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: Housewives' Choice

Barry Delmaine introduces your request records


Presenter: Barry Delmaine

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


at the BBC theatre organ

: Music While You Work

Metropolitan Police Central Band
Conducted by Roger Barsotti
Director of Music


Conducted By: Roger Barsotti


Directed by Harold C. Gee
Marguerite Crichton (soprano)


Directed By: Harold C. Gee
Soprano: Marguerite Crichton


at the BBC theatre organ

: Music for Dancing

Played by Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra


Played By: Victor Silvester


(Led by Donald Sturtivamt )
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter


Conductor: Donald Sturtivamt
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter


A programme for children under five
A. F. Clement 's story, ' The Little Car's Accident,' to be told again today by Julia Lang, is a favourite with our mechanically-minded under fives, and it has, indeed, much to commend it to them. There is the little car itself, and the big lorry, and the large car which causes all the trouble, and - very exciting! - the police car. Looked at more closely, however, this tale is seen as a tiny allegory, and the characters, though ostensibly belonging to the world of mechanical creations, represent types of human beings. No doubt our listeners will identify themselves with the little car; in the large one they may recognise the rough older boy from whom they may have suffered; in the lorry, the sympathetic, reliable friend, and, in the police car, the authoritative grown-up. They will appreciate, too, the lesson in good manners inherent in the tale.
Julia Lang's second story, ' Pickle, Prue, and Old Man Juniper,' by Ann Elliott, comes on Thursday; while tomorrow, Wednesday, and Friday bring Dorothy Smith with ' Lucy's New Dress,' by Frances Roper, ' Christopher visits Grand-mother,' by Joan E. Cass , and ' Five Candles,' by Miss N. Collins. Catherine Edwards introduces our programmes this week and next. Elizabeth A. Taylor


Unknown: A. F. Clement
Unknown: Frances Roper
Unknown: Joan E. Cass
Unknown: Miss N. Collins.
Introduces: Catherine Edwards
Unknown: Elizabeth A. Taylor


Cooking with Ann Hardy : a series of talks on the basic essentials of good cookery. 2-Making Your Own Bread
What does Paris Fashion mean to You? by Ailsa Garland , Woman's Editor of the Daily Mirror.
Personality Diary: Nancy Spain is this week's diarist. (BBC recording)
Green Places for Town Children: Helen Woolf, a children's nurse, remembers her own London childhood and wishes it were easier for town children to get to grass and apace and trees
Serial: Through the Wall ' by Patricia Wentworth
Abridged by Audrey Lucas
Sixth instalment
Reader, Gladys Young
The programme introduced by Marjorie Anderson


Unknown: Ann Hardy
Unknown: Ailsa Garland
Unknown: Patricia Wentworth
Abridged By: Audrey Lucas
Reader: Gladys Young
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson


Conducted by Reginald Kilbey


Conducted By: Reginald Kilbey


Jack White and his Band


Unknown: Jack White

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Script by Basil Dawson

Sally, with Mrs. Freeman and her assistant, prepared for the opening of her shop which has been named 'Sarah.' Because of his parents' holiday Bob's birthday party was advanced a few days and all the family, and Jenny, came to it. Dr. and Mrs. Dale arrived in Belgium and drove to Le Coq where they spent the night. Unfortunately a spring of their car broke and they had to wait until Thursday morning before continuing their tour. Meanwhile Bob has taken over the housework at Virginia Lodge and is awaiting the result of his interview with the selection board of the Airways Corporation.


Script: Basil Dawson
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: Douglas Burbidge
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Gwen Owen: Beryl Calder
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lame
Sally Lane: Thelma Hughea
Mrs Morgan: Gladys Spencer
Zenobia Parsons/Isabel Fielding: Thea Wells
Prunella Austen: Viola Merritt
The Waiter: Guy du Monceau
Mrs Mountford: Vivienne Chatterton
Mrs Jackson: Grace Allardyce
Philip Beel: Errol MacKinnon
The Young Man: Alan Reid
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
M Moreau: Eric Anderson
Margharita Rizzio: Ilona Ference
Giulio Rizzio: Robert Rietty
Tiggy Fielding: Richard Brooke
Bruce Laurie: John Rae


and his Orchestra with Amalia Magri


Unknown: Amalia Magri


and his Orchestra


and his Orchestra with Eva Beynon
Johnny Webb , Terry Walsh and the Ternenteers


Unknown: Eva Beynon
Unknown: Johnny Webb
Unknown: Terry Walsh

: Band of the SCOTS GUARDS

Conducted by Lieut.-Col. S. Rhodes, M.B.E.
Director of Music
Bruce Dargavel (bass-baritone)


Conducted By: Lieut.-Col. S. Rhodes, M.B.E.
Bass-Baritone: Bruce Dargavel

: 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

: Journey into Space: Episode 1

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.
A tale of the future
The year is 1965 and at a proving ground in New Mexico Sir William Morgan, a leading research scientist, is about to launch an experimental space rocket. Meanwhile his son Jet, piloting a super stratoship sixty miles above the Atlantic on its first passenger trip from London to New York, is racing the clock in order to be at his father's side. But at New Mexico there is a hitch which dramatically affects the whole situation...


Writer/Producer: Charles Chilton
Music composed and conducted by: Van Phillips
Jet Morgan: Andrew Faulds
Lemmy: David Kossoff
Sir William Morgan: Wilfred Walter
Mackenzie: Robert Perceval
Narrator: Guy Kingsley Poynter
[Actor]: Bruce Beeby
[Actor]: Mark Baker
[Actor]: Errol McKinnon

: Palace of Varieties

with Paddie O'Neil
Jack Warman , Marie Lloyd
Clarence Wright
Holt and Maurice
Chairman, Rob Currie
Palace of Varieties Chorus
BBC Variety Orchestra
The show produced and conducted by Ernest Longstaffe


Unknown: Paddie O'Neil
Unknown: Jack Warman
Unknown: Marie Lloyd
Unknown: Clarence Wright
Unknown: Rob Currie
Conducted By: Ernest Longstaffe


Tunes you have asked us to play including some records chosen by Service men and women overseas
Presented by Franklin Engelmann


Presented By: Franklin Engelmann


Some diversions in search of the Truth 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 Music with Dickie Valentine
Lita Roza and Dennis Lotis


Unknown: Dickie Valentine
Unknown: Lita Roza
Unknown: Dennis Lotis


' Westward the Sun ' by Geoffrey Cotterell
(to be read in fifteen instalments)
Reader, Mary Wimbush
6 — ' Mrs. Fernald's Party '


Unknown: Geoffrey Cotterell
Reader: Mary Wimbush


and his Quintet with Elton Hayes who sings to a small guitar


Unknown: Elton Hayes

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