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: Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Stephen Grenfell


Presenter: Stephen Grenfell

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: Rhythm at the Console

Louis Mordish at the organ of the Gaumont State, Kilburn, London


Unknown: Louis Mordish

: Music While You Work

Band of the Grenadier Guards
Conducted by Major F. J. Harris, M.B.E.
Director of Music


Conducted By: Major F. J. Harris, M.B.E.

: Mrs. Dale's Diary


Script: Lesley Wilson


and his Players


' Madame Pepita' by Douglas Bentley
Told by Antony Kearey


Unknown: Douglas Bentley
Told By: Antony Kearey


at the BBC theatre organ

: Music for Dancing

Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra


Unknown: Victor Silvester


Music played by the United States Air Force
Symphony Orchestra featuring the Singing Sergeants (Directed by Lt. Robert Landers ) with T/Sgt. Bill Jones (baritone)
Conducted by Colonel George S. Howard


Directed By: Lt. Robert Landers
Baritone: T/sgt. Bill Jones
Conducted By: Colonel George S. Howard


A programme for children under five
' My daughter is five-and-a-half years old,' writes a mother, ' but she is unable to go to school yet as she has a lot of sickness. As she has to spend so much time indoors and her little friends now go to school you can imagine how much " Listen with Mother " means to her.' One story, 'The Lorry ' by Ruth Simortis, specially intrigued this little girl, for Bill's lorry, like herself, longed to go to the seaside. But the lorry was more fortunate than she; he took matters into his own steering-wheel, and was, she thinks, ' so sensible to take the wrong turnings.' If she is not better and able to go to the seaside this year, she may at least enjoy hearing the tale again, told tomorrow by Julia Lang, who also relates Friday's story, ' Making a Train' by Mary Reinach. Today. and on Wednesday comes Dorothy Smith with ' Those Three Little Kittens ' by S. M. Penberthy, and A Tale of Three Puppies ' by Jane Shaw. Thursday's story, 'The Picnic' by R. H. Bevan, will be told by Daphne Oxenford.
The stories and rhymes are introduced this week and next by Lorna Pegram.
Elizabeth A. Taylor


Unknown: Elizabeth A. Taylor


BBC Opera Orchestra (Leader, John Sharpe )
Conducted by Charles Groves


Leader: John Sharpe
Conducted By: Charles Groves


with George Barclay


Unknown: George Barclay


Jack White and his Band


Unknown: Jack White

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY Script by Lesley Wilson

To be repeated tomorrow at 11.0 a.m.
Mrs. Dale was relieved that the misunderstanding with the Fieldings had been cleared up. Bob came home for the weekend and said Jenny had got The part of Ophelia in the drama school production of ' Hamlet,' because the girl who was playing it had been taken ill. Jenny was very worried because she didn't know her lines. The family and Richard Fulton went to see the play. Jenny was a complete failure and had to be continually prompted. Bob went backstage to see her afterwards, but she had gone. When he went to his car he found Jenny there. She refused to return to the drama school and begged him to take her to Sandboume with him, which he did. At Sandbourne she found a job as a waitress. When'Richard Fulton heard about this he wired her parents. Her father replied to say he was coming to London immediately and was going to take Jenny back to Wales.
Principal characters this week:
(Continued in next column)


Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: Douglas Burbidge
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Gwen Owen: Beryl Calder
David Owen: Frank Partington
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Lane: Alvys Maben
Mrs Morgan: Grace Allardyce
Maud French: Gwen Day Burroughs
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Peter Kingston: David Oxley
The Rev William Owen: Kenneth Evans
Jenny Owen: Julia Braddock
Gerda Thornton: Sheila Ravnor
Isabel Fielding: Thea Wells
Auctioneer: Allan Jeayes
Zenobia Parsons: Katherine Page

: Monday Matinee presents Dorothy Smith in * JEANNIE

by Aimee Stuart
Adapted for broadcasting by Martyn C. Webster
Produced by Ayton Whitaker


Unknown: Aimee Stuart
Broadcasting By: Martyn C. Webster
Produced By: Ayton Whitaker
Father: Ian Sadler
Jeannie: Dorothy Smith
Mrs Whitelaw: Betty Hardy
Bessie: Joy Adamson
Maggie: Margot MacAlaster
Stanley Smith: Frank Partington
The Count: Olaf Olsen
The Blonde: Irene Prador
The Mistress: Nell Ballantyne
Porter: Ronald Sidney
Attendant: Howieson Culff
Reception clerk: Malcolm Hayes
Hotel waiter: Basil Jones
Page: Jill Ntvasa
Waiter: Erik Chitty




and his Band with Johnny Eager


Unknown: Johnny Eager

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

Another incident in the career of Police - Constable Archibald Berkeley -Willoughby
11 — ' The Case of the Naked Truth'
Produced by Vernon Harris


Unknown: Constable Archibald
Unknown: Berkeley -Willoughby
Produced By: Vernon Harris
P C 49: Brian Reece
Joan: Joy Shelton
Chief Inspector Wilson: Leslie Perrins
Detective-Sgt Wright: Eric Phillips
Wag Tippett: Sidney Vivian
Bunker Black: Sydney Tafler
Soapy Flood: Roger Snowdon
Lulu Delaney: Gwenda Wilson
Mossy Stone ,: William Mervyn
Masseur: Philip Ray
Cloak-room attendant: Patrick Westwood
Errand boy: Max Brent


Molly Dawson and Kevin FitzGerald match their wits and wisdom about words with Evelyn Gibbs and Sam Pollock
Expert, Marghanita Laski
Chairman, Fielden Hughes


Unknown: Molly Dawson
Unknown: Kevin Fitzgerald
Unknown: Evelyn Gibbs
Unknown: Sam Pollock
Unknown: Marghanita Laski
Unknown: Fielden Hughes


Charlie Chester and Tony Hancock introduce a programme for Services everywhere
The Forces try to stump
Leslie Welch , the Memory Man
Mr. Music Master
Tommy Reilly
Your Request Favourite
Bernard Braden , 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 Ray Galton , Alan Simpson and Charlie Chester
Produced by Jacques Brown and John Hooper


Unknown: Charlie Chester
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Leslie Welch
Unknown: Tommy Reilly
Unknown: Bernard Braden
Unknown: Carole Carr
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Script By: Ray Galton
Script By: Alan Simpson
Script By: Charlie Chester
Produced By: Jacques Brown
Produced By: John Hooper


and his Orchestra with Jill Day , Derrick Francis and Bob Dale
From the Locarno Ballroom, Glasgow


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


* Herself Surprised * by Joyce Cary
Reader, Marjorie Westbury
11 — ' The Vicar Wins '


Reader: Joyce Cary
Reader: Marjorie Westbury

: Music Tapestry

The J. H. Squire Celeste Octet and Winifred Davey (piano)


Unknown: J. H. Squire Celeste Octet
Piano: Winifred Davey

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