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: Housewives' Choice

Robert MacDermot introduces your request records

Contributors

Presenter: Robert MacDermot

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: EVERYTHING'S IN RHYTHM

William Davies at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: William Davies

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Richard Crean Orchestra

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Lesley Wilson

: CONDUCTED TOUR

A musical journey to different countries on a magic carpet woven by the BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frederick Lunnon )
Conductor, Frank Cantell with Hugh Shirreff as your guide Today's tour includes Scotland, Sweden. Austria, Portugal, Spain, the Canary Isles, and Africa

Contributors

Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Cantell
Unknown: Hugh Shirreff

: SID PHILLIPS

and his Band with Denny Dennis

Contributors

Unknown: Denny Dennis

: Concert Hour BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conductor, John Hopkins

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: John Hopkins

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five

: Woman's Hour

A daily programme for women at home
Introduced by Jean Metcalfe and including
'Lighting Your Room for Television': Sam Black offers some advice. (BBC recording)
Around and About Britain:
The Scottish Scene
Reading Your Letters and Answering Your Questions: a programme contributed by listeners
'Do you Press your Husband's Suit?': a West End tailor describes a simple effective method
'Hair Worth £6 an ounce': a wig-maker tells how he collects some of the finest hair in the world
Serial: 'Vanity Fair' by William Makepeace Thackeray. Abridged by Becky Cocking. Read by Ronald Simpson

Contributors

Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe
Abridged By: Becky Cocking
Read By: Ronald Simpson

: MAY I INTRODUCE?

Margaret Orr (mezzo-soprano)
Sylvia Ingman (piano)
A half an hour of music introduced by Robert Dougall

Contributors

Mezzo-Soprano: Margaret Orr
Piano: Sylvia Ingman
Introduced By: Robert Dougall

: PIANO PLAYTIME

Frank Baron at the piano

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Baron

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Ian Stewart and his Quintet

Contributors

Unknown: Ian Stewart

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Lesley Wilson

: 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. Jim Wilson

Contributors

Introduces: Stuart Hibberd
Unknown: Rev. Jim Wilson

: Band of the SCOTS GUARDS

Conducted by Major S. Rhodes , M.B.E.
Director of Music

Contributors

Conducted By: Major S. Rhodes , M.B.E.

: BBC SCOTTISH VARIETY ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Jack Nugent )
Conductor, Kemlo Stephen

Contributors

Leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Kemlo Stephen

: FAMILY FAVOURITES

Tunes you have asked us to play

: The Younger Generation QUESTION TIME

at East Retford, Nottinghamshire
Young borrowers of the Denman County Library put questions on books and reading to
Vere Hodson , Fielden Hughes and Frank Tilsley
In the chair, Jack Longland

Contributors

Unknown: Vere Hodson
Unknown: Fielden Hughes
Unknown: Frank Tilsley
Unknown: Jack Longland

: 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

: THE AL READ SHOW

Al Read takes a light-hearted look at life in company with The Kordites and the augmented
Northern Variety Orchestra Conducted by Vilem Tausky
Produced in the North of England by Ronnie Taylor

Contributors

Conducted By: Vilem Tausky
Unknown: Ronnie Taylor

: 'SUSPENSE'

'The Veronica Mutiny'
Script by Kate Derrington based upon a book in the ' Notable British Trials ' series
The disappearance of the barque Veronica excited small interest when it was reported in the British press. Later, survivors of the ship turned up in an open boat, with a story of disaster.
Somehow, however, their account was not quite plausible enough. The rescued Negro cook was terrified. The British sailors responsible for rescuing them found inaccuracies in their story. What did happen on board the Veronica in the tropical waters off South America in those weeks of tragedy?
The series edited and produced by Alan Burgess

Contributors

Script By: Kate Derrington
Produced By: Alan Burgess

: QUARTER-HOUR CELEBRITY

Julius Katchen (piano) on gramophone records

Contributors

Piano: Julius Katchen

: 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
Introduced by John Webster
Produced by Glyn Jones

Contributors

Unknown: Sydney Thompson
Introduced By: John Webster
Produced By: Glyn Jones

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' String Lug the Fox ' by David Stephen
Reader, Tom Fleming
9—' The Moor Fire '

Contributors

Reader: David Stephen
Reader: Tom Fleming

: MOONLIGHT LULLABY

Charles Smart at the BBC theatre organ








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