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: Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Billy Cotton


Presenter: Billy Cotton

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


at the organ of the Capitol, Aberdeen

: Music While You Work

Band of the Coldstream Guards
Conducted by Major Douglas A. Pope
Director of Music


Conducted By: Major Douglas A. Pope


' Involved with Women ' by Gwen Moffat
Read by Charles Crichton


Unknown: Gwen Moffat
Read By: Charles Crichton

: Music for Dancing

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


Conducted by Arwel Hughes
Granville Jones (violin)


Conducted By: Arwel Hughes
Violin: Granville Jones


Story: 'Crackers, the Christmas Cat,' by Ursula Houlihane , told by Daphne Oxenford. Catherine Edwards introduces this week's programmes
(BBC reeordiinig)


Unknown: Ursula Houlihane
Told By: Daphne Oxenford.
Told By: Catherine Edwards


Something Special: Monsieur Jean Conil tells how he makes savouries
Do You Like Writing Letters?, by Godfrey Winn
Reading' Your Letters
The Friendly Isles: Commander Thomas Woodrooffe describes some of the places Her Majesty the Queen will have seen and some of the people she may have met during her recent visit.
Personality Diary: Mary Ferguson
(Continued in next column)
Short Story: ' Romantic Ghost '
Written and read by Denise Robins
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson


Unknown: Monsieur Jean
Unknown: Godfrey Winn
Unknown: Thomas Woodrooffe
Unknown: Mary Ferguson
Read By: Denise Robins
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson


Southern Serenade Orchestra
Directed by Lou Whiteson
John Gavall (songs with guitar)


Directed By: Lou Whiteson
Directed By: John Gavall


Lou Preager and his Orchestra


Unknown: Lou Preager


Script by Basil Dawson
Sally met .Mr...Meadows who wanted to buy her »hop and also the two shops on either side of Sarah,' so tlh»t ihe could use them as a oar showroom. After hesitating, 011. took Dr. Dale's advice and decided-subject to a good offer-to seM. Gwen was taken to the cinema one evening by Dr. Gardiner. Mrs. Date won her point" at the Hospital Gommi'Mee meeting and win now be able to go ahead with her Ghctfetmas plans for the children. Sally was very touched when Richaixi Fulton agv*in proposed to her, but she did not accept. Mrs. Dale and some of the family went to Jenny's end-of-term play; she WM quite a success and a London agent told hec afterwards that he might be able to get her a small film part. Edward Fielding asked Isabel To go to Stockholm with him for Christmas. Mrs. Dale advised Isabel to go, even though she was really occupied with her rehearsals. Linda told Bob she was going in a party to the Chelsea Art* Ball, and he decided he would like to do the same thing.


Script By: Basil Dawson
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: Douglas Burbidge
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Lane: Thelma Hughes
Gwen Owen: Beryl Calder
David Owen: Gordon Morrison
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Mrs Morgan: Grace Allardyce
Mr Capon: John Turnbull
Oswald Garnish: Edmund Gray
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Jenny Owen: Julia Braddock
Isabel Fielding: Thea Wells
Edward Fielding: Keith Pyott
Grandfather Dale: Jack Shaw
Monument: Charles Lamb
Fickling: Robert Webber
Madame Leonora de Grey: Dorothy Green

: The Stars in Their Choice. Celia Johnson in 'THE HEIRESS'

A play by Ruth and Augustus Goetz based on the novel 'Washington Square' by Henry James
Radio adaptation and produotion by Frederick Bradnum


Unknown: Augustus Goetz
Unknown: Frederick Bradnum
Maria, the maid: Monica Grey
Doctor Sloper: Cecil Trouncer
Lavinia Penniman: Thea Wells
Catherine Sloper: Celia Johnson
Mrs Almond: Idina Scott-Gatty
Manian Almond: Elizabeth London
Arthur Townsend: T. St. John Barry
Morris Townsend: William Fox
Mrs Montgomery: Beatrix MacKey

: Nat 'King' Cole

on gramophone records


Episodes and adventures from his autobiography
' Suite in Four Movements '
Introduced, with gramophone illustrations, by the author and Stephen Williams


Unknown: Stephen Williams

: Journey Into Space: Episode 14

A tale of the future
Music by Van Phillips
Written and produced by Charles Chilton
(BBC recording)
(David Kossoff is in "No Sign of the Dove" at the Savoy Theatre, London)

Jet Morgan and his crew are stranded on the Earth having returned to it some thousands of years before, or after, they left it. The discovery of a stone knife outside the ship suggested that they had landed back in the Stone Age. But this could not be reconciled with the fact that at the same time space craft quite unlike their own ship, had flown over them and apparently observed them. Then early one morning a whole fleet of these circular ships landed close by and, as Jet and his crew watched through the televiewer, they opened up to allow the creatures who controlled the strange craft to descend.


Music: Van Phillips
Writer/Producer: Charles Chilton
Jet Morgan: Andrew Faulds
Lemmy: David Kossoff
Mitchell: Don Sharp
Doc: Guy Kingsley Poynter


Spotlighting the world of popular music with the BBC Show Band
Directed by Cyril Stapleton
Bob Monkhouse , Rikki Fulton
The Melody Family featuring The Stargazers with ' Pip,' ' Pop,' and ' Smugsie '
Fireside Melody
Bill McGuffie at the piano
The Barnstormers invite you to the Old Log Cabin
I Hear a Violin: Louis Stevens
Smart Work: Harold Smart at the electric organ
Pop Parade
Tunes you have specially asked for with Julie Dawn and the Show Band Singers
Script by Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
Production by Johnnie Stewart


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


A story of the Boxing Ring in eight episodes by David Cameron and Terry Stanford
Round 8
Other parts played by Morris Sweden. Frederick Buckland
Music by Jack Jordan
Produced by Vernon Harris '


Unknown: David Cameron
Unknown: Terry Stanford
Played By: Morris Sweden.
Played By: Frederick Buckland
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 Tatter
Bill Brown: Michael Logan
Charlie Cartwright: Harry Towb
Nosher Oakes: Sidney Vivian
Laura Gray: Lind Joyce
Johnny Malenga: Frank Singuineau
Piggy: Brian Campbell
Lew: Joe Sterne


in which
Frankie Howerd introduces personalities in * Show Business'
This week:
Dorothy Squires *
Tibor Kunsitler
Gladys Morgan and Anthony Steel
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Script by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson wit Eric Sykes
Produced by Alastair ScoW-Johnston


Introduces: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Dorothy Squires
Unknown: Tibor Kunsitler
Unknown: Gladys Morgan
Unknown: Anthony Steel
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Script By: Ray Galton
Script By: Alan Simpson
Unknown: Eric Sykes
Produced By: Alastair Scow-Johnston


A ghost story by Algernon Blackwood read in two parts by Valentine Dyall
Part 1
Aunt Julia and her nephew »et out at night to explore an empty house and to try to discover wherher there is any trud. in the tale that it is haunted.


Story By: Algernon Blackwood


and his Rio Tango Band

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