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: Housewives' Choice

Paul Adam introduces your request records


Presenter: Paul Adam

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


Reginald Dixon at the organ of the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool


Unknown: Reginald Dixon

: Band of the WELSH GUARDS

Conducted by Captain F. L. Statham
Director of Music


Conducted By: Captain F. L. Statham


Tunes you have asked us to play

: Music for Dancing

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


Played By: Victor Silvester


What's On Today
A magazine programme including:
Football League: A preview by Charles Buchan of the Football League matches
Racing: Raymond Glendenning talks about the prospects for the race for the Queen's Prize at Kempton Park
Motor Racing: Raymond Baxter gives the latest news about the Richmond Trophy Easter Meeting at Goodwood
Introduced by Eamonn Andrews
Produced by Angus Mackay


Unknown: Charles Buchan
Talks: Raymond Glendenning
Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Introduced By: Eamonn Andrews
Produced By: Angus MacKay


Marcel Gardner and his Serenade Orchestra with Joan Butler (soprano)


Unknown: Marcel Gardner
Soprano: Joan Butler


(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conducted by Alexander Gibson


Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Alexander Gibson

: Listen with Mother

A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, and music
Said the mother of four-year-old twin girls, 'They particularly like to be asked questions by the wireless lady. They never fail to answer and really imagine she can hear their reply.'
And so, it seems, do the majority of our young listeners. Many of them, indeed, go further - 'Not long ago,' wrote the mother of a boy of four, 'he was very disappointed. Daddy disconnected our radio to clean the inside and when the back was removed, John fully expected to find you sitting inside!'
Occasionally, however, a difficulty appears - 'Where is the rest of the lady, Mumma?' asked a small girl. 'There's only room for her head in our wireless, isn't there?'
But wherever her location, 'the lady' will be there as usual this week in the persons of Catherine Edwards to introduce the programmes; Julia Lang (today and on Wednesday) to tell the stories of 'Grandpa's Birthday Present,' by Betty Starkey, and 'The Little Pond,' by Hazel Chew; Dorothy Smith (tomorrow and on Friday), with 'An Easter Picnic,' by Lilias Edwards, and 'Lambkin and the Butterfly,' by Joyce Glover; and Daphne Oxenford (on Thursday) with Mary Stonevale's 'Teddy and the Bumpy Bus.'
(Elizabeth A. Taylor)


Unknown: Catherine Edwards
Unknown: Julia Lang
Unknown: Betty Starkey
Unknown: Hazel Chew
Unknown: Dorothy Smith
Unknown: Lilias Edwards
Unknown: Joyce Glover
Unknown: Daphne Oxen
Unknown: Mary Stonevale
Unknown: Elizabeth A. Taylor


A daily programme for women at home
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson and including
' With the Children on the Heath': Olive Shapley describes a typical Bank Holiday at Hampstead
'Reflections from the Screen ': Gordon Gow on the fortnight in films
' Star Gazing': Phyllis Digby Morton, who recently spent three months in America, describes some of the stars she met-among them Garbo
' Four Brave Husbands': Macdonaid Hastings, Stewart Spicer , C. A. Joyce , and Arthur Hill make a tentative appearance in the studio to give the man's point of view on some feminine questions
Serial: Nothing is Safe ' by E. M. Delafield. Abridged by Audrey Lucas. Read by Gladys Young


Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Olive Shapley
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Phyllis Digby
Unknown: Stewart Spicer
Unknown: C. A. Joyce
Unknown: Arthur Hill
Unknown: E. M. Delafield.
Abridged By: Audrey Lucas.
Read By: Gladys Young


Leslie Jeffries (violin)
Edward Collinson (cello) Sydney Ffoulkes (piano) with John Lewis (tenor)
Fantasy on Rigoletto. Verdi, arr. Liszt
From the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne
See ' Both Sides of the Microphone' -page 7


Violin: Leslie Jeffries
Cello: Edward Collinson
Piano: Sydney Ffoulkes
Tenor: John Lewis


at the BBC theatre organ


Commentary on the second half of one of today's Football League matches


The Richmond Trophy
Commentary on the principal event in the British Automobile Racing Club's first international meeting of the season at Goodwood, by Raymond Baxter at the start and finishing points and by Robin Richards at St. Mary's


Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: Robin Richards


including football results
Special reports on: First Division: Arsenal v. Chelsea by John Arlott : Cardiff City v. Liverpool by Vincent Jones ; Preston North End v. Burnley by James Baxendale ; Sheffield Wednesday V. Manchester City by Douglas Lupton : West Bromwich Albion v. Aston Villa by Charles Harrold ; Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Portsmouth by George Liddell
Second Division: Nottingham Forest V. Sheffield United by Billy Frith ; Southampton v. Leeds United by Horace Downing
Racing: Extracts from the recorded commentary on the race for the Queen's Prize
Talking Sport: Contributions on topics of the moment
Introduced by Eamonn Andrews
Produced by Angus Mackay


Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Vincent Jones
Unknown: Preston North
Unknown: James Baxendale
Unknown: Douglas Lupton
Unknown: Charles Harrold
Unknown: George Liddell
Unknown: Billy Frith
Introduced By: Eamonn Andrews
Produced By: Angus MacKay

: Doris Day, Ray Bolger with Claude Dauphin in ' APRIL IN PARIS'

An adaptation from the sound-track of the Warner Brothers picture
Adapted by Gordon Gow
Produced by Thurstan Holland


Adapted By: Gordon Gow
Produced By: Thurstan Holland

: The Archers

A story of country folk.

: Sport

Charles Buchan on today's football


Unknown: Charles Buchan

: Cyril Fletcher in ' FLETCHER'S FARE'

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


An entente cordiale in song belbween
Dany Diaubersom in Paris and David Hughes in London with Guy Daines amd his Orchestra and the Noel Chiboust Quintet
Pnodiucedi by Roger Gouipillieres , in Panis and Enic Arden , im London
(BBC recondiimg)


Unknown: Dany Diaubersom
Unknown: David Hughes
Unknown: Guy Daines
Unknown: Roger Gouipillieres
Unknown: Enic Arden


Dramatised by Ronald Gow from the story by Charles Kingsley
6-' How Amyas 'Thnew hiia Swordi into the Sea '
Produced, by Owen Reed in' the BBC's West of England: studios


Dramatised By: Ronald Gow
Story By: Charles Kingsley
Produced By: Owen Reed
Narrator: Lewis Gedige
Mrs. Leigh: Phyllis Smale
Sir Richard Greenville: Capleton Hobbs
Ayacarora: Caroline Hooper
Amyiae Leigh: Hedley Goodall
Salvation, Yeo: Bernard Fishrwick
Jack Bnimblecombe: Geoffrey Matthews
Will Oary: Richard Grant
Don Guzman: Raf de la Torre


to tell producers of goods or entertainments what is right or wrong with them
The Questioners:
Boxing fans in London
The Platform:
Teddy Waltham
Secretany of the British Boxing Board of Control and well-known former referee
Jack Solomons leading boxing promoter
Freddie Mills
Boxing promoter, formerly World Light Heavyweight Champ ion
Ronnie Clayton
British Featherweight champion
In the chair, John Ellison
Recorded highlights of a meeting held at tihe Playhouse Theatre, London


Unknown: Teddy Waltham
Unknown: Jack Solomons
Unknown: Freddie Mills
Unknown: Ronnie Clayton
Unknown: John Ellison

: Joy Nichols, Dick Bentley and Jimmy Edwards in ' TAKE IT FROM HERE'

with Wallas Eaton
The Keynotes
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Script by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by Charles Maxwell


Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Frank Muir
Script By: Denis Norden
Produced By: Charles Maxwell


and his
Latin-American Orchestra
(Edmundo Ros and his Latin-American Orchestra are appearing at the New Coconut Grove, London)


' All on a Summer's Day ' by John Garden
Reader, David Garth
1 — ' Jim Penally Meets Audrey


Reader: John Garden
Reader: David Garth

: Music Tapestry

The Spa Orchestra
Directed by Tom Jenkins
Winifred Davey (piano)


Directed By: Tom Jenkins
Piano: Winifred Davey

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