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: Housewives' Choice

Joe Linnane introduces your request records


Presenter: Joe Linnane

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


Con Docherty at the organ of the Odeon Theatre, Newcastle


Ford Motor Works
Military Band
Conductor, Major G. H. Willcocks ,
M.V.O., M.B.E.


Conductor: Major G. H. Willcocks

: Mrs. Dale's Diary


Script: Jonquil Antony


' That's His Pigeon' by D. M. Brooks
Read by Malcolm Graeme


Unknown: D. M. Brooks
Read By: Malcolm Graeme

: Music for Dancing

Strict tempo dance music played by Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra


Played By: Victor Silvester


at the BBC theatre organ


(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conductor, John Hopkins


Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: John Hopkins


A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, and music
'One of his great favourites,' wrote the mother of a small boy, ' is " The London Express During the sequel telling of John's journey, he sat perfectly still and more absorbed than I have ever known ham and, as soon as it was over, demanded that next we should hear the story of how they came back after their holiday in London! A second opportunity of hearing the stories would be very welcome indeed.'
So here on Wednesday and Thursday this week come these stories, written by Monica Jarrett and told by Julia Lang , to please not only this boy but innumerable other children-girls as well as boys -who delight in the experiences of watching trains and riding in them.
Julia Lang tells today's story, too, another one of real life-jean Sutcliffe's tale of Peter, the little black kitten; and tomorrow and on Friday Daphne Oxenford brings us two little fantasies. ' The House that no one wanted,' by Ursula Hourihane , and Ann Elliott 's cumulative tale, ' Pat's Umbrella.' Catherine Edwards introduces the programmes again this week. Elizabeth A. Taylor


Written By: Monica Jarrett
Told By: Julia Lang
Unknown: Julia Lang
Unknown: Daphne Oxenford
Unknown: Ursula Hourihane
Unknown: Ann Elliott
Unknown: Elizabeth A. Taylor


From the North of England
Introduced by Violet Carson
' Northumbrian Journey': Esther McCracken takes you on a journey down the Northumbrian coast with illustrations in song by William Robinson
' Women in Industry': Ray Lakeland introduces a discussion on the opportunities for women in industry between Alice Foley (Secretary, ' Bolton Weavers' Association), Lewis Wright (President, Amalgamated Weavers' Association), and Madge Havelock (Vice-chairman, Institute of Personnel Management)
' Spare-time Cash': April Calthorpe gives some more hints on how to earn it
' Violet Entertains ' with songs at the piano
' New Uniforms for Nurses': Yvonne Adamson reports on a competition among nurses of the North East to design a new uniform
' I Wanted a Family': Emily Hector describes how she has adopted children on a ' part-time ' basis
Serial: The Last of Summer,' by Kate 0'Brien. Abridged by Becky Cocking. Read by Mary O'Farrell


Introduced By: Violet Carson
Unknown: Esther McCracken
Unknown: William Robinson
Unknown: Alice Foley
Unknown: Lewis Wright
Unknown: Madge Havelock
Unknown: Yvonne Adamson
Unknown: Emily Hector
Abridged By: Becky Cocking.
Read By: Mary O'Farrell


A programme of light music arranged and played by yfield Jack - and his Players
Frederic Curzon at the organ
Reginald Gibbs (baritone)


Played By: Yfield Jack
Unknown: Frederic Curzon
Baritone: Reginald Gibbs


Eric Winstone and his Orchestra


Unknown: Eric Winstone


Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Jonquil Antony
Last week Dr. Dale went to Berwick in an endeavour to settle the trouble between his father and .his brother-in-law, George Trotter. Unfortunately a valuable bull had died and Grandfather Dale blamed George. They quarrelled violently and Grandfather Dale ordered George off the farm. Mrs. Dale, who had begun her spring-cleaning, received a letter from the Doctor stating that he was bringing his father back with him. Bob received a letter from Mr. Cooper's solicitors requesting a return of the money he had been overcharged on the furniture in his flat.
The first rehearsal of the Parkwood Hill Coronation Pageant took place. Jenny arrived very late and obviously upset. Mr Fulton and the producer reprimanded her. She afterwards confided to Gwen that she had broken off her engagement to Peter.


Script By: Jonquil Antony
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: Douglas Burbidge
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Gwen Owen: Beryl Calder
David Owen: Richard Wade
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Lane: Thelma Hughes
Mrs Morgan: Grace Allardyce
Grandfather Dale: Jack Shaw
Malcolm Reeves: Rolf Lefebvre
Jenny Owen: Julia Braddock
Bill Francis: Eric Anderson
Bert Thompkins: Michael Harding
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Isabel Fielding: Thea Wells
Mrs Humphries: Mary Williams
Miss Simmonds: Evelyn Moore
Trudi Bäume: Daphne Maddox
Poppy Coffin: Patricia Laffan

: Monday Matinee presents Anton Walbrook in * THE ROAD TO ROME'

by Robert E. Sherwood
Adapted by Cynthia Pughe with Geraldine McEwan as Amytis
Produced by Hugh Stewart


Unknown: Robert E. Sherwood
Adapted By: Cynthia Pughe
Unknown: Geraldine McEwan
Produced By: Hugh Stewart
Hannibal: Anton Walbrook
Cart halo: Deryck Guvler
Mago: Geoffrey Keen
Maharbal: Hamilton Dyce
Hasdrubal: Gordon McLeod
Amytis: Geraldine McEwan
Fabia: , Mary Hinton
Fabius Maximus: John Schlesinger
Scipio: David Geary
Sertorius: Michael Logan
Varius: Basil Jones
Meta: Sulwen Morgan
Sergeant: Geoffrey Bond
Corporal: Rupert Davies
Tanus: Max Miradin
Bala: Alan Reid
First Guardsman: Wyndham Milligan
Second Guardsman: Garard Green

: Band of the WELSH GUARDS

Conducted by Capt. F. L. Statham
Director of Music
Margaret Eaves (soprano)


Conducted By: Capt. F. L. Statham
Soprano: Margaret Eaves

: 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 Bridgmont


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

: DEAR SIR ...

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


Introduced By: Adrian Thomas


The Voyages and Adventures of Sir Amyas Leigh, Knight, of Bideford in the County of Devon, in the reign of Her Most Glorious Majesty Queen Elizabeth I .
Dramatised for broadcasting by Ronald Gow from the story by Charles Kingsley
3—' How the Mayor of Bideford baited his hook with his own flesh '
Produced by Owen Reed in the BBC's West of England studios


Broadcasting By: Ronald Gow
Story By: Charles Kingsley
Produced By: Owen Reed
Narrator: Lewis Gedge
Mrs Leigh: Phyllis Smale
Amyas Leigh: Hedley Goodall
Sir Richard Grenville: Baliol Holloway
Simon Salterne: George Holloway
Don Guzman: Raf de la Torre
Rose Salterne: Aileen Mills
Old Lucy: Ethel Coleridge
Will Cary: Richard Grant
Jack Brimblecombe: Geoffrey Matthews


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 Eaton
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


' Riceyman Steps ' by Arnold Bennett
Reader, Oliver Burt
Part 1


Reader: Oliver Burt

: Music Tapestry

The Spa Orchestra
Directed by Tom Jenkins
Keith Burrows (piano)


Directed By: Tom Jenkins
Piano: Keith Burrows

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