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: Housewives' Choice

Jerry Desmonde introduces your request records

Contributors

Presenter: Jerry Desmonde

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: ON THE SUNNY SIDE

Thomas Dando at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Thomas Dando

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Victor Silvester

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Lesley Wilson

: BAND OF THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS

Conducted by Captain Douglas A. Pope ,
Director of Music

Contributors

Conducted By: Captain Douglas A. Pope

: MORNING STORY

' The Pally Poltergeist'
Written and read by Neil Tuson

Contributors

Read By: Neil Tuson

: KEN MACKINTOSH

and his Orchestra with Irene Miller
Kenny Bardell , Gordon Langhorn
The Malcolm Mitchell Trio

Contributors

Unknown: Irene Miller
Unknown: Kenny Bardell
Unknown: Gordon Langhorn
Unknown: Malcolm Mitchell Trio

: Concert Hour BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conducted by Michael Mudie

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Michael Mudie

: WOMAN'S HOUR

A daily programme for women at home
Introduced by Mary Ferguson and including
' Having a Baby in 1951': Eileen Groves , an almoner, introduces some pressing problems
' A Housewife in Spain': Senora Borbolla, an Englishwoman married to a Spaniard, describes the everyday life of a housewife living in southern Spain. (BBC recording)
‘Bulbs for Indoors': some practical advice from Bill Sower -butts
' On an Autumn Morning’: Alice de Grey, who lives in London and loves it, tells of an early morning walk with her dog, Mufti
Serial: ‘Thank Heaven Fasting,' by E. M. Delafield. Abridged by Audrey Jones. Read by Olive Gregg

Contributors

Introduced By: Mary Ferguson
Unknown: Eileen Groves
Unknown: Bill Sower
Unknown: E. M. Delafield.
Abridged By: Audrey Jones.
Read By: Olive Gregg

: MAY I INTRODUCE?

Don Paulin (tenor)
Leone Stredwick (piano) in half-an-hour's music introduced by Peter Fettes

Contributors

Tenor: Don Paulin
Introduced By: Peter Fettes

: BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS

A 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

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Wynford Reynolds and his Orchestra

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Lesley Wilson

Contributors

Script By: Lesley Wilson

: 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

: RONNIE PLEYDELL

and his Orchestra

: BAND CALL

BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, George Deason. )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulihet with Doreen Lundy and Mervyin Saunders
Introduced by John Webster

Contributors

Leader: George Deason.
Conductor: Paul Fenoulihet
Unknown: Doreen Lundy
Introduced By: John Webster

: MEN 0' BRASS

3—Bandsmen of Today
An all-star brass band specially chosen from instrumentalists from twenty of Britain's leading bands
Introduced and conducted by Harry Mortimer

Contributors

Conducted By: Harry Mortimer

: 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

Raymond Glendenning on tomorrow's fixtures

Contributors

Unknown: Raymond Glendenning

: AROUND THE SHOWS

A farewell visit to
' Carousel '
Presented by Prince Littler Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstedn II
Production by Rouben Mamoulian
Orchestra directed by Reginald Burston
Cast includes:
Commentator. Brian Johnston
From the Theatre Royal,
Drury Lane. London

Contributors

Presented By: Prince Littler Music
Unknown: Richard Rodgers
Unknown: Oscar Hammerstedn
Production By: Rouben Mamoulian
Directed By: Reginald Burston
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Billy Bigelow: Edmund Hockridge
Julie Jordan: Laverne Burden
Carrie Pipperidge: Beryl Foley
David Basombe: W Thorp Devereux
Nettie Fowler: Patricia Black

: ALL STAR BILL

Presenting musical stars of show business in Britain
The Deep River Boys
Carroll Gibbons
Julie Andrews
The George Mitchell Glee Club sends musical greetings to Italy
The Composer in British Show Business
Noel Gay
Introduced y Max Bygraves
BBC Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Produced by Dennis Main. Wilson

Contributors

Unknown: Carroll Gibbons
Unknown: Julie Andrews
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Produced By: Dennis Main.

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in ' EDUCATING ARCHIE'

with Max Bygraves
Tony Hancock
Hattie Jacques Jullie Andrews
Peter Madden
The Tanner Sisters
The Hedley Ward Trio
Anton and his Orchestra
Script by Eric Sykes and Sid Colin
Produced by Roy Speer

Contributors

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

: FAMILY FAVOURITES

Tunes you have asked us to play

: CYRIL STAPLETON

and his Orchestra' with Jean Camipbeill , David Carey
Monty Norman , Carl Barriteau and the Staplejacks
From the Empress Ballroom, .
Blackpool

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Camipbeill
Unknown: David Carey
Unknown: Monty Norman
Unknown: Carl Barriteau

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

‘The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy
Reader, Ronald Simpson
10—‘ Suicide, Jealousy, and On with the Dance '

Contributors

Reader: John Galsworthy
Reader: Ronald Simpson

: GOLDEN SLUMBERS

BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
BBC Welsh Chorus
(Men's Section)
Chorus-Master, Arwel Hughes
Introduced by Hyiwel Davies

Contributors

Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Chorus-Master: Arwel Hughes
Introduced By: Hyiwel Davies








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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.

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