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: FIFTH TEST MATCH

Australia v. England
From the Cricket Ground at Melbourne
Commentary during the last half-hour of the first day's play
Commentators: Alan McGilvray.
Victor Richardson
A. G. Moyes , Bernard Kerr and Arthur Gilligan

Contributors

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

: Housewives' Choice

John Watt introduces your request records

Contributors

Presenter: John Watt

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: RHYTHM CAVALCADE

Arthur Lord at the organ of the Regal, Kingston-on-Thames

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Victor Silvester

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Jonquil Antony

: CRESWELL COLLIERY BAND

Conductor, Squire Hallas

Contributors

Conductor: Squire Hallas

: The Archers

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

Contributors

Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Writer: Edward J. Mason
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Tony Shryane

: JOE LOSS

and his Orchestra

: MIDDAY PROM

BBC Northern Orchestra (Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conductor, Charles Groves
From the Town Hall, Manchester, by invitation of Manchester Corporation

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: Charles Groves

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Introduced by Barbara Hunter and including
'Stormont' : Irene Calvert, M.P ., talks about the Northern Ireland Parliament
Margaret Cromey describes her Mfe as the wife of a Presbyterian minister in a country parish
' Colouring Damask ' : Charles Freer introduces recorded interviews with some girls who work in a linen factory
'Quaint Recipes': Do you like old cookery books? Florence Irwin collects them enthusiastically and tells you some of the recipes she has found in them
Irish dance music played by the McCusker Brothers Ceilidhe Band
' Rosabelle ' : short story written and read by Lynn Doyle

Contributors

Introduced By: Barbara Hunter
Talks: Irene Calvert, M.P
Read By: Lynn Doyle

: MELODY EXPRESS

Syd Dean and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Syd Dean

: CURRENT AFFAIRS

Robert McKenzie , a Canadian observer, contributes some notes on recent events and introduces a guest speaker who discusses a topical theme. The programme concludes with ' This week's talking-points'

Contributors

Unknown: Robert McKenzie

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Wynford Reynolds and his Orchestra

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Jonquil Antony

Contributors

Script By: Jonquil Antony

: AT YOUR REQUEST

The music you have asked for introduced and played by Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Played By: Sandy MacPherson

: DEAR SIR ...

The correspondence column of the air

: BAND CALL

BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader,George Deason )
Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet with Pamela Petts. Jack Cooper
Introduced by Franklin Engelmann

Contributors

Leader: George Deason
Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Pamela Petts.
Unknown: Jack Cooper
Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann

: DICK BARTON-SPECIAL AGENT

Script by Edward J. Mason
Produced by David H. Godfrey

Contributors

Script By: Edward J. Mason
Produced By: David H. Godfrey

: The Younger Generation 4 THE MASTER OF BALLANTRAE '

by Robert Louis Stevenson
Arranged as a serial for broadcasting by R. J. B. Sellar
5—' The Bird of Ill-omen '
Produced by James Crampsey in the BBC s Scottish studios

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson
Broadcasting By: R. J. B. Sellar
Produced By: James Crampsey
Lord Durrisdeer: Douglas Robin
James Durie, Master of Ballantrae: Moultrie R. Kelsall
Henry Durie: Bryden Murdoch
Alison, his wife: Denise Edwards
Ephraim Mackellar: George Davies
Secundra Dass: Balfour Brown

: Raymond Glendenning

on tomorrow's fixtures

: FAMILY FAVOURITES

Tunes you have asked us to play

: ANY QUESTIONS ?

Questions of the moment put by members of the audience are discussed spontaneously by A. G. Street
Sir Steuart Wilson
W. J. Brown
Donald Bruce
Travelling Question-Master,
Freddy Grisewood
From W. D. and H. oWills
Recreation Hall, Bedminster, Bristol W. J. Brown is a newcomer to * Any Questions? ' A journalist and author, he has taken part in many broadcast programmes, both for sound and television. He established and built up the Civil Service Clerical Association, with which he served for some thirty years. He was Member of Parliament (Independent) for Rugby from 1942 to 1950.
Donald Bruce is a chartered accountant.
From 1945 to 1950 he was Member of Parliament (Labour) for Portsmouth North and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of Health. A member of the Fabian Society, his main interests lie in sociology, economics, and political science. During the war he served with distinction on General Eisenhower's staff.

Contributors

Unknown: A. G. Street
Unknown: Sir Steuart Wilson
Unknown: W. J. Brown
Unknown: Donald Bruce
Question-Master: Freddy Grisewood

: Palace of Varieties

1951 edition with John Rorke
May Goring Thomas
Gilbert Gordon , Sylvia Robin
Peter Glaze , Clarkson Rose
Chairman, Tod Slaughter
Supported by Billy Howard , Connie Fraser
Harry Loman , Richard Pasquale with the Palace of Varieties Chorus and the BBC Variety Orchestra
Show produced and conducted by Ernest Longstaffe

Contributors

Unknown: John Rorke
Unknown: May Goring Thomas
Unknown: Gilbert Gordon
Unknown: Sylvia Robin
Unknown: Peter Glaze
Unknown: Clarkson Rose
Unknown: Tod Slaughter
Unknown: Billy Howard
Unknown: Connie Fraser
Unknown: Harry Loman
Unknown: Richard Pasquale
Conducted By: Ernest Longstaffe

: Rita Vale in ' MISS DANGERFIELD AND THE IRRESISTIBLE NIGHTINGALE'

by Edward J. Mason
6— 'An Interrupted Chat about Black Magic '
Other parts played by Betty Baskcomb and Roy Dean
Music specially composed by Basil Hempseed
Production by Cleland Finn

Contributors

Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Played By: Betty Baskcomb
Played By: Roy Dean
Composed By: Basil Hempseed
Production By: Cleland Finn
Miss Dangerfleld: Rita Vale
Brett Norton: Deryck Guyler
Jean-Pierre: John Bentley
Laura Gross: Vivienne Chatterton
Banwell Spender: Raf de la Torre
The Brigadier: Richard Williams
Miss Richmond: Grizelda Hervey
Mary: Denise Bryer
Sam Buxton: Hamilton Dyce

: TENOR AND BARITONE

Friendly rivalry in song between
Stephen Manton (tenor) and Alfred Swain (baritone) with the New Casino Orchestra
Conducted by Reginald Kilbey
Presented by Edward Nash

Contributors

Tenor: Stephen Manton
Tenor: Alfred Swain
Conducted By: Reginald Kilbey
Presented By: Edward Nash

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME ' The Hairless Mexican '

by Somerset Maugham
Reader, John Sharp
The end of the story

Contributors

Reader: John Sharp

: GERALDO

and his Orchestra








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