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: Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Alan Gibson

Contributors

Presenter: Alan Gibson

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: JOSEPH SEAL

at the BBC theatre organ

: Music While You Work

Jack Leon and his Orchestra

Contributors

Musicians: Jack Leon and his Orchestra

: Roberto Inglez

and his Rumba Band with Esteban, Miguel Delgado and Francisco Icaza

Contributors

Unknown: Miguel Delgado
Unknown: Francisco Icaza

: MORNING STORY

' Queen of the Club '
Written and read by Mabel Constanduros

Contributors

Read By: Mabel Constanduros

: Concert Hour: BBC Welsh Orchestra

(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conducted by Arwel Hughes
Eileen Croxford (cello)

Contributors

Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Arwel Hughes
Cellist: Eileen Croxford

: SOUVENIRS OF MUSIC

BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, George Deason )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet with Benvenuto Finelli

Contributors

Leader: George Deason
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Benvenuto Finelli

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five
Today's story: 'Gregory Goat and the Very Old Duck ' by Molly Sole , told by Dorothy Smith

Contributors

Unknown: Gregory Goat
Unknown: Molly Sole
Told By: Dorothy Smith

: WOMAN'S HOUR

including:
A Play for Christmas: In her second talk, Norah Lambourne describes ways of decorating stage costumes and transforming material by means of dye, paint. applique, and so on (Continued in next column)
Reflections from the Screen: Gordon Gow on the fortnight in films
Sew Like a Pro.: Alice Hooper Beck gives a series of talks on taking the ' home-made ' look out of dressmaking. 1-The Pattern, and making sure it fits you
Namesakes: Mrs. Mabel (Wilfred) Pickles interviewed by Mrs. Mabel Pickles of Cambridge
The Leg and I: Peggy Simmons gives a lighthearted account of her life since losing a leg in the war
Serial:
' Giant ' by Edna Ferber
Abridged by Barbara Henderson
Read by Jane Fergus
Programme introduced by Jean Metcalfe

Contributors

Interviewed By: Mrs. Mabel Pickles
Unknown: Peggy Simmons
Unknown: Edna Ferber
Abridged By: Barbara Henderson
Read By: Jane Fergus
Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe

: THE KING PALMER LIGHT ORCHESTRA

(Continued in next column)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Ken Beaumont and his Sextet

Contributors

Unknown: Ken Beaumont

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

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

Contributors

Script By: Basil Dawson

: RENDEZVOUS

Commonwealth artists entertain featuring
Beryl Templeman , Laurie Payne
Cy Grant , Kay Cavendish
BBC Revue Orchestra (Leader, David Paget )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Introduced by Aidan MacDermot
Produced by David Miller

Contributors

Unknown: Beryl Templeman
Unknown: Laurie Payne
Unknown: Cy Grant
Unknown: Kay Cavendish
Leader: David Paget
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Introduced By: Aidan MacDermot
Produced By: David Miller

: LLOYD THOMAS

at the BBC theatre organ

: SERENADE IN BLUE

United States Air Force
Symphony Orchestra
The Singing Sergeants
(Directed by Lieut. Robert Landers ) Master Sgt. Bill Jones (baritone)
Conducted by Captain John Yesulaitis

Contributors

Directed By: Lieut. Robert Landers
Baritone: Sgt. Bill Jones
Conducted By: Captain John Yesulaitis

: PETULA CLARK

on gramophone records

: OUR TOWN

Under-Twenty Parade hands over tonight's programme to the Younger Generation of Lewes, Sussex
Six weeks ago, at a meeting open to the under-twenties of the district, they were invited to devise, script, and portray their own picture of the place they live in People and places in the Lewes of today, with a glance into the future and a reminder of the past. are presented by local under-twenties who have also composed (and tonight play) the incidental music
Parade has provided outside recording facilities, with the use of a studio, and has been on hand throughout to advise and, finally, to direct the production

: The Archers

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

Contributors

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

: IGNORANCE IS BLISS

with the original trio of blockheads
Harold Berens
Gladys Hay
Michael Moore and their harassed quizmaster,
Patrick Burns
Richard Gray
Sid Millward and the Nitwits with Wally Stewart
Script by Ronnie Hanbury and George Wad more
Produced by George Inns

Contributors

Unknown: Harold Berens
Unknown: Gladys Hay
Unknown: Michael Moore
Unknown: Patrick Burns
Unknown: Richard Gray
Unknown: Sid Millward
Unknown: Wally Stewart
Script By: Ronnie Hanbury
Script By: George Wad
Produced By: George Inns

: ANGLO-AMERICAN

Modern light music played by the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conducted by Sidney Torch
(Continued in next column)

Contributors

Leader: John Sharpe
Conducted By: Sidney Torch

: BOXING

An eight-round
Middleweight Contest
Dave Branston (Durham) v. Malcolm Pidgeon
(Middlesbrough)
Commentary by Raymond Glendenning with inter-round summaries by Harry Carpenter
From Durham Ice Rink

Contributors

Unknown: Dave Branston
Unknown: Malcolm Pidgeon
Commentary By: Raymond Glendenning

: BING SINGS

on gramophone records

: The Name's the Same

A parlour game in which a panel of experts tries to discover the names of visitors to the studio who bear the same names as famous people
The Panel:
Frances Day
Phyllis Cradock
Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Chairman, Raymond Glendenning

Contributors

Panellist: Francis Day
Panellist: Phyllis Cradock
Panellist: Frank Muir
Panellist: Denis Norden
Chairman: Raymond Glendenning

: Stepping Out at RADIO ROADHOUSE

Part 1-Dancing to the BBC Show Band
Directed by Cyril Stapleton with The Stargazers
Julie Dawn
Bill McGuffle
Harold Smart
This week's guests:
Bob Monkhouse
Tommy Reilly
Producer, Donald MacLean

Contributors

Directed By: Cyril Stapleton
Unknown: Julie Dawn
Unknown: Bill McGuffle
Unknown: Harold Smart
Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Tommy Reilly
Producer: Donald MacLean

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' The History of Mr. Polly' by H. G. Wells
(to be read in fifteen instalments)
Reader, Ronald Simpson
12-' A New Beginning '

Contributors

Unknown: H. G. Wells
Reader: Ronald Simpson








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