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: Housewives' Choice

Bill Phillips introduces your request records


Introduces: Bill Phillips

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


at the organ of the Granada, Tooting

: Music While You Work

Metropolitan Police Central Band
Conducted by Roger Barsotti
Director of Music


Conducted By: Roger Barsotti


Mike McKenzie at the piano


Unknown: Mike McKenzie


and his Miniature Orchestra


at the BBC theatre organ

: Music for Dancing

Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra


Unknown: Victor Silvester


and his Light Orchestra


for children under five
The favourite nursery rhyme of a certain three-year-old boy was 'Jingle Bells,' but it was the instrumental rather than the song version which took his fancy, 'for,' wrote his mother. ' as soon as you begin to sing he says " Not let the gee-gee do it." Then when the horse does trot, he is delighted. One week recently he had the supreme joy of hearing the gee-gee in both songs, " Ride a Cock Horse " and his favourite " Jingle Bells." This is just one example among many of the constantly-revealed capacity of our listeners, young though they be, to capture and appreciate the musical ideas expressed in simple but imaginative terms in Ann Driver's settings of their songs
This little boy, and all others with whom these two are favourites, can enjoy them again, this time not only in the same week, but on the same day, Wednesday. For stories this week we have ' Sarah and the Squirrel,' by Dorothy Wise , told today by Dororhy Smith ; tomorrow and on Wednesday ' The Country Bus,' by Hilda Ashby , with storyteller Daphne Oxenford , and on Thursday and Frday, two stories by Elizabeth Sheppard-Jones , to be told by Julia Lang.
Elizabeth A. Taylor


Unknown: Dorothy Wise
Unknown: Dororhy Smith
Unknown: Hilda Ashby
Unknown: Daphne Oxenford
Stories By: Elizabeth Sheppard-Jones
Told By: Julia Lang.
Told By: Elizabeth A. Taylor


Woman's Hour becomes Everybody's Hour
In this programme for the holiday season you hear:
' No More Me-adows': a novel by Monica Dickens , abridged by Honor Wyatt , and read in serial form by Sheila Mitchell
' I Like This': records chosen by a Woman's Hour personality
This week,
Macdonald Hastings.
Old Folks' Corner': a place of their own for the over sixty-fives
Presented by Stuart Hibberd and Richard Tatlock
Programme Introduced by Marjorie Anderson


Novel By: Monica Dickens
Abridged By: Honor Wyatt
Unknown: Sheila Mitchell
Unknown: MacDonald Hastings.
Presented By: Stuart Hibberd
Presented By: Richard Tatlock
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson


(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conductor, Ian Whyte


Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte


Harry Leader and his Band


Unknown: Harry Leader


Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Joan Carr-Jones
On their way to Scotland Mrs. Freeman, Sabty, Mr. Fulton, and Fackling, Mr. Fulton's new man-servant, spent the night at ' King's Acre,' Grandfather Dale's farm. Mr. Fulton was shown around the farm and Later fell into rhe river, much to Mrs. Freeman's amusement. The next day flhey continued their journey to Edinburgh, where amongst other things they saw the Military Tattoo. Mollie, now Kving on her own in Parkwood Hill, called on Mrs. Dale and confessed that she missed the family life of Virginia Lodge. On her way home she met Mrs. Mountford who was very curious about her. Dr. Dale had to send an elderly lady patiem who needed long-term treatment to the County Hospital instead of ro the local hospital. This upset the old lady and her husband but the Doctor, although sympathetic, was unable to change the situation.


Script By: Joan Carr-Jones
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: Douglas Burbidge
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Gwen Owen: Beryl Calder
David Owen: John Springett
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Lane: Thelma Hughes
Mrs Morgan: Grace Allaijyce
Bruce Laurie: John Rae
Grandfather Dale: Jack Shaw
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Isabel Fielding: Thea Wells
Matron of Brimscombe House: Mary Williams
Edward Fielding: Ian Sadler
Maud French: Virginia Downing
Mrs Mountford: Violet Gould
Jenny Owen: Sulwen Morgan
Sylvia Williams: Jane Grahame
Mollie Lambert: Freda Falconer


and his Tango Orchestra
Maria Perilli (soprano)


Soprano: Maria Perilli

: Monday Matinee: Hear No Evil

...presents Rachel Gurney and Hector Ross in...
Adapted by Rex Rienits from the novel "The Happy Prisoner" by Lorna Rea Produced by Hugh Stewart


Adapted By: Rex Rienits
Produced By: Hugh Stewart
Clare Pembridge: Rachel Gurney
Noel Carstairs: Hector Ross
Judy Pembridge: Grizelda Hervey
Lady Pembridge: Margaret Halstan
Sir Herbert Pembridge: Allan Jeayes
Mrs Carstairs: Nan Marriott-Watson
Lord Robert Poyning: Owen Fellowes
Lady Robert Poyning: Mary Wimbush
Mr Mackinder: Brian Hayes
Levland: Cyril Shaps
Mrs Ley land: Rosamund Greenwood
Matron: Nancy Nevinson
Miss Robinson: Elma Verity
Nurse: Sulwen Morgan
Butler: Wyndham Milligan


at the organ of the Dome, Brighton

: Richard Todd and Glynis Johns in 'THE SWORD AND THE ROSE'

A serial in five episodes written for broadcasting and based on scenes and music from the sound-track of the new Walt Disney British film
1—'La Volta'
Written for broadcasting by Gordon Gow
Produced by Thurstan Holland


Broadcasting By: Gordon Gow
Produced By: Thurstan Holland
Charles Brandon: Richard Todd
Marv Tudor: Glynis Johns
Henrv VIII: James Robertson Justice
Sir Edwin Caskoden: Peter Copley
Lady Margaret Bolingbroke: Jane Barrett
The Duke of Buckingham: Michael Gough
Queen Catherine: Rosalie Crutchley

: The Archers

A story of country folk.


'Union Pacific'—12
Paul Carpenter as ' Jeff '
Arnold Charles Irwin as ' Luke '
Carole Carr , Bob Mallin
Macdonald Parke , Alan Keith
Guy Kingsley Poynter
Reed de Rouen and ' Rustler'
Music by the Four Ramblers
Freddie Phillips and the Sons of the Saddle led by Jack Fallon
Written and produced by Charles Chilton


Unknown: Paul Carpenter
Unknown: Arnold Charles Irwin
Unknown: Carole Carr
Unknown: Bob Mallin
Unknown: MacDonald Parke
Unknown: Alan Keith
Unknown: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Unknown: Freddie Phillips
Unknown: Jack Fallon
Produced By: Charles Chilton

: Dick Bentley in ' GENTLY, BENTLEY t '

with Dorothy Carless , Pearl Carr
Malcolm Lockyer and his Orchestra
Produced by Roy Speer


Unknown: Dorothy Carless
Unknown: Pearl Carr
Unknown: Malcolm Lockyer
Produced By: Roy Speer


A serial in five episodes dramatised by Giles Cooper from the novel by Ngaio Marsh
4—' The Man at the Table '
(Continued in next column)
The action of the play takes place during the late 1920s.
Produced by Martyn C. Webster


Dramatised By: Giles Cooper
Novel By: Ngaio Marsh
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Chief Detective Inspector Roderick Alleyn: Richard Hurndall
Agatha Troy: Avice Landone
Valmai Seacliff: Mary Wimbush
Nigel Bathgate: Peter Wyngarde
Lady Alleyn: Gladys Spencer
Bobbie O'Dawne: Mavis Villiers
Cedric Malmsley: Richard Waring
Sergeant Bailey: Emrys Leyshon
Inspector Fox: Charles Leno
Police Constable Sligo: Raymond Mason
Doctor Curtis: Lee Fox
Ted: Frank Tickle
Fred: Wyndham Milligan
Narrator: Emrys Leyshon


A programme of gramophone records suggested by men and women sjerving abroad in the Navy, Army. and Air Force, in the Merchant Navy, the Colonial Police Forces, and the Nursing Services
Presented by Franklin Engelmann


Presented By: Franklin Engelmann


Some diversions in search of Talent with Peter Ustinov , Peter Jones and the Aeolian Players
Written by Peter Ustinov and Peter Jones
Produced by Pat Dixon


Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Peter Jones
Written By: Peter Ustinov
Written By: Peter Jones
Produced By: Pat Dixon


and his Orchestra with Annette Klooger and Brian Clarke


Unknown: Annette Klooger
Unknown: Brian Clarke


' Tarka the Otter' by Henry Williamson
(to be read in ten instalments) . Reader, Frederick Allen
1—' Little Wanderer'


Unknown: Henry Williamson
Reader: Frederick Allen


Southern Serenade Orchestra
Directed by Lou Whiteson with John Gavall
(songs with guitar)


Directed By: Lou Whiteson
Unknown: John Gavall

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