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: Housewives' Choice

Lionel Gamlin introduces your request records


Presenter: Lionel Gamlin


A story, a hymn, and a prayer


at the organ of the Ritz Cinema, Belfast

: Music While You Work

Metropolitan Police Central Band
Conducted by Roger Barsotti
Director of Music


Conducted By: Roger Barsotti


Script by Jonquil Antony
(.Last Fnidiay's recorded broadcast)


Script By: Jonquil Antony

: Morning Story: The Village Band

by Evan Hughes
Read by Prysor Williams


Unknown: Evan Hughes
Read By: Prysor Wihiams


played by Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra


Played By: Victor Silvester


Directed by George French


Directed By: George French

: Charles Smart

at the BBC theatre organ


(Leader, Donald Sturtivamt )
Conducted by Leo Wurmser
Muriel Liddle (piano)


Leader: Donald Sturtivamt
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser


Nursery rhymes, stories, and music
Today's story:
' The Express Hoog), by Herbert McKay told by Julia Lang
The week's programmes will be introduced by Catherine Edwards


Unknown: Herbert McKay
Told By: Julia Lang
Introduced By: Catherine Edwards

: Woman's Hour

Reading your letters and answering your questions: a programme contributed by listeners
The Phantom Coach: Evelyn Moore recalls a strange experience
Fashions in Flower Decoration: Stephen Bone tells how they have changed Over the last hundred years
Personality Diary: Nancy Spain is this week's diarist
Serial: 'The Franchise Affair' by Josephine Tey
Abridged by Honor Wyatt
Read by James McKechnie
Progiramme introduced by Marjorie Anderson
For the Woman Reader - page 45


Unknown: Evelyn Moore
Unknown: Stephen Bone
Unknown: Nancy Spain
Unknown: Josephine Tey
Abridged By: Honor Wyatt
Read By: James McKechnie
Introduced By: Mairjorie Anderson


Marceil Gardner and his Serenade Orchestra with Charles Craig (tenor)


Unknown: Marceil Gardner
Tenor: Charles Craig


Jack White and his Band


Unknown: Jack White

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Jonquil Antony
(BBC recordiing)

Everyone was pleased with the design for 'Sarah's' Christmas card. Doctor and Mrs. Dale arranged to take their 'Constable' picture to the National Gallery in the car to discover if it was authentic. Sally went to Scotland to see Grandfather Dale and bring back woollies for ohe shop. Billy was taken seriously ill the day before his birthday and Dr. Gardiner told Gwen the nature of the suspected disease and arranged for Billy to be taken to hospital. David was annoyed with Gardiner for telling Gwen before the hospital confirmed the diagnosis. Billy's temperature dropped and he showed signs of improvement.


Script: Jonquil Antony
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: Douglas Burbidge
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Gwen Owen: Beryl Calder
David Owen: Gordon Morrison
Mrs Owen: Hilda Bayley
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Lane: Thelma Hughes
Mrs Morgan: Grace Allardyce
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Fickling: Robert Webber
Isabel Fielding: Thea Wells
Tiggy Fielding: Wilfrid Downing
Edward Fielding: Keith Pyott
Mrs Boddicott: Beatrice Rowe
Nurse Simpson: Catherine Fleming
Mrs Densham: Elizabeth Kentish
Mr Giffard: Anthony Creighton
Linda Grant: Ilona Ference
Annie Platt: Elizabeth Gray
A fussy woman: Catherine Salkeld
An artist: Trevor Martin

: The Stars in Their Choices: Monday Matinee presents James Mason and Pamela Kellino in ' THE ROSE WITHOUT A THORN'

by Clifford Bax

(Last Wednesday's recorded broadcast)


Author: Clifford Bax
Harpsichordist: Winifred Davey
Producer: Archie Campbell
Narrator: Cyril Luckham
KatherineTitney, a lady-in-waiting: Catherine Campbell
Katheryn Howard: Pamela Kellino
Francis Derham, a young courtier: Alexander Davion
Margery Morton, another lady-in-waiting: Elizabeth Gray
Anne of Cleves: Audrey Mendes
Thomas Culpeper, a young friend of the King: Kenneth Fortescue
Manservant: Norman Mitchell
Henry VIII: James Mason
Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury: Cyril Luckham
John Lassells, a butler: Robert Urquhart
Earl of Hertford: Donald Gray
Sir Thomas Audley, Lord Chancellor: Rolf Lefebvre
Mary Laseells, lady-in-waiting to Anne: Olive Gregg

: Three Band Session

Glenn Miller and his Orchestra, Edmundo Ros and his Orchestra, Billy May and his Orchestra, on gramophone records


Six programmes on light music
3-The Waltz by Donald Mitchell


Unknown: Donald Mitchell

: The Archers

A story of country folk.

: Sport

: Journey into Space: Episode 10

A tale of the future
Music composed and conducted by Van Phillips
Written and produced by Charles Chiliton

After being stranded on the Moon for thirteen days, Jet Morgan and his crew were about to take off for earth when they saw the image of what looked like another space ship in the televiewer screen. Jet and Mitch went outside to investigate the strange object, and Mitch even entered it. But no signs of any occupants were to be seen.
The earthbound ship then took off, first circling the Moon so that photographs could be taken of the other side.


Music composed and conducted by: Van Phillips
Written and produced by: Charles Chiliton
Jet Morgan: Andrew Faulds
Lemmy: David Kossoff
Mitchell: Don Sharp
Doc: Guy Kingsley Poynter


Spotlighting the world of popular music
Show Band's Victim this week:
Benny Hill
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
Script by Jimmy Grafton and Bryam Blackburn
Production by Jotamie Stewart


Unknown: Benny Hill
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Soloist: Louis Stevens
Directed By: Cyril Stapleton
Directed By: Julie Dawn
Directed By: Harold Smart
Introduced By: Rikki Fulton
Script By: Jimmy Grafton
Script By: Bryam Blackburn
Production By: Jotamie Stewart

: Knock-Out: Round 4

A story of the Boxing Ring in eight episodes by David Cameron and Terry Stanford


Writer: David Cameron
Writer: Terry Stanford
Music composed by: Jack Jordan
Production: Vernon Harris
Jack Sayers: Michael Ripper
Sally Hicks: Myrtle Reed
Harry Hicks: Philip Ray
Steve Nelson: Rusell Napier
Mick Lomax: Sydney Tafler
Bill Brown: Michael Logan
Charlie Cartwright: Harry Towb
Noabeir Oakes: Sidney Vivian
Johnny Malenga: Frank Singuineau
Other parts played by: Michael Ashwin
Other parts played by: Christopher Hodge
Other parts played by: Jack Shaw

: The Frankie Howerd Show

Frankie Howerd introduces personalities of 'Show Business'
This week you will hear: Tony Hancock, Eve Boswell, Semprini, Richard Burton

Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Script by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson with Eric Sykes


Presenter/Comedian: Frankie Howerd
Comedian: Tony Hancock
Singer: Eve Boswell
Musician: Semprini
Actor: Richard Burton
Musicians: Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Script: Ray Galton
Script: Alan Simpson
Script: Eric Sykes
Producer: Alastair Scott-Johnston


: Stuttgart-London

The Suddeutscher Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Paul Bonneau
Jacqueline Bonneau (piano)
The Roger Bourdin Flute Quartet
(The third of a series of recordings of the Light Music Festival in Stuttgart)


Conducted By: Paul Bonneau
Piano: Jacqueline Bonneau
Flute: Roger Bourdin


' The Struggles of Albert Woods ' by WiHtiam Cooper
(to be read in fifteen instalments)
Reader, Mark Digram
6—' Margaret's Romance '


Unknown: Albert Woods
Reader: Mark Digram

: Melody Mixture

A programme of light music arranged and played by Jack Byfield and his Players with Frederic Curzon at the organ


Unknown: Jack Byfield
Unknown: Frederic Curzon

: News Summary

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