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: Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Donald Peers

Contributors

Presenter: Donald Peers

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: MAINLY RHYTHM

Robinson Cleaver at the organ of the Granada, Clapham

Contributors

Unknown: Robinson Cleaver

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Band of the Coldstream Guards
Conducted by Douglas A. Pope

Contributors

Conducted By: Douglas A. Pope

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Script by Jonquil Antony

Contributors

Script By: Jonquil Antony

: MORNING STORY

' The Bargain' by Eleanor Tompkins
Read by Noel Johnson

Contributors

Unknown: Eleanor Tompkins
Read By: Noel Johnson

: Music for Dancing

played by Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Victor Silvester

: FRANKLY INFORMAL

Some records and reflections by Roy Bradford

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Bradford

: Concert Hour BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conducted by Alexander Gibson

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Alexander Gibson

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

for children under five
Christmas week at last, and Christmas Day very soon! Last week our stories were all of preparations; this week they are centred on the day itself.
Today's story, The Little Fic Tree by J. K. Stevenson , is to be told by Dorothy Smith , and tomorrow's, ' The Bundles' Happy Christmas,' by Daphne Oxenford. Christmas is supremely the family time, and the Bundles are a large family, as some of our young audience may re-member from hearing about them before in Ursula Hourihane 's tales. ' Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,' sing the Bundles, in the carol so beloved of little children-the one that takes them straight to the Nativity story itself. This is the story they will hear on Wednesday, in the version by Jean SutclifTe which Julia Lang has told them each year since theae programmes began.
That is all for this week, for on Christmas Day itscif, and on Boxing Day, there will be no broadcast of ' Listen with Mother.' But, for some, ' Listen on Saturday,' fine other programme for children under five, with Ann Driver , Marjorie Westbury , and Maurice Bevan , may help to bridge the gap until next week. Elizabeth A. Taylor

Contributors

Unknown: J. K. Stevenson
Told By: Dorothy Smith
Unknown: Daphne Oxenford.
Unknown: Ursula Hourihane
Unknown: Julia Lang
Unknown: Ann Driver
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: Maurice Bevan
Unknown: Elizabeth A. Taylor

: WOMAN'S HOUR

A daily programme for women at home
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson
'Come Ye To Bethlehem': Kathleen Jarvis. a parson's wife, talks about Christmas-time in her home._ (BBC recording)
' Reflections from the Screen Gordon Gow on the events of the month in films
' The Fruit You Buy': Leslie Clark , an Essex grower, gives Ruth Drew some tips on choosing fruit in the shop
' The Heart of the Matter ': Bette Lindsay Houston , a Scotswoman now living in Dublin, comments on what strikes her as essential to the Irish way of life
' The Difficult Art ': Mary Scott , from her experience, has learned that it is not only more blessed to give than to receive but so much easier
' The Blackthorn Stake' by Philip Woodruff. Read by -Peter Augustine.

Contributors

Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Kathleen Jarvis.
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Leslie Clark
Unknown: Ruth Drew
Unknown: Bette Lindsay Houston
Unknown: Mary Scott
Unknown: Philip Woodruff.
Read By: Peter Augustine.

: MUSIC IN THE HOME

Muted Strings
Directed by Reg Pursglove and Gordon Parfitt (bass)

Contributors

Directed By: Reg Pursglove
Directed By: Gordon Parfitt

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Harry Leader and his Band
(Harry Leader and his Band are appearing at the Astoria Dance Salon, London)

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Leader

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Script by Joan Carr-Jones
For cast-list see Tuesday
Last week Miriam and Alec dined with the Dales m order to see Grandfather Dale before he returned to Scotland. Malcolm Reeves took Bob to see a flat, and Bob acted as nominal purchaser for Reeves. Mr. Maggs' goose was stolen and he was inconsolable. No trace of the bird could be found, but finally Mrs. Mustoe admitted that her son Benny had stolen it and asked Maggs if he would let her return it at nightfall. Mrs. Dale visited Elaine Allardyce , as the Doctor said she seemed very low-spirited. Elaine told Mrs. Date that her brother was marrying again.

Contributors

Script By: Joan Carr-Jones
Unknown: Grandfather Dale
Unknown: Elaine Allardyce

: Monday Matinee presents Jack Hulbert in 'THE SQUEAKER'

A play by Edgar Wallace adapted by Rex Rienits
Produced by Norman Wright

Contributors

Play By: Edgar Wallace
Adapted By: Rex Rienits
Produced By: Norman Wright
Field: Hamilton Dyce
First Sub-Editor: Douglas Hayes
Second Sub-Editor: Aubrey Richards
Angus Collie: Andrew Faulds
Millie Trent: Betty Baskcomo
Tillman: Malcolm Hayes
Captain John Leslie: Jack Hulbert
Frank Sutton: Robert Shaw
Beryl Stedman: Audrey Mendes
Lewis Friedman: Arthur Ridley
Police Sergeant: Frank Tickle
Bill Annerley: Frank Atkinson
Alphonse: Rupert Davis
Jim Annerley: Lewis Stringer
A Reporter: Geoffrey Bond

: EVENING STARS

Records of Ethel Smith and the Stargazers

Contributors

Unknown: Ethel Smith

: 'THE PICKWICK PAPERS'

Some of the adventures of Mr. Samuel Pickwick and his friends related in the novel by Charles Dickens Adapted for radio into five parts based on Noel Langley 's screenplay and the original novel, with scenes and music from the sound-track. of the Langley-Minter picture
Parti
The Pickwickians- the first day's adventures and their consequences
Others taking part:
Brian Haines , Olga Dickie and Christopher Hodge
Programme produced by Thurstan Holland

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. Samuel Pickwick
Unknown: Noel Langley
Unknown: Brian Haines
Unknown: Olga Dickie
Unknown: Christopher Hodge
Produced By: Thurstan Holland
Mr Samuel Pickwick: James Hayter
Mr Alfred Jingle: Nigel Patrick
Mr Nathaniel Winkle: James Donald
Mr Augustus Snodgrass: Lionel Murton
Mr Tracy Tupman: Alexander Gauge
Mr Wardle: Walter Fitzgerald
Mrs Leo Hunter: Joyce Grenfell
Mrs Bardell: Hermione Baddeley
The Irate Cabman: William Hartnell
Dr Slammer: Felix Felton
Dr Slammer's Aide: Max Adrian
Narrator: Howard Marion-Crawford

: The Archers

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

Contributors

Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Writer: Edward J. Mason
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Tony Shryane

: TOP OF THE FORM

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
8—Wales
Grammar School for Boys,
Welshpool v.
Grammar School for Girls
Bangor
Produced by Joan Clark

Contributors

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

: DEAR SIR....

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

Contributors

Introduced By: Adrian Thomas

: FAMILY FAVOURITES

Tunes you have asked us to play

: ALL-STAR BILL

Presenting the best in Britain's show business
Introduced this week by Frankie Howerd and starring
Derek Roy
Zoe Gail
Harry Dawson
Louise Traill and The George Mitchell Glee Club
(Continued in next column)
Interruptions by Graham Stark
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Written by Ray Galtan and Alan Simpson
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson

Contributors

Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Derek Roy
Unknown: Zoe Gail
Unknown: Harry Dawson
Unknown: Louise Traill
Unknown: Graham Stark
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Written By: Ray Galtan
Written By: Alan Simpson
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson

: A STORY FOR CHRISTMAS

Told by Robert Beatty
' The Bewilderment of Snake McCoy' by Nancy Spain
Adapted for broadcasting by Joan Werner Laurie

Contributors

Told By: Robert Beatty
Broadcasting By: Joan Werner Laurie

: TEDDY FOSTER

and his Orchestra with Annette Klooger
Brian Clarke , and Alan Ree ,ves

Contributors

Unknown: Annette Klooger
Unknown: Brian Clarke
Unknown: Alan Ree

: Music Tapestry

Light Music String Ensemble
Directed by Max Jaffa with Wilfrid Parry (piano)

Contributors

Directed By: Max Jaffa
Piano: Wilfrid Parry








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