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: Housewives' Choice

David Jacobs introduces your request records

Contributors

Presenter: David Jacobs

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: FLIPPANT FINGERS

Enta Baga at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Enta Baga

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Regent Orchestra
Conducted by John Thorpe

Contributors

Conducted By: John Thorpe

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Jonquil Antony

: KEN MACKINTOSH

and his Orchestra with Kenny Bardell
Irene Miller , Gordon Langhorn and the Mackpies

Contributors

Unknown: Kenny Bardell
Unknown: Irene Miller
Unknown: Gordon Langhorn

: DEAR SIR ...

A correspondence column of the air

: Concert Hour BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conducted by Arwel Hughes
David Lloyd (tenor)

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conducted By: Arwel Hughes
Tenor: David Lloyd

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, and music

: WOMAN'S HOUR

A daily programme for women alt home
Introduced by Jean Metcalfe and including :
Madame Teissier du Cros speaks from Paris
' Lots of Spots': several people with recent experience as mother, patient or doctor, offer useful information about common infectious diseases
(Continued in next column)
'For Your Information': Mary Neel talks about the forthcoming
Household Expenditure Enquiry
' Are Comics Comic?': a discussion on what children should read, and the influence of reading matter on the child's character
The speakers are Mrs. Enid Edwards, j.p., mother of two schoolboys: the Rev. Marcus Morris, editor of Eagle and Girl; Walter Treisman, a school teacher in the East End of London: and Mrs. Dorothy Pickles, J. P., journalist and lecturer, who is also in the chair
Serial: Vanity Fair ' by William Makepeace Thackeray. Abridged by Becky Cocking. Read by Ronald Simpson

Contributors

Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Madame Teissier
Unknown: William Makepeace Thackeray.
Abridged By: Becky Cocking.
Read By: Ronald Simpson

: ARTHUR BIRKBY

and his Octet

: TERANCE CASEY

at the BBC theatre organ

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Harry Leader and his Band

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Jonquil Antony

Contributors

Script By: Jonquil Antony

: SOUTHERN SERENADE

Music of the sunny south played by the Southern Serenade Orchestra
Directed by Lou Whiteson

Contributors

Directed By: Lou Whiteson

: SCOTTISH C.W.S. BAND

Conductor, George Hawkins

Contributors

Conductor: George Hawkins

: FAMILY FAVOURITES

Tunes you have asked us to play

: 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

: Michael Redgrave in ' HORATIO HORNBLOWER

A radio serial based on the novels of C. S. Forester and adapted by Sheldon Stark and Philo Higley
Episode 13
Other voices: Gerald Case
Music composed and conducted by Sidney Torch
Produced by Archie Campbell

Contributors

Unknown: C. S. Forester
Adapted By: Sheldon Stark
Unknown: Philo Higley
Unknown: Gerald Case
Conducted By: Sidney Torch
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Commodore Sir Horatio Hornblower: Michael Redgrave
Brace: Terence Soall
Mason: Duncan Carse
Lord Edring: Denis McCarthy
Marquis de Fouzages: Seymour Green
French woman: Daphne Maddox

: FORCES ALL-STAR BILL

Presenting the best in Britain's show business to the Armed Forces serving overseas
Compered this week by Bernard Braden with Joan Heal and Graham Stark
This week's guest stars:
Derek Roy , Jean Carson
Lee Lawrence , Eddie Calvert
The George Mitchell Glee Club
(Continued in next column)
Stanley Black Concert Orchestra
Calling All Stars
The Services are invited to request their favourite tunes and name the stars they wish to perform them
Written by Ray Gatton and Alan Simpson
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Braden
Unknown: Joan Heal
Unknown: Graham Stark
Unknown: Derek Roy
Unknown: Jean Carson
Unknown: Lee Lawrence
Unknown: Eddie Calvert
Written By: Ray Gatton
Written By: Alan Simpson
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson

: NIGHTS OF GLADNESS

A tribute to composers whose melodies in the past twenty-five years have enriched the world of musical comedy and operetta
Introduced by Eric Maschwitz and ' The First-Nighter '
Written by Gale Pedrick
10-The music of Jerome Kern , Noel Coward
Franz Lehar , Sigmund Romberg with Billie Baker , Lucille Graham
Bruce Trent , Dudley Rolph
Jan van der Gucht
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter
Produced by Michael North
' Nights of Gladness as first planned was to have lasted nine weeks — with equal air-time being devoted to the work of British, American, and Continental composers of theatre music. Listeners gave the series such a spontaneous welcome and the framework proved such an ideal means of showing the Concert Orchestra's quality, that the programmes will now continue well into March. One happy result is that the First-Nighter, who introduces the programmes with Kric Maschwitz, can now survey a much wider field and can return again to composers who deserve more than one isolated mention. It has been impossible, for ins-tance, so far to do full justice to Noel Coward or to Jerome Kern, so in tonigint's programme we are to be reminded of ' Conversation Piece ' in which the enchanting Yvonne Printempt played in English for rhe first time; and Kern's' Sunny.' We hear also music from Lelhar's Frederica,' which brought the international tenor, Joseph Hislop , back to his native Britain, and in which we welcomed a new star-Lea Seidl.

Contributors

Introduced By: Eric Maschwitz
Written By: Gale Pedrick
Unknown: Jerome Kern
Unknown: Noel Coward
Unknown: Franz Lehar
Unknown: Sigmund Romberg
Unknown: Billie Baker
Unknown: Lucille Graham
Unknown: Bruce Trent
Unknown: Dudley Rolph
Unknown: Jan van Der Gucht
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter
Produced By: Michael North
Tenor: Joseph Hislop

: LET'S SETTLE FOR MUSIC

by Kenny Baker 's Dozen
Introduced by Wilfred Thomas

Contributors

Unknown: Kenny Baker
Introduced By: Wilfred Thomas

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' Barmy in Wonderland' by P. G. Wodehouse
Reader, Richard Hurndall
12—' Sweet Socko '

Contributors

Reader: P. G. Wodehouse
Reader: Richard Hurndall

: APPOINTMENT WITH MUSIC

Billy Mayerl and his Players

Contributors

Unknown: Billy Mayerl








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