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: Housewives' Choice

Bill Gates introduces your request records


Presenter: Bill Gates

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


Bobby Pagan at the BBC theatre organ


Unknown: Bobby Pagan

: Music While You Work

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


Conducted By: Capt. David McBain

: Mrs. Dale's Diary


Script: Lesley Wilson


The Monia Liter Quartet and Danny Levan (violin)


Violin: Danny Levan


' Oh, my hat' by Leena Murray
Told by Joan White


Unknown: Leena Murray
Told By: Joan White


Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, David Paget )
Conductor, Robert Busby with Jean Carpenter (soprano)


Leader: David Paget
Conductor: Robert Busby
Soprano: Jean Carpenter


(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Raymond Cohen (violin)


Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Violin: Raymond Cohen


A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, and music
' Junior Lamb. ' Daphne Awkward. ' ' Captalcen Edwards ,' and ' Doll-lady
Sniff' — names that our small listeners would recognise in a moment as belonging to their ' story ladies.' atf four of whom they will hear in their programmes this week. This is something new, for it was only last week that we initiated a change in the presentation of these programmes so that now, instead of waiting two or three months for one or other of their storytellers, our under-fives may hear more than one telling their stories in the same week. This week they will hear three. Today and on Friday, Julia Lang relates the stories of ' Daisy of Beech Farm by Leah Maizel , and ' Rackettypan the Scarecrow ' by Ursula Hourihane. Tomorrow and on Wednesday, come the tales of ' The Three Naughty Pussycats,' told by Daphne Uxenfoid , and on Thursday, Do othy Smith tells an old favourite, ' The Little Nurse.' by E. Mallett. Catherine Edwards will be here again each day to introduce the nursery rhymes and storyteller. On Friday she will also introduce a new friend, Lorna Pegram , who is to be her co-presenter and who will take her place at the microphone for the next two weeks. Elizabeth A. Taylor


Unknown: Junior Lamb.
Unknown: Daphne Awkward.
Unknown: Captalcen Edwards
Unknown: Julia Lang
Unknown: Leah Maizel
Unknown: Ursula Hourihane.
Told By: Daphne Uxenfoid
Unknown: E. Mallett.
Unknown: Catherine Edwards
Unknown: Lorna Pegram
Unknown: Elizabeth A. Taylor


A daily programme for women at home
Introduced by Jean Metcalfe and including
' Planning the Week,'s Meals ' : this week Primrose Hubbard speaks to listeners living in the south of England
' Prices and Problems': the first of a series of conversations between William Pickles and housewives about some of the difficulties of budgeting for a family and some of the reasons for our present problems
' Darby and Joan Clubs ': Anita Reynolds talks about old people and their welfare
' A Tree Grows in Netting Hill Gate': Roy Bradford attempts to find a solution to the fuel crisis and ends by burying the hatchet
' A Day in the Country': Eric Simms presents a programme of the sounds of the countryside, and tells the story behind some of the recordings he has made
Serial: The Encircled Heart' by Josephine Elder. Read by Sonia Dresdel


Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Primrose Hubbard
Unknown: William Pickles
Unknown: Joan Clubs
Unknown: Roy Bradford
Unknown: Eric Simms
Unknown: Josephine Elder.
Read By: Sonia Dresdel


Ralph Elman and his Bohemian Players


Unknown: Ralph Elman


How Words Get at You
2—' Polite Persuasion ' by R. N. Currey
In his second talk the speaker discusses advertisements that persuade you by appealing to your natural feelings.


Unknown: R. N. Currey


Harry Leader and his Band


Script by Lesley Wilson
To be repeated tomorrow at 11.0 a.m.
Last Saturday was Zenobia's wedding day. At the reception given by Sally, Dr. Dale proposed the toast and when Joe, the groom, stood up to respond, he knocked over the tea table. Zenobia and Joe travelled to Sand bourne for their honeymoon, where Bob met them. He introduced them to Ashley Weston and Zenobia was thrilled to meet an actor.
Gwen went for a walk with David and Tiggy. She fell and sprained her ankle. As she was unable to go to Mr. Fulton he decided to work at her flat. He did not find it easy, however, because they were constantly interrupted. Tiggy Fielding, still at the Dales, tried to drive the Doctor's new car out of the garage and crashed it into the apple-racks.
Principal characters this week:


Script By: Lesley Wilson
Unknown: Ashley Weston
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: Alvys Maben
Mrs Morgan: Grace Allardvce
Tiggy Fielding: Sheila Moloney
Zenobia: Thea Wells
Isabel Fielding: Thea Wells
Ashley Weston: Raymond Young
Mr Monkton: Arthur Ridley
Maud French: Gwen Day Burroughs
Miss Pink: Viola Merritt
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Bert Thompkins: Michael Harding
Susie Thompkins: Molly Lawson
Mrs Johnson: Hilda Barry
Maggs: Jack Howarth
A woman: Gladys Spencer
Mrs Mountford -: Vivienne Chatterton
Miss Marchbanks: Harriet Petworth

: Cecil Trounce r in 4 WINDOWS'

by John Galsworthy
Adapted for broadcasting by Cynthia Pughe
Characters in order of speakinp:
Production by Ayton Whitaker


Unknown: John Galsworthy
Broadcasting By: Cynthia Pughe
Production By: Ayton Whitaker
Joan March: Joan Carol
Johnny March: Derek Hart
Mary March: Joan Hart
Geoffrey March: Cecil Trouncer
Cook: Susan Richards
Mr BIy: Charles Leno
Faith Bly: Natalie Jordan
Blunter: Malcolm Hayes
Mr Barnabas: Jack Livesey


at the BBC theatre organ

: The Younger Generation UNDER-20 PARADE

welcomes you to
Sports Pavilion
Edited and produced by Alec Weeks and Harold Rogers
Club Chairman, Stan Tomlin
Sports Pavilion Quiz: Round 3
Referee. Rex Alston
The hosts: nineteen-year-old Jack Brown and seventeen - year - old Christopher Davies v. The visitors: Molly Hide (Captain of England Women's Cricket XI) and Ted Ditchburn (Tottenham and England goalkeeper)
The Winter Olympic Games
Kenneth Best explains some of the events that are taking place in the Winter Olympics at Oslo, and interviews competitors at previous Games
Star Turn
Brenda Fisher , 1951 Channel swimmer
Straight from the Shoulder
June Foulds introduces the writer of the winning letter in the 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
18—' Colin cancels a date '


Produced By: Alec Weeks
Unknown: Stan Tomlin
Unknown: Rex Alston
Unknown: Jack Brown
Unknown: Christopher Davies
Unknown: Ted Ditchburn
Unknown: Kenneth Best
Unknown: Brenda Fisher
Unknown: Geoffrey Peck
Script By: Edward J. Mason

: The Archers

A story of country folk.
(BBC recording)


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


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


I-Hospital Accident Ward by Stephen Grenfell
Produced by D. G. Bridson


Unknown: Stephen Grenfell
Produced By: D. G. Bridson

: Donald Wolfit and Leon Quartermaine in ' A TALE OF TWO CITIES.

by Charles Dickens
Freely dramatised as a serial in eight parts by John Keir Cross
6—' Darkness '
Produced by Norman Wright


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: John Keir Cross
Produced By: Norman Wright
The Presenter: Leon Quartermaine
Mr Lorry: John Ruddock
Jerry Cruncher: Stanley Groome
Lucie: Elizabeth London
Dr Manette: Martin Lewis
Miss Pross: Jane Henderson
Sydney Carton: Donald Wolfit
The Prosecutor: John Wyse
Charles Darnay: Desmond Carrington
Ernest Defarge: Malcolm Hayes
Madame Defarge: Nan Marriott-Watson


Ted Ray introduces a programme for Services everywhere
Elizabeth Allan
Derek Roy 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 by Leslie Bridgmont and Frank Hooper


Introduces: Ted Ray
Unknown: Elizabeth Allan
Unknown: Derek Roy
Unknown: Leslie Welch
Unknown: Carole Carr
Unknown: George Mitchell Singers
Script By: Bob Monkhouse
Script By: Denis Goodwin
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont
Produced By: Frank Hooper


Edmundo Ros and his Rumba Band


Unknown: Edmundo Ros


' Wuthering Heights ' by Emily Bronte
13 — ' A Forced Marriage'
Reader, Roger Snowdon


Reader: Roger Snowdon

: Music Tapestry

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


Directed By: Tom Jenkins
Piano: Iris Loveridge

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