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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


Stanley Wyllie at the organ of the Ritz Cinema, Belfast


Unknown: Stanley Wyllie

: Music While You Work

Band of the Royal Artillery, Woolwich
Conducted by Lieut. Col. Owen Geary, M.B.E., Director of Music, Royal Artillery


Conducted By: Lieut. Col. Owen Geary, M.B.E.
Unknown: Royal Artillery

: Mrs. Dale's Diary


Script: Jonquil Antony


' The Inseparables '
Written and told by Allan Jeayes


Told By: Allan Jeayes

: Music for Dancing

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


Played By: Victor Silvester


at the BBC theatre organ


(Leader, Frank Thomas )
Conductor, Leo Wurmser


Leader: Frank Thomas
Conductor: Leo Wurmser


A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, and music
Among the many ways these programmes help our under-fives' is the consolation they bring to those who are ill. ' Thank you,' writes one mother, * for your programme! For the last forty minutes my three-year-old has been lying watching the hands of the clock creep round to a quarter to two. " Isn't it time yet, Mummy? When is it my programme? "
Nor is the concern of our invalids always for themselves. ' Does Julia Lang miss me, Mummy? ' was the query of a girl whom illness prevented from listening. Whatever the answer to that, all may rest assured that their ' ladies '-and their ' gentlemen,' too-are there, to sing their songs and tell them stories every day. Today and tomorrow, comes Daphne Oxenford, with ' Joe is Lost,' by Diana Ross. On Wednesday and on Friday it is Julia Lang with ' The Unexpected Bonfire,' by Joan Robinson , and ' Roderick, the Little Red Roller,' by Christine Smith. On Thursday, Dorothy Smith tells Ursula Hourihane's ' Winter's Come.' And Lorna Pegram introduces them all for the coming two weeks. Elizabeth A. Taylor


Unknown: Diana Ross.
Unknown: Joan Robinson
Unknown: Christine Smith.
Unknown: Dorothy Smith
Introduces: Lorna Pegram
Unknown: Elizabeth A. Taylor


A daily programme for women at home
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson and including
' A Bicycle Built for One': Daphne Dyer describes how, in Holland, she was forced to ride a bicycle, and what happened
'Minnie Pallister 's Diary ': Minnie Pallister talks about what she has been doing, seeing, and thinking during recent weeks
' Feminine Viewsreel': a chronicle from London introduced by Sheila Stewart
Serial: The Frenchman and the Lady,' by Elizabeth Cadell. Abridged by Evelyn Gibbs. Read by Gladys Young


Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Daphne Dyer
Unknown: Minnie Pallister
Talks: Minnie Pallister
Introduced By: Sheila Stewart
Unknown: Elizabeth Cadell.
Abridged By: Evelyn Gibbs.
Read By: Gladys Young


Medvedeff and his Balalaika Orchestra with Andrew Wolkowsky (domra) and Bert Weedon (guitar)


Unknown: Andrew Wolkowsky
Guitar: Bert Weedon


Danny Levan and his Sextet with Harold Smart


Unknown: Danny Levan
Unknown: Harold Smart


Mrs. Date, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Jonquil Antony
Last week the Dales heard that Gwen was all right after her fall and would soon be about again. Jenny met Peter to explain that Bob had nothing to do with her breaking their engagement. Peter told her he had now given up the idea of becoming a farmer, and so they became
Engaged again. The following day Peter apologised to Bob. Gerda Peterson, the doctor's secretary, was taken ill. Dr. Dale suggested Mrs. Dale should take her place. Miriam decided to take a house near Park-wood Hill befoie she visited Canada. While Alec and Mrs. Freeman were looking over a house, Sally arrived and said Tony Coppard knew of a house which might suit them. The two orchids which Mrs. Freeman had been tending for Mrs. Dale began to wilt, so she decided to put two new ones in their place. Monument decided upon the same action, and Mrs. Dale discovered she had some very exceptional orchids which multiplied themselves, pots and all!


Script By: Jonquil Antony
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: Douglas Burbidge
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Gwen Owen: Beryl Calder
David Owen: Frank Partington
Sally Lane: Alvvs Maben
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Mrs Morgan: Grace Allardyce
Tony Coppard: Ronan O'Casey
The Matron: Gladys Spencer
Maisie Lawford: Denise Bryer
Miriam Dale: Gwen Dante
Alec Dale: Nicholas Stuart
Susie Thompkins: Molly Lawson
Bert Thompkins: Michael Harding
Tony Lawford: Tom Webster
Rene Lawford: Ursula Hirst
Isabel Fielding: Thea Wells

: Monday Matinee ' KNIGHT SINISTER'

A play for radio by Elleston Trevor
Adapted from the novel by Simon Rattray
Characters in order of speaking:
Other parts played by Margaret Ward. Douglas Hayes
Norman Mitchell , Patrick Troughton
Produced by Donald McWhinnie


Radio By: Elleston Trevor
Novel By: Simon Rattray
Played By: Margaret Ward.
Played By: Douglas Hayes
Played By: Norman Mitchell
Played By: Patrick Troughton
Produced By: Donald McWhinnie
Miss Gorringe: Joan Sanderson
Hugo Bishop: Robert Eddison
Nicole Pedley: Yvonne Mitchell
Roy Trafford: Patrick Troughton
Robert Thorpe: Martin Lewis
Harrison Pedley: Alan Wheatley
Freddie Frisnay: Raf de la Torre
Helen Ledine: Thelma Hughes


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


Unknown: Diana Coupland
Unknown: Johnnie Eager
Unknown: Martin Moreno

: 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


John Ellison and Robert MacDermot are the Question-Masters in this inter-country contest between representative teams from girls' and boys' schools in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland
City of Bath Boys' School v.
Leytonstone High School for Girls
Produced by Joan Clark


Unknown: John Ellison
Unknown: Robert MacDermot
Produced By: Joan Clark

: 'DEAR SIR....'

A correspondence column of the air
Edited and introduced by Adrian Thomas


Introduced By: Adrian Thomas


Tunes you have asked us to play


presenting the best in Britain's show business
Introduced this week by Harry Secombe and starring
Maurice Chevalier
Tessie O'Shea
Julie Andrews
Kenny Baker
The George Mitchell Glee Club Interruptions by Graham Stark
' Calling All Stars ' in which listeners are invited to request their favourite tunes and 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: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Maurice Chevalier
Unknown: Tessie O'Shea
Unknown: Julie Andrews
Unknown: Kenny Baker
Unknown: Graham Stark
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Written By: Ray Galton
Written By: Alan Simpson
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson


and his Orchestra with Jill Day
Bob Freeman and Bob Dale


Unknown: Jill Day
Unknown: Bob Freeman
Unknown: Bob Dale


' Swan Song' by John Galsworthy
Reader, Ronald Simpson
11—' " Lease and Release " for Fleur'


Reader: John Galsworthy
Reader: Ronald Simpson

: Music Tapestry

Light Music String Ensemble directed by Max Jaffa with Marguerite Wolff (piano)


Directed By: Max Jaffa
Piano: Marguerite Wolff

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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