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: Housewives' Choice

Donald Peers introduces your request records


Presenter: Donald Peers

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


with Griffith Lewis
Ann Hill
Vivian Joseph
The Silver Chords Choir
The Strings in Harmony
(Leader,Morgan Lloyd )
Introduced by John Darran
Produced by Mai Jones


Unknown: Griffith Lewis
Unknown: Ann Hill
Unknown: Vivian Joseph
Leader: Morgan Lloyd
Introduced By: John Darran
Produced By: Mai Jones


Melodies in reminiscent mood played by Tolchard Evans and his Pioneers of Rhythm and sung by Dinah Kaye and Ken Beaumont
Introduced by Rex Palmer
Musical arrangements remembered by Ray Terry
Produced by John Simmonds


Played By: Tolchard Evans
Sung By: Dinah Kaye
Sung By: Ken Beaumont
Introduced By: Rex Palmer
Unknown: Ray Terry
Produced By: John Simmonds

: Danny Kaye Farley Granger and Jeanmaire in ' HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN'

An adaptation from the sound-track of the new Samuel Goldwyn Technicolor production for R.K.O.-Radio Pictures release
Cast: and Adapted by Gordon Gow Produced by Denys Jones


Unknown: Samuel Goldwyn
Adapted By: Gordon Gow
Produced By: Denys Jones
Hane Christian Andersen: Danny Kaye
Niels: Farley Granger
: Doro Jeanmaire
Otto: Philip Tonge
Schoolmaster: John Brown
Burgomaster: John Qualen
Peter, the narrator: Joey Walsh


Gramophone records chosen by Servicemen in Hong Kong, Malaya, Korea, and the Middle East, with each tune introduced by the man who chose it, in recordings made on the spot
In London, Jean Metcalfe
The second of two programmes


Unknown: Jean Metcalfe

: Palace of Varieties

with Paddle O'Neil
Eddie Molloy
Bertha Willmott
George Betton
Harry Mooney
Joan Stonehewer
Horace Mashford
Harry Mooney with Victor King
Chairman, Rob Currie
Supported by Billy Howard with the Palace of Varieties Chorus and the BBC Variety Orchestra
The Show produced and conducted by Ernest Longstaffe


Unknown: Paddle O'Neil
Unknown: Eddie Molloy
Unknown: Bertha Willmott
Unknown: George Betton
Unknown: Harry Mooney
Unknown: Joan Stonehewer
Unknown: Horace Mashford
Unknown: Harry Mooney
Unknown: Rob Currie
Unknown: Billy Howard
Conducted By: Ernest Longstaffe


and Father Christmas
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson


Conducted By: Stanley Black
Written By: Ray Galton
Written By: Alan Simpson
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson
The Parents: Bernard Braden
The Parents: Barbara Kelly
Soppy: Peter Sellers
Monica: Beryl Reid
Jennifer: Bob Pearson
Sylvester: Graham Stark
Uncle Gabby: Bernard Braden
The Spirits of Christmas: The George Mitchell Choir
Mother Christmas: Hermione Gingold


Commentary on the second half of one of today's Football League matches

: Ted Ray and Donald Peers in 'HELLO AGAIN'

with Carole Carr
A programme in which some of the stars who have entertained the Forces in the Far East say ' Hello Again' to their Service friends
Also taking part are:
Hy Hazell
Harry Jacobson
Eddie Arnold
Mervyn Saunders
Don Phillips
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Compiled and edited by George Wadmore and Bertie Chapman
Produced by Bill Worsley


Unknown: Carole Carr
Unknown: Hy Hazell
Unknown: Harry Jacobson
Unknown: Eddie Arnold
Unknown: Mervyn Saunders
Unknown: Don Phillips
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Edited By: George Wadmore
Edited By: Bertie Chapman
Produced By: Bill Worsley


A seasonable reminder of Everyman's entertainment with Helen Clare
Flotsam (B. C. Hilliam )
George Formby
Ernest Lush
George Robey
Ronnie Waldman
Dorothy Ward and the Ray Ellington Quartet -
Written by Gale Pedrick
Produced' by Thurstan Holland


Unknown: Helen Clare
Unknown: C. Hilliam
Unknown: George Formby
Unknown: Ernest Lush
Unknown: George Robey
Unknown: Ronnie Waldman
Unknown: Dorothy Ward
Written By: Gale Pedrick
Produced By: Thurstan Holland


including football results
Special reports on: First Division: Derby County v. Portsmouth, by Cyril Williamson ; Liverpool v. Burnley, by Bill Both-well; Manchester United v. Blackpool, by H. D. Davies ; Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Sunderland, by Harry Walker
Second Division: Fulham v. Southhampton, by Geoffrey Peck ; Rotherham United v. Bury, by Kenneth Wolstenholme


Unknown: Cyril Williamson
Unknown: H. D. Davies
Unknown: Harry Walker
Unknown: Geoffrey Peck
Unknown: Kenneth Wolstenholme


The story of a house party, a game of cards, and an action for slander
Told by Edgar Lustgarten


Told By: Edgar Lustgarten


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 screen-play and the original novel, with scenes and music from the soundtrack of the Langley-Minter picture
(Continued .in next column)
Part 5
Mr. Samuel Weller executes a mission of Jove; what befell Mr. Pickwick when he got into the Fleet; the final exit of Mr. Jingle; a joyful, occasion which satisfactorily concludes everything for everybody
Programme produced by Thurstan Holland


Unknown: Mr. Samuel Pickwick
Novel By: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Noel Langley'S
Unknown: Mr. Samuel Weller
Produced By: Thurstan Holland
Mr Samuel Pickwick: James Hayter
Mr Nathaniel Winkle: James Donald
Mr Augustus Snodgrass: Lionel Murton
Mr Tracy Tupman: Alexander Gauge
Mr Alfred Jingle: Nigel Patrick
Sam Weller: Harry Fowler
Tony Weller: George Robey
Miss Arabella Allen: June Thorburn
Mary, the housemaid: Olga Dickie
Mr Namby: Christopher Hodge
Mr Perker: Noel Willman
Roker: Howieson Culff
Jackson: Raf de la Torre
Mrs Bardell: Hermione Baddeley
Mr Dodson: D A Clarke-Smith
Mr Fogg: Alan Wheatley
Narrator: Howard Maroion-Crawford

: The Archers

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


Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Writer: Edward J. Mason

: Charles Buchan

on today's football


' The Voice of Variety ' with the BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet


Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet

: Ted Ray in ' RAY'S A LAUGH'

with Kitty Bluett
Peter Sellers
Patricia Hayes
Patricia Gilbert
Charles Hawtrey
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Script by Eddie Maguire ,
George Wadmore , and Ted Ray
Produced by George Inns


Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Patricia Gilbert
Unknown: Charles Hawtrey
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Script By: Eddie Maguire
Script By: George Wadmore
Script By: Ted Ray
Produced By: George Inns

: Life with the Lyons: 7: Christmas Story

(Third series)
[Starring] Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon
with Barbara Lyon, Richard Lyon, Hugh Morton, Horace Percival, Molly Weir, Doris Rogers, David Enders
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Written by Bebe Daniels, Bob Block and Bill Harding
Incidental music by Arthur Wilkinson
Produced by Tom Ronald


Unknown: Barbara Lyon
Unknown: Richard Lyon
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Unknown: Horace Percival
Unknown: Molly Weir
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Bebe Daniels
Unknown: Bob Block
Music By: Arthur Wilkinson
Produced By: Tom Ronald


Questions of the moment put by members of the audience are discussed spontaneously by: Ralph Wightman
Jack Longland
Mary Stocks
Ted Leather , M.P.
Travelling Question-Master,
Freddy Grisewood
From the Town Hall,
Lynton, Devon


Unknown: Ralph Wightman
Unknown: Jack Longland
Unknown: Mary Stocks
Unknown: Ted Leather


High Speed Variety with The Kordites
Littlewood's Girls Choir
Ken Frith and his Magic Pianos
Benny Hill
The Tanner Sisters
Tony Fayne and David Evans
Josef Locke
Vie Oliver
Northern Variety Orchestra Conducted by Vilem Tausky Introduced by Alan Clarke
Produced in the North of England by Ronnie Taylor


Unknown: Ken Frith
Pianos: Benny Hill
Unknown: Tony Fayne
Unknown: David Evans
Unknown: Josef Locke
Conducted By: Vilem Tausky
Introduced By: Alan Clarke
Unknown: Ronnie Taylor


Told by Audrey Russell
' Amanda Meets a Gentleman' by Ila Hearn


Told By: Audrey Russell
Unknown: Ila Hearn


Joe Loss and his Orchestra with 'Howard Jones , Rose Brennan and Tony Ventro
From Green's Playhouse,
11.0 Sydney Lipton and his Orchestra with Charles Granville and Charles Young
From Grosvenor House, London
11.30 Stanley Black at the piano with The Dance Orchestra and Monty Norman , Diana Coupland and Martin Moreno


Unknown: Joe Loss
Unknown: Howard Jones
Unknown: Rose Brennan
Unknown: Sydney Lipton
Unknown: Charles Granville
Unknown: Stanley Black
Unknown: Monty Norman
Unknown: Diana Coupland
Unknown: Martin Moreno

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