknown: George Blake.
Abridged By: Hilton Brown.
Read By: John Laurie

: MELODY HOUR Music for the Housewife

Light Music String Ensemble directed by Max Jaffa
Sylvia Marriott and Douglas Taylor

Contributors

Directed By: Max Jaffa
Unknown: Douglas Taylor

: Music While You Work

No. 4 Regional Band of the Royal Air Force
(By permission of the Air Council)
Conducted by F/O C.F. Johnson, Director of Music

Contributors

Musicians: No. 4 Regional Band of the Royal Air Force
Conductor: Flying Officer C.F. Johnson

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

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

Contributors

Script By: Jonquil Antony

: ACCORDION INTERLUDE

The Tito Burns Quartet with Enso Toppano

: 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

: RHYTHM RENDEZVOUS

A weekly series of novelty instrumental and vocal groups
The Ray Ellington Quartet

Contributors

Unknown: Ray Ellington

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Troise and his Banjoliers

: ' PUSS IN BOOTS '

Excerpt from
Val Parnell 's pantomime at the London Palladium with Tommy Trinder as Miffins Zoe Gail as Puss in Boots
Betty Frankiss as Colin George and Bert Bernard as Dandelion and Buttercup
Tom Payne as the King
George and Tim D'Ormonde as Gilbert and Gussie Fred Kitchen , Jnr. as the Queen
Lois Green as the Princess
The Argyll Male Sextet
Book by Michael Bishop
Production by Charles Henry
Skyrockets Orchestra with Woolf Phillips
Introduced by Brian Johnston

Contributors

Unknown: Val Parnell
Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Unknown: Miffins Zoe Gail
Unknown: Betty Frankiss
Unknown: Colin George
Unknown: Bert Bernard
Unknown: Tom Payne
Unknown: Tim D'Ormonde
Unknown: Gussie Fred Kitchen
Unknown: Lois Green
Book By: Michael Bishop
Production By: Charles Henry
Introduced By: Brian Johnston

: Take It From Here

[Starring] Joy Nichols, Dick Bentley and Jimmy Edwards
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
Script By: Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced By: Charles Maxwell

: Curtain Up!

Mai Zetterling and Lydia Sherwood in ' CHILDREN
IN UNIFORM' by Christa Winsloe
English version by Barbara Burnham
Adapted for broadcasting by Cynthia Pughe
Cast in order of speaking:
The action takes place in an exclusive girls' school in Prussia after the first world war
Pianist. Gwenn Knight
Produced by Mary Hope Allen

Contributors

Unknown: Christa Winsloe
Unknown: Barbara Burnham
Broadcasting By: Cynthia Pughe
Pianist: Gwenn Knight
Produced By: Mary Hope Allen
Fraulein von Kesten: Susan Richmond
Johanna: Lucille Lisle
Her Excellency von Ehrenhardt: Olwen Brookes
Manuela: Mai Zetterling
Marga: Molly Maureen
Use: Ursula Hanray
Mia: Ursula Hirst
Edelgard: Ruth Trouncer
Paula: Jill Nyasa
Martha: Beatrice Varley
Fraulein von Bernberg: Lydia Sherwood
Miss Gibson: Bryony Chapman
Mile Alarett: Gladys Spencer
Oda: Beryl Calder
Headmistress: Gladys Young
Jose: Jenny Simpson
Slater Hanni: Molly Rankin
Grand Duchess: Grizelda Hervey

: MAYFAIR MERRY-GO-ROUND

Late-night dance music » from the West End of London
Paul Adam and his Mayfair Music
From the Colony Restaurant
10.40 Johnny Kerrison and his Samba Band with Bobbie Young
From the Café de Paris

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Adam
Unknown: Johnny Kerrison

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

* Further Experiences of an Irish R.M. ' by E. CE. Somerville and Martin Ross
Read by Joe Linnane
' The Boat's Share': Part 1

Contributors

Unknown: Martin Ross
Read By: Joe Linnane

: SOUTHERN SERENADE

played by the Southern Serenade Orchestra directed by Lou Whiteson with Gregorl Tcherniak
(balalaika) accompanied by Geoffrey Sisley (guitar)

Contributors

Directed By: Lou Whiteson
Balalaika: Gregorl Tcherniak
Guitar: Geoffrey Sisley








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