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: NEWS

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Robert MacDermot
Introduces your request records

Contributors

Introduces: Robert MacDermot

: FIVE TO TEN

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: MUSICALLY YOURS

Charles Smitton at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Smitton

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Band of the Irish Guards
Conducted by Lt. C. H. Jaeger
Director of Music

Contributors

Conducted By: Lt. C. H. Jaeger

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Script by Jonquil Antony

Contributors

Script By: Jonquil Antony

: OUT OF THE MAYERL BAG

The Billy Mayerl
Rhythm Ensemble and Peggy Wilding (soprano)

Contributors

Unknown: Billy Mayerl
Soprano: Peggy Wilding

: MORNING STORY

' Vaulting Ambition' by Rupert Croft-Cooke
Told by Paul Stephenson

Contributors

Unknown: Rupert Croft-Cooke
Told By: Paul Stephenson

: SOUVENIRS OF MUSIC

Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, David Paget )
Conductor, Robert Busby with Barbara Leigh (soprano)
(Barbara Leigh is appearing in * King's Rhapsody ' at the Empire, Wood Green)

Contributors

Leader: David Paget
Conductor: Robert Busby
Soprano: Barbara Leigh
Soprano: Barbara Leigh

: Concert Hour BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conductor, Rae Jenkins

Contributors

Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, and music
For two years now our .small listeners have happily and conscientiously rocked to sleep their dolls, teddies. and golliwogs to the rhythm of ' Bye Baby Bunting. It was one of the first nursery rhymes to be introduced into our programmes and has been a favourite ever since. But at least one little girl of two-and-a-bit has been critical. Her father is a forester, and her mother wrote, ' She never fails to get highly indignant whenever " Bye Baby Bunting, Daddy's gone a-hunung " is played. She shouts,- most rudely, at the lady in the wireless," " He's not gone a-hunting; he's gone a-forest " '—which illustrates once more the egocentricity of the two-year-old's world. We hope this little listener will not be too annoyed if she hears this song again today, and that, in any case, the other familiar rhymes of the week will give her satisfaction. The order of the stories this week is ' Bath Night ' by Joan E. Cass ; ' The Teddy Who Lost his Growl ' by Jane Shaw ; ' Marmaduke Goes Over the Hills ' by Elizabeth Chapman ; ' The Little Green Gate ' by Amy Smith ; and ' The Lazy Kangaroo ' by Janet Lamb.
Elizabeth A. Taylor

Contributors

Unknown: Joan E. Cass
Unknown: Jane Shaw
Unknown: Elizabeth Chapman
Unknown: Amy Smith
Unknown: Janet Lamb.
Unknown: Elizabeth A. Taylor

: WOMAN'S HOUR

A daily programme for women at home
Introduced by Jean Metcalfe and including
' Round Table': a programme of advice and discussion based on problems sent by listeners. Alice Hooper Beck , the Rev. Frank Martin , and the Woman's Hour doctor answer your questions and then discuss this week's talking point, 'What does the week-end mean to you ? '
Today's guest at the Round Table is Margery Fisher
' 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 Primrose Hubbard speaks to listeners living in the south of England
Serial: Last Voyage,' by Ann Davison. Abridged by Henry Bentinck. Read by Cecile Chevreau

Contributors

Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Alice Hooper Beck
Unknown: Frank Martin
Unknown: Margery Fisher
Unknown: Ann Davison.
Abridged By: Henry Bentinck.
Read By: Cecile Chevreau

: CONTINENTAL SERENADE

Fredric Cooper and his Tiplca Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Fredric Cooper

: PLAIN ENGLISH

How They Say It
6 — ' The Salesmanby John Coulson
The subject of the last talk in this series is the use of words for the purpose of persuasion. The speaker also answers the question How do we recognise the difference between stating and over-stating a case? '

Contributors

Unknown: John Coulson

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Ken Beaumont and his Sextet

Contributors

Unknown: Ken Beaumont

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Script by Jonquil Antony
Last Monday was J-enny's birthday, so Sally decided to drive her down to Sandbourne to see Bob. Bob was out and while they were waiting for him they met Ashley Weston , the actor, with whom Bob shared a sitting-room at Mrs. McMorran's. Jenny and Ashley seemed to get on very well. Bob invited Mrs. Dale to Sandbourne for the night and got two tickets for Ashley's play. While Mrs. Dale was at Mrs. McMorran's. Jenny arrived, having arranged with Ashley to see the play that night. Mrs. Morgan and Thompkins had a ' coldness ' because he insisted on calling his twins Cherry and Candy. Mrs. Freeman and Miss Simmonds, trying to make ' pin money,' got an .order for sixty little sewing cases in one week. They began to work furiously when Miss Simmonds, hurrying upstairs, tripped over Captain and sprained her wrist.
Principal characters this week:

Contributors

Script By: Jonquil Antony
Unknown: Ashley Weston
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: Douglas Burbidge
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Gwen Owen: Beryl Calder
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Lane: Alvys Maben
Mrs Morgan: Grace Allardyce
Isabel Fielding: Thea Wells
Zenobia: Thea Wells
Edward Fielding: Keith Pyott
Maggs: Jack Howarth
Mrs Johnson: Dorothy Summers
Susie Thompkins: Molly Lawson
Bert Thompkins: Billy Thatcher
Auntie Rose: Christine Silver
Jenny Owen: Julia Braddock
Mr Smith: Middleton Woods
Mrs Mountford: Violet Gould
Tiggy Fielding: Sheila Maloney

: Monday Matinee ' SPACEWAYS '

A story of the very near future by Charles Eric Maine
Characters in order of speaking:
Reporters, guests, etc.
The action takes place at the Silver Falls Experimental Rocket Development Site. Nevada. U.S.A., in the year 1955
Produced by Archie Campbell

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Eric Maine
Produced By: Archie Campbell
George Hills: Charles Richardson
Dr Klein: Howard Marion-Crawford
' Signals: Honorine Catto
Smith: Barry Lowe
McCabe: Jack Lester
Mrs Klein: Vivlenne Chatterton
Major Keenan: Jon Farrell
Marion Hills: Betsey Lewis
Raymond Colby: Harold Ayer
Radio announcer: Alan Keith
Attorney: Charles Farrell
Television announcer: Cyril Saxon
Newsreel commentator: Mark Baker
Judge Reed: De Rouen
Attorney for the Defence: Alan Keith

: Monday Matinee 'SPACEWAYS'

A story of the very near future by Charles Eric Maine
(Continued)

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Eric Maine

: CHARLES SMART

at the BBC theatre organ

: The Younger Generation UNDER-20 PARADE

welcomes you to Sports Pavilion
A fortnightly magazine
Edited and produced by Alec Weeks and Harold Rogers
Club Chairman, Stan Tomlin
The Fastest Game
Kenneth Best takes you behind the scenes with the Streatham ice hockey team and reports on their match with the U.S.A. Olympic team
Star Turn
Johnny Leach sums up England's chances in the World Table-Tennis Championship at Bombay
Straight from the Shoulder
June Foulds introduces the writer of the winning letter in the regular sports opinion competition
Gossip Column
Geoffrey Peck gives you latest news on sporting events and personalities
You're Only Young Once
Script by Edward J. Mason
16-' A marriage has been arranged '

Contributors

Produced By: Alec Weeks
Unknown: Stan Tomlin
Unknown: Kenneth Best
Unknown: Johnny Leach
Unknown: Geoffrey Peck
Script By: Edward J. Mason

: The Archers

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

Contributors

Writer: Edward J. Mason
Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Tony Shryane

: Sport

: CARROLL LEVIS AND HIS DISCOVERIES

A programme featuring unknown British artists
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet
Introduced by Carroll Levis
Produced by Jacques Brown

Contributors

Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet
Introduced By: Carroll Levis
Produced By: Jacques Brown

: FOCUS ON MISSING PEOPLE

Every day between twenty and twenty-four people are missing from their homes. Many of them are never heard of again. Why do they disappear? What happens to them and how are some of them traced?
Script by Gordon Cruickshank
Produced by Maurice Brown
Series edited by Dennis Bardens

Contributors

Script By: Gordon Cruickshank
Produced By: Maurice Brown
Edited By: Dennis Bardens

: A Tale of Two Cities: 5: The Storm Breaks

By Charles Dickens.
Freely dramatised as a serial in eight parts by John Keir Cross.
[Starring] Donald Wolfit and Leon Quartermaine

Contributors

Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised By: John Keir Cross
Producer: Norman Wright
The Presenter: Leon Quartermaine
Madame Defarge: Nan Marriott-Watson
Ernest Defarge: Malcolm Hayes
John Barsad: John Carol
A Turnkey: Ronald Sidney
Lucie: Elizabeth London
Sydney Carton: Donald Wolfit
Miss Pross: Jane Henderson
Dr Manette: Martin Lewis
Charles Darnay: Desmond Carrington
A Guard: Eric Lugg
A Coachman: Ben Williams

: CALLING ALL FORCES

Ted Ray introduces a programme for Services everywhere
Guests:
Muriel Pavlow
Frankie Howerd 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 Stargazers
The George Mitchell Singers
Geraldo and his Concert Orchestra
Script by Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
Produced bv
Leslie Bridgmont and Frank Hooper

Contributors

Introduces: Ted Ray
Unknown: Muriel Pavlow
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Leslie Welch
Unknown: Carole Carr
Unknown: George Mitchell Singers
Script By: Bob Monkhouse
Script By: Denis Goodwin
Unknown: Leslie Bridgmont
Unknown: Frank Hooper

: NEWS

: ROCK IN RHYTHM

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

Contributors

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

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Reader, Roger Snowdon
11—' Catherine at Wuthering Heights '

Contributors

Reader: Emily Bronte
Reader: Roger Snowdon

: MUSIC TAPESTRY

The Spa Orchestra
Directed by Tom Jenkins with Iris Loveridge (piano)

Contributors

Directed By: Tom Jenkins
Piano: Iris Loveridge

: News Summary

: Close Down









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