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: Housewives' Choice

Paul Adam introduces your request records


Introduces: Paul Adam

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


at the BBC theatre organ


Fredric Cooper and his Tipica Orchestra


Unknown: Fredric Cooper

: Mrs. Dale's Diary


Script: Lesley Wilson


and his Music Makers with Marion Davis and Maurice Allen


Unknown: Marion Davis
Unknown: Maurice Allen


Directed by Lionel Falkman with Amalia Magri


Directed By: Lionel Falkman
Unknown: Amalia Magri


(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Richard Adeney (flute)
Overture: The Italian Girl in Algiers
Flute Concerto No. 2. in D Mozart Symphony No. 101 (The Clock) Haydn


Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Flute: Richard Adeney


A programme for children under five


A daily programme for women at home
Introduced by Jean Metcalfe and including:
' Well Worth the Money': 4-' How Interesting the Purchase of a Spongecake,' by C. Fraser Brockington, Professor of Social and Preventive Medicine in the University of Manchester. (BBC recording)
' Spinning a Yarn ': Commander Ibbett's yarn this time concerns a wedding
' Keeping Your Raincoat in Condition:Arthur Greenwood tells you how to treat waterproofs and mackintoshes
' I Retired from the Stage at the Age of Three': Nancy Maiden recalls her first (and last) stage appearance, more than fifty years ago
Serial :Nothing is Safe ' by E. M. Delafield. Abridged by Audrey Lucas. Read by Gladys Young


Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: C. Fraser
Unknown: Arthur Greenwood
Unknown: Nancy Maiden
Unknown: E. M. Delafield.
Abridged By: Audrey Lucas.
Read By: Gladys Young


and his Bohemian Players with Anna Fellows


Unknown: Anna Fellows


The Jimmy Leach Organolian Quartet

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Lesley Wilson
Last week Miss Marchbanks brought Mrs. Mountford's ruby velvet to Virginia Lodge saying it would never be missed. Mrs. Dale and Mrs. Freeman had great difficulty in returning it without Mrs. Mountford realising what had happened. Sally, while driving with Peter Kingston in his car, was involved in an accident. The Dales insisted on her staying with them until she had recovered from the shock, David told Gwen he would be working late. When Gwen rang him at the office, the cleaner said no one was there. He also broke their weekly lunch date without a reason. Gwen was very annoyed and decided to go out. When she returned she found the new suit hanging in her wardrobe.


Script: Lesley Wilson
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
Miss Pink: Viola Merritt
Maud French: Gwen Day Burroughs
Zenobia Parsons: Thea Wells
Maggs: Jack Howarth
Bill Francis: Eric Anderson
Jenny Owen: Julia Braddock
Grandfather Dale: Jack Shaw
Malcolm Reeves: Rolf Lefebvre


at the BBC theatre organ
Parade of the ' Pops '


Conductor, George Thompson


Conductor: George Thompson


presents Home Sweet Home
Devised and introduced by Michael Brooke


Introduced By: Michael Brooke


in the final edition of this series presents some rapid answers to the question
' What were you up to Yesterday? *
An Easter Parade of the more enterprising activities of the Younger Generation in different parts of the country
Served up for family listening by Parade's own team of young commentators, from mountain, stream, and track-side
Among other on-the-spot recordings made during the past thirty-six hours it is hoped to include:
Canoeists at the finish of the Devizes-Westminster' canoe race
Rock-climbing on the Tryfan Mountain near Lake Ogwen, North Wales International Rally of youth campers at Debden Green
Ski-ing in the ' Scottish Alps'
North-country youth hostellers' sing-song and dance
The opening of the (pedal) cyclespeedway season at Walton-on-Thames
An airborne commentary by a young glider at Lasham
Occasional interruptions at the expense of their fellow-under-twenties by John Miller and Michael Bacharach

: The Archers

Written by Geoffrey Webb and Edward J. Mason.
A story of country folk.


Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Writer: Edward J. Mason
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Tony Shryane

: Brian Reece and Joy Shelton in ' THE ADVENTURES OF P.C. 49'

Another incident in the career of Police-Constable Archibald Berkeley-Willoughby
Script by Alan Stranks
5-' The Case of the Wrong Murder '
Production by Vernon Harris


Script By: Alan Stranks
Production By: Vernon Harris
P.C. 49: Brian Reece
Joan, his wife: Joy Shelton
Chief Inspector Wilson: Leslie Perrins
Detective Sergeant Wright: Eric Phillips
Septimus Parrott: William Mervyn
Milton Charvey: Oliver Burt
Mark Helston: Martin Case
Sergeant Frost: Frank Foster
P.C. Dawson: Donovan Winter

: Jimmy Jewel and Ben Warriss in THE FORCES SHOW

with Betty Driver
Our piano star: Winifred Atwell
Can You Beat ...
Pharos and Marina
Forces Quiz: with Michael Miles
Woolf Phillips and his Skyrockets Orchestra
Script by Ronnie Hanbury and George Wadmore
Produced by Bill Worsley and Trafford Whitelock


Unknown: Betty Driver
Unknown: Winifred Atwell
Unknown: Michael Miles
Unknown: Woolf Phillips

: The Passing Pageant of HER MAJESTY'S THEATRE

A story of music and drama through 250 years
Devised and arranged by Charles Brewer
Told by Martin Lewis and Derek Prentice
No. 2
Dramatic excerpts from
' The Musketeers ' by Sydney Grundy
(from Alexandre Dumas ' novel
' The Three Musketeers ')
Other voices in the programme
Audrey Mendes
Music from:
' Norma ':' Brigadoon ':' Follow the Girls'; 'The Marriage of Figaro';
Oh. Kay!'; ' Don Giovanni ';
' Operette ': ' Music in the Air '
The Singers :
Adrienne Cole , Billie Baker
Stephen Manton , Arnold Matters
Dudley Rolph
Pianist, Eric James
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master. Leslie Woodgate )
BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader. John Sharpe )
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter Produced by Harold Neden and Archie Campbell


Arranged By: Charles Brewer
Told By: Martin Lewis
Told By: Derek Prentice
Unknown: Sydney Grundy
Unknown: Alexandre Dumas
Unknown: Audrey Mendes
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Singers: Adrienne Cole
Singers: Billie Baker
Singers: Stephen Manton
Unknown: Arnold Matters
Pianist: Dudley Rolph
Pianist: Eric James
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter
Produced By: Harold Neden
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Athos: Seymour Green
Porlhos: Alan Reid
Aramis: Cyril Shaps
D'Artagnan: Eric Anderson
Captain Rochefort: Wyndham Milligan

: Stepping out with the BBC SHOW BAND

Directed by Cyril Stapleton with Julie Dawn
Bill McGuffie , Harold Smart and the Stargazers


Directed By: Cyril Stapleton
Unknown: Julie Dawn
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Unknown: Harold Smart


' All On a Summer's Day' by John Garden
Reader, David Garth
2-' Jim Makes Himself Conspicuous'


Reader: John Garden
Reader: David Garth


and his Salon Orchestra

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