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: Housewives' Choice

Bill Gates introduces your request records

Contributors

Presenter: Bill Gates

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: MAINLY RHYTHM

Robinson Cleaver at the organ of the Granada, Tooting, London

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Jack Simpson and his Septet

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Simpson

: MRS. DALE'S MARY

Script by Jonquil Antony

Contributors

Script By: Jonquil Antony

: Morning Story: A Matter of Tabu

by T. Smithies
Read by Carleton Hobbs

Contributors

Reader: Carleton Hobbs

: FRANK WALKER

and his Miniature Orchestra

: JOHN BULL'S BAND

Directed by Tolchard Evans with Marcia Owen
Eric Whitley , Dick James
Orchestrations by Ray Terry
Devised by John Watt
Production by Glyn Jones

Contributors

Directed By: Tolchard Evans
Unknown: Marcia Owen
Unknown: Eric Whitley
Unknown: Dick James
Unknown: Ray Terry
Unknown: John Watt
Production By: Glyn Jones

: Workers' Playtime

from a canteen in East London
with the Malcolm Mitchell Trio
The Tanner Sisters, Arthur English
James Moody at the piano

Contributors

Unknown: Malcolm Mitchell Trdo
Unknown: Arthur English
Unknown: James Moody
Presented by: John Ellison

: ENA BAGA

at the BBC theatre organ

: HULLO THERE!

A summer holiday magazine
Edited and produced by Lionel Gamlin
Out of Doors
7-Autumn Bird Watching
Talk by Bruce Campbell
Round the Bend!
(Lap 5)
A six-lap disc-jockey contest between Wilfrid Thomas and Marcel Stellman
Pit your wits against these two competitors in the studio

Contributors

Produced By: Lionel Gamlin
Talk By: Bruce Campbell
Unknown: Wilfrid Thomas
Unknown: Marcel Stellman

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five

: TUNES FOR EVERYBODY

BBC Opera Orchestra (Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Stanford Robinson

Contributors

Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Stanford Robinson

: MELODY EXPRESS

Felix King and his Music

Contributors

Unknown: Felix King

: BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS

A new weekly programme presenting important topics of the day, with the help of reports from experts, eye-witness descriptions, cables from BBC correspondents, and actuality recordings
The Far Eastern Situation
A programme dealing with the Japanese Peace Treaty, the position in Korea, and the prospects of a general settlement in the Far East

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Ralph Elman and his Bohemian Players

Contributors

Unknown: Ralph Elman

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Jonquil Antony

: HAROLD COOMBS

at the BBC theatre organ

: GORY WORKMEN'S BAND

Conductor,
Walter B.Hargreaves

Contributors

Conductor: Walter B.Hargreaves

: SID PHILLIPS

and h4s Band with the Keynotes

: RENDEZVOUS

with the Northern Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Norman George )
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth

Contributors

Leader: Norman George
Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth

: 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

: John Watt introduces SONGS FROM THE SHOWS

Melodiies from Theatreland over the years
The singers:
Barbara Leigh. John Hanson
Nesta Rosa , Jack Cooper and the Grosvenor Singers
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conducted by Robert Busby
Produced by Michael North

Contributors

Singers: Barbara Leigh.
Singers: John Hanson
Singers: Nesta Rosa
Unknown: Jack Cooper
Conducted By: Robert Busby
Produced By: Michael North

: The Lives of Harry Lime: 5: The Dead Candidate

[Starring] Orson Welles

The fabulous stories of Harry Lime, the world-famous character created in the film 'The Third Man'

The music by Anton Karas, the zither man.

Contributors

Script: Orson Welles
Music: Anton Karas
Harry Lime: Orson Welles

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in 'EDUCATING ARCHIE'

with Max Bygrayes
Tony Hancock
Hattie Jacques
Julie Andrews
Peter Madden
The Tanner Sisters
The Hedley Ward , Trio
Anton amd' his Orchestra
Script by Eric Sykes and Sid Colin
Produced by Roy Speer
(BBC recordting)

Contributors

Unknown: Max Bygrayes
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Julie Andrews
Unknown: Peter Madden
Unknown: Hedley Ward
Script By: Eric Sykes
Script By: Sid Colin
Produced By: Roy Speer

: FAMILY FAVOURITES

Tunea you have asked us to play

: FREDERIC CURZON

conducts the London Light Concert Orchestra in a programme of his own music
Overture: Chevalier Waltz : Cascade
Two French Sketches:
Boulevardier; Galavant
Elegiac Melody
Cachucha (Suite: In Malaga) Berceuse, for strings Saltarello
Suite: Robin Hood
Frederic Curzon is a Londoner, now fifty-two years old, whose many light orchestral compositions have won him much success. He has to his credit several concert overtures and suites; and two years ago, it may be remembered, he was one of the four composers who were specially commissioned to write works for the BBC's Light Music Festival. His own contribution was an overture, ' Chevalier,' which he described as ' an attempt to convey the spirit of debonair chivalry.' For some twenty years, early in his career, he was associated with music in theatres and cinemas as pianist, organist, and conductor; he has also composed fanfares for the Royal Artillery Rally and the Royal Tournament.
Harold Rutland

Contributors

Unknown: Robin Hood
Unknown: Frederic Curzon
Unknown: Harold Rutland

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' The Consul at Sunset' by Gerald Hanley
Reader, Colin Gordon
15—' The Sunset in the Heart'

Contributors

Reader: Colin Gordon

: DANCING TIME

Ken Mackintosh and his Band
From Wimbledon Palais de Damse,
London

Contributors

Unknown: Ken MacKintosh








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