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: Housewives' Choice

Paul Adam introduces your request records


Presenter: Paul Adam

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


George Blackmore at the organ of the Capitol, Aberdeen


Unknown: George Blackmore


Ford Motor Works
Military Band
Major G. H. Willcocks ,
M.V.O., M.B.E.


Conductor: Major G. H. Willcocks

: Mrs. Dale's Diary


Script: Lesley Wilson


Southern Serenade Orchestra directed by Lou Whiteson with Bennett Fynn (tenor)


Directed By: Lou Whiteson
Tenor: Bennett Fynn


' The Long Arm of The Foundryman's Gazette' by R. P. Lister
Told by Ernest Jay


Unknown: R. P. Lister
Told By: Ernest Jay


at the BBC theatre organ

: Music for Dancing

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


Played By: Victor Silvester


Conductor, Charles Groves


Conductor: Charles Groves


A programme for children under five
Among our listeners is a small boy of two-and-a-quartcr years of whom his mother wrote, 'The other day he wanted the lady to come out of the wireless, and when I explained that this was not possible, he said: " We will make a door into the wireless and then she can come out." '
Happily, our small listeners may rest assured that wherever the bodies of their ladies-and gentlemen-may be, their voiees will come to them as usual this week from the ̒wireless.̓ Today and on Thursday the voice will be Daphne Oxenford 's telling about ' Two little frogs in search of a house ' by Dorothy Wise , and ' Dan Pig ,' by Peggy Worvil. Tomorrow and on Thursday it will be that of Julia Lang , and the stories, ̒̒There was once a boy,' by Diana Ross , and 'David and the Little Green Train,' by Molly Craven. Friday's storyteller wiu be Dorothy Smith with A Surprise for Granny,' by Joan Robinson.
Elizabeth A. Taylor


Unknown: Daphne Oxenford
Unknown: Dorothy Wise
Unknown: Dan Pig
Unknown: Peggy Worvil.
Unknown: Julia Lang
Unknown: Diana Ross
Unknown: Molly Craven.
Unknown: Dorothy Smith
Unknown: Joan Robinson.
Unknown: Elizabeth A. Taylor


Introduced by Marjorie Anderson and including :
' From a Man's Point of View': Hugh Latimer talks about how not to put a washer on a tap
' Minnie Pallister 's Diary ' : Minnie Pallister talks about what she has been doing, seeing, and thinking during recent weeks
' At the London Theatre in August': Two ordinary theatregoers, who are not professional critics, describe plays seen recently
' I Married a Parson': Kathleen Jarvis gives the first of three talks on day-to-day life in a modern parsonage
Serial: ̒A Late Lark Singing. ̓ Written and read by Naomi Jacob. Abridged by Nancy Pusey.
For the Woman Listener-page 42


Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Talks: Hugh Latimer
Unknown: Minnie Pallister
Talks: Pallister
Unknown: Kathleen Jarvis
Read By: Naomi Jacob.
Abridged By: Nancy Pusey.


and his Light Orchestra with Janet Davis (soprano)


Soprano: Janet Davis


Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra


Unknown: Frank Chacksfield


Script by Lesley Wilson
Last week the Dales returned from their holiday. Since Dr. Dale met John Graham" he had felt restless and discontented. However, after he had visited Grahame'r home, he told Mrs. Dale he was no longer envious but sorry for him, because Grahame's family was not affectionate. Jenny and Peter Kingston spent a few days at Maidenhead with Peter's aunt. At Gimlet Green the Misses Pimm from Brimscombe House accidentally broke an ornament. They were much upset because they thought they might have jeopardised the chances of more visits from the Home to the cottage. Mrs. Freeman and Mrs. Dale arranged to do Gerda's work while she was on leave. Gwen and David were prevented from spending their holiday with David's people in Wales because one of his brothers had whooping cough.


Script By: Lesley Wilson
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
Miss Marchbanks: Harriet Petworth
Peter Kingston: Richard Bebb
Mrs Mountford -: Vivienne Chatterton
Nicky Halbert: Donald Price
Jane Halbert: Margaret Courtenay
Miss Fossett: Sybil Arundale
Zenobia Parsons: Thea Wells
Isabel Fielding: Thea Wells
Maud French: Gwen Day Burroughs
Miriam Dal: Gwen Dante
Mrs Humphries: Mary Williams
Tiggy Fielding: Sheila Moloney

: Monday Matinee presents Richard Attenborough and Sheila Sim in ̒LOVE AND MR. LEWISHAM'

A dramatisation for radio by Josephine Jemmett of the novel by H. G. Wells
Other parts played by Audrey Mendes , Derek Hart
Arthur Lawrence , and Joseph Shaw
Produced by Hugh Stewart


Unknown: Josephine Jemmett
Novel By: H. G. Wells
Played By: Audrey Mendes
Played By: Derek Hart
Unknown: Arthur Lawrence
Unknown: Joseph Shaw
Produced By: Hugh Stewart
Mr. Lewisham.: Richard Attenborough
Ethel: Sheila Sim
Chaffery: Eric Anderson
Dunkerly: David Peel
Miss Heydinger: Joan Newell
Bonover: Michael Logan
Blendenshin: Deering Wells
Mrs Munday: May Carey
Mrs Immering: Nan Marriott-Watson
Mrs Gadow: Nancy Nevinson


on gramophone records


and his Pieces of Eight with Betty Taylor , Jon Clark and The Stargazers


Unknown: Betty Taylor
Unknown: Jon Clark

: The Archers

Written by Geoffrey Webb and Edward J. Mason.
A story of country folk.


Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Writer: Edward J. Mason
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, his wife: 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
Reggie Trentham: Peter Wilde
The Vicar: Harry Stubbs
Valerie Grayson: Ann Johnson

: 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
Unknown: Roy Speer

: Jack Hawkins and Anne Crawford in ' THE WINDJAMMERS'

A drama of the sea
Episode 5
Nautical advice by Capt. A. G. Coursa
Script by Robert Buckland


Unknown: Capt. A. G. Coursa
Script By: Robert Buckland
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 Yivlan
Olaf: Paul Martin
Seaman: Jack Shaw
Shantyman: Clement Hardman


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


Unknown: Molly Dawson
Unknown: Kevin Fitzgerald
Unknown: Evelyn Gibbs
Unknown: Sam Pollock
Unknown: Gilbert Harding
Unknown: Fielden Hughes


from Blackpool presents the best of Britain's show business for our Forces serving throughout the world
Introduced this week by Derek Roy with Vanessa Lee
Bob and Alf Pearson
Geraldo and Sidney Bright
The Stargazers
Graham Stark
The Concert Orchestra conducted by Geraldo
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson


Unknown: Derek Roy
Unknown: Vanessa Lee
Unknown: Alf Pearson
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson


with a report on the Daily Express Tour of Britain Cycle Race


and his Orchestra with Jill Day
Derrick Francis and Bob Dale
From the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool


Unknown: Derrick Francis
Unknown: Bob Dale


' Brcwn on Resolution ' by C. S. Forester
Reader, Lockwood West
6-Brown cleans up


Reader: Lockwood West

: Music Tapestry

Light Music String Ensemble directed by Max Jaffa with David Buchan (piano)


Directed By: Max Jaffa
Piano: David Buchan

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