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: Housewives' Choice

Wilfred Thomas introduces your request records


Presenter: Wilfred Thomas


William Davies at the BBC theatre organ Selection: Remember These? Selection: Sweet and Swing


Unknown: William Davies

: Music While You Work

Band of the Royal Military Academy (Sandhurst)
Conducted by Lt. J. E. Thirtle, Director of Music


Conducted By: Lt. J. E. Thirtle

: Mrs. Dale's Diary


Script: Lesley Wilson


and his Orchestra


' Gift of the Gab
Written and read by Bill Naughton


Read By: Bill Naughton


Felix Mendelssohn 's Hawaiian Serenaders with George Barclay and the Monia Liter Quartet


Unknown: Felix Mendelssohn
Unknown: George Barclay


(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Stanford Robinson


Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Stanford Robinson


A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, and music
All our stories this week are ' repeats ' and they are all by Jean Sutcliffe. Today's story is ' The Fairy,' and the remainder of the week will be devoted to four tales about Jacko the monkey, which are constantly in demand by our young audience. There were two Jacko stories to begin with; the first told of Jacko's arrival at Mrs. Robb's, and the second, of the Franks he played with her knitting wool. mmediately came the requests, ' Please tell us more about Jacko I So another story had to be written-and now the total stands at four. The lovable little creature, who is so like themselves in both his naughtiness and his need for affection, touches our under-fives nearly. They like the people in their stories to be naughty sometimes—provided, of course, that the naughtiness is met with understanding, and all comes right in the end-for it gives them an opportunity to work off a little of their own, as it were, by proxy. These Jacko tales, by the way, are based on truth. Jacko belonged to Jean Sutcliffe 's grandfather, and these are some of the stories she heard about him in her childhood. Elizabeth A. Taylor


Unknown: Jean Sutcliffe.
Unknown: Jean Sutcliffe
Unknown: Elizabeth A. Taylor


A daily programme for women at home
Introduced by Mary Hill
Guest of the Week: Sandy Macpherson
' Lucy Must Be Blue,' by Patience Collier.
' More About Rheumatism In
Children,' by a doctor
Some poems, chosen and read by Kelty MacLeod
' Talking it Over with Marian Cutler ' : an attempt to help listeners find a solution to some of their personal problems
Serial: A Town Like Alice ' by Nevil Shute. Abridged by Brenda Markham. Read by Ronald Simpson


Introduced By: Mary Hill
Read By: Kelty MacLeod
Unknown: Marian Cutler
Unknown: Nevil Shute.
Abridged By: Brenda Markham.
Read By: Ronald Simpson


Arthur Salisbury and his Orchestra with Diana Vernon (soprano)


Unknown: Arthur Salisbury
Soprano: Diana Vernon


In the Name of the Law
1—' The Use of Law '
In the first talk of this series a barrister surveys the law courts from the assize to the police court and ainswers the fundamental question: What is the use of law?


Phil Tate and his Orchestra


Unknown: Phil Tate


Script by Lesley Wilson
To be repeated tomorrow at 11.0 a.m. Last week Gwen returned to work for Richard Fulton. Mrs. Freeman helped Peggy to buy clothes and make the most of her appearance. She met George Trotter and things looked like turning out happily. Grandfather Dale and Peggy returned home. Mrs. Dale heard from Dr. Dale that Vicky Clare , who was once engaged to Bob. was back in Parkwood Hill. Mri. Dale was worried as she did not want Bob made unhappy. Bob, while waiting for Gerda to take her to the theatre, met Vicky. They went and had a drink together and as Gerda did not turn up Bob took Vicky instead. Afterwards Bob discovered that his watch was ten minutes fast and that Gerda had waited for him. Bob and Gerda had a row over Vicky.


Script By: Lesley Wilson
Unknown: Richard Fulton.
Unknown: George Trotter
Unknown: Grandfather Dale
Unknown: Vicky Clare

: Monday Matinee Jack Hulbert in ' MADELEINE'

by Peter Traill
Adapted for radio by Helena Wood
Produced by Mairtyn C. Webster


Unknown: Peter Traill
Produced By: Mairtyn C. Webster
Tony Walters: Jack Hulbert
Madeleine Phillips: Betty Baskcomb
Ashtey Mountain: David Peel
Mrs Mountain: Nuna Davey
Mr Mountain: Maurice Denham
Shirley Mountain: Denise Bryer
Jim Lord: Roger Delgado
Hubert Phillips: John Byron

: Monday Matinée 'MADELEINE'

by Peter Traill
Adapted for radio by Helena Wood


Unknown: Peter Traill
Unknown: Helena Wood


at the BBC theatre organ June is bustin' out all over You'll never walk alone A real nice clambake If I loved you


Script by Edward J. Mason
Produced by Charles Lefeaux


Script By: Edward J. Mason
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux

: The Younger Generation UNDER-20 PARADE

A slice of life aerved up for family listening by Peter Watson
Calf Holes to Crow Ghyll - by Underground
Bill Everingham takes the microphone ' down under ' with young pot-holers exploring the subterranean caves and gullies of North Yorkshire.
Correspondence Column
Tony East introduces a new feature in which under-twenties answer listeners' questions from their own first-hand experience.
' You're Only Young Once ' The everyday adventures of the Caldicott family
3—' In which Peter has a fit of depression'
Script by Edward J. Mason


Unknown: Bill Everingham
Script By: Edward J. Mason

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in 'EDUCATING ARCHIE'

with Robert Moreton
Hattie Jacques ' Max Bygraves Julie Andrews
Peter Madden
The Tanner Sisters
The Hedley Ward Trio
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conducted by Robert Busby
Script by Eric Sykes and Sid Colin
Produced by Roy Speer


Unknown: Robert Moreton
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Max Bygraves
Unknown: Julie Andrews
Unknown: Peter Madden
Conducted By: Robert Busby
Script By: Eric Sykes
Script By: Sid Colin
Produced By: Roy Speer

: Boyd Neel's Music Club

An informal concert given before an invited audience in the Town Hall, Wembley by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, David Wise )
Conducted by Boyd Neel
Guest artists:
Phyllis Sellick and Cyril Smith
(two pianos)
Including ' The Club's Choice' and ' A Stroll through the Orchestra '


Leader: David Wise
Conducted By: Boyd Neel
Artists: Phyllis Sellick
Artists: Cyril Smith


A serial in six parts by Angus MacVicar
3-' The Secret of the Stone '
Produced by James Crampsey in the BBC's Scottish studios


Unknown: Angus MacVicar
Produced By: James Crampsey
Sir Robert Vanbrugh: Laurence Hardy
Archie Campbell: Alec Ross
Frances MacLean: Rona Anderson
Jock Ferguson (The Clincher): Roddy MacMillan
Mrs McMurchy: Jean Taylor Smith
Professor Knickerbocker: MacDonald Parke
Rev James MacLean: James Gibson
Patrick O'Donnel: Paul Curran
Joe Drummond: Lan Sadler
Mary Allen: Effle Morrison

: Brian Recce introduces STARLIGHT HOUR

Alfred Marks
Peter Yorke and his Concert Orchestra
Janet Brown
The Radio Revellers
Tony Fayne and David Evans
Harry Dawson
Script by Sid Colin and Peter Myers
Produced by Roy Speer


Unknown: Alfred Marks
Unknown: Peter Yorke
Unknown: Janet Brown
Unknown: Tony Fayne
Unknown: David Evans
Unknown: Harry Dawson
Script By: Sid Colin
Script By: Peter Myers
Produced By: Roy Speer


Calling all Square-Dancers
Come in, neighbour, now's your chance We're going to have another square dance
We'll have such fun in this old town As we dance and sing at Happy Hoe-
Music by Phil Cardew 's Cornhuskers with the Maple Leaf Four
The Tanner Sisters and the Hoe-downers
Produced by David Miller


Music By: Phil Cardew
Produced By: David Miller


* Mr. Midshipman Hornblower * by C. S . Forester
Reader, Alastair Duncan
1—' Mr. Midshipman Hornblower
Goes Aboard '


Unknown: Mr. Midshipman Hornblower
Reader: C. S Forester
Reader: Alastair Duncan
Reader: Mr. Midshipman Hornblower

: Music Tapestry

Melody on Strings
Light music string ensemble directed by Max Jaffa with Ivor Dennis (piano)


Directed By: Max Jaffa
Piano: Ivor Dennis

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