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: Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Maurice Denham


Presenter: Maurice Denham

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


William Davies at the BBC theatre organ


Unknown: William Davies


National Military Band
Conductor, Arthur Barnes


Conductor: Arthur Barnes

: Mrs. Dale's Diary


Script: Joan Carr-Jones


and William Biggs (tenor)


Tenor: William Biggs


' Ironbark Bill
Licks the Big Bull by Dal Stivens
Told by Lloyd Lamble


Told By: Lloyd Lamble


(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conductor, Rae Jenkins


Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins


England v. India
Commentaries by Rex Alston and John Arlott during the morning's play, followed by a summary at 1.30 by E. W. Swanton
From Lord's


Unknown: Rex Alston
Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: E. W. Swanton


and his Orchestra on gramophone records


A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, and music
A small child loves to be useful as many a harassed mother knows. It gives him a place in the world, and when it draws the kindly approval of adults self-esteem is assured. Today's story by Betty Coombs , about a girl who had ' Nothing to do ' but found herself spending a useful and well-rewarded afternoon, touches this chord of feeling. Dorothy Smith tells the tale, and also those for Wednesday and Thursday, ' The Mouse that Ran up the Clock ' by Ann Elliott , and ' Goog's Ride to London ' by Carol Woollcombe. The latter -told about himself by a mother to her little boy-is an expression of the need for dreaming dreams to compensate for the things that cannot really be done. On Tuesday and on Friday Daphne Oxenford is the storyteller, and the stories are ' Wonga and the Tom-Tom ' by Anne Reed , and ' Five Ducks on a Farm ' by Leila Berg. They are as widely contrasted as their tides suggest. Wonga lives in Africa and the five ducks on a homely farm, but the motives of little boys are similar all the world over, and ducklings always like the rain Elizabeth A. Taylor


Story By: Betty Coombs
Unknown: Dorothy Smith
Unknown: Ann Elliott
Unknown: Carol Woollcombe.
Unknown: Daphne Oxenford
Unknown: Anne Reed
Unknown: Leila Berg.
Unknown: Elizabeth A. Taylor


A daily programme for women at home
Introduced by Jean Metcalfe and including
' This Week's Menu': Ann Hardy suggests a menu for a well-balanced meal based on her recommendations in ' Week-end Shopping Basket' last Friday
' Feeding the Babes': Marianne Helweg describes the effects that a decade of nursery meals has had on her own attitude to food
' My Kind of Book': Helena Saw and Olive Shapley talk about a murder story they have both just read, ' Right Honourable Corpse ' by Max Murray
Minnie Pallister 's Life Story: 1-' A Child in a Circuit House '
' Patchwork Diary ' : Prunella Guthrie describes the making of a quilt that is also a record of her married life
(Continued in next column)
' Hunches, Thought-reading, and Hauntings.' For seventy years the Society for Psychical Research has been finding, checking, and testing the evidence that such things happen. Renee Haynes talks about the work they do, and some of the conclusions they have reached
Serial: King Solomon's Ring. by Konrad Z. Lorenz. Translated by Marjorie Ken Wilson. Read by Carleton Hobbs. 1—' Animals as Lovable Nuisances'


Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Ann Hardy
Unknown: Marianne Helweg
Unknown: Helena Saw
Unknown: Olive Shapley
Unknown: Max Murray
Unknown: Minnie Pallister
Unknown: Prunella Guthrie
Talks: Renee Haynes
Unknown: Konrad Z. Lorenz.
Translated By: Marjorie Ken Wilson.
Read By: Carleton Hobbs.


England r. India
Further commentaries


'Max's Magazine' by J. E. Miles
2-' Max's Report Page '
The second of a series of four talks about an imaginary Forces newspaper in Germany. The talks inquire into the cause and cure of the ' errors ' that Max, a German clerk who has been left in charge of one edition, has put into print.


Unknown: J. E. Miles


The Jimmy Leach Organolian Quartet


Unknown: Jimmy Leach


Script by Joan Carr-Jones
Last week Mrs. Sandiman resigned from the board of the Brimscombe House Old People's Home and Mrs. Dale agreed to run it until they could get a new matron and staff. Mrs. Freeman celebrated her seventieth birthday on Monday. Isabel Fielding upset her by giving her a hamper of tinned foods which Mrs. Freeman thought was being treated like one of the old folks. Dr. Dale went to see Tony Coppard at Sally's cottage and told him he had found out that he was engaged. He said that unless Tony left Sally he would tell her. During the evening, when Dr. Dale was telling Bob about the incident, Sally arrived. She was furious with Dr. Dale for interfering, and said that Tony had written a note to say he had left because it was unfair to burden her. Dr. Dale told Sally the truth about the matter. Maggs told Mrs. Morgan he had had a pen-friend for two years and that she was coming to see him. She turned out to be a pretty little widow.
(Continued in next column)
Principal characters this week:


Script By: Joan Carr-Jones
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: Douglas Burbidge
Bob Dale: Leslie Herliaga
Gwen Owen: Beryl Calder
David Owen: Frank Partington
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Lane: Alvys Maben,
Mrs Morgan: Grace Allardyce
Edward Fielding: Keith Pyott
Isabel Fielding: Thea Wells
Mr Addison: David Peet
Mrs Addison: Joan Wyndham
Jenny Owen: Julia Braddock
Maggs: Jack Howarth
Mrs Mustoe: Elsa Palmer
Bill Donaldson: Richard Hutton
Michael Fanshawe: Andrew Faulds
Mrs Mountford: Vivienne Chatterton
Mrs Dollv: Patience Collier
Albert Morgan: Frank Foster
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Brigadier Mutty: Sydney Monckton

: Monday Matinee presents Evelyn Laye and Frank Lawton in ' SEPTEMBER TIDE'

by Daphne du Maurier
Adapted for broadcasting by Mollie Greenhalgh
Produced by Hugh Stewart


Unknown: Daphne du Maurier
Broadcasting By: Mollie Greenhalgh
Produced By: Hugh Stewart
Stella Martin: Evelyn Laye
Evan Davies: Frank Lawton
Robert Hanson: Patrick Waddington
Cherry: Dorothy Gordon
Jimmy: David Woodman
Mrs Tucket: Nan Marriott-Watson


The Lawn Tennis Championships
Latest results and commentaries by Max Robertson and Raymond Glendenning
From the All England Club,
Second Test Match
England v. India
Further commentaries, with a summary of the day's play at
6.30 by E. W. Swanton
From Lord's


Unknown: Max Robertson
Unknown: Raymond Glendenning


Conducted by Charles Williams on gramophone records


Conducted By: Charles Williams

: The Archers

A story of country folk.

: Sport

Including cricket close of play scores

: Vera Lynn with Tony Fayne and David Evans in LET'S MEET AGAIN

The George Mitchell Choristers
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conducted by Robert Busby
Script by Ronald Wolfe
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson


Conducted By: Robert Busby
Script By: Ronald Wolfe
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson

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

Script by Alan Stranks
8 — ' The Case of the Star Witness'


Script By: Alan Stranks
P C 49: Brian Reece
Joan: Joy Shelton
Chief Inspector Wilson: Leslie Perrins
Detective-Sgt Wright: Eric Phillips
Ignacio Lalanda: Martin Benson
Killick Tanner: John Harvey
Marty: John Bryning
Cardigan Gale: Oliver Burt
Duncan: Patrick Cargill
Guard: Sam Lysons
Police constable: Frederick Buekland


A serial in six parts by Lester Powell
Based on the novel by E. F. Benson
6 — ' Run to Earth'
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
Dr Godfrey: Oliver Burt
Caroline Aylwin: Jeanette Tregarthen
Uncle Francis: John Wyse
Templeton: John Hussey
Lady Oxted: Fabia Drake
Mrs Aylwin: Rosamund Greenwood


Charlie Chester and Tony Hancock introduce a programme for Services everywhere
The Forces try to stump
Leslie Welch , the Memory Man
Mr. Music Master
Robin Richmond
Your Request Favourite
Richard Murdoch the star you asked to hear
Carole Carr sings songs of the Servicemen's choice
The Mitchellalres
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Script by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Produced by Jacques Brown and John Hooper


Unknown: Charlie Chester
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Leslie Welch
Unknown: Robin Richmond
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Carole Carr
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Script By: Ray Galton
Script By: Alan Simpson
Produced By: Jacques Brown
Unknown: John Hooper


England v. India
Ernest Eytle, West Indian broadcaster, on the day's play at Lord's


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


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


' No Other Tiger ' by A. E. W. Mason
Reader, Felix Felton
11—' Archie Clutter Acts'


Reader: Felix Felton

: Music Tapestry

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


Directed By: Frank Stewart
Piano: Bernard Bowen

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