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: Housewives' Choice

Sam Pollock introduces your request records


Introduces: Sam Pollock

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


at thfe 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: Lesley Wilson


and his Serenade Orchestra with Rena Edwards (soprano)


Soprano: Rena Edwards


at the BBC theatre organ

: Music for Dancing

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


Played By: Victor Silvester


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


Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Alexander Gibson


A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, and music
Today comes Daphne Oxenford with The Little Green Car,' by Margaret West , and on Tuesday and Friday Dorothy Smith with 'A Story about a Spider,' by Rosamund Marshal , and The Little Fary Shoemaker ,' by Elizabeth Ferrier 'Getting Ready for the Walk,' by Mary Manton , and its companion, 'The Bg Brown Egg ,' will be heard on Wednesday and Thursday, told by Julia Lang. Lorna Pegram introduces the programmes for the coming two weeks. Elizabeth A. Taylor


Unknown: Daphne Oxenford
Unknown: Margaret West
Unknown: Dorothy Smith
Unknown: Rosamund Marshal
Unknown: Fary Shoemaker
Unknown: Elizabeth Ferrier
Unknown: Mary Manton
Unknown: Brown Egg
Told By: Julia Lang.
Introduces: Lorna Pegram
Unknown: Elizabeth A. Taylor


North of England Edition
Introduced by Violet Carson
' Along the Roman Wall': Esther McCracken talks about people and places on or near this ancient landmark. Illustrations in song by William Robinson
' Canoe on a Canal': Nancy Bell describes her canal trip from Chester to Llangollen
'Spring-cleaning a Stately Home': Arthur Swinson brings a sound-picture of this giganbic bask at Chatsworth in Derbyshire— historic seat of the Dukes of Devonshire
' A Meaty Situation': Mary Makepeace describes the reaction of North-Eastern housewives of last century to the cost of living
' We Have Cats': Dorothy Berry in another of her animal talks
Violet Entertains: songs at the piano
' Caravan Retirement': Henrietta Rollinson tells how she and her husband took up caravanndng at the age of sixty
Serial: 'Nothing is Safe ' by E. M. Delafield. Abridged by Audrey Lucas. Read by Gladys Young
For the Woman Reader—page 45


Introduced By: Violet Carson
Talks: Esther McCracken
Unknown: William Robinson
Unknown: Nancy Bell
Unknown: Arthur Swinson
Unknown: Mary Makepeace
Unknown: Dorothy Berry
Unknown: Henrietta Rollinson
Unknown: E. M. Delafield.
Abridged By: Audrey Lucas.
Read By: Gladys Young


Harold Collins and his Orchestra
Jan Rosol (songs with guitar)


Unknown: Harold Collins
Unknown: Jan Rosol


Bill Hawkins and his Band


Unknown: Bill Hawkins

: 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 Bill Francis, the Dales' solicitor, went with Bob to see Malcolm Reeves and persuaded him to settle the matter of Cooper's flat. Bob borrowed money from his father to pay his and Cooper's costs, and promised he would eventually repay. Dr. and Mrs. Dale advised Bob to accept Grandfather Dale 's invitation and go to the farm. Mrs. Mustoe offered to help Maggs buy Mrs. Morgan a frock for her birthday. The choice was perfectly hideous, and Mrs. Freeman offered to change it for him. On her birthday Mrs. Morgan was very depressed, and said Mr. Morgan and Maggs had forgotten. The Dales were puzzled, but it transpired that Mr. Morgan thought it a joke to pretend he had forgotten the birthday. Mrs. Morgan was very annoyed: but cheered up when she saw the dress, which was a great success.
(Gordon Jackson is in "Seagulls over Sorrento" at the Apollo Theatre, London)
To be repeated tomorrow at 11.0 a.m.


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
Maud French: Gwen Day Burroughs
Miss Pink: Viola Merritt
Zenobia Parsone: Thea Wells
Betty James: Sulwen Morgan
Francis Austen: John Kidd
Mrs Richie: Rosamund Greenwood
Grandfather Dale: Jack Shaw
Joan Dale: Olga Dickie
Young Jamie: Gordon Jackson
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Mollie Lambert: Freda Falconer
Miss Webb: Grizelda Hervey
Mrs Ridley: Susan Richmond

: Coronation Monday Matinee

David Farrar with Phyllis Neilson-Terry and Carleton Hobbs in 'SIR WALTER RALEGH ' by William Devereux and Thorp Devereux
Adapted for radio by W. Thorp Devereux
Produced by Hugh Stewart
(Peter Augustine broadcasts by permission of the Directors of the Old Vic Trust ; Michael Logan is appearing in ' Escapade ' at the Strand Theatre, London)


Unknown: David Farrar
Unknown: Phyllis Neilson-Terry
Unknown: Carleton Hobbs
Unknown: Sir Walter Ralegh
Unknown: William Devereux
Unknown: Thorp Devereux
Unknown: W. Thorp Devereux
Produced By: Hugh Stewart
Unknown: Peter Augustine
Unknown: Vic Trust
Unknown: Michael Logan
Sir Walter Ralegh: David Farrar
Queen Elizabeth I: Phyllis Neilson-Terry
Don Bernadino de Mendoza: Carleton Hobbs
Elizabeth Throgmorton: Pamela Alan
John Ballard: Peter Augustine
John Savage: William Fox
Anthony Babington: Anthony Jacobs
Robert Barnwell: Michael O'Halloran
Francis Throgmorton: Brian Haines
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester: Garard Green
Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex: Derek Hart
William Cecil, Lord Burghley: Allan Jeayes
Sir Francis Walsingham: Norman Claridge
Jeremiah Lightfoot: Arthur Lawrence
Jim Longbowe: Michael Collins
Anne Charnock: Virginia Winter
Sir Amyas Porter: Michael Logan
Barnabas Grubb: Frank Foster
Diego Alvarez: Norman Mitchell

: Band of the IRISH GUARDS

Conducted by Capt. C. H. Jaeger
Director of Music
William Dickie (baritone)


Conducted By: Capt. C. H. Jaeger
Baritone: William Dickie

: The Archers

A story of country folk.

: 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


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
2-The Tower
The Tower of London i-s thicker with history than any other buildling in the land; the home of the Crown Jewels, it has been in its time a fortress, a royal palace, a prison, and a zoo.


Unknown: Hugh Ross Williamson


Jimmy Brown (Salford) v.
Charlie Msinnion (Middlesbrough) A commentary on the six-round Featherweight contest by Alan Clarke , with Inter-round summaries by W. Barrington Dalby
From St. James' Hall, Newcastle


Unknown: Jimmy Brown
Unknown: Charlie Msinnion
Unknown: Alan Clarke
Unknown: W. Barrington Dalby
Unknown: From St.

: Now's Your Chance

to right some wrongs
4-Road Safety
The Questioners:
The public of Nottingham
The Platform: Organisations concerned in Road Safety
Major General B. K. Young
Director General of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
Lord Waleran
Member of Standing Joint Committee of the A.A., R.A.C., and Royal Scottish A.C.
Major H. R. Watling
Chairman of the National Committee on Cycling
T. C. Foley
Secretary of the Pedestrian's Association for Road Safety
Captain Athelstan Popkess Chief Constable of Nottingham
Chairman, Jack Longland
Recorded highlights of a meeting held at the Police Assembly Hall, Nottingham


Unknown: Major H. R. Watling
Unknown: Jack Longland

: Joy Nichols, Dick Bentley and Jimmv 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


Dancing to the music of: Geraldo and his Orchestra
Joe Loss and his Orchestra
Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Commentary on the Professional Final
10.35 Dance music
10.50 Commentary on the European Latin-American Championship Grand Final
Commentators, Josephine Bradley and John Ellison
From the Empress Hall, London


Unknown: Joe Loss
Unknown: Victor Silvester
Commentators: Josephine Bradley
Commentators: John Ellison


'All on a Summer's Day ' by John Garden
Reader. David Garth
11—' Audrey's Revelation'


Reader: John Garden
Reader: David Garth


Commentary on the Professional Grand Final
11.35 Dance music
A further broadcast from the Empress Hall, London. Results of the Professional Grand Final will be given before the end of the programme

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