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Tom Masson introduces your request records


Introduces: Tom Masson


. A story, a hymn, and a prayer


Reginald Porter-Brown at the organ of the Granada, Tooting, London


Band of the Royal Horse Guards
(The Blues)
Conducted by Captain David McBain
Director of Music


Conducted By: Captain David McBain


Script by Jonquil Antony


Script By: Jonquil Antony


and his Music with Dickie Valentine
Lita Roza , Dennis Lotis


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


' Report Stage ' by James McCormick
Read by Nicholas Stuart


Unknown: James McCormick
Read By: Nicholas Stuart


Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, David Paget )
Conductor, Robert Busby with David Welch (tenor)
Introduced by John Richardson


Leader: David Paget
Conductor: Robert Busby
Tenor: David Welch
Introduced By: John Richardson


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


Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte


A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, and music
' My little boy was most disappointed, when he started school, to know that he would no longer be able to " Listen with Mother." However, he has solved his problem by getting me to listen and tell him the story later in the day.' Many mothers have come up against this problem and have solved it in a similar way, though we have sympathy for the mother who, confronted by her daughter's questions. writes, ' If I don't remember, I'm told I'm getting old-and if I don't listen I have to have a very, very good excuse I
Such hard-pressed mothers may welcome Election Day this week when their young offspring will be at home to listen for themselves. We must warn mothers, however, that on Friday, because of the announcement of Election results, Listen with Mother ' will not be broadcast. This week, therefore, when Daphne Oxenford once more begins her turn as storyteller, she will have only four stories to tell' From the Cabbage Patch to Australia,' by Mary Higson , ' Chestnut Time,' by Helen Wareing , ' The House that Nobody Wanted,' by Ursula Hourihane , and * The Teddy with Only One Ear.' by Mary Godden. Elizabeth A. Taylor


Unknown: Mary Higson
Unknown: Helen Wareing
Unknown: Ursula Hourihane
Unknown: Mary Godden.
Unknown: Elizabeth A. Taylor


Introduced by Mary Ferguson and including
' Reading Your Letters': a programme of the latest letters from listeners
Mary Hill describes a walk down Regent Street, London, where many National Trust treasures are on show this week
' Saints or Sinners ': Brenda
Little wonders in which category to place her two small children, aged four and five
' Minnie Pallister's Diary': once a month Minnie Pallister talks about what she has been doing, seeing, and thinking, during recent weeks
Serial : 'The Matchmaker' by Stella Gibbons. Abridged by Evelyn Gibbs. Read by Gladys Young


Introduced By: Mary Ferguson
Unknown: Stella Gibbons.
Abridged By: Evelyn Gibbs.
Read By: Gladys Young


Southern Serenade Orchestra directed- by Lou Whiteson and Maria Perilli (soprano)


Directed By: Lou Whiteson
Directed By: Maria Perilli


3— 'How's That?'
A talk by Ian Watt about ' whos.' 'whiches. ' whats.' 'thats.' and everything to do with relative clauses


Talk By: Ian Watt


Eric Winstone and his Orchestra


Unknown: Eric Winstone

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Jonquil Antony
Last week Mrs. Dale felt very restless after all the fuss and worry of the wedding, so she decided to make some chutney and marmalade. Gwen and David returned from their honeymoon in Paris. Gwen told her mother about another young couple they had met, the Dennisons, and how she and David had tried to give the impression they had been married for a long time, and how it turned out that the Dennisons were themselves newly married.
It was arranged that Mrs. Skeats should help Gwen three mornings a week in the flat. Mrs. Morgan was quite pleased because she decided that while Mrs. Skeats helped Gwen there was no danger of her trying to invade Virginia Lodge. Jenny's first day at the academy was not a success and she told Sally she was going to leave. However, Bob and Sally persuaded her to give it a longer trial
Principal characters this week:


Script By: Jonquil Antony
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: Douglas Burbidge
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Gwen Owen: Beryl Calder
David Owen: Frank Partington
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Lane: Thelma Hughes
Mrs Morgan: Grace Auardyce
The Rev Francis Austen: John Kidd
Miss Garside: Olwen Brookea
Zenobia: Katherine Page
Mr Smith: Middleton Woods
Monument: Charles Lamb
Mrs Skeats: Joan Clement Scott
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
A fireman: John Springett
Isabel Fielding: Thea Wells
A country woman: Janet Bruce

: Monday Matinee Sophie Stewart. John Laurie in ' TOO YOUNG TO MARRY'

by Martin Flavin and Emile Littler
Adapted by Neil Tuson
Hanmonium player. Cicely Hoye
Produced by Archie Campbell


Unknown: Martin Flavin
Unknown: Emile Littler
Adapted By: Neil Tuson
Unknown: Cicely Hoye
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Bessie Bishop: Hester Paton-Brown
Magigie Bishop: Valentine Durm
Jane Bishop: Valerie Hyslop
Elaine Bishop: Sophie Stewart
Bill Clarke: Hugh Munro
Sandy Bishop: John Laurie
Sam Green: Eoin MacLeod
The Rw Dr Greiig: John Turnibull
A stanger ,: Ivan Samson
Mr King: Stanley Groome


He sings to a small guitar.


David: Griffiths

: The Younger Generation UNDER-20 PARADE

A slice of life served up by Tony East
A nurse's impressions after meeting Anna Neagle on the set of ' The Lady with a Lamp '
Collector's Corner
Alan Lomax compares
American and British folk songs
Something Wrong Somewhere
A new series of puzzles to test if you really are listening
Script by Richard Bennett
You're Only Young Once
Script by Edward J. Mason
3—' Peter and Janet receive an invitation and a challenge '


Unknown: Anna Neagle
Unknown: Alan Lomax
Script By: Richard Bennett

: The Archers

A story of country folk.


Producer: Tony Shryane
Daniel Archer: Harry Oakes
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Christine Archer: Pamela Mant
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer, his wife: June Spencer
Mr Fairbrother: Leslie Bowmar
Grace Fairbrother: Monica Grey
Walter Gabriel: Robert Mawdesley
Simon: Eddie Robinson
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Squire: Ronald Baddiley
Jane Maxwell: Mary Wimbush
Keith Latimer, the mineralogist: Jack May
Dick Raymond, the reporter: John Franklyn

: Sport

: 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
3—Northern Ireland
St. Dominic's High School,
Belfast (Girls) v.
St. Patrick's Academy,
Dungannon (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 Campbell Cotts Derek Birch and Robert Urquhart
The love story of Mary Queen of Scots by Margaret Irwin
Dramatised as a play for radio in four parts by Spike Hughes
Incidental music composed by Frank Cordell
4 — ' No More A-Roving '
The Orchestra
(Leader, Percy Coates )
Conducted by Frank Cordell
Production by Douglas Moodie
Once again Henry, Lord Darnley, proved himself an unworthy consort for the Queen of Scots. His plots against her, which culminated in his conspicuous absence from the christening of their son and his sudden departure from Stirling, caused Mary to follow hdm to Glasgow where -he nursed him through smallpox. Together they returned to Edinburgh where he elected to stay at Kirk o' Field. On the night of Carnival Sunday. Mary left him to attend a ball at Holyrood Palace. After the dancing ended and the music was stilled, the city of Edinburgh was shaken by a tremendous explosion. The King and his servants had been blown up by gunpowder. When the noise of the explosion died away, another ominous sound was heard; the whispering campaign accusing the Earl of Bothwell of the murder of the King. Bothwell agreed to face his accusers and the date of the trial was named.


Unknown: Campbell Cotts
Unknown: Derek Birch
Unknown: Robert Urquhart
Unknown: Margaret Irwin
Composed By: Frank Cordell
Leader: Percy Coates
Conducted By: Frank Cordell
Production By: Douglas Moodie
Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots: Valerie Hobson
James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell: James McKechnie
Monsieur d'Oysel, (former Commander of the French forces in Scotland): Campbell Cotts
George Gordon, Earl of Huntly: Robert Urquhart
Lord James Stuart (the Queen's half-brother): Derek Birch
Mr Buchanan (tutor to the Prince: Ian Sadler
Mary Fleming: Cecile Chevreau
Maitland of Lethington: Peter Creswell
Mary Seton: Jane Grahame


Introduced by Jimmy Hanley with The Ray Ellington Quartet
Dick Emery
Tony Fayne and David Evans
Harry Secombe
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
Produced by John Foreman


Introduced By: Jimmy Hanley
Introduced By: David Evans
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: James Moody
Unknown: Winifred Davey
Unknown: Al Read
Unknown: Cyril Stapleton
Produced By: John Foreman



and his Band with David Ede , Marjorie Daw Patti Forbes , Dennis Hale and the David Ede Quartet


Unknown: David Ede
Unknown: Marjorie Daw
Unknown: Patti Forbes
Unknown: Dennis Hale
Unknown: David Ede


' Bones of the River by Edgar Wallace
Reader, Laidman Browne
' The Healer'


Reader: Edgar Wallace
Reader: Laidman Browne


' Muted Strings' directed by Reg Pursglove with Reginald King (piano)


Directed By: Reg Pursglove

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