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: Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Billy Cotton

Contributors

Presenter: Billy Cotton

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: PHIL FINCH

at the BBC theatre organ
Popular Selection

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players

Contributors

Unknown: Cecil Norman

: ON WITH THE DANCE

Light Orchestra
Conductor, David Curry (Continued in next column)

Contributors

Conductor: David Curry

: MORNING STORY

' The Spider that Almost ..." by Jessie Wall
Read by Constance Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Jessie Wall
Read By: Constance Chapman

: THE SQUADRONAIRES DANCE ORCHESTRA

Directed by Ronnie Aldrich

Contributors

Directed By: Ronnie Aldrich

: CONCERT HOUR

Overture: The Force ot Destiny
(Verdi): Rome Symphony Orchestra of the Italian Radio, conducted by Fernando Previtali
Piano Concerto No. 23, in A (K.488)
(Mozart): Walter Gieseking , with the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Herbert von Karajan
Francesca da Rimini (Tchaikovsky):
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bt. on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Fernando Previtali
Unknown: Walter Gieseking
Unknown: Herbert von Karajan
Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five
Today's story: ' The Little Fir Tree,' by J. K. Stevenson , told by Dorothy Smith

Contributors

Unknown: J. K. Stevenson
Told By: Dorothy Smith

: WOMAN'S HOUR

including
Guest of the Week:
Frankie Howerd
What Happened at my Children's Party, by Wynne Russell
Other People's Lives: an early Tale of Hoffmung, told by Gerard Hoffnung
The Poet Speaks of Christmas. Readers, Marjorie Anderson and Christopher Pemberton.
Short Story:
' How the Blacksmith
Found Christmas' by Maura Laverty
Read by Mary O'Farrell
Programme introduced by Jean Metcalfe

Contributors

Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Wynne Russell
Told By: Gerard Hoffnung
Readers: Marjorie Anderson
Readers: Christopher Pemberton.
Unknown: Maura Laverty
Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe

: MUSIC IN THE HOME

Jack Byfield and his Players Frederic Curzon at the organ

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Byfield
Unknown: Frederic Curzon

: SANDY MACPHERSON

at the BBC theatre organ

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Promenade Players
Conductor, Sidney Bowman

Contributors

Conductor: Sidney Bowman

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

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

Contributors

Script By: Jonquil Antony

: THE MAJESTIC ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Lou Whiteson with Billy Mayerl (piano)

Contributors

Conducted By: Lou Whiteson
Piano: Billy Mayerl

: Music of the Masters BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Reginald Stead ) Conductor, John Hopkins

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: John Hopkins

: PIANO PLAYTIME

Malcolm Lockyer at the piano

Contributors

Unknown: Malcolm Lockyer

: ERIC COATES REMEMBERS

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

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Williams

: The Archers

A story of country folk.

: Jack Buchanan in The Forces Show

with Lizbeth Webb and Diana Dors
The Three Monarchs
Max Jaffa
Forces Jam Session
Humphrey Lyttelton
Winifred Atwell
Forces Quiz: with Michael Miles
Guest Comedian: Ted Ray Geraldo and his Orchestra
(BBC recordiing)

Contributors

Guest: Lizbeth Webb
Guest: Diana Dors
Guest: Max Jaffa
Guest: Humphrey Lyttelton
Guest: Winifred Atwell
Guest: Michael Miles
Guest: Ted Ray
Script: Bob Monkhouse
Script: Denis Goodwin
Produced By: Bill Worsley

: CHRISTMAS CHEER

A programme of Christmas music with Cherry Lind
The Yule-Timers
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Produced by Frank Hooper

Contributors

Unknown: Cherry Lind
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Produced By: Frank Hooper

: The Stars in Their Choices presents Ralph Richardson in 'THE WHITE CARNATION'

by R. C. Sherriff
See below and page 8
(BBC recorddnig)
Part 1

Contributors

Unknown: R. C. Sherriff

: SURPRISE PARTY FROM PARIS

A light entertainment brought to you by: Orchestre Camilla Sauvage
Orchestre Manuel Pizarro
Orchestre Marcel Azzola
Maria Candido
Orchestre Rapha Brogiobti
Orchestre Jack Dieval
Orcheatre Henri Rossotti
Presentation by Anne-Marie Duverney

Contributors

Unknown: Orchestre Camilla Sauvage
Unknown: Orchestre Manuel Pizarro
Unknown: Orchestre Marcel Azzola
Unknown: Maria Candido
Unknown: Orchestre Rapha Brogiobti
Unknown: Orchestre Jack Dieval
Unknown: Orcheatre Henri Rossotti
Presentation By: Anne-Marie Duverney








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