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: Housewives' Choice

Lou Preager introduces your request records

(Lou Preager broadcasts by permission of Hammersmith Palais, Ltd.)

Contributors

Presenter: Lou Preager

: FIVE TO TEN

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: Rhythm at the Console

Louis Mordish at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Louis Mordish

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

National Military Band
Conductor, Arthur Barnes

Contributors

Conductor: Arthur Barnes

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Jonquil Antony

: MUSIC ALBUM

BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conductor, Rae Jenkins ,

Contributors

Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: MORNING STORY

' The Village Washerwoman '
Written and told by Samuel Selvon

Contributors

Told By: Samuel Selvon

: FIRST TEST MATCH

England v. India
Commentaries by Rex Alston and John Arlott
From Headingley, Leeds

Contributors

Unknown: Rex Alston
Unknown: John Arlott

: PIANO PLAYTIME

Gerry Moore at the piano

Contributors

Unknown: Gerry Moore

: International TOURIST TROPHY

Motor Cycle Races
Commentaries on the race for the Junior Tourist Trophy from the Isle of Man
Graham Walker and Philip Robinson at the Grand Stand: Murray Walker at Ramsey; and Alan Clark at Creg-ny-Baa
Plan of the Course on page 29
Graham Walker writes on page 6

Contributors

Unknown: Graham Walker
Unknown: Philip Robinson
Unknown: Murray Walker
Unknown: Alan Clark
Unknown: Graham Walker

: FIRST TEST MATCH

England v. India
Further commentaries by Rex Alston and John Arlott , with a summary at 1.30 by George Duckworth

Contributors

Unknown: Rex Alston
Unknown: John Arlott

: LEIGHTON LUCAS

and his Orchestra on gramophone records

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, and music
* We had a kitten last Christmas,' wrote the mother of a small listener, ' and of course its name had to be Mitten'because Mitten is the name of the endearing little creature in the stories by Christine Rees that are so long remembered and are so often asked for by our under-fives. They like especially his little song and are often moved to make up similar ones about themselves. In one family where the kitten had four white paws, instead of one, the song was suitably adapted to, 'I'm Mittens the kitten, yo ho! ' One girl of eleven who overheard the programme remembered the puppy 'Spot,' Mitten's next-door neighbour, who had no little white paw but a spot on the end of his nose, and she made up a song for him too: I'm Spot, I've a dot On the end of my nose. There isn't much time, So my song must now close.' Our small listeners who have been enquiring. about Mitten will welcome him back this week when they hear all about him again from Julia Lang. Elizabeth A. Taylor

Contributors

Stories By: Christine Rees
Unknown: Julia Lang.
Unknown: Elizabeth A. Taylor

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Introduced by Jean Metcalfe and including
' This Week's Menu':
Aileen King suggests a menu for a well-balanced meal based on her recommendations in ' Week-End Shopping Basket' last Friday
' Premature Baby': the first of five daily programmes from Birmingham to celebrate the twenty-first anniversary of the world-famous work for premature babies at the Sorrento Hospital
' Spinning a Yarn': the subject of this yarn by Commander Ibbett is ' Flotsam '
' At the Theatre': two theatregoers, who are not professional critics, talk about plays they have seen recently ' How to Shop': Ruth Drew asks a specialist in household linen what is available nowadays and what shoppers should look for.
' Window on the World': Helen Bentwich describes present-day life in Jerusalem
Serial : 'The Diary of Fanny Burney. ' Extracts selected by Becky Cocking. Read by Mary O'Farrell
For the Woman Listener facing inside back cover

Contributors

Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Aileen King
Unknown: Helen Bentwich
Unknown: Fanny Burney.
Unknown: Becky Cocking.
Read By: Mary O'Farrell

: FIRST TEST MATCH

England v. India
Further commentaries

: PLAIN ENGLISH

Put it into Words by Dudley Evans
5—' Open to Argument'
The last talk in this series is about good and bad discussion.

Contributors

Unknown: Dudley Evans

: Clubman's TOURIST TROPHY

Motor Cycle Races
Commentaries on the closing stages of the Junior Clubman's Race from the Isle of Man

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Script by Jonquil Antony
Last week Mrs. Dale recorded in her diary that Maggs (Mrs. Morgan's lodger) won a goose and, to Mrs. Morgan's concern, insisted on keeping it as a pet. Dr. Dale told Mrs. Dale he thought they should give a dinner-party. Mrs. Dale disapproved of the matron at Brimscombe House Old People's Home, because of the unnecessary regulations she enforced. While Mrs. Dale and Sally were wrapping up silver, Sally noticed a newspaper paragraph about a man rescuing a woman from a burning house. He was not expected to live. The name was Tony Coppard-the name of her first husband. She left a note the next day saying she had gone to see Tony, who was in hospital in Devonshire. Dr. Dale asked David to go and see her and persuade her to return to London, as they were afraid she might take Tony to her cottage at Gimlet Green.

Contributors

Script By: Jonquil Antony
Unknown: Tony Coppard-The

: Monday Matinee 'DARK INTRUSION'

by Michael Clayton Hutton
Adapted for broadcasting by Peggy Wells
Produced by David H. Godfrey

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Clayton Hutton
Broadcasting By: Peggy Wells
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Miles Curzon: Allan Cuthbertson
Diana Lewis: Catherine Campbell
Ruth Curzon: Margaret Ward
Charles Raynor: Malcolm Graeme

: SYDNEY GUSTARD

at the BBC theatre organ

: FIRST TEST MATCH

England v. India
Further commentaries, with a summary at 6.30 by George Duckworth

Contributors

Unknown: George Duckworth

: THE NEW CENTURY ORCHESTRA

on gramophone records

: 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
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Robert Busby
Script by Ronald Wolfe
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson
(Vera Lynn is appearing in ' London Laughs ' at the Adelphi Theatre, London; Tony Fayne and David Evans are appearing in Rhythm is Our Business' at the Hippodrome, Brighton)

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Fayne
Unknown: David Evans
Conductor: Robert Busby
Script By: Ronald Wolfe
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson
Unknown: Vera Lynn
Unknown: Tony Fayne
Unknown: David Evans

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

Another incident in the career of Police-Constable Archibald
Berkeley-Willoughby
Script by Alan Stranks
6—' The Case of the Cockney's Conscience'
Produced by Vernon Harris
(Brian Reece is appearing in ' Bet Your Life' at the London Hippodrome)

Contributors

Script By: Alan Stranks
Produced By: Vernon Harris
Unknown: Brian Reece
P C 49: Brian Reece
Joan: Joy Shelton
Chief Inspector Wilson: Leslie Perrina
Detective-Sergeant Wright: Eric Phillips
Harry Smart: Michael Ripper
Birch: Russell Napier
Floater: Geoffrey Hibbert
Chubby: Sidney Vivian
Coffee Dan: Philip Ray

: ' THE LUCK OF THE VAILS'

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

Contributors

Produced By: Norman Wright
Geoffrey Langham: Richard Hurndall
Uncle Francis: John Wyse
Templeton: John Hussey
Police Inspector: David Garth
Lord Vail: Laurence Payne
Lady Oxted: Fabia Drake
Caroline Aylwin: Jeanette Tregarthen
Mrs Aylwin: Rosamund Greenwood

: 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
Ronnie Aldrich
Your Request Favourite
Bill Kerr the star you asked to hear
0 Carole Carr sings songs of the Servicemen's choice
The Mitchellaires
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Script by Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
Produced by Jacques Brown and John Hooper

Contributors

Unknown: Charlie Chester
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Leslie Welch
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Carole Carr
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script By: Bob Monkhouse
Script By: Denis Goodwin
Produced By: Jacques Brown
Produced By: John Hooper

: FIRST TEST MATCH

England v. India
Bill Bowes of Yorkshire and England on the fourth day's play

: GERALDO

and his Orchestra with Jill Day
Derrick Francis , and Bob Dale
From the Casino, Birmingham

Contributors

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

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' No Other Tiger' by A. E. W. Mason
Reader, Felix Felton
1—' A Dangerous Assignment'

Contributors

Reader: Felix Felton

: Music Tapestry

Dulcet Strings directed by Frank Stewart with Bernard Bowen (piano)

Contributors

Directed By: Frank Stewart
Piano: Bernard Bowen








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