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: Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Bill Gates

Contributors

Presenter: Bill Gates

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: RHYTHM ROUND THE WORLD

Henry Croudson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Henry Croudson

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Dennis Cracknell and his Sextet

Contributors

Unknown: Dennis Cracknell

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Lesley Wilson

: THE ALBERT DELROY TRIO

and Billy Mayeri (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Billy Mayeri

: MORNING STORY

' Anti-Burglar Pup ' by H. M. Raleigh
Read by Eric Phillips

Contributors

Read By: Eric Phillips

: PIANAGRAMS

Hector Stewart sets the problems
David Buchan supplies the clues and you are invited to find the answers

Contributors

Unknown: Hector Stewart
Unknown: David Buchan

: 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

: HULLO THERE!

An Easter holiday programme
Edited by Lionel Gamlin
Seven-a-Side
Rex Alston gives you an illustrated account of the Finals of the Public Schools1' Seven-a-Side Rugby Football tournament at the OM Deer Park, Richmond
Let's Find Out
A weekly holiday exploration with a BBC mobile recording unit, arranged by Bertie Chapman and led by Arthur Phillips and Bernard Lyons
Today: Eggs and Bacon
A visit to an up-to-date farm

Contributors

Edited By: Lionel Gamlin
Unknown: Rex Alston
Arranged By: Bertie Chapman
Unknown: Arthur Phillips
Unknown: Bernard Lyons

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, and music

: WOMAN'S HOUR

A daily programme for women at home
Introduced by Mary Hill and including
' The Census': A. E. Joll of the General Register Office, Somerset House, is asked to answer some last-minute questions
' April in the Garden': Gordon Forsyth describes some of the jobs to be done during the month
' Scarface': Gerry Kiernan tells how she reared a baby badger
'Four 1951 Brave Husbands': Macdoniald Hastings , Arthur Hill , C. A. Joyce , and S. D. Spicer wonder: Is the emancipation of women unfair to husbands?
Short story: ' The Demon Lover ' by Elizabeth Bowen. Read by Paitrola Brent

Contributors

Introduced By: Mary Hill
Unknown: A. E. Joll
Unknown: Gordon Forsyth
Unknown: Gerry Kiernan
Unknown: MacDoniald Hastings
Unknown: Arthur Hill
Unknown: C. A. Joyce
Unknown: S. D. Spicer
Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen.
Read By: Paitrola Brent

: MAY I INTRODUCE?

Half an hour's music presented by Peter Fettes with Constance MuUay (contralto)
Dennis Page (piano)

Contributors

Presented By: Peter Fettes
Contralto: Constance Muuay

: CURREkNT 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

Jack Leon and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Leon

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Jonquil Antony

: AT YOUR REQUEST

Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Sandy MacPherson

: BAND CALL

BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, George Deason ) with Dinah Kaye , Eric Whitley
Introduced by Franklin Engelmann

Contributors

Leader: George Deason
Unknown: Dinah Kaye
Unknown: Eric Whitley
Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann

: JUNIOR CHOIR NIGHT

St. Swithun's (Winchester)
School Choir
Conductor, Cynthia Hemmerde with William Parsons (baritone)
Kathleen Frazier (piano)
Introduced by Bernard Fishwick

Contributors

Conductor: Cynthia Hemmerde
Baritone: William Parsons
Piano: Kathleen Frazier
Introduced By: Bernard Fishwick

: The Archers

A story of country folk.

: 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
Jack Longland Jennie Lee ,
M.P. Ted Leather , M.P.
Travelling Question-Master,
Freddy Grisewood
From Filwood Social Centre, Bristol
Produced by Nicholas Crocker
Jennie Lee is the Member of Parliament (Labour) for the Cannock Division of Staffordshire. The daughter of a miner, she has worked as a teacher and journalist. She is at present Joint Editor of Tribune which, before 1945, was edited by her husband, the Rt. Hon. Aneurin Bevan , Minister of Labour.
Ted Leather is the Member of Parliament (Conservative) for North Somerset. He was born in Toronto of English parents and has spent the greater part of his life in Canada. One of the original officers of the 1st (Canadian) Parachute Battalion, he later served in Belgium, Holland, and Germany.

Contributors

Unknown: A. G. Street
Unknown: Jack Longland
Unknown: Jennie Lee
Unknown: M.P. Ted Leather
Produced By: Nicholas Crocker
Produced By: Jennie Lee
Unknown: Rt. Hon. Aneurin Bevan
Unknown: Ted Leather

: Palace of Varieties

with Cathie Haigh
Harry Mooney , Will Deller
Ike Hatch , Mervyn Saunders
Mooney and King
Chairman, George Street
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: Cathie Haigh
Unknown: Harry Mooney
Unknown: Will Deller
Unknown: Ike Hatch
Unknown: Mervyn Saunders
Unknown: Billy Howard
Unknown: Connie Fraser
Unknown: Harry Loman
Unknown: Richard Pasquale
Conducted By: Ernest Longstaffe

: 'VICTORIAN HOUSE'

A romance of the Great Exhibition of 1851 by Dorothy Hewlett
Adapted for broadcasting by Jon Manchip White
4—' Paradise Court '
Other parts played by Thea Wells , Joan Clement Scott , Freda Falconer , Rosemary Mathews. Loris Somerville , Michael Dear , Ella Milne , and Lewis Stringer
Production by David H. Godfrey

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Hewlett
Broadcasting By: Jon Manchip White
Played By: Thea Wells
Played By: Joan Clement Scott
Played By: Freda Falconer
Played By: Rosemary Mathews. Loris Somerville
Played By: Michael Dear
Unknown: Ella Milne
Unknown: Lewis Stringer
Production By: David H. Godfrey
William: Ivan Samson
David Peel: William,a Boy
Phoebe: Denise Bryer
Miss Fletcher: Susan Buret
Mrs Dillon: Mary O'Farrell
Mr Silvero: Roger Delgado
Cabby: James Page
A gypsy: Eric Anderson

: EDWARDIAN JOURNEY

Hail and Farewell
Raymond Baxter and Bill Hartley return their ancient motor car to the museum of its parent works at Coventry. There they introduce some of the pioneer car builders of Britain, and hear tales of the early days

Contributors

Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: Bill Hartley

: FRIDAY FRETWORK

A musical design by fretted instruments played by Felix Mendelssohn 's
Hawaiian Serenaders
Julian Bream (guitar) and Hugo d'Alton (mandolin)

Contributors

Played By: Felix Mendelssohn

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' Carnival '
Compton Mackenzie reads an abridged version of his novel
15—' Farewell to the Flesh

Contributors

Unknown: Compton MacKenzie

: GERALDO

and his Orchestra with Eve Boswell
Derrick Francis and the Geraltones

Contributors

Unknown: Boswell








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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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