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: Housewives' Choice

Peter Sinclair introduces your request records.

See "Both Sides of the Microphone".


Presenter: Peter Sinclair

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


at the organ of the Capitol, Aberdeen

: Music While You Work

Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers (Aldershot)
Conducted by Captain L. N. Dunn M.B.E
Director of Music


Conducted By: Captain L. N. Dunn M.B.E


' A Fishy Business ' by Roy MacDonald
Read by Tom MacIver


Unknown: Roy MacDonald
Read By: Tom MacIver

: Music for Dancing

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


Played By: Victor Silvester


Directed by George French


Directed By: George French


at the BBC theatre organ


(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Raymond Cohen (violin)


Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Violin: Raymond Cohen


Nursery rhymes, stories, and music
Today's story:
' Sailor Surprise ' by E. Westtmarland Told by Julia Lang
This week's programmes introduced by Lorna Pegram


Unknown: E. Westtmarland
Told By: Julia Lang
Introduced By: Lorna Pegram


Janet Teissier du Cros speaking from Paris
Underweight and Overcharge: Mary Woodroffe describes what happened when she questioned the weight of some bananas; and Arthur Wiggins, a Senior Inspector of Weights and Measures, makes a comment
Reading your letters and answering your questions: a programme contributed by listeners
Personality Diary: Marian Cutler is this week's diarist
Serial: The Franchise Affair ' by Josephine Tey
Abridged by Honor Wyatt
Read by James McKechnie
Programme introduced by Marjorie Anderson


Unknown: Janet Teissier du Cros
Abridged By: Honor Wyatt
Read By: James McKechnie
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson


Reginald King and his Salon Orchestra with Lionel Baker (tenor)


Unknown: Reginald King
Tenor: Lionel Baker


Tommy Kinsman and his Dance Orchestra


Unknown: Tommy Kinsman


Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Joan Carr-Jones
Sally brought back woollens from Hawick tihat Mrs. Freeman considered too smart for Parkwood Hill. Gwen almost decided to give up work to be more with Billy, but David Mopped her because he felt that they needed the extra money Mrs. Freeman strained her eyes addressing envelopes for ' Sarah's ' Christmas cards and then found that Mr. Fulton had already given the work ro a firm. In spite of her eyestrain she agreed to supervise the costumes for The Maid of the Mountains. Dr. and Mrs. Dale took their painting to the National Gallery, but learned that ut was not a Corbstable. The new children's hosp tal was officially opened. Isabel Fielding was upset because Tiggy wanted to spend Christmas with a school friend, away from home E.A.L. forestalled Sally by sending out a Christmas card of their own before ' Sarah's ' cards were delivered; Sally discovered that they had learned about her plans from the local priner.


Script By: Joan Carr-Jones
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: Douglas Burbidge
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Gwen Owen: Beryl Calder
David Owen: Gordon Morrison
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Lane: Thelma Hughes
Mrs Morgan: Grace Allardyce
Elaine Allardyce: Elizabeth London
Philip Beel: Alan Tilvern
Prunella Austin: Viola Merrett
Maud French: Betty Hardy
Andrew Gardiner: Grey Blake
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Isabel Fielding: Thea Wells
Edward Fielding: Keith Pyott
Miss Marshall: Diana Blackwood
Jenny Owen: Julie Somers
Linda Grant: Ilona Ference
Mrs Mountford: Vivienne Chatterton

: 5.45 The Stars in Their Choices Monday Matin6e presents Joan Miller in 'ANNA CHRISTIE'

by Eugene O'Neill
Adapted by Muriel Pratt
Characters in order of speaking:
Produced by Norman Wright


Unknown: Eugene O'Neill
Adapted By: Muriel Pratt
Produced By: Norman Wright
First Longshoreman: Erroll MacKinnon
Second Longshoreman: Alan Tilvern
Johnny: Jon Farrell
Postman: Nigel Sharpe
Chris Christopherson: Cyril Shaps
Marthy: Nan Marriott Watson
Anna Christie: Joan Miller
Mat Burke: Harry Towb

: Three-Band Session

Guy Lombardo and his Canadians
Quintette of the Hot Club of France
Ray Anthony and his Orchestra
on gramophone records


Six programmes on light music
4—Our Own Contribution by Sidney Harrison


Unknown: Sidney Harrison

: The Archers

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


Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Writer: Edward J. Mason
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Tony Shryane

: Journey into Space: Episode 11

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.
A tale of the future.
Jet Morgan and his crew took off from the Moon, intending to return to the Earth, but a fleet of strange space craft based on the other side of the Moon rose up to meet them and, so it seemed, attack them.
Jet and his companions lost consciousness, only to find, when they came round, that they were millions of miles from the solar system and hurtling through outer space at an unimaginable speed.


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 this week:
Harold Berens
Hit Parade
The best of the best sellers
Fireside Melody: Bill McGuffie
The Stargazers' Music Shop
Songs in style
I 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
Script by Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
Producition by Johnnie Stewart


Unknown: Harold Berens
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Violin: Louis Stevens
Directed By: Cyril Stapleton
Directed By: Julie Dawn
Introduced By: Rikki Fulton
Script By: Bob Monkhouse
Script By: Denis Goodwin
Unknown: Johnnie Stewart


A story of the Boxing Ring in eight episodes by David Cameron and Terry Stanford
Round 5
Other parts played by Patience Collier , Fanny Carby Harold Reese , and Pat Conner
Music by Jack Jordan
Production by Vernon Harris


Unknown: David Cameron
Unknown: Terry Stanford
Played By: Patience Collier
Played By: Fanny Carby
Played By: Harold Reese
Played By: Pat Conner
Music By: Jack Jordan
Production By: Vernon Harris
Jack Sayers: Michael Ripper
Sally Hicks: Myrtle Reed
Harry Hicks: Philip Ray
Steve Nelson: Russell Napier
Mick Lomax: Sydney Tafler
Bill Brown: Michael Logan
Charlie Cartwrighlt: Harry Towb
Nosher Oakes: Sidney Vivian
Gus Mankowitz: Harold Ayer


In which
Frankie Howerd introduces personalities in * Show Business *
This week you hear:
Max Bygraves
Lee Lawrence
Tito Burns and Margaret Rutherford
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Script by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson with Eric Sykes
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston


Introduces: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Max Bygraves
Unknown: Lee Lawrence
Unknown: Tito Burns
Unknown: Margaret Rutherford
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Script By: Ray Galton
Script By: Alan Simpson
Unknown: Eric Sykes
Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston


The Light Music Choir of the Statsradiofonien,
Conductor, Sven Saabye
The Stiddeutscher Rundfunk
Light Orchestra
Conductor, Heinz Schroder Tommy Reilly (harmonica)


Conductor: Sven Saabye
Conductor: Heinz Schroder
Conductor: Tommy Reilly


' The Struggles of Albert Woods ' by William Cooper
(to be read in fifteen instalments)
Reader, Mark Dignam
11—' The Committee Man '


Unknown: Albert Woods
Unknown: William Cooper
Reader: Mark Dignam


A programme of Scottish music for the evening of St. Andrew's Day played by Maurice Little and his Salon Orchestra


Played By: Maurice Little

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