Robert MacDermot introduces your request records
A story, a hymn, and a prayer
Robinson Cleaver at the organ of the Granada, Tooting
Band of the Welsh Guards
Conducted by Capt. F. L. Statham
Director of Music
Capt. F. L.
' The Stowaway' by H. M. Raleigh
Read by David Garth
Strict tempo dance music played by Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
(Leader, Frank Thomas )
Conducted by Harold Gray
Philip Cranmer (piano)
A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, and music
Occasionally the radio is disparaged for encouraging 'passive' listening, but concerning our under-fives nothing could be less just. We have much evidence of the lively impact of their listening, expressing itself in spontaneous activities which arise from the need to absorb their radio experiences, to discuss them with themselves and others, and to relate them to those of real life.
We received a very fine drawing of a steamship from a three-year-old boy who 'loved the stories about the Empress.' 'You will see,' wrote his mother, ' the foghorn on the left and Jim looking out of one porthole. He asked me whether the Empress has two or three funnels, but as it is the largest ship in the world he's decided on no less than three.' Thus our young artist is not only reproducing the elements in Ruth Simonis' stories, but reflecting upon and applying knowledge acquired elsewhere.
Daphne Oxenford retells these tales this week, followed, on Thursday and Friday, by Dorothy Smith, with Joan E. Cass's two very different but equally perceptive stories about a girl called Shirley and her two kittens.
Elizabeth A. Taylor
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson and including
' In the Drawers of the Cabinet': Marjorie Penney talks of the charm and importance of family history
' How much do we know-about Rheumatism ? ' by a doctor, who talks not so much about serious rheumatic disease as about the aches, discomforts, and stiffnesses we are apt to suffer as we get older and what we can do about them
Notes and Queries : questions and suggestions from listeners
' I Knew Debussy': Cyril Scott, the composer, tells of French musical society fifty years ago.
' Myself in India and Myself at Home,' by J. Margery Reilly
Serial: Vanity Fair ' by William Makepeace Thackeray. Abridged by Becky Cocking. Read by Ronald Simpson
The J, H. Squire Celeste Octet and Sylvia Handel (soprano)
Oscar Rabin and his Band
Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daiily happenings In the life of her family
Script by Joan Carr-Jones
Last week Dr. Dale advised Isabel to take a holiday. She agreed to arrange this if Mrs. Dale went with her: so they decided to go to Sandbourne. On arriving there Mrs. Dale discovered that Isabel had no intention of spending the holiday convalescing! Trudi had a telephone call from a friend who was passing through London. She went to town to meet him, promising Gwen she would be back in two hours. When David got home at night Trudi was still out, and Gwen was completely exhausted with looking after Isabel and Billy. When eventually David reprimanded Trudi, Bob showed great annoyance. Malcolm Reeves bought a flat and its contents for £ 400, using Bob as the purchaser. Mrs. Dale planned a family party for Sally's birthday, but unfortunately she had already agreed to spend the evening with Richard Fulton.
by Monckton Hoffe
Adapted by Mollie Greenhalgh
Produced by Hugh Stewart
Blacky the second:
Conducted by Major F. Vivian Dunn , M.V.O.
Director of Music
Gwen Catley (soprano)
Major F. Vivian
Written by Geoffrey Webb and Edward J. Mason.
A story of country folk.
. with Betty Astell
Bob Monkhouse , Denis Goodwin
Bob Sharpies and his Music and a few surprises
The show written by Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont
A correspondence column of the air
Edited and introduced by Adrian Thomas
A musical version of Jean Webster 's play
' Daddy Long Legs'
Book by Eric Maschwitz and Jean Webster
Music by Hugh Martin
Produced by Charies Hickman Cast in the broadcast includes:
Introduced by Brian Johnston
From the Saville Theatre, London
Jerusha Abbot (Judy):
Ji nmy McBride:
Tunes you have asked us to play
with Wallas Eaton , The Keynotes
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Script by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by Charles Maxwell
and his Orchestra with Jill Day , Alma Warren , Bob Date
String Lug the Fox' by David Stephen
Reader, Tom Fleming
6-' A Series of Adventures'
The Spa Orchestra
Directed by Tom Jenkins with Jean Merlow (piano)