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: Housewives' Choice

Joe Linnane introduces your request records


Presenter: Joe Linnane

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


Laurence James at the BBC theatre organ


Unknown: Laurence James

: Music While You Work

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


Conducted By: Lieutenant C. H. Jaeger


Script by Jonquil Antony


Script By: Jonquil Antony


and Sara Buckley (contralto)


Contralto: Sara Buckley


' The Young Wheat' by George Ewart Evans
Told by Brian Smith
(Brian Smith broadcasts by permission of 'he Directors of the Old Vic Trust)


Unknown: George Ewart Evans
Told By: Brian Smith
Told By: Brian Smith


Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, David Paget )
Conductor, Robert Busby with Harry Dawson (tenor)


Leader: David Paget
Conductor: Robert Busby
Tenor: Harry Dawson


(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conducted by Sidney Newman


Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Sidney Newman


A programme for children under five
' Best of all,' wrote the mother of a two-and-a-half-year-old boy, he liked " Susie is a Monkey." We had to replace Susie by all the little boys and girls we know" And this onel " he said finally, pointing to himself.' We have many such pleasant examples of how our stories and rhymes live for the children far beyond the moments of hearing them, of how they enter into their lives and go on nourishing them in often unforeseeable ways. and it is one of our great satisfactions that out of the wireless set, which presents the same material to so many children, can come so much variety and individuality of response, and that each listener so easily adapts it to his own needs. On Thursday and Friday our listeners will hear again these, ' Robert and Susie ' stories by Mary Manton told by Julia Lang , who is alfo our storyteller for todav with a tale by Margaret Gore , ' Before the Spring Came.' Tomorrow and on Wednesday come Daphne Oxenford with ' Andrew and the Pigeons ' by Margaret Purcell , and Dorothy Smith with ' Sally's Ducklings,' by Kathleen Ross. Lorna Pcgram will introduce both rhymes and storytellers. Elizabeth A. Taylor


Stories By: Mary Manton
Told By: Julia Lang
Unknown: Margaret Gore
Unknown: Daphne Oxenford
Unknown: Margaret Purcell
Unknown: Dorothy Smith
Unknown: Kathleen Ross.
Unknown: Lorna Pcgram
Unknown: Elizabeth A. Taylor


Introduced by Jean Metcalfe and including
' Planning the Week's Meals ' : this week Primrose Hubbard speaks to listeners living in the South of England
.' Travelling Hopefully ' :
Hazel Winter , who has been blind from birth, finds that getting from one place in London to another is an adventure
' A Tree Grows in Notting Hill Gate': Roy Bradford sets out to fell a tree and ends by burying the hatchet
' Making a Late Start' Miranda Dulley was a professional woman with a family who decided that a woman's place was in the home....
' Paris in the Spring': the story of a picture, a painter, and a tune, told by McDonald Prain
Joan Neville Ness invites you to relax. Today : ' Backs and Backache.'
Serial: The Encircled Heart,' by Josephine Elder. Read by Sonia Dresdel
For the Woman Listener
Facing inside back cover


Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Primrose Hubbard
Unknown: Hazel Winter
Unknown: Roy Bradford
Unknown: Miranda Dulley
Told By: McDonald Prain
Told By: Joan Neville Ness
Unknown: Josephine Elder.
Read By: Sonia Dresdel


Fredric Cooper and his Tipica Orchestra


Unknown: Fredric Cooper


How Words Get at You
4-' It Says So in the Paper' by R. N. Currey
In his fourth talk the speaker discusses how news items are selected and also points out the distinction between ' facts ' and feelings.'


Unknown: R. N. Currey


Ralph Wilson and his Dance Orchestra


Unknown: Ralph Wilson

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Script by Jonquil Antony
To be repeated tomorrow at 11.0 a.m.
Last week Tiggy Fielding returned home, and Mrs. Dale began her spring cleaning. While she was in the middle of it, a personal call came from Scotland to say that Grandfather Dale was seriously ill after a fall from a tractor. Dr. and Mrs. Dale caught the night train to Berwick. All the next day there was no change, but the following day Mrs. Dale was able to telephone Bob to say Grandfather Dale was out of danger. Mr. Fulton found Miss Pink's hero-worshipping too much to bear. He sent himself a telegram so that he could go away until Gwen was able to work for him again.
Principal characters this week:


Script By: Jonquil Antony
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: Douglas Burbidge
Gwen Owen: Beryl Calder
David Owen: Frank Partington
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Lane: Alvys Maben
Mrs Morgan: Grace Allardyce
Maggs: Jack Howarth
Bert Thompkins: Michael Harding
Susie Thompkins: Molly Lawson
Mrs Johnson: Hilda Barry
Monument: Ernest Sefton
Mrs Skeats: Joanclement Scott
Ashley Weston: Raymond Young
Mrs McMorran: Janet Bruce
Jenny Owen: Patricia Field
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Miss Garside: Olwen Brookes

: Monday Matinee Griffith Jones in ' GENTLEMAN UNKNOWN'

by A. A. Milne
Adapted by Mollle Greenhalgh Characters in order of speaking:
Produced by Norman Wright


Unknown: A. A. Milne
Adapted By: Mollle Greenhalgh
Produced By: Norman Wright
Sheila Trent: Joan Hart
Mrs Andrew: Nora Nicholson
General Ross Andrew: Andrew Churchman
Janet Andrew: Isabel Dean
Laurence Trent: Stanley Groome
Mary: Dorothy Smith
Geoffrey Fontanelle: Griffith Jones
Martin Bland: Anthony Jacobs
Wilks: Harry Hutchinson
Nella Saxby: Sheila Burrell
Sir Howard Saxby: John Turnbull
Miss Marr: Ella Milne


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
Sports Holiday
June Foulds takes you on a week-end visit to the National Recreation Centre of the Central Council of Physical Recreation at Lilleshall in Shropshire
Roger Bannister , the A.A.A. one-mile champion
Straight from the Shoulder This week's letter winner states a case
Gossip Column Meets the Stars Geoffrey Peck Introduces recordings he made during ' Sportsmen's Night ' of the Butlin's Festival of Reunion at the Royal Albert Hall. Some of the stars you hear are:
Sylvia Cheeseman , Geoff Duke
Sydney Allard , Johnny Williams
You're Only Young Once
Script by Edward J. Mason
20-' Janet Gets to Work'


Produced By: Alec Weeks
Unknown: Stan Tomlin
Unknown: Roger Bannister
Introduces: Stars Geoffrey Peck
Unknown: Albert Hall.
Unknown: Sylvia Cheeseman
Unknown: Geoff Duke
Unknown: Sydney Allard
Unknown: Johnny Williams
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 Fenoulhet
Introduced by Carroll Levia
Produced by Jacques Brown
(Carroll Levis is appearing at the Empire Theatre, York)
(All Home Services except West)


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


3-London Airport 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
8-' The Footsteps
Die Out Forever'
Characters in order of speaking:
Produced by Norman Wright


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: John Keir Cross
Produced By: Norman Wright
The Presenter: Leon Quartermaine
Sydney Carton: Donald Wolfit
Mr Lorry: John Ruddock
Charles Darnay: Desmond Carrington
Jailer: Eric Anderson
Miss Pross: Jane Henderson
Jerry Cruncher: Stanley Groome
Madame Defarge: Nan Marriott-Watson
Lucy: Elizabeth London
Dr Manette: Martin Lewis
The little seamstress: Ann Leon
Executioner: Lawrence Baskcomb


Ted Ray introduces a programme for Services everywhere
Susan Shaw
Max Bygraves and a sporting celebrity
The Forces try to stump
Leslie Welch , the Memory Man
Carole Carr sings songs of the Servicemen's choice
(Continued in next column)
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
(Max Bygraves is appearing in Variety at the London Palladium)


Introduces: Ted Ray
Unknown: Susan Shaw
Unknown: Max Bygraves
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
Unknown: Max Bygraves


and his Band with Denny Dennis and the Keynotes


Unknown: Denny Dennis


* Juan in America ' by Eric Linklater
Reader, John Glen
8-' Juan Laughs in Bed'


Reader: Eric Linklater
Reader: John Glen

: Music Tapestry

The Spa Orchestra directed by Tom Jenkins with Keith Burrows (piano)


Directed By: Tom Jenkins
Piano: Keith Burrows

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