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: Housewives' Choice

Sam Heppner introduces your request records


Presenter: Sam Heppner

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


George Blackmore at the organ of the Capitol, Aberdeen


Unknown: George Blackmore

: Music While You Work

Band of the Irish Guards
Conducted by Capt. C. H. Jaeger
Director of Music


Conducted By: Capt. C. H. Jaeger

: Mrs. Dale's Diary


Script: Joan Carr-Jones


' Take My Advice by Paul Feakes
Read by Philip Cunningham


Unknown: Paul Feakes
Read By: Philip Cunningham

: 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
Muriel Liddle (piano)


Leader: Frank Thomas
Conductor: Leo Wurmser
Piano: Muriel Liddle


A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, and music
' No luv-that's not Charlie, that's Fred,' said a certain bus conductress to a little girl who, after hearing Jean Sutcliffe's story of Charlie's Big Red Bus, was convinced that every bus driver might be ' Charlie.' This little girl, and, we believe, many other children, too, will welcome news of the bus, and of Charlie and his mate, Bill, when Julia Lang cornea to the microphone today and tomorrow.
Our listeners have another friend Charles
-8 boy, and the possessor of a ' useful bag.' One question comes up to puzzle him-' Who is Mr. Moon? '—and we will leave it to puzzle our under-fives, also, until Wednesday and Thursday when they will hear all about him from Daphne Oxenford, in the stories "by Ruth Ains worth.
On Friday Dorothy Smith will tell us more about the little fir tree we heard of two weeks ago in the story by J. K. Stevenson , and among our songs will be some of -the old favourites, including ' Ring a Ring o' Roses,' Sing a Song of Sixpence,' and ' The Grand Old Duke,' which during the past three weeks have given way to Christmas carols and songs.
Elizabeth A. Taylor


Unknown: Julia Lang
Stories By: Ruth Ains
Unknown: Dorothy Smith
Story By: J. K. Stevenson
Unknown: Elizabeth A. Taylor


A daily programme for women at home
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson and including
' From Day to Day in Paris': the-latest ' report from Madame Teissier du Cros
' Reflections from the Screen': Gordon Gow on the events of the year in films
Reading Your Letters and Answering Your Questions
(Continued in next column)
' Remembering the Sun ' : Honor Wyatt recalls last summer's holiday in Portugal
' I Wear a Nurse's Uniform': by Verna Heaton
' Diligence in Love' by Daisy Newman. Abridged by Evelyn Gibbs. Read by Peggy Hassard


Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Madame Teissier du Cros
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Verna Heaton
Unknown: Daisy Newman.
Abridged By: Evelyn Gibbs.
Read By: Peggy Hassard


The Casino Orchestra
Conducted by Reginald Kilbey with William Dickie (baritone)


Conducted By: Reginald Kilbey
Baritone: William Dickie


Jack White and his Band
(Jack White and his Band are appearing at the Astoria Dance Salon, London)


Unknown: Jack White
Unknown: Jack White


Mrs. DaJe, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Joan Carr-Jones
The Dale's Christmas: Mrs. Mountford gate-crashed their party on Boxing Day, and Maud French created a scene because Ned Hopkins told her at rhe party that if he ever thought of getting married again he would bear her in mind. Billy was christened: and during the evening of the same day Trudi returned unexpectedly. Bob was delighted.
New Year's Eve: Dr. and Mrs. Dale and Sally looked after Billy so that Gwen and David could go to a local dance. Mrs. Morgan was very distressed because Alf, her son-in-law, called on her at Virgin. Lodge and said he intended findmg Dotty and the baby and making them return to him.


Script By: Joan Carr-Jones
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: Douglas Burbldge
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Gwen Owen: Beryl Calder
David Owen: Frank Partington
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Lane: Alvys Maben
Mrs Morgan: Grace Allardyce
Malcolm Reeves: Richard Johnson
Alf Cook: George Cooper
Mrs Humphries: Mary Williams
Dotty Cook: Sibell Gill
Maud French: Gwen Day Burroughs
Miss Pink ;: Viola Merritt
Robert Chandler: Roderick Lovell
Cecile Chandler: Betty Baskcomb
Trudi Baume: Daphne Maddox
Isabel Fielding: Thea Wells
Peter Kingston: David Oxley
Jenny Owen :: Julia Braddock
The Waiter: Hugh Manning

: Monday Matinee presents John Mills in 'SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER'

or ' The Mistakes of a Night' by Oliver Goldsmith
Music composed and conducted by Alfred Reynolds
Characters in order of speaking:
Period: 1773
Radio adaptation .and production by Raymond Raikes i


Unknown: Oliver Goldsmith
Conducted By: Alfred Reynolds
Production By: Raymond Raikes
Mrs Hardcastle: Betty Hardy
Mr Hardcastle: James Dale
Tony Lumpkin, son of Mrs. Hardcastle by her first husband: Charles Leno
Kate Hardcastle, daughter of Mr. andMrs Hardcastle: Marjorie. Westbury.
Constance Neville, niece of Mrs. Hardcastle: Hermione Hannen
At the ' Three Pigeons ' Inn :Little Aminadab Tickle, that grinds the music box: Aubrey Richards
Jack Slang, the horse doctor: Garard Green
Tom Twist, that spins the pewter platter: Arthur Lawrence
Dick Muggins, the excise man: Hugh Manning
Stingo, the landlord: Cyril Shaps
Young Marlow, son of Sir Charles: John Mills
George Hastings, his friend, in love with Miss Neville: Antony Kearey
Servants at the Hardcastles: Pimple: Sulwen Morgan
Servants at the Hardcastles: Diggory: John Cazabon
Sir Charles Marlow: Allan Jeayes


BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conductor, Rae Jenkins


Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: 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

: Round the British Isles with 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
10-English Finals
Heaton High School for Girls,
Newcastle upon Tyne 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
To be repeated tomorrow at 12.15


Introduced By: Adrian Thomas


Tunes you have asked us to play


A series of programmes for parents about some of the different phases through which a child's mind passes as it grows up
1-The Nursery Age
' Love and Anger '
While their children are little, most parents experience certain difficulties over feeding, temper tantrums, and persuad,ing the children to go to bed. Sara Kut, who has worked a good deal in this field, discusses with a group of parents some of the situations that arise and the attitude of mind behind them

: Joy Nichols, Dick Bentley and Jimmy Edwards in 'TAKE IT FROM HERE'

with Wallas Eaton
The Keynotes
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Script by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by Charles Maxwell


Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Script By: Frank Muir
Unknown: Denis Norden
Produced By: Charles Maxwell


and his Orchestra with Jill Day and Bob Dale


Unknown: Bob Dale


' The Boat' by L. P. Hartley
Reader, Anthony Jacobs
5-' Timothy Meets a Fisherman '


Reader: L. P. Hartley
Reader: Anthony Jacobs

: Music Tapestry

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


Directed By: Max Jaffa
Piano: Wilfrid Parry

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