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: Housewives' Choice

Lou Preager introduces your request records


Presenter: Lou Preager


A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: Let Yourself Go

Harold Smart at the BBC theatre organ


Organist: Harold Smart

: Music While You Work

Band of the Coldstream Guards
Conducted by Captain Douglas A. Pope
Director of Music


Conducted By: Captain Douglas A. Pope

: Mrs. Dale's Diary


Script: Jonquil Antony


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


Unknown: Jean Campbell
Unknown: David Carey
Unknown: Monty Norman


' Amanita Verna ' by James Pattinson
Told by James Langham


Unknown: Amanita Verna
Unknown: James Pattinson
Told By: James Langham


Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, David Paget )
Conductor, Robert Busby with Ereach Riley (tenor)


Leader: David Paget
Conductor: Robert Busby
Tenor: Ereach Riley


(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Edward Walker (flute)


Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Flute: Edward Walker


A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, and music
'Bless you all ' wrote a mother, in amused exasperation, after last year's broadcast of Elizabeth Coleman 's story in which Nicholas, after helping with the washing up, plays with the wooden spoon as a boat. and then attaches his own boat to it as a tug. This mother had had a hard morning and ' now, here I am, ready to settle down to hear " Woman's Hour " and finish some Christmas presents, but my son is already kneeling on a chair at the sink, spoon in hand, shouting for a boat to " fasten on," and the door is wide open between us! I have blessed you all once or twice before,' she adds, ' but it's all in a good cause! ' And, indeed, in such a case it was, for water-plays form a fundamental activity for small children, setting free both emotions and imaginations in a very valuable way. Ought we, however, to hint to mothers with ' helpful ' children that we shall hear more of Nicholas next week? For this week's remaining stories we have, tomorrow, ' Trouser Ted ' by Eileen Colt-man; on Wednesday and Thursday two ' Baby B;ar ' stories by M E. Allan , and on Friday, My Friend Robin ' by Elsie Wood Elizabeth A. Taylor


Unknown: Elizabeth Coleman
Unknown: E. Allan


From the North of England
Introduced by Violet Carson and including
' The Animal Lover': Dorothy Berry talks about the anxieties she suffers as a lover of all animals
' Going, Going, Gone': a recorded interview with a northern woman auctioneer and antique dealer
' New Towns for Old': a discussion between Durham housewives on the advantage, or otherwise, of living in a new town, from the woman's point of view
' Violet Entertains,' with songs at the piano
' Portrait of a Daleswoman,' sketched by James R. Gregson
' White Lies and Elephants': Stella Johns puts in a timely word on the art of receiving Christmas presents
Serial: The House in Paris,' by Elizabeth Bowen. Abridged by Brenda Markham. Read by Patience Collier


Introduced By: Violet Carson
Talks: Dorothy Berry
Unknown: James R. Gregson
Unknown: Stella Johns
Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen.
Abridged By: Brenda Markham.


The J. H. Squire Celeste Octet


Unknown: J. H. Squire Celeste Octet


Giving Your Account
4—' Breaking It Down '
The fourth discussion between Petty Officer Bernard Houghton , R.N., and Peter Newmark , an English teacher, deals with the use of headings and paragraphs in reports


Unknown: Bernard Houghton
Unknown: Peter Newmark


Oscar Rabin and his Band


Unknown: Oscar Rabin

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

To be repeated tomorrow at 11.0 a.m.
Last week Gwen lost her wedding ring while stirring her mother's Christmas puddings. Mrs. Dale chopped up the puddings, and found the ring in the last one. When Mrs. Dale and Mrs. Freeman returned from town they saw water pouring down the stairs. Mrs. Freeman then remembered she had forgotten to turn her bathroom tap off when Isabel offered her a lift to town. The carpets were soaked, the ceiling in Mrs. Dale's bathroom fell down, and some of the lights fused. Mrs. Freeman was afraid to meet Dr. Dale because he was very angry. The next day some men came to do repairs, which in turn annoyed Mrs. Morgan. Mrs. Dale discovered she had reached the thousandth page in her diary and Dr. Dale took her out to lunch to celebrate. While they were at Sally's shop buying flowers they met Margaret Lockwood. Owing to a muddle in dates, Elaine Allardyce came to dinner on the wrong night. Bob was alone and asked her to stay, and they cooked the dinner together. Mrs. Dale met her and told Dr. Dale she was just the sort of girl she would like to have for a daughter-in-law.


Script: Jonquil Antony
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: Douglas Burbidge
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Gwen Owen: Beryl Calder
David Owen: Frank Partington
Sally Lane: Thelma Hughes
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Mrs Morgan: Ella Milne
Jenny Owen: Julia Braddock
An electrician: Patrick Westwood
Thompkins: Robin Lloyd
Elaine Allardyce: Elizabeth London
Marleen: Violet Loxley
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Susie Thompklns: Hilda Fennimore
Henry Thornton: John Bushelle
Cynthia: Anne Leon

: Monday Matinee Belle Chrystall and Hector Ross in ' THROUGH THE BARRIER'

by Gilbert Travers Thomas
Produced by Martyn C.Webster


Produced By: Martyn C.Webster
Bill Denver: Hector Ross
Wendy: Belle Chrystall
Arthur Loxham: Patrick Waddington
Martin Eaves: Ivan Samson
Mr Herridge: Lionel Dunn
Johnnie Stubbs: Alan Reid
A waiter: Tom Masson


at the BBC theatre organ


He sings to a small guitar

: The Younger Generation UNDER-20 PARADE

Introduced by Tony East
Take Your Chance: Round 3
Winning entries from the London region and Northern Ireland
Music Makers
Sutton St. Barnabas'
Youth Club Jazz Band
Something Wrong Somewhere
Another teaser to test your hearing
You're Only Young Once
Script by Edward J. Mason
10—-' A Christmas has been arranged '


Introduced By: Tony East
Script By: Edward J. Mason

: 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
The Squire: Ronald Baddiley
Jane Maxwell: Mary Wimbush
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Dick Raymond: John Franklyn

: Sport

: Round the British Isles with TOP OF THE FORM

An inter-country contest
Question-Masters :
John Ellison , Robert MacDermot
11— Welsh Finals
St. Julian's High School for Girls, Newport
Boys' Grammar School, Llanelly
Produced by Joan Clark


Question-Masters: John Ellison
Question-Masters: Robert MacDermot
Produced By: Joan Clark


What is the Stock Exchange and why does it exist? What part does it play in national life, and how? Is it a rich man's casino, and are fortunes made overnight ? Tonight's programme takes you behind the scenes of this world-famous institution
Written by Martin Chisholm Produced by Maurice Brown
Series edited by Dennis Bardens


Written By: Martin Chisholm
Produced By: Maurice Brown
Edited By: Dennis Bardens

: Marius Goring in * THE AFFAIRS OF HARLEQUIN'

by Morris West
7 — ' The Affair of the Pied Piper '
Produced by David H. Godfrey


Produced By: David H. Godfrey
George Harlequin: Marius Goring
Enders: Ivan Samson
Jerry Bannerman: Tommy Duggan
Jeannine Delbos: Monica Cairns
Bell-boy: Gabrielle Blunt
Mrs Alcides: Gladys Spencer

: Derek Roy in 'HAPPY-GO-LUCKY'

A light-hearted blend of comedy and music
[Starring] Derek Roy
with Harry Noble and Francis King, Doreen Harris
"Eager Beavers"
An improbable series of adventures featuring Bottrell - Graham Stark, Creep Senior - Dick Emery, Mr Ponsonby - Tony Hancock
Rhapsody at Random
You call the tunes and composer's styles
Peggy Cochrane gives her impromptu interpretations
The Sam Browne Singers
Stanley Black and the Augmented Dance Orchestra
Script by Alan Simpson, Ray Galton, Ralph Peterson, and Rona Ricardo
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson


Unknown: Harry Noble
Unknown: Francis King
Unknown: Doreen Harris
Unknown: Peggy Cochrane
Singers: Sam Browne
Singers: Stanley Black
Script By: Alan Simpson
Script By: Ray Galton
Script By: Ralph Peterson
Script By: Rona Ricardo
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson
Bottrell: Graham Stark
Creep Senior: Dick Emery
Mr Ponsonby: Tony Hancock



and his Orchestra with Howard Jones
Rose Brennan , and Tony Ventro


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


'The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard * by Arthur Conan Doyle
Reader, Howard Marion-Crawford
' How the Brigadier
Slew the Brothers of Ajaccio'
The beginning of the story


Reader: Arthur Conan Doyle
Reader: Howard Marion-Crawford


The Stradivari Orchestra directed by Michael Spivakovsky with Leonard Cassini (piano)


Directed By: Michael Spivakovsky
Piano: Leonard Cassini

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