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: Housewives' Choice

Stephen Grenfell introduces your request records

Contributors

Presenter: Stephen Grenfell

: RHYTHM ROUNDABOUT

Bobby Pagan at the BBC theatre organ

: Music While You Work

Central Band of the Royal Air Force
(by permission of the Air Council)
Conducted by Wing-Cdr. A. E. Sims, M.B.E., Organising Director of Music, Royal Air Force

Contributors

Conducted By: A. E. Sims, M.B.E.

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Joan Carr-Jones

: ON THE SWEETER SIDE

Freddie Phillips and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Freddie Phillips

: MORNING STORY

' The Grey Parrot' by W. W. Jacobs
Read by Norman Shelley

Contributors

Read By: Norman Shelley

: MANTOVANI'S MUSIC

A colourful light entertainment given by Mary Denise
Gerald Crossman
Mantovani and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Denise
Unknown: Gerald Crossman

: HULLO, CHILDREN!

An Easter holiday programme
Edited and produced by Lionel Gamlin
Spotlight on Sport
3-Amateur Cycle Speedway
Harold Rogers and Alec Weeks investigate this new sport and, illustrate their report with recordings made at the track of a North London club
' What do you think? '
Eric Gillet acts as Question-Master when three European students visiting this country and three British boys and girls discuss questions sent in by young listeners

Contributors

Produced By: Lionel Gamlin
Unknown: Harold Rogers
Unknown: Eric Gillet

: Concert Hour BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conducted by John Hopkins

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: John Hopkins

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, and music
' Pansy,' which will be broadcast tomorrow, is a story from Jamaica, sent by Julia Goodey. In Jamaica they do things differently from us. For instance, they carry their shopping on their heads-and without holding on! Even young children can do it, and the story of ' Pansy ' tells how one little girl learned the art. We think the under-fives will enjoy the idea. Referring to the children's names in her story, Julia Goodey wrote ' These peculiar names are ordinary here,' but she suggested others for us to use if we felt them too unusual. So we chose some of these, for we did not expect to find many Raphaels, Luthers, and Icildas among our listeners. This is a matter of some importance when broadcasting to the under-fives, as many mothers will agree who have seen the delighted astonishment of a child, when his name comes unexpectedly through the loudspeaker. 'This is a story about me I 'and the satisfaction goes very deep, for a small child's world centres around himself. The . names we have substituted are Edward,- Louise, and Rupert, and we are sure some of those will be listening.
Elizabeth A. Taylor

Contributors

Unknown: Julia Goodey.
Unknown: Elizabeth A. Taylor

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Introduced by Olive Shapley
' Good Cooking: Dutch Ways with Eggs,' by Ellen Hulbert
Today's Guest: ' Giving Presents,' by Pamela Brown
' Making Your Will': a Scottish solicitor gives some help and advice to listeners living in Scotland
' Dancing Competition,' by Edna Thorpe
Serial: 'The Kon-Tiki Expedi tion,' by Thor Heyerdahl. Abridged by Audrey Jones. Read by Gerik Schjelderup

Contributors

Introduced By: Olive Shapley
Unknown: Ellen Hulbert
Unknown: Pamela Brown
Unknown: Edna Thorpe
Unknown: Kon-Tiki Expedi
Unknown: Thor Heyerdahl.
Abridged By: Audrey Jones.
Read By: Gerik Schjelderup

: MELODY EXPRESS

The Masqueraders

: CITIZENSHIP

The Mother of Parliaments
2-The Party Battle
How and why it is fought
Robert McKenzie talks about the place of party politics in the British system of government

Contributors

Talks: Robert McKenzie

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Bill Savill and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Savill

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Joan Carr-Jones

: Monday Matinee ' SMITH '

by W. Somerset Maugham
Adapted by Peggy Wells
Produced by Cleland Finn

Contributors

Adapted By: Peggy Wells
Produced By: Cleland Finn
Thomas Freeman: Jack Hulbert
Rose Dallas-Baker: Margaret Inglis
Emily Chapman: Grizelda Hervey
Cynthia Rosenburg: Violet Loxley
Algernon Peppercorn: Anthony Adam
Smith: Dorothy Smith
Herbert Dallas-Baker K C: Peter Creswell
Fletcher: John Slater

: Monday- Matinee ' SMITH

by W. Somerset Maugham
Adapted for broadcasting by Peggy Wells
(Continued)

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Peggy Wells

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Bobby Howell Orchestra

: TIP-TOP TUNES

Geraldo and his Orchestra featuring
' Songs with Strings '

: IGNORANCE IS BLISS

Eamonn Andrews puts all the questions, and Gladys Hay , Harold Berens , and Michael Moore know none of the answers
The Cherokeys with Frank Baron
The Dixielanders
Script by Ronnie Hanbury
Produced by Tom Ronald

Contributors

Unknown: Eamonn Andrews
Unknown: Gladys Hay
Unknown: Harold Berens
Unknown: Michael Moore
Unknown: Frank Baron
Script By: Ronnie Hanbury
Produced By: Tom Ronald

: RAINBOW ROOM

Radio's musical rendezvous where you can hear
Stephane Grappelly (violin)
Rawicz and Landauer and Peter Dawson with the Majestic Orchestra Conducted by Lou Whiteson
Your host, Alan Skempton
Direction, Campbell Ricketts

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Dawson
Conducted By: Lou Whiteson
Unknown: Alan Skempton
Unknown: Campbell Ricketts

: Eric Portman in ' FATHER KNOWS BEST

by Mabel and Denis Constanduros
Episode6
Produced by Cleland Finn

Contributors

Produced By: Cleland Finn
Father: Eric Portman
Mother: Nan Munro
Brandon: David Peel
Gladys: Joan Hart
Dolly: Beryl Calder
Elsie: Denise Bryer
Sir Frederick Hodge: William Trent
Aubrey Perelli: Deryck Guyier
Major-domo: Howieson Culfl

: Palace of Varieties

with Hilda Meacham, Harry Brunning, Jack Warman, Horace Mashford, Janice Hart, Morris and Cowley
Chairman, Rob Currie
Supported by: George Street, Connie Fraser, Harry Loman, Marie Saunders, Ricardo Pasquale
Palace of Varieties Chorus
BBC Variety Orchestra
Show produced and conducted by Ernest Longstaffe

Contributors

Unknown: Hilda Meacham
Unknown: Harry Brunning
Unknown: Jack Warman
Unknown: Horace Mashford
Unknown: Janice Hart
Unknown: Rob Currie
Unknown: George Street
Unknown: Connie Fraser
Unknown: Harry Loman
Unknown: Marie Saunders
Unknown: Ricardo Pasquale
Conducted By: Ernest Longstaffe

: CYRIL STAPLETON

and his Orchestra

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Sanders of the River by Edgar Wallace
Read by Laidman Browne
5 — ' The Special Commissioner '

Contributors

Unknown: Edgar Wallace
Read By: Laidman Browne

: Music Tapestry

The Stradivari Orchestra directed by Michael Spivakovsky with Alfred Merlin (piano)

Contributors

Directed By: Michael Spivakovsky
Piano: Alfred Merlin








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