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: Housewives' Choice

Alan Gibson introduces your request records

Contributors

Presenter: Alan Gibson

: FIVE TO TEN

A story, a hymn. and a prayer

: HAROLD SMART

at the BBC theatre organ

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Jimmy Leach Organolian Quartet

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Leach

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Jonquil Antony

: MUSIC ALBUM

BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conductor, Rae Jenkins

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: MORNING STORY

‘ Harold’s Hat ’ by Mary Temple
Read by Gladys Spencer

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Temple
Read By: Gladys Spencer

: RANSOME AND MARLES WORKS BAND

Conductor, David Aspinall

Contributors

Conductor: David Aspinall

: 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

Today's story: 'The Fairy in the Cherry Tree' by Mrs. M. Tapley. Told by Dorothy Smith

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs. M. Tapley.
Told By: Dorothy Smith

: WOMAN'S HOUR

including
Feminine Viewsreel: Monica Sims introduces some people passing through London, reports of exhibitions and events of the month, and reviews of some recently published books
Flower of the Month: V. Sackville-West, who grows and loves them, talks about gentians
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: Edna Ferber
Abridged By: Barbara Henderson
Read By: Jane Fergus
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: KEN MACKINTOSH

and his Orchestra with Patti Forbes
Kenny Bardell and Gordon Langhorn

Contributors

Unknown: Patti Forbes
Unknown: Kenny Bardell
Unknown: Gordon Langhorn

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Criterion Light Orchestra
Conductor, Charles Mackerras

Contributors

Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Jonquil Antony

: AT YOUR REQUEST

The music you have asked for introduced and played by Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Played By: Sandy MacPherson

: MELODY HIGHWAY

Northern Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Norman George )
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth with 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 Geoffrey Webb and Edward J. Mason.
A story of country folk.

Contributors

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

: Sport

Raymond Glendenning on tomorrow's fixtures

Contributors

Unknown: Raymond Glendenning

: VARIETY FANFARE

A high-speed entertainment
The Gaunt Brothers
Peter Butterworth
Garland Wilson , Freddie Sales
Mary Naylor , Suzette Tarri
Ken Platt with The Kordites
Augmented Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Vilem Tausky
Introduced by Alan Clarke Produced by Ronnie Taylor

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Butterworth
Unknown: Garland Wilson
Unknown: Freddie Sales
Unknown: Mary Naylor
Unknown: Suzette Tarri
Unknown: Ken Platt
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: Ralph Wightman
Jack Longland
Barbara Castle, M.P.
Sir William Y. Darling.M.P.
Travelling Qufstion-Master,
Freddy Grisewood
Produced by Michael Bowen
From the T.A. Centre
Horfleld Common, Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: Ralph Wightman
Unknown: Jack Longland
Unknown: Barbara Castle, M.P.
Unknown: Sir William Y. Darling.M.P.
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 Grenadier Guards
Conducted by Major F. J. Harris M.B.E. ,
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: Major F. J. Harris M.B.E.
Leader: John Sharpe
Conducted By: Sidney Torch
Introduced By: Philip Slessor
Produced By: Campbell Ricketts

: BBC BALLROOM

Parti
Teddy Foster and his Orchestra with Annette Klooger and Brian Clarke and Freddy Randall and his Band with Diana Coupland

Contributors

Unknown: Annette Klooger
Unknown: Brian Clarke
Unknown: Freddy Randall
Unknown: Diana Coupland

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' The History of Mr. Polly' by H. G. Wells
Reader, Ronald Simpson
Last instalment:
' Miriam Revisited'

Contributors

Reader: H. G. Wells
Reader: Ronald Simpson

: BBC BALLROOM

(continued)
Cabaret:
George Brown
Everybody Dance!
Master of Ceremonies,
Paul Carpenter
Produced by John Hooper

Contributors

Unknown: George Brown
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.

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