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: Housewives' Choice

Michael Miles introduces your request records


Presenter: Michael Miles


A story, a hymn, and a prayer


Charles Smltton at the BBC theatre organ

: Music While You Work

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


Conducted By: Captain Douglas A. Pope


Script by Jonquil Antony


Script By: Jonquil Antony


Directed by David Wolfsthal with Fisher Morgan (bass)


Directed By: David Wolfsthal
Bass: Fisher Morgan


' The Silent House ' by Evelyn Welsh
Told by Sheila Mitchell


Unknown: Evelyn Welsh
Told By: Sheila Mitchell


Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, David Paget )
Conductor, Robert Busby with Bill O'Connor


Leader: David Paget
Conductor: Robert Busby
Unknown: Bill O'Connor


(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Peter Mountain (violin)


Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Violin: Peter Mountain


A programme for children under five
Last Friday our under-fives heard for a few moments a new voice in their programme and today, and for the coming two weeks, it will be Lorna Pegram who introduces to them the nursery rhymes and storytellers each day. We are sure she will soon be established as a firm friend and welcome member of their band of 'programme ladies.' Today and tomorrow she will introduce Dorothy Smith to tell two stories of very different kinds, a nature story, ' Signs of Spring ' by Rosamund Martin , and ' Puffing Billy.' a fantasy about a railway engine by Lavinia Derwent. On Wednesday and on Friday the storyteller will be Julia Lang, with ' Angela's Birthday Present' by Hilda lames , and ' The Snowman ' by Enid Jones , for, in spite of signs of spring, winter has not yet left us. All these tales are new, but on Thursday Daphne Oxenford will re-tell the story by Vera Badley about ' The Little Horse who said "No."' ' Can we have it again soon, please? ' asked a mother and her small son. ' We both chuckled so much that we almost lost the rest of the programme.' So here it is for a second hearing. Elizabeth A. Taylor


Unknown: Rosamund Martin
Unknown: Lavinia Der
Unknown: Hilda Lames
Unknown: Enid Jones
Story By: Vera Badley
Unknown: Elizabeth A. Taylor


Introduced by Jean Metcalfe and including:
' Planning the Week's Meals': this week Ann Hardy speaks to listeners living in the North of England
No Barriers Here': Isabel Angus talks about the Women's
World Day of Prayer, now celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary
' Round Table': a programme of advice and discussion based on problems sent by listeners. Mary Delane , the Rev. Frank Martin. and a doctor answer your questions and then discuss this week's talking point, ' The only child.' This week's guest at the Round Table is Margery Fisher
Joan Neville Ness invites you to relax. Today : ' Your Stiff Neck.'
Serial: The Encircled Heart' by Josephine Elder. Read by Sonia Dresdel


Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Mary Delane
Unknown: Josephine Elder.
Read By: Sonia Dresdel


The Albert Deiroy Trio with Tina Crithary (soprano)
Eugene Pini (violin)


Soprano: Tina Crithary
Violin: Eugene Pini


How Words Get at You
3—' Stick 'Em Up ' by R. N. Currey
Everyone enjoys a story that keeps him in suspense. But is the advertiser justified in appealing to our fears? In his third talk the speaker discusses advertisements that attempt to scare us.


Unknown: R. N. Currey


Oscar Rabin and his Band


Unknown: Oscar Rabin


Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Jonquil Antony
To be repeated tomorrow at 11.0 a.m.
Last Sunday was Sally's birthday and the Dales gave a supper-party for her. Maud French visited Mrs. Freeman and Mrs. Dale. She had been asked to Copenhagen for a few days and thought it would be an excellent idea if Miss Pink worked for Mr. Fulton while Gwen was indisposed. Mrs. Dale and Mrs. Freeman were distressed at the idea, but at lunch-time Gwen came over to say that Mr. Fulton had departed with Miss Pink.
Principal characters this week:
(Continued in next column)


Script: Jonquil Antony
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 Allardyce
Bert Thompkins: Michael Harding
Mrs Johnson: Hilda Barry
Elaine Allardyce: Elizabeth London
Alec Dale: Stuart Nichol
Albert Morgan: Frank Foster
Susie Thompkins: Molly Lawson
Mr Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Maggs: Jack Howarth
Miss Pink: Viola Merritt
Isabel Fielding: Thea Wells
A woman customer: Gladys Spencer
Mrs Mountford: Vivienne Chatterton
Miss Marchbanks: Harriet Petworth

: Monday Matinee Edward Chapman and Belle Chrystall in ' GIVE US THIS DAY '

A play by Walter Greenwood from his novel
' His Worship the Mayor '
Radio version by Mollie Greenhalgh
Characters in order of speaking:
Other parts played by Frank Atkinson and Roger Delgado
Produced by Wilfrid Grantham


Play By: Walter Greenwood
Unknown: Mollie Greenhalgh
Played By: Frank Atkinson
Played By: Roger Delgado
Produced By: Wilfrid Grantham
Joe ShuUleworth: Edward Chapman
Mrs Shuttleworth: Beatrice Varley
Edgar Hatgraves: Laidman Browne
Mrs Hargraves: Marjorie Gresley
Mrs Nattle: Vivienne Chatterton
Mrs Gibbins: Marjorie Drake
Mrs Evans: Olga Dickie
Meg Tcagle: Belle Chrystall
Jack ShuUleworth: Brian Wilde
Harry Evans: Richard Hurndall
Bert Wilson: Felix Deebank
Hardman: Ernest Sefton
Sir William Chetterby: Stanley van Beers
Councillor Hopewell: Jack Shaw
Mr Fogley: John Turnbull


at the BBC theatre organ

: The Younger Generation UNDER-20 PARADE

presents a pocket feature
Fifty More Years to Live
A selection from the unscripted opinions of young people scattered across the world as they gauge their personal prospects during the second half of the century
These recordings were made in places ranging from the dressing-room of a youngster in the cast at the Comedy Theatre to the workshop of an Indian under-twenty in Calcutta and a Nigerian clerk in West Africa. They provide a mosaic of ambitions, intentions, hopes, and fears as they appear to youngsters poised on the spring-board of their first jobs
You're Only Young Once
The everyday adventures of the Caldicott family
Script by Edward J. Mason
19—' Clothes and the Man '


Script By: Edward J. Mason

: The Archers

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


Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Writer: Edward J. Mason


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


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


2-Fire Station 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
7—' A Hand at Cards '
Characters in order of speaking:
Produced by Norman Wright


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: John Keir Cross
Produced By: Norman Wright
The Presenter: Leon Quartermatne
Sydney Carton: Donald Wolfit
Mr Lorry: John Ruddock
Miss Pross: Jane Henderson
Jerry Cruncher: Stanley Groome
John Barsad: John Carol


Ted Ray introduces a programme for Services everywhere
Pauline Stroud
Tony Hancock 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: Pauline Stroud
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Script By: Bob Monkhouse
Script By: Denis Goodwin
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont
Produced By: Frank Hooper


Ted Heath and his Music with Dickie Valentine
Lita Roza , and Dennis Lotis


Unknown: Ted Heath
Unknown: Dickie Valentine
Unknown: Lita Roza
Unknown: Dennis Lotis


' Juan in America by Eric Linklater
Reader, John Glen
3—' Silver Fish and Schnitzelbank'


Reader: Eric Linklater
Reader: John Glen

: Music Tapestry

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


Directed By: Tom Jenkins
Piano: Iris Loveridge

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