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: Housewives' Choice

Paul Adam introduces your request records

Contributors

Presenter: Paul Adam

: Rhythm at the Console

Louis Mordish at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Louis Mordish

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Jack Salisibury and his Salon Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Salisibury

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Joan Carr-Jones

Contributors

Script By: Joan Carr-Jones

: Bandstand BAND OF THE ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY

(Sandhurst)
Conducted by Lieutenant J. E. Thirtle
Director of Music
Margaret Eaves (soprano)

Contributors

Conducted By: Lieutenant J. E. Thirtle
Soprano: Margaret Eaves

: MORNING STORY

'Old Mike'
Written and read by Bill Naughton

Contributors

Read By: Bill Naughton

: Concert Hour BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Mansel Thomas

Contributors

Conductor: Mansel Thomas

: CRICKET

Yorkshire v. Lancashire
Glamorgan v. West Indies
Commentary during the last day's play by E. W. Swanton from Bramall Lane, Sheffield, and by by John Arlott from Arms Park, Cardiff

Contributors

Play By: E. W. Swanton
Unknown: John Arlott

: NEW CONCERT ORCHESTRA

on gramophone records

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes stories, and music
' The time is a quarter to two '-familiar words eagerly looked forward to by our under-fives, for it means the beginning of ' their ' programme. Indeed, we have discovered that many small children, as a result of their anxiety not to miss the broadcasts, have taken their first steps in learning to tell the time, and they watch with eagle eye for the fingers of the clock to arrive at the all-important position they have come to recognise. One small boy was very enterprising. He learned that when the big finger pointed to nine and the little one to two, it really was time for his programme. At ten-thirty next morning, he was discovered ensconced in his chair, all ready for the broadcast to begin. The fingers of the clock were at nine and two-he had put them there!
Elizabeth A. Taylor

Contributors

Unknown: Elizabeth A. Taylor

: WOMAN'S HOUR

A daily programme of entertainment, information, and music for the woman at home
Introduced by Olive Shapley
' Income Tax Allowances': Sam Pollock talks about allowances for children and other dependants
' Helping Mother,' by a child-psychologist
' Music-Hail Memories,' by George Bradford
' Some Popular Fallacies About Swimming,' by Winifred Gibson Serial: 'The Feast' by Margaret Kennedy. Abridged by Nancy Pusey. Read by Daphne Oxenford

Contributors

Introduced By: Olive Shapley
Talks: Sam Pollock
Unknown: George Bradford
Unknown: Winifred Gibson
Unknown: Margaret Kennedy.
Abridged By: Nancy Pusey.
Read By: Daphne Oxenford

: MELODY EXPRESS

The Spa Orchestra
Directed by Tom Jenkins

Contributors

Directed By: Tom Jenkins

: PLAIN ENGLISH

We AH Have to Talk
An illustrated series of talks by Fielden Hughes on learndng how to use words
3—' The Word for the Thing'
Some hints on how to find words to describe things

Contributors

Unknown: Fielden Hughes

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Oscar Rabin and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Oscar Rabin

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Joan Carr-Jones

Contributors

Script By: Joan Carr-Jones

: CRICKET

Yorkshire v. Lancashire
Glamorgan v. West Indies
Summary by John Arlott from Arms Park, Cardiff, and commentary by E. W. Swanton from Bramall Lane , Sheffield

Contributors

Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Bramall Lane

: MUSIC AT TEATIME

Reg Leopold and his Players with Diana Gearing (soprano)

Contributors

Unknown: Reg Leopold
Soprano: Diana Gearing

: AT YOUR REQUEST

Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Sandy MacPherson

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Marcel Gardner and his Serenade Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Marcel Gardner

: Sport

including cricket close of play scores

: Round the Halls

with Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Billy Russell, Billy Matchett, Tommy Reilly
Introduced by Philip Robinson
From the Palace Theatre, Blackpool

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Ziegler
Unknown: Billy Russell
Unknown: Billy Matchett
Unknown: Tommy Reilly
Introduced By: Philip Robinson

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

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

Contributors

Conductor: Frank Cantell
Script By: Frank Muir
Script By: Denis Norden
Produced By: Charles Maxwell

: COME TO THE OPERA

Tonight: excerpts from
' Tosca by Puccini
BBC Opera Chorus
(Trained by Alan G. Melville )
BBC Opera Orchestra (Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Introduced by Stephen Williams
Produced by Harold Neden

Contributors

Unknown: Alan G. Melville
Leader: John Sharpe
Introduced By: Stephen Williams
Produced By: Harold Neden
Tosca: Victoria Sladen
Cavaradossi: James Johnston
Scarpia: Otakar Kraus

: The War of the Worlds: 1: The Red Planet

by H.G. Wells
Adapted for broadcasting by Jon Manchip White
[Starring] Anthony Hawtrey

Contributors

Author: H.G. Wells
Adapted by: Jon Manchip White
Production: David H. Godfrey
Nicholson: Anthony Hawtrey
Ogilvy: Peter Coke
Stent: Deryck Guyler
Holroyd: Stanley Groome
Dora Nicholson: Dorothy Green
First boy: Ursula Hirst
Second boy: Brian Weske

: RHYTHM MERRY-GO-ROUND

Syd Dean and his Band
From the Regent Ballroom... Brighton

Contributors

Unknown: Syd Dean

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' To Let' by John Galsworthy
Reader, Ronald Simpson
6—' Caprice '
An intrigue is suspected, a cheque is torn up and true love is dismissed as 'caprice.'

Contributors

Reader: John Galsworthy
Reader: Ronald Simpson

: SONGS WITHOUT WORDS

A selection of your favourite songs and ballads played by the Raeburn Orchestra
Conductor, Wynford Reynolds with Charles Smart at the organ

Contributors

Conductor: Wynford Reynolds
Unknown: Charles Smart








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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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