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: Housewives' Choice

Michael Miles introduces your request records


Presenter: Michael Miles

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


George Blackmore at the organ of the Capitol, Aberdeen


Unknown: George Blackmore

: Music While You Work

Band of the Royal Army Medical Corps
Conducted by Capt. L. D. Brown
Director of Music


Conducted By: Capt. L. D. Brown

: Mrs. Dale's Diary


Script: Jonquil Antony


and Walter Freeman (tenor)


Tenor: Walter Freeman


' A Real Live Actress '
Written and told by C. Gordon Glover


Told By: C. Gordon Glover


at the BBC theatre organ


Jack White and his Band


Unknown: Jack White


Conducted by Capt. C. H. Jaeger
Director of Music


Conducted By: Capt. C. H. Jaeger


A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, and music
' The stories about trains,' wrote the mother of two of our under fives, ' caused them to demand me to take them for a train ride, which great adventure we undertook last week. They had never travelled on a train and it was a most exciting experience. They were thrilled because the train made exactly the noises you make and they saw the engine driver and looked inside the engine.'
The starting point for some fresh adventure, the incentive to some new exploration of the world around them-how often we )earn that Listen with Mother is performing for our small listteners exactly that function, and that simple, straightforward stories, such as those by Joan E. Cass (to be heard again today and tomorrow from Dorothy Smith) about Richard and Maureen who lived near the railway, may be the source of valuable and educative activity.
Wednesday's story, by Leslie Barnard is ' The One O'Clock Dandelion.' to be told by Julia Lang. On Thursday and Friday comes Daphne Oxenford with * The Country Bus,' by Hilda Ashby , and it is the turn of ' Lord Penguin,' otherwise Lorna Pegram , to introduce our stories and nursery rhymes this week and next.
Elisabeth A. Taylor


Unknown: Joan E. Cass
Story By: Leslie Barnard
Told By: Julia Lang.
Unknown: Daphne Oxenford
Unknown: Hilda Ashby
Unknown: Lorna Pegram
Unknown: Elisabeth A. Taylor


BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conducted by Arwel Hughes
Bruce Dargavel (bass-baritone)


Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conducted By: Arwel Hughes
Bass-Baritone: Bruce Dargavel


and his Light Orchestra with Millicent Phillips (soprano)


Soprano: Millicent Phillips


Ken Beaumont and his Sextet


Unknown: Ken Beaumont


Script by Jonquil Antony
Last week the Dales held the Brimscombe House ' Bring and Buy Sale ' at Virginia Lodge. It was a great success but for the disappearance of a yellow Wedgwood box which Mrs. Mountford had given. Mrs. Freeman was concerned because she felt Mrs. Briggs might have taken it. Later in the week, Mr. Curtis told Mrs. Freeman that Mrs. Briggs wished to speak to her, as she had something on her mind that was worrying her. Miss Marchbanks was worried too. She told Mrs. Freeman she had seen Mrs. Mountford's nephew, Bill Donaldson , taking money from Mrs. Mountford's handbag.
Mrs. Freeman fell and hurt her leg while pursuing Captain. Miss Pink stayed on at Virginia Lodge to help and was introduced to Bill Donaldson. Later she told Bob she had met him before but thought his name was Walker.
Principal characters this week:


Script By: Jonquil Antony
Unknown: Bill Donaldson
Unknown: Bill Donaldson.
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
Bill Donaldson: Richard Hutton
Mrs Mountford: Vivienne Chattertoa
Peter Kingston: David Oxley
Miss Marchbanks: Harriet Petworth
Joan Dale: Olga Dickie
Grandfather Dale: Jack Shaw
Margaret: Margaret Courtenay
Tony Coppard: Ronan O'Casey
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
The man in the street: Ronald Sidney
Marleen: Violet Loxley
Stan Skeats: Lewis Stringer
John Grahame: Arthur Ridley
Mrs Skeats: Joan Clement Scott

: Monday Matinee: Sweethearts and Wives

A comedy of naval manners adapted for broadcasting by Gilbert Hackforth-Jones and Margaret Hackforth-Jones.


Adapted for broadcasting by: Gilbert Hackforth-Jones
Adapted for broadcasting by: Margaret Hackforth-Jones
Producer: Ayton Whitaker
Ponsford Beckett: Richard Williams
Tony Harding: Derek Blomfield
Harriett: Ella Milne
Maria: Joan Clement Scott
Martha: Gabrielle Blunt
Owen Rivers: Malcolm Hayes
Bill: Hamilton Dyce
Penelope: Bettina Dickson
Lady Agincourt: Winifred Oughton
Other parts played by: Ronald Sidney
Other parts played by: Frank Atkinson
Other parts played by: Peter Claughton
Other parts played by: Howieson Culff
Other parts played by: Ernest Sefton
Other parts played by: Donald Gray
Other parts played by: John Benson
Other parts played by: Peter Ducrow
Other parts played by: Olwen Brookes
Other parts played by: Mary Duff


with Paul Rich , 'Rusty'
Hurren Jimmy Mayers and the Sunspots


Unknown: Paul Rich
Unknown: Hurren Jimmy Mayers

: 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
Daniel Archer: Harry Oakes
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Christine Archer: Pamela Mant
Mr Fairbrother: Leslie Bowmar
Mrs Fairbrother: Joy Davies
Grace Fairbrother: Ysanne Churchman
Simon: Eddie Robinson
Walter Gabriel: Robert Mawdesley
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
The Squire: Ronald Baddiley
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Mike Daly: John Franklyn
The Vicar: Harry Stubbs
Reg Trentham: Peter Wilde

: Sport

including cricket close of play scores

: Dick Bentley in 'GENTLY, BENTLEY'

with Josephine Crombie
Alma Cogan and Frank Cordell and his Orchestra
Produced by Roy Speer


Unknown: Josephine Crombie
Unknown: Alma Cogan
Unknown: Frank Cordell
Produced By: Roy Speer

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Abicair Bassey & Cogan 12 June 2016

: Jack Hawkins and Anne Crawford in 'THE WINDJAMMERS'

Episode 2
Shantyman, Clement Hardman Accordionist. Gerald Crossman
Nautical advice by Capt. A. G. Course
Script by Robert Buckland with additional material by Cyril Campion


Accordionist: Clement Hardman
Accordionist: Gerald Crossman
Unknown: Capt. A. G. Course
Script By: Robert Buckland
Unknown: Cyril Campion
Captain Markham: Jack Hawkins
Margaret Roberts: Anne Crawford
Captain Eynon: Hugh Morton
Mr Palmer: Jon Farrell
Annie: Patience Collier
Mr Duncan: Jack Stewart
Tom: Roger Snowdon
Paddy: Tommy Duggan
Yorky: Sidney Vivian
Olaf: Paul Martin
Barlow: Robert Rietty
Seaman: Jack Shaw


Molly Dawson and Kevin Fitzgerald match their wits and wisdom about words with Evelyn Gibbs and Sam Pollock
Expert, Ian Watt
Chairman, Fielden Hughes


Unknown: Molly Dawson
Unknown: Kevin Fitzgerald
Unknown: Evelyn Gibbs
Unknown: Sam Pollock
Unknown: Ian Watt
Unknown: Fielden Hughes


presents the best of Britain's show business for Forces serving throughout the world
Introduced this week by Bernard Braden with Lizbeth Webb
Lee Lawrence
The Hedley Ward Trio
Freddy Randall
The George Mitchell Glee Club
Fred Yule and Graham Stark
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson


Unknown: Bernard Braden
Unknown: Lizbeth Webb
Unknown: Lee Lawrence
Unknown: Freddy Randall
Unknown: Fred Yule
Unknown: Graham Stark
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson

: Topic for Tonight

Tonight this regular series of talks returns to the air for its fifth session. Members of Topic's panel of speakers will sketch in the background of themes and events in or around the news


and his Orchestra with Jill Day
Derrick Francis , and Bob Dale
From the Ritz Ballroom, Manchester


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


' All Next Week' by Alex Atkinson
Reader, Richard Hurndall
6-' Eleanor's Party '


Reader: Alex Atkinson
Reader: Richard Hurndall

: Music Tapestry

Light Music String Ensemble directed by Max Jaffa with Eric Parkin (piano)


Directed By: Max Jaffa
Piano: Eric Parkin

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