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: Housewives' Choice

David Jacobs introduces your request records


Presenter: David Jacobs

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: Let Yourself Go

Harold Smart at the BBC theatre organ


Organist: Harold Smart

: Music While You Work

Arthur Dulay and his Cameo Orchestra


Musicians: Arthur Dulay and his Cameo Orchestra

: Dick Barton - Special Agent

Omnibus edition
(BBC recording)


Script: Anthony Garwood
Producer: Archie Campbell
Dick Barton: Gordon Davies
Snowey White: John Mann
Jock Anderson: Alex McCrindle
Lord Cattering: Arthur Ridley
Rawlings: Peter Assinder
Jackson: Rolf Lefebvre
Molly: Daphne Maddox
Sammy: Lance George
Billy: Victor Maddern
'Samson' Jones: Ben Williams
Sergeant Duff: Frank Coburn
Captain: Victor Fairley
Announcer: John Fitchen

: Piano Playtime

Frank Baron at the piano


Pianist: Frank Baron

: Sports Parade

What's on today
A magazine programme including:
League Football: Charles Buchan selects as his match of the day the First Division game between Arsenal and Middlesbrough
Scottish League: a preview of the outstanding matches, by Harry Hoggan
Rugby Union: Rex Alston reports from Paris on the prospects for the match between France and Scotland
The Football Manager: an interview with James Seed, manager of Charlton Athletic F.C.


Presenter: Geoffrey Peck
Speaker: Charles Buchan
Speaker: Harry Hoggan
Speaker: Rex Alston
Interviewee: James Seed
Editor: Angus MacKay

: Hullo There!

A Christmas holiday programme

Saturday Showboat
with Billy Mayerl and his Rhythm Players
Tollefsen (accordion)
Mary and Geraldine Peppin (two pianos)
Harry Dawson


Editor: Lionel Gamlin
Musicians: Billy Mayerl and his Rhythm Players
Accordionist: Tollefsen
Pianist: Mary Peppin
Pianist: Geraldine Peppin
Performer: Harry Dawson


Guest conductor, Eric Ball


Conductor: Eric Ball

: Ken Mackintosh and his Orchestra

The Malcolm Mitchell Trio


Musicians: Ken Mackintosh and his Orchestra
Musicians: Malcolm Mitchell Trio


and his Metropole Orchestra


with Ronnie Joynes
(electric guitar) and Netta Rogers


Unknown: Ronnie Joynes
Unknown: Netta Rogers

: Association Football

Norwich City v. Aldershot
A commentary on the second half by Raymond Glendenning
From Carrow Road Norwich


Commentator: Raymond Glendenning

: Music at Teatime

BBC West of England Light Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Cantell


Musicians: BBC West of England Light Orchestra
Conductor: Frank Cantell

: From a Seat in the Circle

David Southwood describes a continuous excerpt from the Two Cities production
'Highly Dangerous' starring Margaret Lockwood, Dane Clark, Marius Goring

From the Odeon Theatre, Harrogate
(Recorded during a public performance)


Speaker: David Southwood

: Sports Report

including football results

Football League: Arsenal v. Middlesbrough, by W.J. Hicks; Chelsea v. Newcastle United, by Geoffrey Peck; Manchester United v. Tottenham Hotspur, by H. D. Davies; Portsmouth v. West Bromwich Albion, by Arthur Vickerage; Sunderland v. Bolton Wanderers, by A. T. Davies; Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Blackpool, by Tommy Glidden

Scottish League: Harry Hoggan on an outstanding match of the day

Rugby Union: a report from Paris by Rex Alston on the International match between France and Scotland

Talking Sport: J.L. Manning and Peter West on topics of the moment


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Reporter: W.J. Hicks
Reporter: Geoffrey Peck
Reporter: H.D. Davies
Reporter: Arthur Vickerage
Reporter: A.T. Davies
Reporter: Tommy Glidden
Reporter: Harry Hoggan
Reporter: Rex Alston
Speaker: J.L. Manning
Speaker: Peter West
Editor: Angus MacKay

: Jazz Club

Return Visit
Graeme Bell's Australian Jazz Band in a programme of two-beat music


Musicians: Graeme Bell's Australian Jazz Band
Presented by: John Foreman

: Jazz For Moderns

Music for a small group
Introduced by Steve Race


Presenter: Steve Race
Producer: Jimmy Grant

: Can I Help You?: Settling an Estate

Dudley Perkins explains what is meant by providing a will; or, where there is no will, who can apply for Letters of Administration. He also talks about some other duties of executors and administrators


Speaker: Dudley Perkins

: Charles Buchan

on today's football


(Winter Series)
Gwen Catley (soprano)
Campoli (violin)
Gonzalo Soriano (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Basil Cameron
From the Royal Albert Hall, London


Soprano: Gwen Catley
Piano: Gonzalo Soriano
Conducted By: Basil Cameron

: Elton Hayes

He sings to a small guitar


Singer/Guitarist: Elton Hayes

: Promenade Concert: Part 2

Nights in the Gardens of Spain, for piano and orchestra - Falla
9.48 app. Tone Poem: Finlandia - Sibelius

The lovely title of Manuel de Falla's three Nocturnes gives a true indication of their character; listening to them, we seem to be transported to the very heart of Andalusia. Although the work is not a concerto, since the piano is treated as an instrument of the orchestra, the part allotted to it is so important and intricate that it demands an artist of high skill. Completed in 1916, the work was first given in this country at a concert in London in 1921, when the composer played the piano and the conductor was Edward Clark. Falla said that his intention was "to evoke the memory of places, sensations, and sentiments, and the themes employed are based on the rhythms and figures which distinguish the popular art of Andalusia. The music is expressive rather than descriptive, and something more than sounds of festivals and dances have inspired these "evocations in sound", for melancholy and mystery have their part also". The first movement is called after the Generalife, "the garden of the architect" on a hillside overlooking the Alhambra, said to be the most beautiful place in the whole of Granada. The second Nocturne is described as "a dance in the distance", and the last is called "In the gardens of the Sierra de Cordoba", where revels are in progress, with gypsy musicians and dancers taking part.
Harold Rutland

Tickets from 7s. 6d. to 3s. 6d. (Promenade, Arena or Gallery, 2s. at doors only) may be obtained from Royal Albert Hall and the usual agents


Composer: Manuel de Falla
Composer: Jean Sibelius

: Top Score

The best of today's songs played by Stanley Black and the Augmented Dance Orchestra with Dick James, Diana Coupland, Marie Benson, Teddy Johnson, The Stargazers, The Top Hatters
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Musicians: Stanley Black and the Augmented Dance Orchestra
Singer: Dick James
Singer: Diana Coupland
Singer: Marie Benson
Singer: Teddy Johnson
Singers: The Stargazers
Singers: The Top Hatters
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: Jack Jackson's Record Round-Up

(Jack Jackson is appearing in "Aladdin" at the Empire Theatre, Portsmouth)


Presenter: Jack Jackson

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