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: Housewives' Choice

Sam Pollock introduces your request records


Presenter: Sam Pollock

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


Neville Meale at the organ of the Granada, Tooting, London


Unknown: Neville Meale

: Music While You Work

Central Band of the Royal Air Force
(by permission of the Air Council)
Conducted by Wing-Cdr. A. E. Sims, O.B.E.
Organising Director of Music,
Royal Air Force


Conducted By: Wing-Cdr. A. E. Sims, O.B.E.


Script by Joan Carr-Jones


Script By: Joan Carr-Jones

: Melody Mixture

Jack Byfield and his Players with Frederic Curzon at the organ


Unknown: Jack Byfield
Unknown: Frederic Curzon


' Part of the Bargain' by Audrey Luttrell
Told by Robert Mooney


Unknown: Audrey Luttrell
Told By: Robert Mooney


at the BBC theatre organ

: Music for Dancing

Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra


Unknown: Victor Silvester


(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conductor, Rae Jenkins


Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins


A programme for children under -five
This week Julia Lang begins our programmes with an old favourite' Timothy's Threepenny Bit,* by Joan E. Cass a story of everyday events that might happen to any small child. Tomorrow's story, told by Dorothy Smith , also describes a homely scene but in a country setting, and ' Peggy's Lamb,'by Hazel Chew , touches that ready and instinctive love of animals so typical of children. On Wednesday and Thursday Dorothy Smith is with us again with a story in two parts by Jean Sutcliffe called 'Christopher's Friend.' Friday's tale, ' The Doll's House Garden,' written by Helen Wareing and told by Daphne Oxenford, describes an activity that some of our small listeners may like to engage in for rhemselves. Elizabeth A. Taylor


Unknown: Julia Lang
Unknown: Joan E. Cass
Told By: Dorothy Smith
Unknown: Hazel Chew
Unknown: Elizabeth A. Taylor


Introduced by Marjorie Anderson and including
' This Week's Menu ' : Ann Hardy suggests a menu for a well-balanced meal, based on her re. commendations in ' The Week-end Shopping Basket' last Friday
'Travel With Me': the first of three talks by Commander Stephen King-Hall in which he takes you on a trip abroad
'From Cardiff 25A to ITMA': the life story of Dorothy Worsley -1.
' At the Theatre': two theatregoers, who are not professional critics, talk about plays seen in the Midlands
' How to Shop.' ' Buying chair and sofa covers': Ruth Drew asks Herman Schrijver, an expert in this line, about the materials available, their price and qualities, and how shoppers can be sure of getting the best value
' Women in Germany': Barbara Bliss, who has recently returned from working as an official in the British Zone of Germany, discusses the present position of women in that country
Serial: ' Excellent Women' by Barbara Pym. Abridged by the author. Read by Nan Munro


Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Ann Hardy
Unknown: Stephen King-Hall
Unknown: Dorothy Worsley
Unknown: Barbara Pym.
Read By: Nan Munro


The Monty Monshin
Gypsy Quartet
Beatrice Roland (soprano)
Gerald Crossman (accordion)


Soprano: Beatrice Roland
Accordion: Gerald Crossman


Put it into Words by Dudley Evans
2-' Nothing to Write Home About'
In his second talk the speaker tackles some of the difficulties of writing a letter home or to a friend.


Unknown: Dudley Evans


Bill Savill and his Orchestra


Unknown: Bill Savill

: 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
To be repeated tomorrow at 11.0 a.m.
Last week Maud French called on Gwen and David and found some baby-clothes. They implored her not to tell anybody, but she inadvertently told Miss Pink, who offered to knit a shawl. Mr. Fulton called on Mrs. French, saw Miss Pink knitting the shawl and asked who it was for. Miss Pink, very embarrassed, rushed from the room leaving Mr. Fulton with the impression that she was going to have a baby! Mrs. Freeman and Susan Harrison (a friend she had made at the fashion competition) were still visiting Berridges twice daily to see the mannequin parades. Looking in the mirror of a lift in Berridges, Mrs. Freeman saw Susan take some goods off a counter and slip them into her handbag. She told Mrs. Dale she intended seeing the end of the parades but would avoid Susan. This proved to be difficult as Susan refused to be avoided. Jenny, staying with Mrs. McMorran, still would not speak to Bob because he had lost her a part in a play.
Principal characters this week:


Script By: Joan Carr-Jones
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: Douglas Burbidge
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Gwen Owen: Beryl Calder
David Owen: Frank Partington
Sally Lane: Alvys Maben
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Mrs Morgan: Grace Allardyce
Mrs McMorran: Dorothy Smith
Jenny Owen: Julia Braddock
Dotty: Joan Duan
Susan Harrison: Joy Hodgkinson
Marleen: Violet Loxley
Mrs Mountford: Vlvienne Chatterton
Paul Vernon: Cavan Malone
Mr Regan: Victor Lucas
Alec Dale: Stuart Nichol
Isabel Fielding: Thea Wells
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Shop assistant: Audrey Blair

: Monday Matinee Grizelda Hervey in 'A CHORUS ENDING'

A radio play by W. P. Rilla
Adapted from the novel by Ernest Raymond
Characters in order of speaking:
Produced by Ayton Whitaker


Play By: W. P. Rilla
Novel By: Ernest Raymond
Produced By: Ayton Whitaker
Miss Piers: Grizelda Hervey
Mr Filmer: Arthur Ridley
Clerk of the Court: Joss Ackland
Counsel for the Prosecution: Duncan McLntyre
Ada DuCray: Winifred Oughton
Jane Armidy: Vivlenne Chatterton
Everett John Armidy: Harold Young
Birks: David Peel
The Judge: John Turnbull
A booking clerk: Garard Green
A librarian: Dorothy Smith
Counsel for the Defence: Marne Maitland
Mrs Lampson, a landlady: Nancy Nevinson
A gardener: Ernest Sefton
Detective-Inspector Puttman: David Garth
Mrs Trevannion: Gladys Spencer
Warder: Aubrey Richards

: Monday Matinée * A CHORUS ENDING '

A radio play by W. P. Rilla
Adapted from the novel by Ernest Raymond


Play By: W. P. Rilla
Novel By: Ernest Raymond


Eric James at the piano


Unknown: Eric James

: At the Console

Eric Spruce at the BBC theatre organ


Organist: Eric Spruce

: The Archers

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


Writer: Edward J. Mason
Writer: Geoffrey Webb
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
2—' The Case of the Black Notes '
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
Hermione Slater: Cecile Chevreau
Michael Steele: Alec Ross
Bunny Best: Peggy Cameron
Chester Burgess: Charles Richardson
Doctor: Peter Bathurst


Cyril Evans
(Welwyn Garden City) v. Johnny French (Eastleigh)
Commentary by Eamonn Andrews on the eight-round Lightweight contest, with inter-round summaries by W. Barring-ton Dalby
From Watford Town Hall


Unknown: Cyril Evans
Commentary By: Eamonn Andrews

: Anne Shelton and Alfred Marks in DOUBLE TOP

with the 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


Charlie Chester and Tony Hancock introduce a programme for Forces everywhere
The Forces try to stump
Leslie Welch , the Memory Man
Mr. Music Master
Jack Simpson
Your Request Favourite
Cardew Robinson the star you asked to hear
Carole Carr sings songs of the Servicemen's choice
The Mitchellaires
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Script by Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
Produced by Jacques Brown and John Hooper


Unknown: Charlie Chester
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Leslie Welch
Unknown: Mr. Music Master
Unknown: Jack Simpson
Unknown: Cardew Robinson
Unknown: Carole Carr
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Script By: Bob Monkhouse
Script By: Denis Goodwin
Produced By: Jacques Brown
Produced By: John Hooper


and his Orchestra with Jill Day , Derrick Francis and Bob Dale


Unknown: Jill Day
Unknown: Derrick Francis
Unknown: Bob Dale


'Wasa-Wasa' by Harry Macfie and Hans G. Westerlund
Reader, Macdonald Parke
1—' Sagwa and -the Gold Nuggets'


Unknown: Harry MacFie
Reader: Hans G. Westerlund
Reader: MacDonald Parke

: Music Tapestry

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


Directed By: Frank Stewart
Piano: Jean Merlow

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