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: Housewives' Choice

Sam Pollock introduces your request records


Presenter: Sam Pollock

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


Stanley Tudor at the organ of the Gaumont Theatre, Manchester Medley: At the Palais


Unknown: Stanley Tudor

: Music While You Work

Metropolitan Police Central Band
Conducted by Mr. Roger Barsotti, Director of Music


Conducted By: Mr. Roger Barsotti

: Mrs. Dale's Diary


Script: Lesley Wilson


and his Band with Eve Lombard and Johnny Green


Unknown: Johnny Green


' Just as it should be by Holloway Horn
Read by Olive Gregg


Read By: Olive Gregg


at the BBC theatre organ


(Leader, J. Moulahd Begbie )
Conductor, Ian Whyte


Leader: J. Moulahd Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte


A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories and music
'Her favourite rhyme is " See Saw "
When can we have " This is the way the ladies ride "? It is my favourite.' ' Her greatest favourites are " Tinken Bells ," and "The Grand Old Jink of Hork " And so we could go on. What makes a favounte? A variety of reasons, it seems, among them. its opportunities for spontaneous and inventive play. A girl saw the possibilities of ' The Grand Old Duke ' when she asked for it on her birthday ' because Granny has promised me a drum '; a boy goosesteps up and down, ringing a very small bell, and singing ' Jingle Bells '; while another girl is sometimes worried because we do not give her time to fix her piece of string to the chair she ' drives ' to the same song. Such activities may indeed sometimes involve what amounts to a real discovery.
These ' favourite ' rhymes, and others too. will be heard again this week, sung, as usual, by Eileen Browne and George Dixon.


Unknown: Tinken Bells
Unknown: Grand Old
Unknown: Eileen Browne
Unknown: George Dixon.


A daily programme for women at home
Introduced by Mary Fenguson and including
' Reading Your Letters': a programme of the Latest letters from listeners
' A Tale of Two Sisters ' : Rosemary Seligman ard Monica Lemaire talk to Joan Yorke about living in many different parts of the world
' Under One Roof': Elizabeth St. Johnston talks about eight friends who solved their housing problem by setting up a communal household
' Today is an Anniversary ' :three years ago today Florence Cox, a retired schoolteacher, left England by air for Australia. (BBC recording)
Serial: The Matchmaker,' by Stella Gibbons. Abridged by Evelyn Gibbs. Read by Gladys Young


Introduced By: Mary Fenguson
Unknown: Monica Lemaire
Unknown: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Stella Gibbons.
Abridged By: Evelyn Gibbs.
Read By: Gladys Young


Billy Mayerl and his Players with Gregori Tchemiak (balalaika) accompanied by Geoffrey Sisley (guitar)


Unknown: Billy Mayerl
Balalaika: Gregori Tchemiak
Guitar: Geoffrey Sisley


1-Full Stopby Ian Watt
How long is a sentence? To introduce a series of talks on the way sentences are put together, Mr. Watt talks about the proper use of the full stop.


Unknown: Ian Watt


Syd Dean and his Band


Unknown: Syd Dean


Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings In the. life of her family
Script by Lesley Wilson
To be repeated tomorrow at 11.0 a.m. Last week Maud French, Alec, and Bob went to Cornwall to try to persuade Miss Pink to return. When they arrived, the hotel was unable to accommodate them so they all spent an uncomfortable week-end at Miriam's cottage. Bob did persuade Miss Pink to return and Alec decided to spend a few more days with Miriam. Mrs. Dale, worrying because of all the things still to be done before Gwen's wedding, received a letter from Grandfather Dale , saying that he was coming to stay for a week before the wedding. In spire of Mrs. Date sending him a telegram asking him not to come, he arrived and upset the Dale household by annoying Mrs. Freeman and eating a great deal. Maud French's Chinese cabinet arrived and was even bigger and uglier than everyone had expected.
Principal characters this week:
(Continued in next column)


Script By: Lesley Wilson
Unknown: Grandfather Dale
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: Douglas Bunbidge
Gwen Dale: Beryl Calder
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Lane: Thelma Hughes
Mrs Morgan: Grace Allardyce
Miriam Dale: Gwen Dante
Alec Dale: Stuart Nichol
David Owen: Frank Partington
Isabel Fielding: Olga Dickie
Mrs Mustoe: Elsa Palmer
Mr Owen: Kenneth Evans
Mrs Owen: Hilda Bayley
Sylvia Williams: Jane Grahame
Grandfather Dale: Jack Shaw
Robin: David Enders
Jenny Owen: Julia Braddock

: Monday Matinee presents Howard Marion-Crawford in ' THE BLACK KING'

by Anthony Armstrong
Other parts played by: Joan Clement , ScottAlban Blakelock , Dorothy Smith , Charles Hunt. and Geoffrey Barrie
Produced by Ayton Whitaker


Unknown: Anthony Armstrong
Played By: Joan Clement
Played By: Scottalban Blakelock
Played By: Dorothy Smith
Played By: Charles Hunt.
Played By: Geoffrey Barrie
Produced By: Ayton Whitaker
Superintendent Gullidge: Richard Williams
Jimmie Rezaire: Howard Marion-Crawford
Domani: Marne Maitland
Nay lor: MacDonald Parke
Harry Hysiop: Basil Dawson
Joan Naylor: Violetloxley
Alf Hawkins: Victor Maddern
Plumer: Peter Claughton
Masters: Heron Oarvlc
Dora: Sarah Leigh
Mac: Ian Sadler
Ballarat: Ernest Jay
Dakers: Russell Napier
Lopez: John G Heller

: Monday Matinee 'THE BLACK KING '

by Anthony Armstrong


Unknown: Anthony Armstrong


He sings to a small guitar

: The Younger Generation UNDER-20 PARADE

A slice of life!
What We Want in Our Programmes
Listeneprs discuss their likes and dislikes and Tony East outlines the sfhiape of things to come
You're Only Young Once
A new series of everyday adventures in the Caldicott family
Script by Edward J. Mason
1 — ' A Letter from Blackpool'

: 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 farmer: Leslie Bowmar
Grace Fairbrother, his daughter: Monica Grey
Walter Gabriel, Dan's neighbour: Robert Mawdesley
Simon, the farm worker: Eddie Robinson
Bill Slater, Peggy's cousin: John Franklyn
Mrs Perkins, Peggy's mother: Pauline Seville

: Round the British Isles with TOP OF THE FORM

John Ellison and Robert MacDermot are the question-masters in this inter-country contest between representative teams from girls' and boys' schools in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland
The High School, Rugby (Girls) v. Wolverhampton
Grammar School (Boys)
Produced by Joan Clark


Unknown: John Ellison
Unknown: Robert MacDermot
Produced By: Joan Clark

: Valerie Hobson and James McKechnie in ' THE GAY GALLIARD'

with John Laurie
David Peel and Robert Rietty
The love story of Mary Queen of Soots by Margaret Irwin
Dramatised as a play for radio in four parts by Spike Hughes with incidental music composed by Frank Cordell
2—' Lovers' Meeting '
(Continued in next column)
Lute player, Freddie Phillips
The Orchestra
Conducted by Frank Cordell
Production by Douglas Moodie
The first meeting of Mary, Queen of France and Scotland, and the Earl of Bothwell, took place on the hunting field at Fontainebleau; this was quickly followed by a private audience at which he impressed his young Sovereign more by his viral personality than by his charm of manner. Within a year, and a few months after the death of her boy-king husband, Francois, she set sail for Scotland escorted by Scotland's Lord High Admiral, the Earl of Bothwell. There she faced her strongest opponent, the fanatical John Knox. But he was not the only trouble-maker. The Earl of Arran, out of hia wits for love of the Queen, planned to abduct her. For being implicated in this affair, Bothwell was imprisoned in Edinburgh Castle, but escaped and fled to the Continent where he remained for more than two years.


Unknown: John Laurie
Unknown: David Peel
Unknown: Robert Rietty
Unknown: Margaret Irwin
Unknown: Spike Hughes
Composed By: Frank Cordell
Unknown: Freddie Phillips
Conducted By: Frank Cordell
Production By: Douglas Moodie
Unknown: John Knox.
Mary Stuart: Valerie Hobson
Earl of Bothwell: James McKechnie
John Knox: John Laurie
Henry, Lord Darnley: David Peel
David Rizzio: Robert Rietty
Maitland of Lethington: Peter Creswell
Lord James Stuart: Derek Birch
Earl of Huntly: Robert Urquhart
Lord Ruthven: Donald Bissett

: Variety Bandbox

Introduced by Jimmy Hanley
The Beverley Sisters, George Williams, Harry Locke, Arthur English, James Moody and Winifred Davey
Star for a Day: An understudy sings a song his or her star has made famous
and your resident comedian Al Read
Cyril Stapleton and his Orchestra
(BBC Recording)


Presenter: Jimmy Hanley
Singers: The Beverley Sisters
Performer: George Williams
Performer: Harry Locke
Comedian: Arthur English
Pianist: James Moody
Pianist: Winifred Davey
Comedian: Al Read
Musicians: Cyril Stapleton and his Orchestra
Producer: John Foreman

: Election Broadcast

The Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill, O.M., C.H., F.R.S., Leader of the Conservative Party


Speaker: Winston S. Churchill

: Music Tapestry

' Muted Strings '
Directed by Reg Pursglove with Ivor Dermis (piano)


Directed By: Reg Pursglove
Piano: Ivor Dermis


' The Silver Spoon * by John Galsworthy
Reader, Ronald Simpson
11 — ' Circuses No Longer Amuse'


Reader: John Galsworthy
Reader: Ronald Simpson


and his Music with Dickie Valentine
Lita Roza , and Dennis Lotis


Unknown: Dickie Valentine
Unknown: Lita Roza
Unknown: Dennis Lotis

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