Bob Danvers-Walker introduces your request records
A story, a hymn, and a prayer
Andrew Fenner at the BBC theatre organ
Central Band of the Royal Air Force
(by permission of the Air Council)
Conducted by Wing-Cdr.
A. E. Sims. O.B.E.
Organising Director of Music,
Royal Air Force
Script by Jonquil Antony
Light Music String Ensemble directed by Max Jaffa
' The Man with the Rings' by E. J. C. O'Brien
Told by Joseph O'Conor
E. J. C.
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, David Paget )
Conductor, Robert Busby
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Beryl Kimber (violin)
A programme for children under five
' My four-year old daughter,' writes a mother, ' has been a staunch supporter of what she used to call " Listen and Smother " from the very beginning, and now she wants me to tell you that what we both so much enjoy is the music. One particular favourite is " Jack and Jilt " (the chords for " did whip her next " especially delight her). Will you please convey at least two listeners' appreciation to whoever plays the piano? ' Well, it is Ann Driver who plays the piano. She also makes the nursery-rhyme arrangements which delight so many children because of their imaginative interpretation of the spirit of the songs. This week, as usual, our small listeners will hear many of their favourite rhymes, including ' Jack and Jilt ' which comes tomorrow, and ' Pop goes the Weasel,* the newest addition to our repertoire.
For stories this week we have, today, one by Violet Statham about a toy rabbit; tomorrow, a ' Naughty Little Sister ' story by Dorothy Edwards ; on Wednesday, ' The Little Engine who was Afraid of Tunnels ' by Marjorie Thorne ; on Thursday, ' Fine Frosty Day' by Isla Davenport : and, on Friday, Ursula Hourihane 's animal story ' The Farmyard Band.' Elizabeth A. Taylor
Introduced by Jean Metcalfe and including
' Planning the Week's Meals': a weekly series of suggestions based on the food that is cheapest and most plentiful at this time of year. This week Ann Hardy speaks to listeners in the North of England
'I Grow What I Like': Aileen Nieman makes gardens in barrels
' Blackie and her Kittens,' by Edith Neider
From the point of view of the farm, cats are rat-catchers and are valued as such. The speaker talks about the family life of one particular cat on her Devon farm.
' Blind Children at School': Wyn Griffith presents recordings made at schools for the blind. (BBC recording)
The child who is born blind, or who goes blind during the first years of its life, is educated at special schools where it learns Braille but in other respects follows the usual educational curriculum.
Serial: Last Voyage'by Ann Davison. Abridged by Henry Bentinck. Read by Cecile Chevreau
The Freddie Phillips Trio with Ashley Crawford (tenor) Gerald Crossman (accordion)
How They Say It
5—' The Crooner' by John Coulson
In his fifth talk the speaker discusses catch-words, cliches, and words that produce an automatic reaction in the hearer's or reader's mind.
Felix King and his Orchestra
Script by Jonquil Antony
To be repeated tomorrow at 11.0 a.m. Miss Marchbanks, staying in Mrs. Freeman's flat white Mrs. Mountford's house was being converted into flats, continued to interfere with Dr. Dale's work. She confided to Mrs. Freeman that she would like to be the doctor's secretary. Sally bought Zenobia's trousseau as a present. At Berridges' concert the microphone system that Stan had installed went wrong. Mrs. Date was concerned in case Bob was held responsible, especially when he was sent for by one of the directors of Berridges. However, Bob was told that he was being sent to a branch shop at Sandbourne to organise a new department. Mrs. Dale and Mrs. Freeman, having tea in a new cafe in Parkwood Hill, overheard Isabel telling her husband she didn't know how Jim could stand his mother-in-law living with them. There was an embarrassing scene and Mrs. Freeman refused to accept any kind of apology from Isabel. Dr. Dale's new car arrived.
Principal characters this week:
John Cresswell 's film story adapted by Charles Hatton
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by Ayton Whitaker
Det Inspector Lodge:
Police Sgt Wilson:
Introduced by Tony East
Top of the Ladder
Ronald Searle (at the top) enlightens Quentin Blake (one rung up) on the way to fame as a comic artist
Something Wrong Somewhere
Your listening is open to question
Gordon Edwards , former chairman of the 'Flattened Fifth,' introduces his personal choice from the Afro-Cuban school
You're Only Young Once
The everyday adventures of the Caldicott family
Script by Edward J. Mason
16—'Peter has his hair cut'
A programme featuring young British artists
David Wykes of Nottingham
Joan Barnett of Cardiff
Graham Taylor of Manchester
Brian Jones of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Brenda Barron of Durham Tony Fisher of Manchester
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet
Introduced by Carroll Levis
Produced by Jacques Brown
Many people dream of leaving Britain to start a new life in one of the Dominions or Colonies.
What are the prospects, how can it be done, what does it cost, and what sort of people are needed overseas ?
Tonight's programme answers these questions through the recorded voices of Australian, New Zealand, Canadian, South African, and Southern Rhodesian immigration officials and those of migrants about to depart to, or already living in, these countries
Written by Martin Chisholm
Produced by Maurice Brown
Series edited by Dennis Bardens
by Charles Dickens
Freely dramatised as a serial in eight parts by John Keir Cross 4
Characters in order of speaking:
Produced by Norman Wright
Ted Ray Introdl ces a programme for Services everywhere
Gate Eastley and a sporting celebrity
The Forces try to stump
Leslie Welch , the Memory Man
Carole Carr sings songs of the Servicemen's choice
You've Asked For It
Bringing sounds for Servicemen overseas to remind them of home
The George Mitchell Singers
Geraldo and his Concert Orchestra
Script by Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont and Frank Hooper
Raymond Baxter concludes the story of the Rally from the studios of Radio Monte Carlo
and his Music with Dickie Valentine
Lita Roan , and Dennis Lotia
' Wuthering Heights' by Emily Bronte
Reader, Roger Snowdon
The Stradivari Orchestra directed by Michael Spivakovsky with Ivor Dennis (piano)