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: Housewives' Choice

Stephen Grenfell introduces your request records


Presenter: Stephen Grenfell

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


Stanley Wyllie at the organ of the Ritz Cinema, Belfast


Unknown: Stanley Wyllie

: Music While You Work

Band of the Welsh Guards
Conducted by Capt. F. L. Statham
Director of Music


Conducted By: Capt. F. L. Statham

: Mrs. Dale's Diary


Script: Joan Carr-Jones


Billy Mayerl Rhythm Ensemble with Dave Shand (saxophone)


Unknown: Billy Mayerl
Unknown: Dave Shand


' The Signet Ring' by Herbert Harris
Told by Gerik Schjelderup


Unknown: Herbert Harris
Told By: Gerik Schjelderup


at the BBC theatre organ

: Music for Dancing

played by Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra


Played By: Victor Silvester


(Leader, Frank Thomas )
Conductor, Leo Wurmser


Leader: Frank Thomas
Conductor: Leo Wurmser


Programme for the under-fives
' I don't like my programme any more-it's too short,' said a boy of three and a half. And he insisted on his mother's writing to tell us what he thoughtl We cannot comply with the request for a longer programme, but we can and do fulfil the other demand of this small boy for ' lots of car and train noises,' some of which he may hear on Thursday in * The
Toy Motor Cars,' by Monica Jarrett.
Dorothy Smith tells this story and those for today and Wednesday, 'The Farmyard Band,' by Ursula Hourihane , and ' A Tale of Three Puppies,' by Jane Shaw. Tomorrow and on Friday comes Daphne Oxenford with The Ship,' by Joan E. Cass , and ' A Story about a Teddy Bear,' by Margaret Gore. Lorna Pegram will introduce the stories and rhymes both this week and next. Elizabeth A. Taylor


Unknown: Monica Jarrett.
Unknown: Dorothy Smith
Unknown: Ursula Hourihane
Unknown: Jane Shaw.
Unknown: Daphne Oxenford
Unknown: Joan E. Cass
Unknown: Margaret Gore.
Unknown: Lorna Pegram
Unknown: Elizabeth A. Taylor


Birthday Week
Today's programme chosen by Jean Hughes
Introduced by Gladys Young
' Quick Meals for Unexpected
Guests': a talk by the well-known expert on cookery, Ambrose Heath
' Wifemanship ' : a ' Lifemanship ' lecture by S. Potter , with illustrations by students of the Lifemanship Correspondence College.
' Housekeeping in the Gilbert Islands': Sir Arthur Grimble describes some of the difficulties his wife encountered while bringing up a family in the South Pacific
' Music with a Smile': Dobson and Young discuss the battle, Home v. Provided Entertainment, with some hints about tactics
Serial: ' To Let Furnished ' by Josephine Bell. Abridged by Michael Bell. Read by Patience Collier
For the Woman Listener, page 50


Unknown: Jean Hughes
Introduced By: Gladys Young
Unknown: Ambrose Heath
Unknown: S. Potter
Unknown: Sir Arthur Grimble
Unknown: Josephine Bell.
Abridged By: Michael Bell.


Dulcet Strings directed by Frank Stewart
Philip Hattey (bass-baritone)


Directed By: Frank Stewart
Bass-Baritone: Philip Hattey


Ronnie Pleydell and his Orchestra


Unknown: Ronnie Pleydell


Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Joan Carr-Jones
Last week Mrs. Freeman was still housekeeping for Mr. Fulton but was beginning to find it a great strain. Mr. Fulton, driving her back to Parkwood Hill, got caught in a traffic jam; this irritated them and they quarrelled. Next day Mr. Fulton telephoned his apologies to Mrs. Freeman and mentioned a job as companion, which he thought might interest her. Jenny surprised everybody by announcing her engagement to Peter Kingston. Sally was sent to Nottingham by Elizabeth Russell to open a new branch. While she was away Maud French came to see Dr. Dale to say she had heard that the company in which Sally had invested her capital was going to crash. Dr. Dale told Maud he thought she had been misinformed and refused to contact Sally.


Script By: Joan Carr-Jones
Unknown: Peter Kingston.
Unknown: Elizabeth Russell
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: Douglas Burbidge
Bob Date: Leslie Heritage
Gwen Owen: Beryl Calder
David Owen: Donald Price
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Lane: Alvys Maben
Mrs Morgan: Grace Allardyce
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Mr Smith: Middleton Woods
Maud French: Gwen Day Burroughs
Miss Pink: Viola Merritt
Isabel Fielding: Thea Wells
Mrs Mountford: Vivienne Chatterton
Jenny Owen: Julia Braddock
Peter Kingston: David Oxiey
Mrs Cardew: Winifred Oughton
Maggs: Jack Howarth
Mrs Mustoe: Elsa Palmer
Albert Morgan: Frank Foster

: Monday Matinee 'PASSPORT TO PIMLICO'

A radio adaptation by Charles Hatton of the screen play by T. E. B. Clarke
Other parts played by Joe Sterne ,
Patrick Westwood , Ben Williams
John Hussey. Allan Jeayes
Cyril Conway , Mary Williams and Derek Prentice
Pianist, Cicely Hoye
Produced by Norman Wright


Unknown: Charles Hatton
Play By: T. E. B. Clarke
Played By: Joe Sterne
Played By: Patrick Westwood
Played By: Ben Williams
Unknown: John Hussey.
Unknown: Allan Jeayes
Unknown: Cyril Conway
Unknown: Mary Williams
Pianist: Cicely Hoye
Produced By: Norman Wright
Arthur Pemberton: Charles Leno
Connie: Giadys Henson
Shirley: Virginia Hewett
Frank Huggins: Michael Harding
Molly: Violet Loxley
Mr Wix: Ronald Sidney
Ted Spiller: Eric Lugg
Benny: Kenneth Williams
Fred Cowan: Danny Green
Edie Randall: Elsa Palmer
Professor Hatton-Jones: Winifred Oughton
Monty Cowan: Malcolm Knight
Sid Pardoe: Lewis Stringer
Charlie: Tom Webster
Straker: Eric Anderson
Gregg: Donald Price
Sebastien, Duke of Burgundy: Christopher Lee


at the piano with the Dance Orchestra and Diana Coupland , Johnny Eager and Martin Moreno


Unknown: Diana Coupland
Unknown: Johnny Eager
Unknown: Martin Moreno

: 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

: Jack Hawkins and Anne Crawford in ' THE WINDJAMMERS'

A drama of the sea
Episode 10
Shantyman, Clement Hardman Accordionist, Gerald Crossman
Nautical advice by Capt. A. G. Course
Script by Robert Buckland and Hugh Falkus
(Jack Hawkins broadcasts by permission of the British Lion Film Corporation, Ltd.)


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

: ' DEAR SIR....'

A correspondence column of the air
Edited and introduced by Adrian Thomas
To be repeated tomorrow at 12.30


Introduced By: Adrian Thomas


Tunes you have asked us to play


presenting the best in Britain's show business
Introduced this week by Derek Roy and starring
Wilbur Evans
Betty Driver
The Three Monarchs
Monia Liter
The George Mitchell Glee Club
Interruptions by Graham Stark
' Calling All Stars '
Listeners are invited to request their favourite tunes and to choose the stars they wish to perform them
The Dance Orchestra conducted by Stanley Black Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson


Unknown: Derek Roy
Unknown: Wilbur Evans
Unknown: Graham Stark
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Written By: Ray Galton
Written By: Alan Simpson
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson


and his Music with Dickie Valentine
Lita Roza and Dennis Lotis


Unknown: Dickie Valentine
Unknown: Lita Roza
Unknown: Dennis Lotis


' More Work for the Undertaker' by Margery Allingham
Reader, Howard Marion-Crawford '
6—' Up Apron Street'


Reader: Margery Allingham
Reader: Howard Marion-Crawford

: Music Tapestry

Light Music String Ensemble directed by Max Jaffa with Margaret Good (piano)


Directed By: Max Jaffa

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