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: Housewives' Choice

Roy Rich introduces your request records


Presenter: Roy Rich

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


Reginald Porter-Brown at the organ of the Granada, Clapham, London


Unknown: Reginald Porter-Brown

: Music While You Work

Band of the Welsh Guards
Conducted by Capt. F. L. Statham
Director of Music


Conducted By: Capt. F. L. Statham


Script by Joan Carr-Jones


Script By: Joan Carr-Jones


The Billy Mayerl
Rhythm Ensemble and Danny Levan (violin)


Violin: Danny Levan


' The Jackal' by John Stenhouse
Told by Robert Beatty


Unknown: John Stenhouse
Told By: Robert Beatty


at the BBC theatre organ
Selection: The Great Victor Herbert


Unknown: Victor Herbert

: Music for Dancing

Strict tempo dance music played by Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra


Played By: Victor Silvester


(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conducted by Arwel Hughes


Conducted By: Arwel Hughes


A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes. stories, and music
There are some stories among those we have broadcast that never seem to fade from the children's memory. One it that by Diana Ross aliout the five little boys. Like all good tales, it se imaginative processes to work and makes the children think. In such stories every detail lives for them, and any supposed error is promptly noted and anxiously queried. For example, ' he is completely mystified,' wrote a mother, ' as to how the one, two, three, four, five little boys managed to give the one, two. three, four, five little kittens a saucer of milk each when they only purchased five little cups, five little plates, and a knife, spoon, and fork each.' Since then, saucers have appeared in the story! Julia Lang will repeat this tale today, and she will also tell the one for tomorrow—Mollie Craven 's ' David and the Little Green Engine.' For the rest of the week the storyteller will be Daphne Oxenford , with three stories by Ursula Hourihane about the Bundle family. Catherine Edwards will introduce them all.Elizabeth-A. Taylor


Unknown: Diana Ross
Unknown: Julia Lang
Unknown: Mollie Craven
Unknown: Daphne Oxenford
Stories By: Ursula Hourihane
Unknown: Catherine Edwards
Unknown: Elizabeth-A. Taylor


A daily programme for women at home
Introduced by Margaret Hubble and including
' Family Holiday': Sam Heppner describes the permanent solution that he and his wife have reached to this annually recurring problem
' My Kind of Book': Lyn Daniels and Olive Shapley discuss the novels of Elizabeth Taylor
' How to Shop': Ruth Drew asks Gerald Lenton to give his expert advice on buying linoleum and matting.
' Window on the World.' ' Hurricanes hardly ever happen ...' quotes Dr. Emily Frazer , who comes from Bermuda; and she describes what It is like when they do
Serial: ' Excellent Women ' by Barbara Pym. Abridged by the author. Read by Nan Munro
For the Woman Listener and Crossword facing inside back cover


Introduced By: Margaret Hubble
Unknown: Sam Heppner
Unknown: Lyn Daniels
Unknown: Olive Shapley
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Unknown: Ruth Drew
Unknown: Gerald Lenton
Unknown: Dr. Emily Frazer
Unknown: Barbara Pym.
Read By: Nan Munro


Montmartre Players directed by Henry Krein with Maria Perilli (soprano)
Jack Salisbury (violin)


Directed By: Henry Krein
Soprano: Maria Perilli
Violin: Jack Salisbury


Put it into Words by Dudley Evans
1—' You Know What I Mean'
In the first of a series of fivetalks, the speaker discusses the problem of how to avoid muddled and inaccurate spe ch on occasions when we have to describe an object or explain a process accurately.


Unknown: Dudley Evans


The Robin Richmond Trio


Unknown: Robin Richmond Trio

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Joan Carr-Jones
Last week Gwen mysteriously told Mrs. Dale she had a secret to tell her but that it would keep. Sally fell down the stairs at her flat and sprained an ankle. Mrs. Dale, while out shopping for Sally, met David, who assumed that Gwen had already told her mother the secret-that she was going to have a baby. Gwen arrived that evening and told the family, and they agreed not to tell Mr. Fulton as G.ven wanted to work for him as long as possible. Grandfather Dale , having finished his jig-saw puzzle and given Gwen a coral ra-ttte, returned to Scotland. Mrs. Dale went to tea with Mrs. Vernon and Paul (now living jn Mrs. Momtford's flat). Mrs. Dale afterwards told Dr. Dale she had taken an even greater dislike to Mrs. Vernon. Bob, working at Berridges at Parkwood Hill for a few days, told Mrs. Freeman about a fashion competition they were going to hold and Mrs. Freeman decided to enter for it. Because Jenny was so ill, Bob arranged for a stand-in to take Jenny's part in a play she was rehearsing, and left Sally to break the news to her
Principal characters this week:


Script By: Joan Carr-Jones
Unknown: Grandfather Dale
Mrs Dale ,: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: Douglas Burbidge
Bob Pale: Leslie Heritage
Gwen Owen: Beryl Calder
David Owen: Frank Partington
Sally Lane: Alvys Maben
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Mrs Morgan: Grace Allardyce
Jenny Owen: Patricia Field
Miss Pink: Viola Merritt
Paul Vernon: Cavan Malone
Marleen: Violet Loxley
Susan Harrison: Joy Hodgkinson
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Maud French: Gwen Day Burroughs
Mrs McMortan: Dorothy Smith

: Monday Matinee ' THE LAST LAP'

A play for radio by Jon Manchip White
Pianist. Arthur Dulay
Produced by David H. Godfrey


Unknown: Jon Manchip
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Arno Kleist: Denis McCarthy
Luigi Dallapiccola: Wensley Pithey
Pat Wellington: Thelma Hughes
Peter Wellington: Anthony Jacoba
Johnny Jackson: Eric Anderson
Guido Bellario: Stanley Groome
Nurse: Margot Heath
Radio commentator: Preston Lockwood

: Monday Matinee ' THE LAST LAP'

by Jon Manchip White


Unknown: Jon Manchip White


Ralph Sharon at the piano


Unknown: Ralph Sharon


with his guitar singing songs of all nations
About a change of scene


for the "Mario Lanza scholarship
Devised and promoted by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Harold Fielding
The finals of a nation-wide search to discover the finest non-professional male voice in Great Britain
Introduced by John Watt
From the Scala Theatre, London
See ' Both Sides of the Microphone


Unknown: Mario Lanza
Introduced By: John Watt

: The Archers

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


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

: Sport

including cricket close of play scores

: Brian Reece and Joy Shelton in * THE ADVENTURES OF P.C. 49'

Script by Alan Stranks
1—' The Case of the Clean Sweep '
Produced by Vernon Harris


Script By: Alan Stranks
Produced By: Vernon Harris
P C 49: Brian Reece
Joan: Joy Shelton
Chief Inspector Wilson: Leslie Perrins
Detective-Sergeant Wright: Eric Phillips
Albert Smirch: Sydney Tafler
Flappsy: Geoffrey Lewis
Flitter Finnegan: Harry Hutchinson
Charlie Snow: Sidney Vivian
Lily Snow: Diana King

: Wilfrid Thomas introduces FRIENDS AND RELATIONS

A series of six weekly magazine programmes with material drawn from all parts of the Commonwealth, compiled and edited by Michael Barsley
Contents of the final issue include:
Success Story
Introduced by Daphne Padell
George Movshon , South African radio reporter, talks to his wife and mother in Johannesburg before flying in the B.O.A.C. ' Comet.' (Story on page 9)
That Takes Me Back
Men and women who served overseas in the war hear from their favourite places
Music composed and conducted by Marr Mackie , and played by Billy Miller and the Shoestrings


Edited By: Michael Barsley
Introduced By: Daphne Padell
Introduced By: George Movshon
Conducted By: Marr MacKie
Played By: Billy Miller

: Anne Shelton and Alfred Marks in DOUBLE TOP

Augmented Dance Orchestra Conducted by Stanley Black
Devised and written by Sid Colin
Produced by Alfred Dunning


Conducted By: Stanley Black
Written By: Sid Colin
Produced By: Alfred Dunning

: Calling All Forces

Charlie Chester and Tony Hancock introduce a programme for Forces everywhere
The Forces try to stump Leslie Welch, the Memory Man
Mr. Music Master Nat Temple
Your Request Favourite Terry-Thomas, the star you asked to hear
Carole Carr sings songs of the Servicemen's choice
The Mitchellaires
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black


Compere/comedian: Charlie Chester
Compere/comedian: Tony Hancock
Memory act: Leslie Welch
Musician: Nat Temple
Guest/comedian: Terry-Thomas
Singer: Carole Carr
Singers: The Mitchellaires
Musicians: The Dance Orchestra
Conductor: Stanley Black
Script: Bob Monkhouse
Script: Denis Goodwin
Producer: Jacques Brown
Producer: John Hooper


. and his Orchestra in ' Strictly Instrumental'


* The House under the Water '
Joy Francis Brett Young
Reader, Basil Jones
11—' Non c'e male'


Reader: Joy Francis Brett Young
Reader: Basil Jones

: Music Tapestry

Dulcet Strings directed by Frank Stewart with Jean Merlow (piano)


Directed By: Frank Stewart
Piano: Jean Merlow

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