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: Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Godfrey Winn

Contributors

Presenter: Godfrey Winn

: EVERYTHING'S IN RHYTHM

William Davies at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: William Davies

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Band of the King's Royal Rifle Corps
(60th Rifles)
Conductor, Mr. E. W. Jeanes

Contributors

Conductor: Mr. E. W. Jeanes

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Lesley Wilson

: TROPICAL MAGIC

Stanley Black and the Dance Orchestra with Jan Muzurus , David James and Martin Moreno
(Jan Muzurus is appearing in ' Knights of Madness ' at the Victoria Palace, London)

Contributors

Unknown: Stanley Black
Unknown: Jan Muzurus
Unknown: David James
Unknown: Martin Moreno
Unknown: Jan Muzurus

: MORNING STORY

' Them 'Ands'
Written and read by Eric Roberts

Contributors

Read By: Eric Roberts

: MELODY RENDEZVOUS

Muted Strings
Directed by Reg Pursglove and the Mor.tmartre Players

Contributors

Directed By: Reg Pursglove

: Concert Hour BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

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

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begtbie
Conducted By: John Hopkins

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes stories, and music
Hob, Shoe, Hob,' the ' blacksmith's song,' is unique among the nursery rhymes we play in these programmes, for, in contrast to the well-known rhymes with their traditional tunes, this is a version of a little-known jingle with a tune specially written by Ann Driver. It is, however, like many other nursery rhymes in that it lends itself to activity as well as to singing. We have an amusing letter on this subject from a mother who describes how she and the children ' have been horses, drummer men, soldiers, Humpty Dumpty falling off the wall, and all the other things you invite us to be. But,' she adds, ' for the past week all has been altered. We have had to sit perfectly still with neither singing nor acting. The reason? Daddy is home on holiday, and he can't bear to miss a single word. But today " Hob, Shoe, Hob " got us back to normal and nobody made bigger bangs than Daddy. With the help of another daughter on holiday from school, I'm sure we beat all other Hob, Shoe, Hobbersl' Well, several times this week, the ' other Hob, Shoe, 'Hobbers ' will be able to take up the challenge! Elizabeth A. Taylor

Contributors

Written By: Ann Driver.
Unknown: Elizabeth A. Taylor

: WOMAN'S HOUR

A daily programme for women at home
Introduced by Mary Hill
Guest of the Week: Sheila
Leather
' Market in Alencon,' by Antonia Ridge
' The Chances of Having Quads,' by a doctor
' 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

Contributors

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

: MUSIC FOR THE HOUSEWIFE

Jack Byfield and his Players with Frederic Curzon at the organ and Olive Groves (soprano)

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Byfield
Unknown: Frederic Curzon

: CITIZENSHIP

In the Name of the Law
2 — ' The Law Courts '
A barrister gives us a picture of civil and criminal courts, and discusses the value of a jury and the part that witnesses play in an action

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Ralph Wilscn and his Dance Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Ralph Wilscn

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Script by Lesley Wilson
Last week Gwen went with Mr. Fulton on business to Wiltshire. She rang up during the evening to say she would be late home. At half-past one Gwen still had not arrived home and Dr. and Mrs. Dale got very worried. Mr. Fulton's car had broken down on a lonely road. It was a pouring wet night and Mr. Fulton refused to try to repair the car. He went to sleep in the back of it, so Gwen stopped a lorry to get a lift into the next village, so that she could telephone to her mother. The driver of the lorry persuaded Gwen to spend the night at his house. Gwen arrived home the next afternoon much amused because she felt the whole thing had been so absurd. Maud French had fibrositis. Mrs. Freeman went to see her, hoping to be asked to manage the school while Maud was ill. Bob took Gerda to -Vicky's 'party. She was a great success and Bob was obviously jealous. This made Vicky decide to return to Paris to marry a man who had wanted to marry her for a long time.

Contributors

Script By: Lesley Wilson

: Monday Matinee presents LesHie French, Avice Landone and Richard Williams in ' THE STRANGE CASE OF BLONDJE WHITE

by Bernard Merivale and Jeffrey Dell

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Merivale
Unknown: Jeffrey Dell

: Monday Matinee ' THE STRANGE CASE OF BLONDIE WHITE'

by Bernard Merivale and Jeffrey Dell
(Continued)

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Merivale
Unknown: Jeffrey Dell

: ERIC SPRUCE

at the BBC theatre organ

: The Younger Generation UNDER-20 PARADE

A slice of life
Calling the Tune
Peter Kennedy picks up some steps from square dancers at Plympton Youth Club
Distinguished Visitor
Meet ' Mr. Pie '
I Know What I Like
Round 2
Michael Flanders holds the ring in a bout between record fans
Dad and Mum get a hearing in ' You're Only Young Once'
The everyday adventures of the Caldicott family
4—' in which Johnnie surprises himself nd the family '
Script by Edward J. Mason
Peter Watson and Tony East keep the pot boiling

Contributors

Script By: Edward J. Mason
Script By: Peter Watson
Script By: Tony East

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in 'EDUCATING ARCHIE'

with Robert Moreton, Max Bygraves, Hattie Jacques, 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

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Moreton
Unknown: Max Bygraves
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
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 Hornsey Town Hall by the Philharmonia Orchestra
(Leader, Manoug Parikian )
Conducted by Boyd Neel
Guest artist,
William Herbert (tenor)
Including ' The Club's Choice ' and A Stroll Through the Orchestra

Contributors

Leader: Manoug Parikian
Conducted By: Boyd Neel
Tenor: William Herbert

: ' THE SINGING SPIDER'

A serial in six parts byAngus Mac Vicar
4 — ' The Wreck of the Kohlenberg '
Produced by James Crampsey in the BBC's Scottish studios

Contributors

Unknown: Angus Mac Vicar
Produced By: James Crampsey
Sir Robert Vanburgh: 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
Patrick O'Donnel: Paul Curran
Rev James MacLean: James Gibson
Joe Drummond: Lan Sadler
Bob Allen: Alex MacKenzie
Mary Allen: Erne Morrison
Heinrich Mann: Douglas Campbell

: Brian Reece introduces STARLIGHT HOUR

starring
Alfred Marks
Peter Yorke and his Concert Orchestra
Janet Brown
The Radio Revellers
(Continued in next column)
Tony Fayne and David Evans
Harry Dawson
Script by Sid Colin and Peter Myers
Produced by Roy Speer

Contributors

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

: BILLY TERNENT

and his Orchestra

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' Mr. Midshipman Homblower' by C. S . Forester
Reader, Alastair Duncan
6 — ' The Man who Felt Queer '

Contributors

Reader: C. S Forester
Reader: Alastair Duncan

: Music Tapestry

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

Contributors

Directed By: Max Jaffa
Piano: Ivor Dennis








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