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Australia v. England at the Adelaide Oval Commentary during the last hour of the third day's play
Commentators : Alan McGilvray
Victor Richardson
A. G. Moyes , and Bernard Kerr with a close of play summary by Arthur Gilligan


Commentators: Alan McGilvray
Unknown: Victor Richardson
Unknown: A. G. Moyes
Unknown: Bernard Kerr
Unknown: Arthur Gilligan

: Housewives' Choice

Introduced by George Elrick


Presenter: George Elrick


A story, a hymn, and a prayer


Charles Smitton at the BBC theatre organ


Unknown: Charles Smitton

: Music While You Work

Band of H.M. Royal Marines (Plymouth)
Conducted by Capt. R.H. Stoner, Director of Music


Conducted By: Capt. R. H. Stoner

: Mrs. Dale's Diary


Script: Lesley Wilson


and his Sextet with Mervyn Saunders (tenor)


Tenor: Mervyn Saunders

: The Archers

Written by Geoffrey Webb and Edward J. Mason.
A story of country folk.


Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Writer: Edward J. Mason
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Tony Shryane Daniel Archer, the farmer: Harry Oakes
Doris Archer, his wife: Gwen Berryman
Philip Archer, their younger son: Norman Painting
Christine Archer, their daughter: Pamela Mant
Jack Archer, their elder son: Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer, his wife: June Spencer
Mr Fairbrother, a wealthy farmer: Leslie Bowman
Grace Fairbrother, his daughter: Monica Grey
Walter Gabriel, Dan's neighbour: Robert Mawdesley
Simon, the farm hand: Eddie Robinson


Ted Heath and his Music with Lita Roza , Jack Parnell
Dickie Valentine , Dennis Lotis
Freddy Randall and his Band with Dinah Kaye
Produced by John Hooper


Unknown: Ted Heath
Unknown: Lita Roza
Unknown: Jack Parnell
Unknown: Dickie Valentine
Unknown: Dennis Lotis
Unknown: Freddy Randall
Unknown: Dinah Kaye
Produced By: John Hooper


(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Dennis Brain (horn)


Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Horn: Dennis Brain


A programme for children under five
Clearly our under-fives love stories about teddy bear for they ask to hear them over and over again. Tomorrow they can listen once more to Mary Godden's tale of ' The Teddy With Only One Ear.' An illuminating comment about this story came to us from a little group of youngsters who listen regularly together to our programmes. ' That story about the teddy bear,' they said. ' was very worrying. People shouldn't have laughed at his odd ears. They should have pretended not to notice! ' Comments such as this show us frequently how little the charge of ' passive ' listening can be levelled at our audience. A story for them is not simply a series of events, to be accepted as it comes, it is an experience in which they participate, in which their sympathies are strongly engaged and their critical faculties exercised. In this story, for example, the child who made the comment quoted was obviously deeply concerned for the feelings of the teddy and consequently critical of the behaviour of the other characters. This active quality of our children's listening is something valuable, for it is a safeguard against that mass impact which the radio medium necessarily involve. Elizabeth A. Taylor


Unknown: Elizabeth A. Taylor


Introduced by Mary Hill and including
'Reading Your Letters': a programme based on comments, ideas, and anecdotes sent in by listeners to ' Woman's Hour '
' Are you Younger than you Think? ': the second of two talks by Dr. Martin Gumpert. (BBC recording)
' Secrets Behind .the Portrait': Marita Ross gives an impression of life in a portrait painter's studio
' January Profile': a radio portrait of a woman in the news during the past month, by Gordon Cruickshank
Serial : ' Moment in Peking ' by Lin Yutang. Abridged by Audrey Jones. Read by Gladys Young


Introduced By: Mary Hill
Unknown: Dr. Martin Gumpert.
Unknown: Gordon Cruickshank
Unknown: Lin Yutang.
Abridged By: Audrey Jones.
Read By: Gladys Young


Alyari and his Tziganes directed by Alvin Gould with Beatrice Roland (soprano)


Directed By: Alvin Gould
Soprano: Beatrice Roland


People and Resources
A Journey through Britain
6—'The Wool Exchange '
Colin Wills visits Bradford. He telLs the story of the manufacture of woollen cloth-the traditional industry of Yorkshire

: Music While You Work

Reg Pursglove with his Music Makers


Unknown: Reg Pursglove

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

(To be repeated tomorrow at 11.0 a.m.)
Principal characters this week:


Script: Lesley Wilson
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: Douglas Burbidge
Gwen Dale: Beryl Calder
Bob Dale: Derek Hart
Sally Lane: Thelma Hughes
Mrs Morgan: Grace Allardyce
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Marleen: Violet Loxley
Stan Skeats: Lewis Stringer
Isabel Fielding: Thea Wells
Miss Simmonds: Evelvn Moore
Small boy: Hilda Schroder
Man: Rolf Lefebvre
Alison Stuart: Dorothy Smith
Gerda Peterson: Pat Jamblin
Susie Johnson: Molly Lawson
Thompkins: Michael Harding
Mrs Johnson: Ivy Collins


Peggy Cochrane at the piano


Unknown: Peggy Cochrane

: Monday Matinee Richard Hurndall in 'THE CALENDAR'

by Edgar Wallace
Adapted for broadcasting by Cynthia Pughe
Production by Cleland Finn


Unknown: Edgar Wallace
Broadcasting By: Cynthia Pughe
Production By: Cleland Finn
Hillcott: Charles Leno
Henry Lascarne: Andrew Faulds
Garry Anson: Richard Hurndall
Molly Panniford: Diana Maddox
Lady Panniford (Wenda): Mary MacKenzie
Sir William Panniford: Sidney Monckton
Mr Waye: Harry Hutchinson
Andy Lynn: James E Thompson
John Dory: Raf de la Torre
Sir George Garth: Richard Williams
Lord Innspond: William Trent
Lord Fallingham: Martin Lewis

: Monday Matinee 'THE CALENDAR'

by Edgar Wallace


Unknown: Edgar Wallace


at the BBC theatre organ


Script by Geoffrey Webb
Produced by Charles Lefeaux


Script By: Geoffrey Webb
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux

: The Younger Generation UNDER-20 PARADE

A slice of life
Told Out of School
The under-twenties return another open verdict. A pocket feature in which young workers say freely what they think of their schooling
6.50 app. You're Only Young Once
The everyday adventures of the Caldicott family
Script by Edward J. Mason
20—'In which Peter and his boss beg to differ'


Script By: Edward J. Mason

: Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon in 'LIFE WITH THE LYONS'

A series of domestic comedies written by Bebe Daniels ,
Bob Block , and Bill Harding
14 —' That Old Friend 'with Barbara Lyon , Richard Lyon
Doris Rogers , Molly Weir
Horace Percival , Ian Sadler and David Enders
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Incidental music by Arthur Wilkinson
Production by Tom Ronald


Written By: Bebe Daniels
Written By: Bob Block
Written By: Bill Harding
Unknown: Barbara Lyon
Unknown: Richard Lyon
Unknown: Doris Rogers
Unknown: Molly Weir
Unknown: Horace Percival
Unknown: Ian Sadler
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Music By: Arthur Wilkinson
Production By: Tom Ronald


Six weekly programmes spanning fifty years of eventful history
6-The Closing Years
1945-1950 by J. Bronowski
With music composed by Anthony Smith-Masters and conducted by Patric Savill
Production by Douglas Cleverdon
This final programme recalls the salient events of the post-war years, from the Japanese surrender to the war in Korea, and records their impact on the minds of the people in Britain.


Unknown: J. Bronowski
Composed By: Anthony Smith-Masters
Conducted By: Patric Savill
Production By: Douglas Cleverdon


' The Voice of Variety' accompanied by the BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet
Introduced by Jean Metcalfe
Produced by Glyn Jones


Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet
Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe
Produced By: Glyn Jones


Heralding Variety in the North with the Kordites
Billy (Uke) Scott
Dick Emery
Joan Hinde
Ronald Frankau
(with Monte Crick at the piano)
Cavan O'Connor
Dave Morris
Ray Martin and his Orchestra
Presented by Bowker Andrews


Unknown: Billy (uke) Scott
Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Joan Hinde
Unknown: Ronald Frankau
Unknown: Monte Crick
Piano: Cavan O'Connor
Piano: Dave Morris
Piano: Ray Martin
Presented By: Bowker Andrews


and his Band


'The Outstation ' by Somerset Maugham
Reader, Carleton Hobbs
Part 1

: Music Tapestry

The Pavilion Players directed by David Wolfsthal with Bernard Bowen (piano)


Directed By: David Wolfsthal
Piano: Bernard Bowen

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