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: Housewives' Choice

Victor Silvester introduces your request records


Presenter: Victor Silvester

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


at the organ of the Granada, Clapham

: Music While You Work

Metropolitan Police Central Band
Conducted by Roger Barsotti
Director of Music


Conducted By: Roger Barsotti

: Mrs. Dale's Diary


Script: Joan Carr-Jones


' Word of Honour '
Written and read by Edward Ward


Read By: Edward Ward

: 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, Frank Thomas )
Conducted by Harold Gray
David Galliver (tenor)


Leader: Frank Thomas
Conducted By: Harold Gray
Tenor: David Galliver


A programme for children under five
'Nursery rhymes, stories, and music
'About a year ago,' wrote the mother of a three-and-a-half-ycar-old boy, ' you broadcast a story about " Marmaduke," a red lorry, and his driver, Joe. Doneld not only loved this story—he lives rt almost every day. His toy motor-car or hits tricycle becomes Marmaduke and be assumes the role of Joe for perhaps two hours. He insists on being addressed as Joe, and beiiavee to rhe best of his knowledge as a lorry driver would behave. He would be so grateful if you could tell the story again.'
We often hear of children playing thus, bu.t rarely comes such dear evidence of the play continuing so long. WiU a second broadcast (on Thursday) of Elizabeth Chapman 's'Marmaduke goes across the hills' continue to inspire our small listener's fantasy or will it dtsappomt and bring his play to an end?
Daphne Oxenford tells this tale, and Friday's too— ' Charlie the Cuckoo,' by Monica Jarrett. Today and Wednesday bring Dorothy Smith with ' Patr.ck's Pansy,'by Joan E Cass , and Hilda. I. Rostron's ' The Whistling Wind.On Tuesday comes Julia Lang with Leah Maizel 's 'Daisyof Beech Farm.' Lorna Pegram introduces the w?ek's stones.
Elizabeth A. Taylor


Unknown: Elizabeth Chapman
Unknown: Daphne Oxenford
Unknown: Monica Jarrett.
Unknown: Dorothy Smith
Unknown: Joan E Cass
Unknown: Julia Lang
Unknown: Leah Maizel
Introduces: Lorna Pegram
Unknown: Elizabeth A. Taylor

: Woman's Hour

A daily programme for women at home
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson and including:
"Around and About Britain": news from the West of England
"Reflections from the Screen": Gordon Gow on the events of the month in films
"The Final Four": Brian Johnston introduces the new women commentators on their first assignment at the Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition
Serial: "The Last of Summer" by Kate O'Brien. Abridged by Becky Cocking. Read by Mary O'Farrell

(For the Woman Reader - page 45)


Presenter: Marjorie Anderson
Reporter: Gordon Gow
Reporter: Brian Johnston
Author (The Last of Summer): Kate O'Brien
Abridger (The Last of Summer): Becky Cocking
Reader: (The Last of Summer) Mary O'Farrell


The King Palmer.
Light Orchestra with Freda Townson (contralto)


Contralto: Freda Townson


Tommy Kinsman and his Dance Orchestra


Unknown: Tommy Kinsman


Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Joan Oarr-Jones
Last week Bob received another solicitor's letter requesting the return of the money he had overcharged on the furniture in Mr. Cooper's flat. Bob took it to Reeves, who said he would deal wi,th it. Jenny, who had heard about the solicitor's letter, told Bob he should tell his father. Dr. Dale immediately got in touch with Bill Francis , who explained that although foeeves was responsible, Bob m ght be liable for prosecution, and advised lum to leave Reeves immediately. Sally was worried because Jenny seemed so unhappy since she had broken her engagemert to Peter. Mrs Freeman held a meeting of the Sewing Committee for the Parkwood Hill Coronation Pageant.


Script By: Joan Oarr-Jones
Unknown: Bill Francis
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: Douglas Burbldge
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Gwen Owen: Beryl Cajder
David Owen: Richard Wade
Mrs Freeonan: Dorothy Lane
Sally Lane: Thelma Hughea
Mrs Morgan: Grace Allardyce
Jenny Owen: Julia Braddock
Mrs Mountford: Vivienne Chatterton
Miss Marchbanks: Harriet Petworth
Bill Francis: Eric Anderson
County Count Bailiff: Michael O'Halloran
Isabe 1 Fielding: Thea Wells
Bert Thompkme: Desmond Carrington
Tiggy Fielding: Sheila Moloney
Edward Fielding: Oliver Burt
Alec Dale: Stuart Nidhol
Miriam Dale: Gwen Dante
Peter Kingston: David Oxley
The Office Cleaner: Audrey Mended

: Monday Matinee presents Diana Wynyard in * SWEET ALOES'

by Jay Mallory
Adapted for radio by Cynthia Pughe
Produced by Hugh Stewart


Unknown: Jay Mallory
Unknown: Cynthia Pughe
Produced By: Hugh Stewart
Miss Esther Warren: Hester Paton Brown
Rose: Sulwen Morgan
Miss Dodd: Rosamund Greenwood
Linda: Diana Wynyard
Tubbs Barrow: Richard Hurndall
Lord Farriragton: Laidman Browne
Clara: Mavis Villiers
Jim Baker: Thomas Palmer
Johnson: Rupert Davies
Florence Cudahy: Joan Young
A maid: Margaret Ward
Rosamond: Ruth Dunning
Bob Melford: David Oxley


Conducted by Major Douglas A. Pope
Director of Music on gramophone recorda


Conducted By: Major Douglas A. Pope


Presentation of the Sporting Record Trophy to the winner for 1952:
Len Hutton by the Lord Burghley, K.C.M.G.
Before and after the ceremony Rex Alston and Raymond Glendenning Interview some of the sporting personalities present
From the Savoy Hotel, London


Unknown: Len Hutton
Unknown: Rex Alston
Unknown: Raymond Glendenning

: 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 by Ronald Gow from the story by Charles Kingsley
4-' Telling what befell at La Guayra '
Produced by Owen Reed in the BBC's West of England studios


Unknown: Sir Amyas Leigh.
Dramatised By: Ronald Gow
Story By: Charles Kingsley
Produced By: Owen Reed
Narrator: Lewis Gedge
Amyas Leigh: Hi-Dley Goodall
Frank Leigh: Frank Duncan
Salvation Yeo: Bernard Fishwick
Drew: Francis Lunt
Will Cary: Richard Grant
Jack Brimblecombe: Geoffrey Matthews
Rose Salterne: Aileen Mills
Eustace Leigh: Andrew Faulds
Will Parracombe: Norman Kendall
Don Guzman: Raf de la Torre
Inquisitor: Ivor Maddox


Tunes you have asked us to play

: Take It From Here

[Starring] Joy Nichols, Dick Bentley and Jimmy Edwards
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 Diana Coupland
Martin Moreno and Monty Norman


Unknown: Diana Coupland
Unknown: Martin Moreno
Unknown: Monty Norman


' Riceyman Steps,' by Arnold Bennett
Reader, Oliver Burt
Part 6


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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