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: Housewives' Choice

Godfrey Winn introduces your request records


Presenter: Godfrey Winn

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


John Madin at the organ of the Granada, Tooting, London


Unknown: John Madin

: Music While You Work

Royal Artillery Mounted Band
Conducted by Captain Basil H. Brown
Director of Music


Conducted By: Captain Basil H. Brown

: Mrs. Dale's Diary


Script: Lesley Wilson


' Voice of the Violin ' featuring Tom Jenkins
Peter Haysom and Alan Wayne
(two pianos)


Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Unknown: Peter Haysom
Unknown: Alan Wayne


' Danse Macabre'
Written and told by L. A. G. Strong


Told By: L. A. G. Strong


at the BBC theatre organ

: Music for Dancing

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


Played By: Victor Silvester


(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conducted by Royalton Kisch


Leader: John Sharpe
Conducted By: Royalton Kisch


A programme for children under five
A mother once wondered what the volume of noise would be if we could hear the collective ' Yes ' that issued each day from our young audience in answer to 'Are you sitting comfortably? ' The sound would certainly be impressive, though mingled with its general affirmative we might detect an occasional ' No, but I shall be in a minute,' or ' am, but granny hasn't got her cup of tea yet.' We should certainly hear the protest of one small boy who tells the lady every day that he is lying on daddy's bed.' But whatever the reply, there is not much doubt that all those listeners who are old enough to understand and enjoy th: stories, are always eager for I the lady ' to begin. Today, on Wednesday, and on Friday Daphne Oxenford will tell them respectively Ruth Borchard's story about Inga's birthday presents, Ursula Hourihane's ' The Old Toymaker,' and MarRaret Gore's Story about a Teddy Bear.'
Tomorrow, Julia Lang tells again ' The Cow and the Puffer Train ' by Margaret Fox, and on Thursday Dorothy Smith tells
Dorothy Stucky's ' The Canary Who Wouldn't Sing.' Elizabeth A. Taylor


Introduced by Jean Metcalfe and including
' This Week's Menu': Ruth Drew suggests a menu for a well-balanced meal based on her recommendations in ' Week-End Shopping Basket' last Friday
' Travel With Me':' last of three talks by Commander Stephen King-Hall in which he takes you on a trip abroad.
' My Kind of Book': Olive Shapley and Mary Bulbeck talk about a novel they have both just read, ' A Penny for the Harp ' by Oliver Onions.
' How to Shop': Lance Gosden , a retail furniture buyer. tells Ruth Drew the points to look for when you are buying furniture -new or second-hand
' Minnie Pallister 's Diary ' : Minnie Pallister talks about what she has been doing, seeing, and thinking during recent weeks
Serial : The Flowers Beneath the Scythe,' by Gwyn Jones. Abridged by Roy Herbert. Read by John Glyn Jones
For the Woman Listener


Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Ruth Drew
Unknown: Stephen King-Hall
Unknown: Olive Shapley
Unknown: Mary Bulbeck
Unknown: Oliver Onions.
Unknown: Lance Gosden
Unknown: Ruth Drew
Unknown: Minnie Pallister
Talks: Minnie Pallister
Unknown: Gwyn Jones.
Abridged By: Roy Herbert.
Read By: John Glyn Jones


Fred Alexander and his Players with Julie Dawn


Unknown: Fred Alexander
Unknown: Julie Dawn


Put it into Words by Dudley Evans
4—' Spinning a Yarn'
Most people at some time become amateur storytellers, even if it is only a matter of re-telling the plot of a film or a play. In his fourth talk the speaker discusses how to avoid some of the pitfalls.


Unknown: Dudley Evans


Oscar Rabin and his Band


Unknown: Oscar Rabin


Script by Lesley Wilson
Last week Mrs. Freeman, Sally, and Mrs. Dale, with the help of Alec, took the baby's cot, which Mrs. Freeman had bought with her prize money, to Gwen. They noticed Alec seemed to be evasive about his business. Gwen asked David to come with her to buy a pair of low-heeled shoes. To their amazement, the salesman was Alec. He asked them to keep it a secret from the family. Mrs. Owen. staying at Virginia Lodge, had lunch with Richard Fulton. She accidentally told him Gwen was expecting a baby. As they had arranged, Dr. Dale went to Sandbourne with Bob and Mrs. Dale to Gimlet Green with Sally. When Mrs. Dale and Sally arrived they found the cottage deserted. Sally drove over to see what had happened to Zenobia. On the way she swerved her car to avoid the Rev. Francis Austen, who was riding his bicycle, and hit a gatepost. Although the car was damaged, Sally suffered only slight shock and the doctor advised her to rest for a few days. Zenobia was ill in bed, so Mrs. Dale's week-end of rest turned out to be quite the opposite.
Principal characters this week:
(Continued in next column)


Script By: Lesley Wilson
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: Douglas Burpidge
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Gwen Owen: Beryl Calder
David Owen: Frank Partington
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Lane: Alvys Maben
Mrs Morgan: Grace Allardyce
Mrs Owen: Hilda Bayley
Mrs Humphries: Mary Williams
Jenny Owen: Julia Braddock
Alec Dale: Stuart Nichol
Monument: Charles Lamb
Isabel Fielding: Thea Wells
Mrs Skeats: Joan Clement Scott
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Mrs Taylor: Beatrice Varley
Maggs: Jack Howarth
Mrs Sandiman: Gwen Nelson
Mrs Burgess: Ella Milne

: Monday Matinee Jack Hulhert and Marie Lohr in 4 JACK STRAW'

Play by W. Somerset Maugham
Adapted for broadcasting by Felix Felton
Characters in order of speaking:
Produced by Archie Campbell


Play By: W. Somerset Maugham
Broadcasting By: Felix Felton
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Narrator: Laidman Browne
Lady Wanley: Marie Lohr
Ambrose Holland: Michael Anthony
Jack Straw: Jack Hulbert
Rosie Abbott: Rosamund Greenwood
Horton Withers: Charles Maunsell
Mrs Withers: Janet Burnell
The Rev Lewis Abbott: Aubrey Richards
Count Adrian von Bremer: John Turnbull
Mrs Parker-Jennings: Ruth Maitland
Mr Parker- Jennings: George Merritt
Ethel: Patricia Field
Vincent: Brian Oulton
Lord Serlo: Richard Hurndall


Peter Knight at the piano


Unknown: Peter Knight

: At the Console

Lloyd Thomas at the BBC theatre organ


Unknown: Lloyd Thomas

: The Archers

A story of country folk.

: Sport

including cricket close of play scores

: Vera Lynn in LET'S MEET AGAIN

with Tony Fayne and David Evans
The George Mitchell Swingsters
Augmented Dance Orchestra Conducted by Stanley Black
Script by Ronald Wolfe
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson


Unknown: Tony Fayne
Unknown: David Evans
Unknown: George Mitchell
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Script By: Ronald Wolfe
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson

: Brian Reece and Joy Shelton

4 — ' The. Case of the Whistling Woman'
Produced by Vernon Harris


Produced By: Vernon Harris
P C 49: Brian Reece
Joan: Joy Shelton
Chief Inspector Wilson: Leslie Perrins
Detective-Sgt Wright: Eric Phillips
Felix Blane: Basil Jones
Nita Biane: June Bardsley
Trevor Blane: James Raglan
Mrs Potter: Elsa Palmer
Doctor: Peter Bathurst


A serial in six parts by Lester Powell
Based on the novel by E. F Benson 2
—' The Spell '
Characters in order of speaking:
Produced, by Norman Wright


Unknown: Lester Powell
Novel By: E. F Benson
Produced By: Norman Wright
Geoffrey Langham: Richard Hurndall
Uncle Francis: John Wyse
Lord Vail: Laurence Payne
Lady Oxted: Fabia Drake
Caroline Ayiwin: Jeanette Tregarthen
Templeton: John Hussey


Charlie Chester and Tony Hancock introduce a programme for Forces everywhere
The Forces try to stump
Leslie Welch , the Memory Man
Mr. Music Master
Steve Race and Malcolm Lockyer
Your Request Favourite
Robert Moreton 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: Steve Race
Unknown: Malcolm Lockyer
Unknown: Robert Moreton
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


' Zuleika Dobson ' by Sir Max Beerbohm
Reader, Robert Eddison
1—' Welcome to Oxford '


Unknown: Zuleika Dobson
Unknown: Sir Max Beerbohm
Reader: Robert Eddison

: Music Tapestry

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


Directed By: Frank Stewart
Piano: Jean Merlow

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