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: Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Stephen Grenfell

Contributors

Presenter: Stephen Grenfell

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: RHYTHM TIME

Laurence James at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Laurence James

: Music While You Work

Jack Salisbury and his Salon Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Salisbury

: CONDUCTED TOUR

A musical journey on a magic carpet woven by the BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Cantell with Hugh Shirreff as your guide Today's tour includes Yorkshire,
Spain. Italy,Austria. Hungary. China, and the United States of America

Contributors

Conductor: Frank Cantell
Unknown: Hugh Shirreff

: BILLY TERNENT

and his Orchestra with Eva Beynon
Don Rivers, Johnny Webb and the Ternenteers

Contributors

Unknown: Johnny Webb

: Concert Hour BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Frank Thomas )
Conducted by Harold Gray
Ronald Smith (piano)

Contributors

Leader: Frank Thomas
Conducted By: Harold Gray
Piano: Ronald Smith

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Introduced by Jean Metcalfe including
Marian Cutler telling a story: ' The Fourth Corner of Heaven'
Reading Your Letters and Answering Your Questions: a programme contributed by listeners
(Continued in next column)
' Window on the World': Wendy Dewar-Durie explains why she finds that the city of Peking is impossible to forget
'The New Fashions-whom do they suit?': Anne Scott-James, Greta Lamb, and Margaret Pearce discuss the coming trends
Serial: Vanity Fair ' by William Makepeace Thackeray. Abridged by Becky Cocking. Read by Ronald Simpson
For the Woman Reader-page 45

Contributors

Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Marian Cutler
Abridged By: Becky Cocking.
Read By: Ronald Simpson

: THURSDAY TUNE TIME

The Freddie Phillips Trio
Janet Fraser (contralto)
Norman Fraser (accompanist)

Contributors

Contralto: Janet Fraser
Accompanist: Norman Fraser

: PIANO PLAYTIME

James Moody at the piano

Contributors

Unknown: James Moody

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Primo Scala and his Accordion Band

Contributors

Unknown: Primo Scala

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife. records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Joan Carr-Jones

Contributors

Script By: Joan Carr-Jones

: THE SILVER LINING

A message of comfort and cheer for all ' in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity' Stuart Hibberd introduces another talk by the Rev. William Purcell

Contributors

Introduces: Stuart Hibberd
Unknown: Rev. William Purcell

: Band of the ROYAL ARTILLERY

(Woolwich)
Conducted by Lleut.-Col. Owen Geary, M.B.E.
Director of Music

Contributors

Conducted By: Lleut.-Col. Owen Geary, M.B.E.

: Band of the ROYAL ARTILLERY

(Woolwich) (Continued)

: BBC SCOTTISH VARIETY ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Jack Nugent )
Conducted by Alexander Gibson

Contributors

Leader: Jack Nugent
Conducted By: Alexander Gibson

: FAMILY FAVOURITES

Tunes you have asked us to play

: The Younger Generation QUESTION TIME

at Llandudno, North Wales
Members of the Youth Club put the questions
Amabel Williams-Ellis
Wyn Griffith and Wilfred WooIIer give the answers
In the chair,
Wynford Vaughan Thomas

Contributors

Unknown: Amabel Williams-Ellis
Unknown: Wyn Griffith
Unknown: Wilfred Wooiier
Unknown: Wynford Vaughan Thomas

: 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

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in EDUCATING ARCHIE'

with Max Bygraves
Harry Secombe
Beryl Reid
Ronald Chesney
Peter Madden Hattie Jacques
BBC Revue Orchestra
Script by Eric Sykes
Produced by Roy Speer

Contributors

Unknown: Max Bygraves
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Ronald Chesney
Unknown: Peter Madden
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Script By: Eric Sykes
Produced By: Roy Speer

: ' SUSPENSE '

Sixth of a series of true stories of heroism and adventure in dramatic form
' The Dam-Busters '
Adapted by Paul Brickhill from his book of the same title
In May 1943 nineteen Lancasters, led by Guy Gibson , set off into rhe night, bound for Germany. In their bomb-bays they carried a new type of ' earthquake ' bomb designed by a British scientist after years of research. Their target was the Moehne and Eder dams. This is the story of that historic mission.
Produced by Leonard Cottrell Series edited by Alan Burgess

Contributors

Adapted By: Paul Brickhill
Unknown: Guy Gibson
Produced By: Leonard Cottrell
Edited By: Alan Burgess

: QUARTER-HOUR CELEBRITY

Ljuba Welitsch (soprano) on gramophone records

: BBC SHOW BAND

Directed by Cyril Stapleton in ' Yours for a Song'
The best of today's popular music with The Stargazers
Dick James , Jean Campbell
Bill McGuffie , Harold Smart and The Show Band Singers
Production by Johnnie Stewart

Contributors

Directed By: Cyril Stapleton
Unknown: Dick James
Unknown: Jean Campbell
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Unknown: Harold Smart
Production By: Johnnie Stewart

: TAKE YOUR PARTNERS

The Sydney Thompson
Old-Tyme Dance Orchestra
Master of Ceremonies,
Sydney Thompson
Produced by Glyn Jones

Contributors

Produced By: Glyn Jones

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' String Lug the Fox' by David Stephen
Reader, Tom Fleming
4-' String Lug Takes Vengeance on an Old Enemy '

Contributors

Reader: David Stephen
Reader: Tom Fleming

: MOONLIGHT LULLABY

Bryan Rodwell at the organ of the Granada, Tooting

Contributors

Unknown: Bryan Rodwell








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