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: Housewives' Choice

Harry Parry introduces your request records


Presenter: Harry Parry

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


Charles Smitton at the BBC theatre organ


Unknown: Charles Smitton

: Music While You Work

Band of The Life Guards
Conducted by Major A. Lemoine
Director of Music


Conducted By: Major A. Lemoine

: Mrs. Dale's Diary


Script: Joan Carr-Jones


(Leader, George Deason )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet


Leader: George Deason
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet

: 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


Ambrose and his Orchestra with Doreen Lundy
Ray Burns and Ronnie Selbey
Edmundo Ros and his Rumba Band
Introduced by Peter King
Produced by John Hooper


Unknown: Doreen Lundy
Unknown: Ray Burns
Unknown: Ronnie Selbey
Introduced By: Peter King
Produced By: John Hooper


(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Gerald. Jackson (flute)


Leader: Philip Whiteway


A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, and muslic
As our repertoire of stories grows, so does the number of favourites which our under-fives want to hear again, and the task of fitting these requests into our programmes becomes increasingly difficult. There are always some eager listeners who have to be disappointed. However, an occasional complete week of repeating stories helps to solve our problem, and that is our plan for this week. Today brings ' The Cookie Bun ' by Jane Shaw and, tomorrow, Margaret Gore 's story of the Teddy Bear and the treacle tarts. After Wednesday's story, ' The Little Nurse ' by E. MaHett , a certain little girl will probably get busy again taking temperatures with a pencil, which instrument she calls a 'vomiter.'
On Thursday comes the story of Tim and his horte White Star, by Ruth Simonis , and on Friday the one by Ruth Ainsworth about the black doll called Dinah, which, while enjoyed by many children, brought special delight to one little girl. 'You see,' writes her mother, ' Father Christmas brought a black dolly named Dinah, the exact image of your heroine. It was the greatest thrill ever to witness the pleasure on jane's face as Dinah's descnption was unfolded. Her joy was absolutely complete.' Elizabeth A. Taylor


Unknown: Jane Shaw
Unknown: Margaret Gore
Unknown: E. Mahett
Unknown: Ruth Simonis
Unknown: Ruth Ainsworth
Unknown: Elizabeth A. Taylor


Introduced by Mary Hill and including
' Her Life with the Lions': Ray Walker , a woman lion-tamer, is interviewed in the series ' My Job.'
' Reading Your Letters': a programme based on the comments, ideas, and anecdotes sent by listeners to ' Woman's Hour'
' Minnie Pallister 's Diary': once a month Minnie Pallister talks about things she has been doing, seeing, and thinking recently
' February Profile ' : a radio portrait of a woman in the news during the past month, by Gordon Cruickshank
Serial: ' Love Story ' by Ruth McKenny. Abridged by Evelyn Gibbs. Read by Peggy Hassard


Introduced By: Mary Hill
Unknown: Ray Walker
Unknown: Minnie Pallister
Talks: Minnie Pallister
Unknown: Gordon Cruickshank
Story By: Ruth McKenny.
Abridged By: Evelyn Gibbs.
Read By: Peggy Hassard


The J. H. Squire Celeste Octet with Burton Harper (baritone)


Baritone: Burton Harper


Britain and America
Two Democracies at Work
4—' The Men who Rule '
The American Cabinet depends on the support of the President but the British Cabinet on the support of Parliament. E. A. Helms of the State University of Ohio, U.S.A., and K. C. Boswell of the Royal Military Academy. Sandhurst, show how this difference is the result of different political thinking in the two countries


Unknown: E. A. Helms
Unknown: K. C. Boswell


Tommy Kinsman and his Dance Orchestra


Unknown: Tommy Kinsman

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Script by Joan Carr-Jones
To be repeated tomorrow at 11.0 a.m.
Last week Mrs. Dale recovered from the 'flu. Mrs. Morgan then had it. Stan Skeats' mother came to help Mrs. Dale. She was very cheery and nothing was too much trouble. Mrs. Morgan walked into the hall while Mrs. Freeman was on the telephone to Sally and telling her how much they appreciated Mrs. Skeats. Mrs. Morgan was most upset David Owen came to supper and brought Gwen some flowers. He told the Dales he had got rooms quite near to Virginia Lodge. Mrs. Dale thought he seemed attracted to Gwen.
Principal characters this week:


Script: Joan Carr-Jones
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
Stan Skeats: Lewis Stringer
MacGregor (Mac): Jack Shaw
Marleen: Violet Loxley
Miss Marchbanks: Harriet Petworth
Mrs Mountford: Vivienne Chatterton
Mr Parker: Arthur Bush
Michael Fanshawe: Andrew Foulds
Gerda Peterson: Pat Jamblin
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
David Owen: Anthony James
Mrs Taylor: Barbara Trevor
Monument: Charles Lamb
Isabel Fielding: Thea Wells
Mrs Humphries: Mary Williams


Harry Rabinowitz at the piano


Unknown: Harry Rabinowitz

: Monday Matinee 'WISHING WELL'

A comedy by E. Eynon Evans adapted by the author


Comedy By: E. Eynon Evans

: Felton Rapley

at the BBC theatre organ


Organist: Felton Rapley

: The Younger Generation UNDER-20 PARADE

A slice of Life!
The Younger Generation on Trial
The last open verdict of the series
For the prosecution:
Correspondence from the over-forties
For the defence:
Unscripted recordings by the under-twenties
To sift the evidence:
Mrs. Kathleen Norris , a Buckinghamshire housewife; Hugh Douty , N. A. B. C. Midlands Regional Officer; Edward J. Mason , creator of the Caldicott family in ' You're Only Young Once '
You are the judge


Unknown: Mrs. Kathleen Norris
Unknown: Hugh Douty
Unknown: 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
18—' Ben Holds the Baby '


Written By: Bebe Daniels
Written By: Bob Block
Written By: Bill Harding


Tunes you have asked us to play


by Charles Dickens
Adapted as a serial for broadcasting in eight instalments by Philip Wade
3—' David finds a home '
Produced by Archie Campbell


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Philip Wade
Produced By: Archie Campbell
David Copperfield,as a man: David Enders
David Copperfleld, a boy: Jeremy Spenser
David Copperfield,as an older boy: David Spenser
Old clothes man: Bryan Powley
A stranger: Eric Anderson
Miss Betsy Trotwood: Gladys Young
Mr Dick: Richard Hurndall
Janet Betsy's maid: Sarah Leigh
Miss Murdstone: Gladys Spencer
Mr Murdstone: Malcolm Hayes
Mr Wickfield: Martin Lewis
Agnes Wickfield: Gabrielle Blunt


Heralding Variety in the North with the Kordites Rudy Starita and Harry Robbins
Leslie Adams
The Gaunt Brothers
Harry Korris with Elva Sheridan
Cavan O'Connor
Derek Roy
Ray Martin and his Orchestra
,Presented by Bowker Andrews


Unknown: Kordites Rudy Starita
Unknown: Harry Robbins
Unknown: Leslie Adams
Unknown: Elva Sheridan
Unknown: Cavan O'Connor
Unknown: Derek Roy
Unknown: Ray Martin
Presented By: Bowker Andrews


and his Orchestra
The Ray Ellington Quartet


Unknown: Ray Ellington


' Main Street ' by Sinclair Lewis
Reader, Charles Richardson
Part 6


Reader: 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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