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: Housewives' Choice

Paul Martin introduces your request records


Presenter: Paul Martin

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


at the organ of the Granada, Tooting


The R.A. Lister Military Band
Conductor, Stanley Webber


Conductor: Stanley Webber

: Mrs. Dale's Diary


Script: Joan Carr-Jones


' The Visitor'
Written by Dilys Rowe
Read by Ennis Tinnusche


Written By: Dilys Rowe
Read By: Ennis Tinnusche

: 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, Donald Sturtivant )
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter
Leon Goossens (oboe)


Leader: Donald Sturtivant
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter
Oboe: Leon Goossens


A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, and music
Today's story: 'Wee Geordie,' by Mary R. Campbell , told by Dorothy Smith.
This week's programmes introduced by Lorna Pegram


Unknown: Mary R. Campbell
Told By: Dorothy Smith.
Introduced By: Lorna Pegram


Christmas Toys: Avril Powell makes a resolution
What is a Home Adviser?: Olivia Greenwood talks about a very useful job which is sponsored by the Council of the city where she lives
Reading Your Letters: the latest selection from the Woman's Hour mailbag Josephine TeyMarguerite Steen talks about the author of ' The Franchise Affair' who was known in the theatre as Gordon Daviot.
Personality Diary: Minnie Pallister is this week's diarist
Serial: 'Father Flanagan of Boys Town' by Fulton Oursler and Will Oursler
Abridged by Michael Bell
Read by Arthur Hill
Programme introduced by Marjorie Anderson


Unknown: Minnie Palll
Unknown: Fulton Oursler
Unknown: Will Oursler
Abridged By: Michael Bell
Read By: Arthur Hill
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson


Bernard Monshin and his Rio Tango Band with Frank Baron (piano)


Unknown: Bernard Monshin
Piano: Frank Baron


Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players


Unknown: Cecil Norman

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Joan Carr-Jones
Sally returned to the shop after a few days' absence with a chill. She had lunch with Prue Austen, who had come to do some Christmas shopping. Prue later ran into Maud French, who tried unsuccessfully to cajole her into working for her again. Isabel learned, by chance, that her husband was going to Sweden on a business trip, and was very hunt that he did not want her to accompany him. Gwen was in a quandary as to whether they could afford to go with friends to a local Charity Ball, but David, who told Dr. Dale that the was expecting a rise in the near future, said they should not turn it down immediately. Billy came home from hospital and Edward Fielding gave him a large, expensive toy.


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
Marleen: Violet Loxley
Dr Laurie: John Rae
Freda Laurie: Moya Nugent
Philip Beel: Alan Tilvern
Mrs Crosby: Sally Lahee
Mrs Mountford: Vivienne Chatterton
Andrew Gardiner: Grey Blake
Miss Marchbanks: Harriet Petworth
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Mr Meadows: Derek Guyler
Mr Capon: John Turnbull

: Hanging Judge

A play by Raymond Massey
Based on a novel by Bruce Hamilton
Adapted for broadcasting by John Richmond

The action of the play takes place sometime between the two world wars.
This play was recorded some months ago during Boris Karloff's visit to England and was produced by the late Cleland Finn. It was previously broadcast last Wednesday.


Author: Raymond Massey
Based on a novel by: Bruce Hamilton
Adapted by: John Richmond
Producer: Cleland Finn
Sir Francis Brittain: Boris Karloff
Sir George Sidney, MCMP: Hugh Manning
Keith Nottingham, KC: Duncan McIntyre
Miles Lamprey, KC: Howieson Culff
Sir Ronald Pond: Robert Webber
Colonel George Archer: Richard Williams
Major the Rt. Hon. Gilbert West: Norman Claridge
John Teal: T. St John Barry
Mary Reddish: Gabrielle Blunt
Roberts: Richard Hutton
Other parts played by: Geoffrey Bond
Other parts played by: John Cazabon
Other parts played by: Brian Hayes
Other parts played by: Peter Hoar
Other parts played by: Arthur Lawrence
Other parts played by: Stanley MacKenzie
Other parts played by: Tony Quinn


with Hugo Winterhatter and his Orchestra on gramophone records


Unknown: Hugo Winterhatter


Six illustrated talks about light music
5-Light Music by Classical Composers by Boyd Neel


Unknown: Boyd Neel

: The Archers

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


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

: Journey into Space: Episode 12

Written and produced by Charles Chilton.
A tale of the future.
Jet Morgan and the crew of rocketship Luna left the Moon only to be thrown, by some inexplicable force, out of the solar system and into the very depths of space.
Jet had given the ship up for lost when the image of a planet appeared on the screen; a planet with an atmosphere. A successful attempt at landing on the strange new world was made and Jet and his crew set about making themselves as comfortable as possible on what they knew must be their home for the resit of their days. Then Jet made a remarkable discovery...


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:
Peter Sellers
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 Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
Production by Johnnie Stewart


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


A story of the Boxing Ring in eight episodes by David Oameron and Terry Stanford
Round 6
Music by Jack Jordan
Produced by Vernon Harris


Unknown: David Oameron
Unknown: Terry Stanford
Music By: Jack Jordan
Produced 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
Cnarlie Cartwright: Harry Towb
Nosher Oakes: Sidney Vivian
Lord Belfort: Eric Anderson
Mayor: Fred Yule
fess: Betty Fleetwood
Piggy: Brian Campbell
Lew: Joe Sterne


Frankie Howerd introduces personalities in ' Show Business '
This week:
Vivian Blaine
Winifred Atwell
Dennis Price and Cicely Courtneidge
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Script bv
Ray Galton and Aian Simpson with Eric Sykes
Produced by Alasitair Scott-Johnston


Introduces: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Vivian Blaine
Unknown: Winifred Atwell
Unknown: Dennis Price
Unknown: Cicely Courtneidge
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Unknown: Ray Galton
Unknown: Aian Simpson
Unknown: Eric Sykes
Produced By: Alasitair Scott-Johnston


A pioture in sounds, words, and, music of the gathering of the grapes and the making of port wine in the Douro Valley, Portugal
Devised and narrated by Rooney Pelletier with George Robertson as the voice of the Douro Valley
Produced by Arthur Phillips


Unknown: Rooney Pelletier
Unknown: George Robertson
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: A Book at Bedtime

'Mackintosh' by W. Somerset Maugham
(to be read in five instalments)
Reader, Howard Marion-Crawford
1: The Incompatibles'


Unknown: W. Somerset Maugham

: Melody Mixture

Jack Byfield and his Players Frederic Curzon at the organ


Unknown: Jack Byfield
Unknown: Frederic Curzon

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