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: Housewives' Choice

Edmundo Ros introduces your request records

Contributors

Presenter: Edmundo Ros

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: MORNING MERRY-GO-ROUND

Nelson Blims at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Nelson Blims

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Primo Scala and his Accordion Band

Contributors

Unknown: Primo Scala

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Lesley Wilson

: OROOKHALL COLLIERY BAND

Conductor, J. J. Stobbs

Contributors

Conductor: J. J. Stobbs

: MORNING STORY

' The White Carnation ' by Margaret Locherbie-Oameron
Read by Kelty MacLeod

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Locherbie-Oameron
Read By: Kelty MacLeod

: SYD DEAN

and his Band with Harry Bolton , Nadia Dore
The Beverley Sisters

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Bolton
Unknown: Nadia Dore

: Concert Hour BBC OPERA ORCHESTRA

(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conducted by Denys Darlow

Contributors

Leader: John Sharpe
Conducted By: Denys Darlow

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Time-Saving Week
A daily programme for women at home
Introduced by Mary Hill and including
' Planting for the Summer': a gardening talk by Fred Loads
'Talking it Ove'r with Marian Cutler ' : an attempt to help listeners find a solution to some of their personal problems
' Mood Indigo' : a programme in which Nontando Jabavu brings you music composed or performed by artists of African descent. 5-An untrained Negro pianist, Jimmy Yancey. (BBC recording)
' Just the Other Day': Daily Mail Film Award, 1951. Mary Hill and Frank Coven record some conversations with the winners and other stars at last night's party
' John Brown's Body '—14. The story of the American Civil War. Stephen Vincent Benet 's epic poem, adapted for radio by Pamela Frankau and read by Richard Ainley , with Edric Connor and Blaine Dundy and asides on saving time by Sam Pollock

Contributors

Introduced By: Mary Hill
Talk By: Fred Loads
Unknown: Marian Cutler
Unknown: Nontando Jabavu
Pianist: Jimmy Yancey.
Unknown: Mary Hill
Unknown: Frank Coven
Unknown: Stephen Vincent Benet
Unknown: Pamela Frankau
Read By: Richard Ainley
Read By: Blaine Dundy
Unknown: Sam Pollock

: MAY I INTRODUCE?

Eugene Magid (violin)
Christopher Wood
(composer and pianist) in half an hour's music
Presented by Peter Fettes

Contributors

Violin: Eugene Magid
Violin: Christopher Wood
Presented By: Peter Fettes

: 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

Owen Walters and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Owen Walters

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Joan Carr-Jones

: 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

: BAND CALL

BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, George Deison )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet with Pamela Petts , Bryan Johnson
Introduced by Franklin Engelmann

Contributors

Leader: George Deison
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Pamela Petts
Unknown: Bryan Johnson
Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann

: FIESTA

Music in the Latin-American style played this week by Edimundo Ros and his Rumba Band and the Johnny Kernison Samba Band with Jack Gordon and Bobby Young
Introduced by Edmundo Ros
Produced by Jimmy Grant

Contributors

Unknown: Edimundo Ros
Unknown: Jack Gordon
Unknown: Bobby Young
Introduced By: Edmundo Ros
Produced By: Jimmy Grant

: The Archers

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

Contributors

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

: Sport

including cricket close of play scores

: Variety Fanfare

Heralding Variety in the North
with the Kordites
Harry Robbins and Rudy Stardta
Len Marten
George Elrick
Ken Platt
Billy Mayerl
Max Wall
Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Ray Martin
Introduced by Alan Clarke
Produced by Hamilton Kennedy

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Robbins
Unknown: Rudy Stardta
Unknown: Len Marten
Unknown: Geiorge Elrick
Unknown: Ken Piatt
Unknown: Biuy Mayerl
Unknown: Max Wall
Conducted By: Ray Martin
Introduced By: Alan Clarke
Produced By: Hamilton Kennedy

: ANY QUESTIONS?

Questions of the moment put by members of the audience are discussed spontaneously by A. G. Street
Wilson Harris
Dr. Charles Hill , M.P.
Ian Mikardo , M.P.
Travelling Question-Master,
Freddy Grisewood
From St. Mary's Parish Hall,
Fishponds, Bristol
Produced by Nicholas Crocker
Wilson Harris , author and journalist, has been Editor of The Spectator since 1932. He was Member of Parliament (Independent) for Cambridge University from 194S to 1950.
Dr. Charles Hill is the Member of Parliament for Luton. He was until recently Secretary of the British Medical Association. Ian Mikardo is the Member of Parliament for Reading South. He is an industrial consultant and an authority on industrial organisation and management. He is a prominent Trades Unionist and a member of the National Executive Committee of the Labour Party.

Contributors

Unknown: A. G. Street
Unknown: Wilson Harris
Unknown: Dr. Charles Hill
Unknown: Ian Mikardo
Unknown: Freddy Grisewood
Produced By: Nicholas Crocker
Produced By: Wilson Harris
Unknown: Dr. Charles Hill
Unknown: Ian Mikardo

: Shows from the Past THE HAPPIDROME

A recorded programme first broadcast in 1941 with Campbell and Wise
Gwen Catley , Ernest Shannon
Tessie O'Shea
Morris and Cowley Harry Korris
Robbie Vincent , Cecil Frederick
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra and the BBC Revue Chorus
Conducted by Ernest Longstaffe

Contributors

Unknown: Gwen Catley
Unknown: Ernest Shannon
Unknown: Tessie O'Shea
Unknown: Cowley Harry Korris
Unknown: Robbie Vincent
Unknown: Cecil Frederick
Conducted By: Ernest Longstaffe

: BANJO BARBECUE

Edric Connor with Troise and his Banjoliers

Contributors

Unknown: Edric Connor

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

'Kim' by Rudyard Kipling
Reader, Valentine Dyall
15 — 'The End of the Search'

Contributors

Reader: Valentine Dyall

: IN THE BLUE OF THE EVENING

Music for a mellow mood with Pearl Oarr
The Kingpins and Malcolm Lockyer and his Starlight Orchestra
Produced by Pat Dixon

Contributors

Unknown: Pearl Oarr
Unknown: Malcolm Lockyer
Produced By: Pat Dixon








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