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: Housewives' Choice

Michael Miles introduces your request records


Presenter: Michael Miles

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


George Blackmore at the organ of the Capitol, Aberdeen


Unknown: George Blackmore


Band of the Royal Artillery (Woolwich)
Conducted by Lieut. Col. Owen Geary M.B.E.


Conducted By: Lieut. Col. Owen Geary M.B.E.


' It's a Carve-Up ’ by Douglas Benitley
Read by Durcan Carse


Read By: Durcan Carse

: Music for Dancing

Played by Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra


Played By: Victor Silvester


at the BBC theatre organ


(Leader, Frank Thomas )
Conductor, Leo Wurmser


Leader: Frank Thomas
Conductor: Leo Wurmser

: Listen with Mother

for children under five
"Recently",Â’ wrote a mother, "this programme has been causing quite a bother in our household. Each day my four-and-a-half-year-old daughter listens eagerly, and each day she comes charging into the kitchen complaining that the story is too short and it isn't fair."Â’
This seems, indeed, to be a not uncommon complaint among our small listeners as they approach the age of five, and not all of them accept the situation as philosophically as the girl who explained that "when there was only a short story it was because the teller was going out to tea and was therefore in a hurry!"
We hope our greybeards will forgive, for the sake of the younger ones, the shortness of Mary Soulby's stories, "Tom's Red Jersey" and "Tom's Grown-up Trousers" (to be told today and tomorrow by Julia Lang). They will be coupled with Jean Sutcliffe's nonsense rhyme "A Pig with a Wig", and will be followed for the rest of the week by longer tales— on Wednesday and Thursday, Mary Cockett's "Blackie the Coal Engine" (storyteller Dorothy Smith), and, on Friday, Diana Ross's "One Little, Two Little", told by Julia Lang.
(Elizabeth A. Taylor)


Author: Mary Soulby
Storyteller: Julia Lang
Author: Jean Sutcliffe
Author: Mary Cockett
Storyteller: Dorothy Smith
Author: Diana Ross


Introduced by Marjorie Anderson and including
' Woman's Hour Microscope': a weekly examination of new products for the home.7-The Microscope looks at Detergents. E. D. Catton answers questions.
' How Much Do We Know-about Rheumatoid Arthritis?' by a physician.
' I've Been Thinking': a series of talks by Minnie Paliister in which she shares with listeners her thoughts on various subjects. This month she has been thinking about Wales
' Family Viewpoint': among the listeners to the reading of ' Vanity Fair ’ in Woman's Hour recently was Belinda Norman-Butler , a great-granddaughter of Thackeray. She talks today about Thackeray as a writer from a descendant's point of view
Serial: ‛Yeoman's Hospital,' by Helen Ashton. Abridged by Arthur Calder-Marshall . Read by Marjorie Westbury
For the Woman Reader-page 45


Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: E. D. Catton
Unknown: Minnie Paliister
Unknown: Belinda Norman-Butler
Unknown: Helen Ashton.
Abridged By: Arthur Calder-Marshall
Read By: Marjorie Westbury


David Java and his Orchestra with ' Four Hands In Harmony'


Unknown: David Java


Harry Leader and his Band (Harry Leader and his Band are appearing at the Astoria Dance Salon, London)


Unknown: Harry Leader


Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Lesley Wilson
Last week Sally drove Mrs. Dale and Elaine Aliardyce to her brother's wedding at Gimlet Green. MiM Pink was present and asked Mrs. Dale if the Doctor would give her away at her own wedding. When Mrs. Dale told the Doctor he was not very enthusiastic but finally agreed to do so Bob received a cheque from Malcolm Reeves for selling a flat, and askec Trudi to celebrate wi.rh him. She would not do so, however; so, on Sally's suggestion, he took Blaine. Mr. FuLton finished the Coronation Pageant for Parkwood Hill and insisted that Jenny should play the young Queen Viotoria. Mrs. Freeman was still concerning herselJf about rhe Doctor's health, and much to his annoyance kept up a sustained ‛ fuss.'


Script By: Lesley Wilson
Script By: Elaine Aliardyce
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: Douglas Burbidge
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Gwen Owen: Beryl Calder
David Owen: John Springett
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Lane: Alvys Maben
Mrs Morgan: Grace Allardyce
Malcolm Reeves: Rolf Lefebvre
Margot Lister: Lucille Lisle
Maud French: Gwen Day Burroughs
Joan Dale: Olga Dickie
Grandfather Dale: Jack Shaw
Peggy Trotter: Joy Adamson
Blaine AUardyce: Joy Hodgkinson
Jenny Owen: Julia Braddock
Peter Kingston: David Oxley

: Monday Matinee presents Richard Attenborough in ' GOLDEN BOY'

by Clifford Odets
Adapted and produced by Donald McWhinnie
Violinist, Granville Jones
The scene is New York


Unknown: Clifford Odets
Produced By: Donald McWhinnie
Violinist: Granville Jones
A Commissionaire: Stuart Nichol
A Commissionaire: Joe Attenboroughbonaparte
A Commissionaire: Tom Moody
A Commissionaire: Howard Marion-Crawford
Lorna Moon: Peggy Hassard
Tokio: Anthony Jacobs
Mr Bonaparte: Marton Miller
Siggtie: Peter Jones
Mr Carp: Harold Ayer
Anna: Miriam Karlin
Frank: Arthur Hill
Roxy Gottlieb: Sidney James
Eddie Fusell: Noel Willman
Peipper White: Lou Jacob
Mickey: Harold Jamiesen
Drake: Stuant Nichol
Driscoll: Richard Carver
Barker: Harold Ayer


(by permission of the Commandant)
Conducted by Lieut. Col. Meredith Roberts M.B.E.
Director of Music
Joan Butler (soprano)


Conducted By: Lieut. Col. Meredith Roberts
Soprano: Joan Butler

: 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

: Cyril Fletcher in ' FLETCHER’S FARE'

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 Brldgmont


Unknown: Betty Astell
Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Denis Goodwin
Unknown: Bob Sharpies
Written By: Bob Monkhouse
Written By: Denis Goodwin
Produced By: Leslie Brldgmont

: DEAR SIR ...

A correspondence column of the air
Edited and introduced by Adrian Thomas


Introduced By: Adrian Thomas


Tunes you have asked us to play

: 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 Baton
Script By: Frank Muir
Script By: Denis Norden
Produced By: Charles Maxwell


and his Orchestra with Jill Day
Alma Warren and Bob Dale


Unknown: Jill Day
Unknown: Alma Warren
Unknown: Bob Dale


‛ Old London' by E. F. Benson
Reader, Ronald Simpson
' Friend of the Rich '
Part 1


Reader: Ronald Simpson

: Music Tapestry

The Spa Orchestra
Directed by Tom Jenkins
Jean Merlow (piano)


Directed By: Tom Jenkins
Piano: Jean Merlow

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