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: NEWS

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Robert MacDermot
Introduces your request records

Contributors

Introduces: Robert MacDermot

: MUSICALLY YOURS

Charles Smitton at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Smitton

: music WHILE YOU WORK

No. 4 Regional Band of the Royal Air Force
(by permission of the Air Council)
Conducted by Flying Officer C. F. Johnson
Director of Music

Contributors

Unknown: 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

: ON THE SWEETER SIDE

Oscar Rabin and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Oscar Rabin

: MORNING STORY

' Sentimental Value'
Written and read by Gerald Bullett

Contributors

Read By: Gerald Bullett

: MANTOVANI'S MUSIC

A colourful light entertainment given by Harry Dawson
The Michael Krein Saxophone Quartet
Mantovani and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Dawson
Unknown: Michael Krein

: Concert Hour BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Mansel Thomas

Contributors

Conductor: Mansel Thomas

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, and music
‛ Twinkle, twinkle, little star ’ is one of the well-loved nursery rhymes which the under-fives have been singing with us since Easter, and which they will hear again this week. It is one, however, that has brought us a few reproaches. ' Why,' asks one writer, ‛is your tune different from the original? Why,' asks another, ' did you not choose the better-known tune? ’
These comments illustrate our dilemma as broadcasters. Where there is more than one accepted tune to a nursery rhyme, a mother at home can choose which she likes to sing to her baby, and it makes no difference if other mothers sing another tune. But we are broadcasting to a large and widespread audience, and what is ‛ right ’ or better-known ' for some is ‛ wrong ’ or unfamiliar for others, and for most of us the ' right tune is the one that established itself in our affections because we learned it first as a small child. Indeed, in the case of ' Twinkle, twinkle, little star' we can hardly speak of a ' right ' tune in any other sense, for this little rhyme apparently began its history as the first verse of a children's poem, and as time went on it picked up tunes that fitted its rhythm. Elizabeth A. Taylor

Contributors

Unknown: Elizabeth A. Taylor

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Introduced by Olive Shapley
' Good Cooking with Gelatine,' by Hilda Whitlow
Today's Guest: ‛Grist to the Mill,' by Kathleen Hale
' Field Work,' by Nancy Morrison
' The May Tree': some facts and legends of the hawthorn flower by Leslie DaJiken.
Serial: ‛Jane Eyre ,' by Charlotte Bronte. Abridged by Margaret Lane. Read by Patience Collier

Contributors

Introduced By: Olive Shapley
Unknown: Hilda Whitlow
Unknown: Kathleen Hale
Unknown: Nancy Morrison
Unknown: Leslie Dajiken.
Unknown: Jane Eyre
Abridged By: Margaret Lane.
Read By: Patience Collier

: MELODY EXPRESS

King Palmer and his Orchestra

: CITIZENSHIP

The Mother of Parliaments
4-The Talking Shop'
The House of Commons at work
Robert McKenzie has been listening to some recent debates in Parliament and gives his impressions of what he saw and heard

Contributors

Unknown: Robert McKenzie

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Primo Scala and his Accordion Band

Contributors

Unknown: Primo Scala

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Script by Jonquil Antony
Principal characters this week:

Contributors

Script By: Jonquil Antony
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: Douglas Burbidge
Gwen Dale: Virginia Hewett
Bob Dale: Derek Hart
Sally Lane: Thelma Hughes
Mrs Morgan: Grace Allardyce
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Isabel Fielding: Thea Wells
Esmond Barr: David Enders
Miss Marchbanks: May Carey
Gerda Peterson: Mary Ward
Edward Fielding: James Mills
Thompkins: Michael Harding
Mrs Mountford: Vivienne Chatterton
Alec Dale: Stuart Nichol
Mr Martin: Charles Maunsell
Mrs Martin: Doreen Season

: Monday Matinee 'SILENCE IN HEAVEN'

by Lance Sieveking
Produced by Cleland Finn

Contributors

Unknown: Lance Sieveking
Produced By: Cleland Finn
Stanley Binstock: Norman Shelley
Fanny Binstock: Gladys Young
George Binstock: Alan Reid
Daphne Binstock: Joan Hart
Charles Ransome: Campbell Singer
Francis Hatton: Rolf Lefebvre
Henry Hatton: Alastair Duncan
Tarquineo: George Bradford
Mr Goss: Bryan Powley
Mossgrove: Terence Soall

: EDDIE HEYWOOD

(piano) on gramophone records

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Owen Walters and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Owen Walters

: TIP-TOP TUNES

Geraldo and his Orchestra featuring ' Songs with Strings '

: Sport

including cricket close of play scores

: 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
Raymond Cohen (violin)
Rawicz and Landauer and Peter Dawson with the Majestic Orchestra Conducted by Lou Whiteson
Your host, Alan Skempton
Direction, Campbell Ricketts

Contributors

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

: FAMILY FAVOURITES

Tunes you have asked us to play

: PALACE OF VARIETIES

with John Rorke
Mai Bacon
Terry Wilson
Leslie Sarony
The Ballad Singers
Hetty King
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: John Rorke
Unknown: Mai Bacon
Unknown: Terry Wilson
Unknown: Leslie Sarony
Unknown: George Street
Unknown: Connie Fraser
Unknown: Harry Loman
Unknown: Marie Saunders
Unknown: Ricardo Pasquale
Conducted By: Ernest Longstaffe

: NEWS

: ERIC WINSTONE

and his Orchestra

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

‛ Trent’s Last Case by E. C. Bentley
Reader, Stephen Jack
1—‛ Knocking the town endways '

Contributors

Reader: Stephen Jack

: MUSIC TAPESTRY

The Stradivari Orchestra
Directed by Michael Spivakovsky with Irene Kohler (piano)

Contributors

Directed By: Michael Spivakovsky
Piano: Irene Kohler

: News Summary

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