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: Housewives' Choice

Roy Rich introduces your request records


Presenter: Roy Rich

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


Thomas Dando at the BBC theatre organ


Unknown: Thomas Dando

: Music While You Work

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


Conducted By: Captain David McBain

: Mrs. Dale's Diary


Script: Lesley Wilson


and his Orchestra with Jean Campbell
David Carey , Monity Norman and the Staplejacks


Unknown: Jean Campbell
Unknown: David Carey
Unknown: Monity Norman


' The Salvation of Da.nkie Peters ' by F. B. Walton
Told by Peter Lindsay


Unknown: F. B. Walton
Told By: Peter Lindsay


Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, David Paget )
Conductor, Robert Buaby with Joseph McNally (piano)


Leader: David Paget
Conductor: Robert Buaby
Piano: Joseph McNally


(Leader, J. Mouland Betgbie )
Conducted by John Hopkins


Leader: J. Mouland Betgbie
Conducted By: John Hopkins


A programme for children under five
'He said " So-long, matc," and I said it too,' says the four-year-old hero of Diana Ross 's story, ' William and the Lorry.' And William's words indicate an element in this story for our under-fives. In these days of mechanical things, reflected in our children in their intense interest in trains and motors, a story about a lorry makes an initial appeal, while to have a lorry-ride, as happens in this tale, must be a wonderful adventure. But to be acknowledged, as William is. as equal with the lorry-driver himself-that crowns the experience, for tha: is what gives to William a conviction of his own importance, a conviction very necessary to an under-five in a world of grown-ups where he easily senses his own inadequacy and insignificance. This story will be told again today and tomorrow by Catherine Edwards whom we welcome back once more for her next turn as storyteller. On Wednesday and Thursday come the tales of ' The Three Bunnies' by June Colbourne, and 'The Nest by Elizabeth Gardner , and on Friday, ' The Old Black Kettle ' bv Liiias Edwards.
Elizabeth A. Taylor


Unknown: Diana Ross
Unknown: Catherine Edwards
Unknown: Elizabeth Gardner
Unknown: Liiias Edwards.
Unknown: Elizabeth A. Taylor


Conducted by Major F. J. Harris , M.B.E.
Director of Music


Conducted By: Major F. J. Harris


Arthur Birkiby and hils Octet


Unknown: Arthur Birkiby


Giving Your Account
Five discussions between Petty Officer Bernard Houghton , R.N., and an English teacher about the problems of reporting
1—' What's the difficulty?'


Unknown: Bernard Houghton


Bill Sarvill arid his Orchestra


Unknown: Bill Sarvill


Script by Lesley Wilson
Last week Mr. Gilroy drove Mrs. Dale and Miriam back from Devon. It became obvious that Charles Gilroy was devoted to Mrs. Dale, so she decided to end her driving lessons with him. Miriam had a letter from Alec saying he had a good job in Edinburgh, so she decided to join him there. Gwen gave a birthday party for her father. Richard Fulton went to a twenty-first birthday party for Jill Delaney , daughter of a friend. Having left a note for her mother saying she had elop;d, she persuaded Richard Fulton to ' drive her to see a sick friend.' He discovered her plan and drove her to Rose Cottage. Meanwhile the newspapers had printed stories of ' Richard Fulton 's Elopement.' Mrs. Freeman and Sally at Rose Cottage were amazed to read of it. However, Mr. Fulton and Jill eventually arrived. Mr. Fulton telephoned Jill's mother and was furious to learn of the newspaper reports.
(Continued in next column)
Principal characters this week:


Script By: Lesley Wilson
Unknown: Charles Gilroy
Unknown: Richard Fulton
Unknown: Jill Delaney
Unknown: Richard Fulton
Stories Of: Richard Fulton
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 Allardyce
Mrs Mountford: Vivienne Chatterton
Miss Marchbanks: Harriet Petworth
Maud French: Gwen Day Burroughs
Miss Pink: Viola Merritt
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Nurse Amhurst: Janet Bruce
Gerda Thornton: Pat Jamblin
Mr Torrent: Peter Bathursrt
A waiter: Leslie Parker

: Monday Matinee presents: This Happy Breed

by Noel Coward
[Starring] Reginald Purdell and Betty Baskcomb


Author: Noel Coward
Adapted for broadcasting by: Mark Oliver
Producer: Archie Campbell
Narrator: Richard Hurndall
Mrs Flint, Frank's mother-in-law: Elsa Palmer
Ethel, his wife: Betty Baskcomb
Sylvia, his sister: Doris Gilmore
Frank Gibbons: Reginald Purdell
Bob Mitchell: Stanley Groome
Frank's children - Reg: Michael Harding
Frank's children - Queenie: Denise Bryer
Frank's children - Vi: Gabrielle Blunt
Sam Leadbitter: Roger Snowdon
Phyllis Blake: Molly Lawson
Billy Mitchell: Billy Thatcher


and his Metropole Orchestra on gramophone records


He sings to a small guitar

: The Younger Generation UNDER-20 PARADE

Introduced by Tony East
John Boorman learns something about sound recording on the Royal Performance film . Where No Vultures Fly '
Collector's Corner
Alan Lomax introduces some hill-billies he has collected on his tours
Service Call
Helptirg hands for housewives
Weymouth Sea Rangers and 2nd Harwell Scouts
You're Only Young Once
The everyday adventures of the Caldicott family
Script by Edward J. Mason
7-' Everyone makes up their minds'


Introduced By: Tony East
Unknown: John Boorman
Introduces: Alan Lomax
Script By: Edward J. Mason

: The Archers

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


Writer: Edward J. Mason
Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Tony Shryane Daniel Archer, the farmer: Harry Oakes
Donis 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 wealthy farmer: Leslie Bowmar
Grace Fairbrother, his daughter: Monica Grey
Walter Gaibriel, Dan's neighbour: Robent Mawdesley
Simon, the farm worker: Eddie Robinson
Mrs Perkins, Peggy's mother: Pauline Seville
The Squire: Ronald Baddiley
Jane Maxwell: Mary Wimbush
Keith Latimer: Jack May
Dick Raymond: John Franklyn

: Round the British Isles with TOP OF THE FORM

John Elldson 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
Berwickshire High School,
Duns (Girds) v.
Morgan Academy, Dundee (Boys)
Produced by Joan Clark


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

: Marius Goring in « THE AFFAIRS OF HARLEQUIN'

by Morris West
4— ' The Affair of the Fabulous Frascatd '
Production by Martyn C. Webster


Production By: Martyn C. Webster
George Harlequin: Marius Goring
Ashley: Eric Meaaiter
Mns Heneker: Jane Cotton
Sol Martin: Russeli Naipier
Marion Manners: Betsey Lewis
Mr Heneker: Jon Fanrell
Count Frascati: Dino Galvand


Introduced by Jimmy Hanley
Billy (Uke) Scott
George Moon
James Moody and Winifred Davey
Miriam Karllin
Cardew Robinson
Francisco Cavez and his Latin-American Rhythm
Mary Naylor and Al Read
Cyril Stapleton and his Orchestra
Produced by John Foreman


Introduced By: Jimmy Hanley
Introduced By: Billy (uke) Scott
Introduced By: George Moon
Unknown: James Moody
Unknown: Winifred Davey
Unknown: Miriam Karllin
Unknown: Cardew Robinson
Unknown: Francisco Cavez
Unknown: Mary Naylor
Unknown: Al Read
Produced By: John Foreman


and his Orchestra with Howard Jones
Rose Brennan and Tony Ventro


Unknown: Howard Jones
Unknown: Rose Brennan
Unknown: Tony Ventro

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME * Stir up the Dust'

by William Colt MacDonald Read by Charles Richardson
1—' Jennifer '


Read By: Charles Richardson

: Music Tapestry

Muted Strings dilrected by Reg PursgJove with Irene Kohler (piano)


Unknown: Reg Pursgjove
Piano: Irene Kohler

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