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


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

: Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Robert MacDermot


Presenter: Robert MacDermot

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


Neville Meale at the BBC theatre organ

: Music While You Work

Metropolitan Police Central Band
Conducted by Mr. Roger Barsotti
Director of Music


Conducted By: Mr. Roger Barsotti

: Mrs. Dale's Diary


Script: Jonquil Antony


and his Balalaika Orchestra

: 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 Bowmar
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
Introduced by Peter King 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
Introduced By: Peter King
Produced By: John Hooper


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


Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: John Hopkins


A programme for children under five
All children, it seems, love a monkey. However, in spite of his tricks, he is too lovable to be scolded for long and is quickly forgiven for all his mischievous escapades. What child, moreover, can ever resist the lure of the gay, strident, discordant music of a barrel-organ It was last September that we previously broadcast the story by Susanne Hale-a true one, by the way-about the little brown hairy monkey who belonged to an organ-grinder. After that occasion the mother of a little boy sent us a letter to say that the tale of the barrow ' organ had ' caused him so much delight that he felt someone really must write to tell you.' He was evidently not alone in his enjoyment, for, though so man/ months have passed since then, we continue to receive requests that the story should be heard again. Many of our small listeners will be happy to know that it is to be repeated on Friday of this week, and we hope they will enjoy it as much as ever.
Elizabeth A . Taylor


Story By: Susanne Hale-A
Unknown: Elizabeth A Taylor


Introduced by Mary Hill and including
' Most Things Like Charity Begin at Home': three talks by C. A. Joyce , Headmaster of Cotswold Approved School. 1-Do you live in ' a house ' or ' at home '?
' Reading Your Letters': based on the comments, ideas, and anecdotes sent by listeners
' My Job': Joan Rhodes talks on the advantages and disadvantages of being a ' strong woman '
Child Guidance Clinic. ' She's always been so delicate': this week the case of a little girl of eight whose mother can scarcely bear to let her out of her sight is investigated by the medical director, the psychologist, and the psychiatric social worker. (BBC recording)
Serial: ' Love Story' by Ruth McKenny. Abridged by Evelyn Gibbs. Read by Peggy Hassard


Introduced By: Mary Hill
Unknown: C. A. Joyce
Story By: Ruth McKenny.
Abridged By: Evelyn Gibbs.
Read By: Peggy Hassard


Falkman and his Apache Band with Amalia Magri


Unknown: Amalia Magri


Britain and America
Two Democracies at Work
3—‘ Downing Street and the White House '
E. A. Helms of the State University of Ohio, U.S.A., and K. C. Boswell of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, discuss the different functions of the American President and the British Prime Minister and their relations to Congress and Parliament


The Ian Stewart Quintet


Script by Jonquil Antony
Last week Mrs. Dale recalled how Mrs. Freeman developed 'flu. In the afternoon, on Sally's birthday, Mrs. Date also developed it and the doctor followed the next day. Gwen, by now also feeling ill, went to Euston Station to meet Richard Fulton's nephew, David Owen. While she was waiting for him she fainted. Bob and Mrs. Morgan were left looking after the four invalids. Mrs. Mustoe came to help Mrs. Morgan but they soon ' had words and Mrs. Mustoe left.
Principal characters this week:


Script By: Jonquil Antony
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: Douglas Burbidge
Gwen Dale: Beryl Calder
Bob Dale: Derek Hart
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Lane.: Thelma Hughes
Mrs Morgan: Grace Allardyce
Maggs: Jack Howarth
Mrs Mountford: Vlvienne Chatterton
David Owen: Anthony James
Stan Skeats: Lewis Stringer
Mrs Skeats: Joan Clement-Scott
Monument: Ernest Sefton
Isabel Fielding: Thea Wells
Miss Kendrick: Judith Fellows
Miss Garside: Olwen Brookes
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
MacGregor (Mac): Jack Shaw
Tiggy Fielding: Sheila Maloney
Gerda Peterson: Pat Jamblin
Henry Thornton: Hugh Moxey


Felix King at the piano

: Monday Matinee ' CALL IT A DAY '

by Dodie Smith
Adapted by Peggy Wells


Unknown: Dodie Smith
Adapted By: Peggy Wells


at the BBC theatre organ

: The Younger Generation UNDER-20 PARADE

A slice of life presented for family listening by Peter Watson and Tony East
What It's Really Like
Prospective National Servicemen get a foretaste and say what it feels like
Up My Street-6
Richard Dimibleby sums up
Something Wrong Somewhere
Hubert Phillips gets you guessing
You're Only Young Once
Script by Edward J. Mason
23-' Colin's chance of a lifetime '


Unknown: Peter Watson
Unknown: Tony East
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
17 —‘Time. Marches Back’ with Barbara Lyon , Richard Lyon
Doris Rogers , Molly Weir
Horace Percival , Ian Sadler and David Enders
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Robert Busby


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
Conductor: Robert Busby


Tunes you have asked us to play


by Charles Dickens
Adapted as a serial for broadcasting in eight instalments by Philip Wade
2 — ’ Enter Mr. Micawber'
Produced by Archie Campbell


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Philip Wade
Produced By: Archie Campbell
David Copperfield,a man: David Endera
David Copperfleld,a boy: Jeremy Spenser
Mr Creakle, Headmaster of Salem House School: John .Bushelle
Traddles a boy: William Strange
Steerforth an older boy: Richard Bebb
Peggotty: Mabel Constanduros
Mr Peggotty: Norman Shelley
Ham, his nephew: Dafydd Havard
Little Em'ly, his niece: Denise Bryer
Barkis: Stanley Groome
Mr Murdstone: Malcolm Hayea
Mr Micawber: Edgar K Bruce
Mrs Micawber: Betty Hardy
A boy: Peter Scott


Heralding Variety in the North with The Kordites
Eric Easton
Ken Platt
Joyce Golding
Alfred Marks
Josef Locke
Vic Oliver
Ray Martin and his Orchestra
Presented by Bowker Andrews


Unknown: Eric Easton
Unknown: Ken Platt
Unknown: Joyce Golding
Unknown: Alfred Marks
Unknown: Josef Locke
Unknown: Vic Oliver
Unknown: Ray Martin
Presented By: Bowker Andrews


and his Orchestra


'Main Street' by Sinclair Lewis
Abridged in fifteen parts
Reader, Charles Richardson
Part 1


Unknown: Sinclair Lewis
Reader: Charles Richardson

: Music Tapestry

The Spa Orchestra directed by Tom Jenkins with Doris Hibbert (piano)


Directed By: Tom Jenkins
Piano: Doris Hibbert

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