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: Housewives' Choice

Felix King introduces your request records


Introduces: Felix King

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


at the BBC theatre organ

: Music While You Work

Band of the Grenadier Guards
Conducted by Major F. J. Harris, M.B.E .
Director of Music


Conducted By: Major F. J. Harris, M.B.E

: Mrs. Dale's Diary


Script: Joan Carr-Jones


' Friday Fantasy' by John M. Parry
Read by Charles Crichton


Unknown: John M. Parry
Read By: Charles Crichton

: Music for Dancing

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


Played By: Victor Silvester


and the Quartet in Fascimatiin' Rhythm '


at the BBC theatre organ


(Led by Donald Sturtivant )
Conducted by Leo Wurmser
Iris Loveridge (piano)


Unknown: Donald Sturtivant
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser
Piano: Iris Loveridge


A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, and music
'Here is a song,' said " the lady," ' which I think your dolls and teddies would like to hear.' This suggestion received deep approval from our under fives-and soon golliwogs had to be added to the list. One mother, even wrote of her son's distress that the lady never mentioned his beloved white toy rabbit'
Small children aippreoiate this sympathetic recognition by grown-ups that rheir doll, teddy bear, and golliwog friends have a life of their own, and are receptive and understanding companions.
Today's story by Mrs. E. Williams to be told by Dorothy Smiih , is one that golliwogs may — or may not--like to hear, for its 'hero, thougih a golliwog, is a nauehty one.
The stories for the rest of the week will be found under ' Listen with Mother ' on the appropriate day.


Story By: Mrs. E. Williams
Told By: Dorothy Smiih


From the North of England
The First Bakewell Puddling: Molly Powell tells the story of a North-Country recipe
Buying and Looking after Blankets : Kathleen Burke puts some frank questions to William Wormald
My Heart's in my Boots: Agnes Madden's views on pride and comfort
Care of Winter Footwear: Six tips by Walter Brannen
Songs ait the piano : Violet Carson
A Good Old Age?: Gwen Pain brings a sound-picture from the over-sixties in flats, homes, and in their new welfare clinic at Salford
A Song Came at Harvest-time, by Sarah Freer, a Yorkshire farmer's wife
A tea-time tit-bit Serial:
'Giant' by Edna Ferber
Abridged by Barbara Henderson
Read by Jane Fergus
Programme introduced by Violet Carson


Unknown: William Wormald
Unknown: Walter Brannen
Unknown: Sarah Freer
Unknown: Edna Ferber
Abridged By: Barbara Henderson
Read By: Jane Fergus
Introduced By: Violet Carson


Billy Mayerl and his Playera with Mary Denise (soprano)
Andrew Wolkowsky and Bert Weedon
(domra and guitar)


Unknown: Billy Mayerl
Soprano: Mary Denise
Soprano: Andrew Wolkowsky
Soprano: Bert Weedon


Jack White and hds Band


Unknown: Jack White


Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Joan Carr-Jones
(Continued in next column)
Bob told his parents that he was rh nkmg of taking a room near the airport as the journey to work was so d fticult; Mrs. Dale was upset but Dr Dale po n'ed out that Bob's work came first. Mrs. Freeman showed Dr. and Mrs. Dale a large poster she had done to persuade people to keep their pets indoors on November 5, and said she was determined to paste fifty of them over Parkwood H 11. However, Dr. Dale offered to pay to have cards printed instead Later, Mrs. Freeman went ' pricing ' at E.A.L. and deeded Chat the new branch would be a challenge to 'Sarah.' Mr. Fu!ton decided Sally should go to Paris. Tiggy neglected his homework and was rude to Isabel.


Script By: Joan Carr-Jones
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: Douglas Burbidge
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Gwen Owen: Beryl Calder
David Owen: Gordon Morrison
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Lane: Thelma Hughes
Mrs Morgan: Ella Milne
Grandfather Dale: Jack Shaw
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Mrs Mount ford: Vivienne Chatterton
Dr Andrew Gardiner: Grey Blake
Isabel Fielding: Thea Wells
Jenny Owen: Julia Braddock
Bruce Laurie: Gordon Jackson
Philip Beel: Errol MacKinnon
Bill Peters: Harold Jamieson
A lady: Molly Lumley

: Monday Matinee presents Marjorie Westbury in ' TEA WITH THE WILLlSES'

by Aubrey Dexter
Cast in order of speaking:
Pianist, Cecily Hoye
Produced by Ayton Whitaker


Unknown: Aubrey Dexter
Pianist: Cecily Hoye
Produced By: Ayton Whitaker
Dr Herbert Froise: Eric Anderson
Chinese Boy: Aleksander Browne
Walter Willis: Hamilton Dyce
Harriet Willis: Marjorie Westbury
Richard Cutty: Richard Pearson


on gramophone records


Six illustrated balks about opera
5-The Conductor by Charles Mackerras


Unknown: Charles MacKerras

: The Archers

A story of country folk.

: Journey into Space: Episode 6

A tale of the future.
Written and produced by Charles Chilton.
Jet Morgan and his crew are on their way to the Moon. Shortly after take off, they lost radio contact with Earth and did not regain it, until they were more than 142,000 miles above the Earth's surface.
A few hours later, a small meteor hit the ship and Jet, Mitch, and Lemmy went outside to inspect the damage. Then Lemmy heard weird, unearthly sounds coming through his space suit radio - sounds which terrified him.


Writer/Producer: Charles Chilton
Music composed and conducted by: Van Phillips
Jet Morgan: Andrew Faulds
Lemmy: David Kossoff
Mitchell: Bruce Beeby
Doc: Guy Kingsley Poynter


Spotlighting the world of popular music
Show Band's Victim:
Dick BenUey
Hit Parade
The best of the best sellers
-past and present
Fireside Melody with Bill McGuffie
The Stargazers' Music Shop
Songs in style
I Hear a Violin
Soloist, Louis Stevens
Just For You
Tunes you have specially asked for
BBC Show Band
Directed by Cyril Stapleton
Julie Dawn ,Harold Smart
The Show Band Singers
Introduced by Rikki Fulton
Production by Johnnie Stewart


Unknown: Dick Benuey
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Soloist: Louis Stevens
Directed By: Cyril Stapleton
Directed By: Julie Dawn
Directed By: Harold Smart
Introduced By: Rikki Fulton
Production By: Johnnie Stewart


by Warwick Deeping
Adapted from the novel as a serial in five parts by Betty Stafford Robinson
Part 5
Other parts played by Audrey Mendes and Douglas Hayes
Produced by Ayton Whitaker


Unknown: Warwick Deeping
Unknown: Betty Stafford Robinson
Played By: Audrey Mendes
Played By: Douglas Hayes
Produced By: Ayton Whitaker
Mrs Loosely: Eileen Thorndike
Whitehead: Wyndham Milligan
Josiah Crabbe: Arthur Ridley
Jess Mascall: Olive Gregg
John Wolfe: Roger Delgado
Mrs Mascall: Elsa Palmer
Mrs Brandon: Antoinette Cellier
Crump: Harry Lockwood West
The Rev Robert Flemming: John Nugen Hayward
Jasper Turrell: Richard George
Adam Grinch: Ian Sadler


A programme of problems and brain-teasers devised for your entertainment
Beat the Experts Marjorie Marriott
(Matron of the Middlesex Hospital)
Fred Streeter
Ask Me Another
John Ellison
Robert MacDermot and Colin Wright
Taking part in the sketches:
Daphne Maddox , Douglas Blackwell and Olwen Brookes
Franklin Engelmann
Programme devised and written by John P. Wynn
Produced by Joan Clark


Unknown: Marjorie Marriott
Unknown: Fred Streeter
Unknown: John Ellison
Unknown: Robert MacDermot
Unknown: Colin Wright
Unknown: Daphne Maddox
Unknown: Douglas Blackwell
Unknown: Olwen Brookes
Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Written By: John P. Wynn
Produced By: Joan Clark

: Wynford Vaughan Thomas describes A CHANGE OF AIR

experienced in the Black Cuillin of Skye
Tonight: On the Rocks'
The second of three talks to be given on Mondays a.t this time


Fred Hartley and his Music with Jack Cooper
Including some of the most popular items from the recent Sunday series and the request of a radio celebrity


Unknown: Fred Hartley
Unknown: Jack Cooper


' The History of Mr. Polly' by H. G. Wells
(to be read in fifteen instalments)
Reader. Ronald Simpson
1— 'Mr. Polly Looks Back'


Unknown: H. G. Wells
Reader: Ronald Simpson


Directed by Frank Stewart


Directed By: Frank Stewart

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