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: Housewives' Choice

Neal Arden introduces your request records


Introduces: Neal Arden

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


at the organ of the Capitol, Aberdeen

: Music While You Work

Band of The Life Guards
Conducted by Lieut.-Col. A. Lemoine
Director of Music


Unknown: Col. A. Lemoine

: Mrs. Dale's Diary


Script: Lesley Wilson


Steve Race at the piano

: 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, Philip Whiteway )
Conducted by Arwel Hughes
Ceinwen Rowlands (soprano)


Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conducted By: Arwel Hughes
Soprano: Ceinwen Rowlands


A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, and music
' Dear BBC,' wrote a small boy. we have a tortoise and our neighbour has a cat Which comes into our garden and thinks our tortoise is a stone. So please will you tell us the story of Mitten-the-kitten.'
Our young listeners will not be slow to appreciate the logic of the request which concludes this letter, for they will remember how Mitten, the little black kitten in the tale by Christine Rees , was deceived in just the same way as that neighbour's cat. Thus, indeed, life and stories are constantly reflecting one another for our under fives.
Mitten's many admirers may hear again about his encounter with the tortoise when Jelia Lang tells this story tomorrow. Today she reminds them of how he lost (fortunately only temporarily) the white mitten of which he was so proud and for the rest of the week she will recall what happened to him on his first introduction to a mirror, a camera, and a scarecrow. And, let us add, she will not forget to sing his song-' I'm Mitten the Kitten, the Kitten with a mitten, I'm Mitten the Kitten, Yo hol '


Unknown: Christine Rees
Unknown: Jelia Lang


Teen-age Week
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson and including:
' Greensickness,' by Mary Dickins
' Masks and Faces': Mary Embry offers teen-agers some advice on make-up
' Bringing up Mother': three teen-agers discuss what they have liked (and disliked) about the way their mothers brought them up.
' Books and Growing up': Joanna Osiakowska remembers some of the books that influenced her life
Serial : 'Nothing is Safe ' by E. M. Delafield. Abridged by Audrey Lucas. Read by Gladys Young


Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Mary Dickins
Unknown: Mary Embry
Unknown: Joanna Osiakowska
Unknown: E. M. Delafield.
Abridged By: Audrey Lucas.
Read By: Gladys Young


Dulcet Strings
Directed by Frank Stewart
Margaret Heath (soprano)


Directed By: Frank Stewart
Soprano: Margaret Heath


Oscar Rabin and his Band


Unknown: Oscar Rabin


Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Lesley Wilson
Bob and Sally spent Easter at Rose Cottage. There they met Miss Pink, who complained she could not persuade Mrt. French to allow her any time before her wedding to finish her shopping. Maggi visited Mrs. Dale because he had decided to buy Mrs. Morgan a dress for her birthday, and wanted advice on the size and style. Mrs. Dale endeavoured to persuade him against such a gift, but he was adamant. Bill Francis announced that Cooper's solicitors had agreed to withdraw their summons provided Bob repaid a sum of £ 500. He arranged to meet Reeves at his office, in an endeavour to persuade him to pay his share of the money.


Script By: Lesley Wilson
Unknown: Bill Francis
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: Douglas Burbidge
Gwen Owen: Beryl Calder
David Owen: Richard Wade
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Lane: Thelma Hughes
Mrs Morgan: Grace Allardyce
Maggs: Jack Howarth
Mrs Mustoe: Elsa Palmer
Miss Pink: Viola Merritt
Maud French: Gwen Day Burroughs
Dotty Cook: Sibell Gill
Isabel Fielding: Thea Wells
Albert Morgan: Frank Foster
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Trudi Baume: Daphne Maddox
Berthe Miiller: Irene Prador

: Monday Matinee presents A Trio of Thrillers 3—Kim Peacock and Marjorie Westbury in ' PAUL TEMPLE AND STEVE AGAIN'

by Francis Durbridge
Other parts played by John Cazabon , Stanley Groome
Douglas Hayes , Arthur Lawrence
Susan Neil , Aubrey Richards
Margaret Ward
Produced by Martyn C. Webster


Unknown: Francis Durbridge
Played By: John Cazabon
Played By: Stanley Groome
Unknown: Douglas Hayes
Unknown: Arthur Lawrence
Unknown: Susan Neil
Unknown: Aubrey Richards
Unknown: Margaret Ward
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Paul Temple: Kim Peacock
Steve: Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes: Lester Mudditt
Detective Inspector Marlow: Ivan Samson
Reagan: Rolf Lefebvre
Dr Schumann: Anthony Jacobs
Katherine Davis: Mary Williams
Inspector Kendal: Norman Claridge
Dan White: Garard Green
Papa Bendix: Cyril Shaps
Miss Wilton: Susan Richmond
Daisy: Daphne Maddox
Mavis: Lisa Sibley
Sergeant Colford: Lee Fox
Charlie: James Beattie


by Francis Durbridge


Unknown: Francis Durbridge


A biographical sketch presented on gramophone records by Peter Noble


Unknown: Peter Noble


Conducted by Capt. K. A. McLean
Director of Music


Conducted By: Capt. K. A. McLean

: 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

: 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

: Eyes on London: 1: St. Paul's Cathedral

This Coronation summer the Capital is on show. Each week this programme pays a radio visit to a landmark, in or near London. describing and dramatising its past and present, its history and romance
Guide and storyteller, Hugh Ross Williamson
The story of St. Paul's is one of fire and victories. Twice utterly destroyed, it rises always, a phoenix. from the flames. Here Queen Anne came to give thanks for Marlborough's victories and here, two centuries later, the bells rang out for Alamein.


Unknown: Hugh Ross Williamson


to tell producers of goods or entertainments what is right or wrong with them
The Questioners:
The public of Coventry
The Platform:
P. G. E. Warburton
Vice President of the Incorporated Society of British Advertisers; cosmetic manufacturer
Hubert A. Oughton
President of the Institute of Incorporated Practitioners in Advertising; head of big national agency
George Pope
Chairman of British Code of Standards Committee (Medicine Advertising); Assistant Manager. The Times
George Mills
Chairman of the Outdoor Advertising Industry Advisory Committee; head of a large poster firm
Kenneth Home
Sales and Advertising Director of a glass firm
Chairman, Sir Miles Thomas
Chairman of BOAC
Recorded highlights of a meeting held at the Sibree Hall, Coventry


Unknown: P. G. E. Warburton
Unknown: Hubert A. Oughton
Unknown: George Pope
Unknown: Sir Miles Thomas

: 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 Orchestra with Diana Coupland
Martin Moreno and Monty Norman


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


' All on a Summer's Day' by John Garden
Reader, David Garth
6 — ' Mr. Paynter
Makes a Suggestion'


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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