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: Housewives' Choice

Elton Hayes introduces your request records


Presenter: Elton Hayes

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


ait the organ of the Ritz Cinema, Belfast

: Music While You Work

Band of the Welsh Guards
Conducted by Captain F. L. Stiatham
Director of Music


Conducted By: Captain F. L. Stiatham

: Mrs. Dale's Diary


Script: Basil Dawson


' Someone to PLay With ' by Mary Beckett
Read by Margaret D'Arcy


Unknown: Mary Beckett
Read By: Margaret D'Arcy

: Music for Dancing

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


Played By: Victor Silvester


and the Quartet in Fascinatin' Rhythm


at the BBC theatre organ


(Leader, J. Mouland Begfbie)
Conducted by Alexander Gibson
Raymond Oohen (violin)


Conducted By: Alexander Gibson
Violin: Raymond Oohen


A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, and music
Once upon . a time there were three-mother sheep and their lambs and one day they got a shock because the big wind came and blew them right out of their field. When the farmer saw them he was very cross, but when the mother lambs told him their story he wasn't so cross. But he was cross with the big wind and so was the fairy. She sended him away with her wand and he never came back again.' This story,' wrote the mother of a five-and-a-half-year-old girl, ' I have taken down, without any alteration at all, from my young daughter's dictation. She was telling it to her small brother.' What a pleasant example of the genuine creative effort which the impetus of our programmes may produce!
Today our storyteller is Julia Lang , and the story, ' Roly, Poly, and Pudding ' by Jane Alan. Lorna Pegram will be back to introduce the programme* for the coming two weeks.


Unknown: Julia Lang
Unknown: Jane Alan.
Unknown: Lorna Pegram


' Over-Seventy ' Pension : Mary Neel answers some questions from non-contributors
Twenty Thousand Miles at Sixty-eight: R. Beatrice Thomasdescribes some of her experiences in South America
How are Your Hands? A specialist advises
Grandmothers Speaking : Cecil Eastgate, Louise Hodgkinson, and Ethel Vinall talk to Joan Yorke about the attitude of the younger generation of adults towards their elders
' The Lady Mashers': Vesta TiMey, Ella Shields, and Hetty Kingwere three music-hall stars famous as male impersonators. Colin Maclnnes reminds you of their popularity with recorded illustrations
' Giant ' by Edna Ferber
Abridged by Barbara Henderson
Read by Jane Fergus
Programme introduced by Marjorie Anderson


Unknown: Edna Ferber
Abridged By: Barbara Henderson
Read By: Jane Fergus
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson


A programme of light music arranged and played by Jack Byfleld and his Players
Frederic Curzon at the organ
Frederick Harvey (baritone)


Played By: Jack Byfleld
Unknown: Frederic Curzon
Baritone: Frederick Harvey


Jack White and his Band


Unknown: Jack White


Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Basil Dawson
The new E.A.L. branch opened and Mr. Rodgers again tried to persuade Sally that it would ruin her business. Grandfather Dale came up to London for a few days.
Mrs. Mountford called on Dr. Dade, asked him to arrange for her to be shown over the hospital, and intimated that she wished to become his patient again. Sally left for a business trip to Paris; Mr. Fulton visited the shop to see how things were going in her absence and quarrelled with Mrs. Freeman. While he was there a customer arrived and made several purchases for which she paid by cheque. Bob went to work early hoping to see a workmate about a plan for reducing his travelling time; Mrs. Dale wondered whether this meant that he had definitely decided to take a room near the airfield.


Script By: Basil Dawson
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: Douglas Burbidge
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Gwen Owen: Beryil Calder
David Owen: Gordon Morrison
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Lane: Thelma Hughes
Mrs Morgan: Grace Allardyce
Mrs Morgan: Ella Milns
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Jenny Owen: Julie Somers
Tiggy Fielding: Wilfrid Downing
Isabel Fielding: Thea Wella
Mr Rodgers: Leonard Sachs
Shop Assistant: Hester Paton-Brown
Linda Grant: Ilona Ference
The Rev Alan Humphries: Alan Gordon

: Monday Matinee presents Anthony Jacobs in 'THE STEEPER CLIFF'

A play by C. E. Webber
From the novel by David Davidson
Characters in order of speaking:
Produced by Frederick Bradnum


Play By: C. E. Webber
Novel By: David Davidson
Produced By: Frederick Bradnum
Captain Jones, U.S. Army: Michael O'Halloran
Lieutenant Cooper, U.S Army: Anthony Jacobs
Sergeant Fortuno, U.S Army: Gaylord Cavallero
Doctor Steeber: David Hurst
Major Groll, U S Army: John Slater
Lorenz, Senior: Cyril Shaps
The boy Lorenz: Virginia Winder
Brigitte Lorenz: Dilye Hamlett
Karl Schwimmer: Michael Hitchman
French Commandant: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Hans Ulrlch: James Dale
Military Police Captain: Bruce Beeby
Military Policeman: Dick Vosburgh
Adam Lorenz: Hugh David


at the BBC theatre organ


Six illustrated talks about opera
6-The Singer by Joan Cross


Unknown: Joan Cross

: Journey into Space: Episode 7

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.
A tale of the future.
After a journey through space lasting nearly five days Jet Morgan and his crew have landed on the moon. They have set about their tasks of photographing the sky, the sun, and the moon's surface. Then, while Mitch remains in the ship, Jet, Doc, and Lemmy again hear the mysterious noises and Doc sees something moving in a crater directly in their path. Jet goes ahead to investigate... and disappears.


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


Spotlighting the world of popular music
Show Band's Victim:
Stan Stennett
Hit Parade
The best of the best sellers
-past and present
Fireside Melody: Bill McGuffie
The Stargazers' Music Shop
Songs in style
Hear a Violin: 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


Directed By: Cyril Stapleton
Directed By: Julie Dawn
Directed By: Harold Smart
Introduced By: Rikki Fulton
Production By: Johnnie Stewart


Problems and brain-teasers devised for your entertainment
Beat the Expert with Ian Stewart
(Bert Whittam at the piano)
Charles Cruft
Ask Me Another Marghanita Laskt
Donald Hillary
Robert MacDermot
(Continued in next column)
Taking part in the sketch:
Daphne Maddox Patience Collier Anthony Green. Mollie Maureen
Chairman Franklin Engelmann
Programme devised and written by John P. Wynn
Produced by Joan Clark


Unknown: Ian Stewart
Unknown: Bert Whittam
Piano: Charles Cruft
Unknown: Marghanita Laskt
Unknown: Donald Hillary
Unknown: Robert MacDermot
Unknown: Daphne Maddox
Unknown: Patience Collier
Unknown: Anthony Green.
Unknown: Mollie Maureen
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: All Passion Spent
Last of three talks

: AT YOUR REQUEST 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 celebrUy


Unknown: Jack Cooper


' The History of Mr. Polly' by H. G. Wells
(to be read in fifteen instalments)
Reader, Ronald Simpson
6—' A Brief Romance'


Unknown: H. G. Wells
Reader: Ronald Simpson


Directed by Frank Stewart


Directed By: Frank Stewart

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