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: Housewives' Choice

Elton Hayes introduces your request records

Contributors

Presenter: Elton Hayes

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer.

: BOBBY PAGAN

at the BBC theatre organ

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Bill Savill and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Savill

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Basil Dawson

: REGINALD LEOPOLD

and his Players

: MORNING STORY

' The Goldfish and the Canaries'
Short story by Alan Hunter
Read by Leslie Anderson

Contributors

Story By: Alan Hunter
Read By: Leslie Anderson

: BLACK DYKE MILLS BAND

Conductor, Alex Mortimer

Contributors

Conductor: Alex Mortimer

: MIDDAY PROM

given by the BBC Northern Orchestra (Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conducted by Vilem Tausky
From, the Town. Hall, Manchester by arrangement with Manchester Corporation

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Vilem Tausky

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five
Today's story:
' Old Sennacherib and Little Peter ' by H. S. Walker told by Julia Lang

Contributors

Unknown: Little Peter
Unknown: H. S. Walker
Told By: Julia Lang

: WOMAN'S HOUR

including
Portrait of a Listener: Where do you live-what is your family like-what are your special problems, your plans, your fads and fancies? A series of interviews with regular listeners to Woman's Hour.2-Mrs. Jean Marshall
On Going Ashore: reflections by Lionel Batten
Fireworks: another episode in the life of the Buggins family by Mabel Constanduros
Behind the Headlines: a weekly feature to fill in the background to some recent news events
Serial: ' Giant ' by Edna Ferber
Abridged by Barbara Henderson
Read by Jane Fergus
Programme introduced by Marjorie Anderson

Contributors

Unknown: Lionel Batten
Unknown: Mabel Constanduros
Unknown: Edna Ferber
Abridged By: Barbara Henderson
Read By: Jane Fergus
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: LOU PREAGER

and his Orchestra with Paul Rich , ' Rusty ' Hurren Jimmy Mayers and the Sunspots

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Rich
Unknown: Jimmy Mayers

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Joseph Muscant and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Joseph Muscant

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Basil Dawson

Contributors

Script By: Basil Dawson

: AT YOUR REQUEST

Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Sandy MacPherson

: MELODY HIGHWAY

Northern Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Norman George )
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth with songs from Les Howard

Contributors

Leader: Norman George
Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Unknown: Les Howard

: JUST A YEAR AGO

David Lloyd James looks through the BBC Recorded Programmes Diary for 1952 and invites you to listen again to some of the broadcasts that took place during this week last year
Produced by Harold Rogers

Contributors

Unknown: David Lloyd James
Produced By: Harold Rogers

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Jack Train , and Richard Dimbleby ask all the questions and Gilbert Harding knows some of the answers

Contributors

Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Gilbert Harding

: The Archers

Written by Edward J. Mason and Geoffrey Webb.
A story of country folk.

Contributors

Writer: Edward J. Mason
Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Producer: Tony Shryane

: Sport

Raymond Glendenning on tomorrow's fixtures

Contributors

Unknown: Raymond Glendenning

: VARIETY FANFARE

A high-speed entertainment
The Tanner Sisters
Bob Colston and Dan Douglas
Semprini
Benny Hill
Les Howard
Peter Cavanagh
Charlie Chester with The Kordites
Augmented Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Vilem Tausky
Introduced by Alan Clarke Produced by Ronnie Taylor

Contributors

Unknown: Dan Douglas
Unknown: Benny Hill
Unknown: Les Howard
Unknown: Peter Cavanagh
Unknown: Charlie Chester
Conducted By: Vilem Tausky
Introduced By: Alan Clarke
Produced By: Ronnie Taylor

: ANY QUESTIONS?

Questions of the moment put by members of the audience are discussed spontaneously by: A. G. Street
Graham Hutton
A. J. P. Taylor
Denzil Batchelor
Travelling Question-Master,
Freddy Grisewood
Produced by Michael Bowen
From a factory canteen at Camborne in Cornwall

Contributors

Unknown: A. G. Street
Unknown: Graham Hutton
Unknown: A. J. P. Taylor
Unknown: Denzil Batchelor
Unknown: Freddy Grisewood
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: FRIDAY NIGHT IS MUSIC NIGHT

A hundred men and a singer entertain you with music for the end of the week
Lester Ferguson with the BBC Men's Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
Band of the Irish Guards
Conducted by Captain C. H. Jaeger
Director of Music
BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conducted by Sidney Torch Introduced by Philip Slessor Produced by Campbell Ricketts

Contributors

Unknown: Lester Ferguson
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Conducted By: Captain C. H. Jaeger
Leader: John Sharpe
Conducted By: Sidney Torch
Introduced By: Philip Slessor
Produced By: Campbell Ricketts

: BBC BALLROOM

Part 1
Teddy Foster and his Orchestra with Annette Klooger and Brian Clarke and Francisco Cavez and his Latin-American Rhythm with Ronnie Harris

Contributors

Unknown: Teddy Foster
Unknown: Annette Klooger
Unknown: Brian Clarke
Unknown: Francisco Cavez
Unknown: Ronnie Harris

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' The History of Mr. Polly' by H. G. Wells
(to be read in fifteen instalments)
Reader, Ronald Simpson
10—' Making an End to Things '

Contributors

Unknown: H. G. Wells
Reader: Ronald Simpson

: BBC BALLROOM

(Continued)
Cabaret:
Carl Barriteau
Everybody Dance!
Master of Ceremonies,
Paul Carpenter
Produced by John Hooper

Contributors

Unknown: Carl Barriteau
Unknown: Paul Carpenter
Produced By: John Hooper








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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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