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: Housewives' Choice

George Elrick introduces your request records

Contributors

Presenter: George Elrick

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: John Howlett

at the organ of the Trocadero, Elephant and Castle, London

The Military Polka - Lloyd Thomas
Canadian Capers - Gus Chandler,Bert White, and Henry Cohen
Showland - Roger Barsotti
Popular Parade: I saw Mommy kissing Santa Clans - Tommie Connor
Answer Me - Gerhard Winkler
When you hear Big Ben - Leon, Malloy, and Scott
Vava con Dios - Russell, James and Pepper
If You Love Me. - Marguerite Monnot
Swedish Rhapsody - Hugo Alfven
The Emerald Isle - arr. Harry Davidson
Selection: Dear Miss Phoebe - Harry Parr-Davies

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Regent Orchestra
Conducted by John Thorpe

Contributors

Conducted By: John Thorpe

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Jonquil Antony

: MORNING STORY

'The Miracle of Cruden ' by Ernest Mitchell
Read by A. M. Shinnic

Contributors

Read By: A. M. Shinnic

: Music for Dancing

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

Contributors

Played By: Victor Silvester

: The Rendezvous Players

with Jack Collings
(Arrangements by Jack Collins )

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Collings
Arrangements By: Jack Collins

: JOHN HOLTON

at the BBC theatre organ

: Concert Hour BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Donald Sturtivant )
Conducted by Leo Wurmser

Contributors

Leader: Donald Sturtivant
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories and music
Today's story: 'Benjamin Bear and Muffet's Christmas Adventure,' by Ursula Hourihane. told by Julia Lang
Lorna Pegram introduces the programmes this week

Contributors

Unknown: Benjamin Bear
Unknown: Ursula Hourihane.
Told By: Julia Lang
Introduces: Lorna Pegram

: WOMAN'S HOUR

including:
A Ghost for Christmas, by Wolf Mankowitz
I Give an Oscar to ...: Elsie Taylor , who is blind, talks about some of the people to whom she would like to give a personal award of merit
Something Special: Monsieur Jean Conil gives some ideas for party food
Personality Diary: this week's diarist is Nancy Spain
Serial:
' The Gipsy in 'the Parlour ' by Margery Sharp
Abridged by Barbara Henderson
Read by Patience Collier
Programme introduced by Marjorie Anderson

Contributors

Unknown: Wolf Mankowitz
Unknown: Elsie Taylor
Unknown: Monsieur Jean Conil
Unknown: Margery Sharp
Abridged By: Barbara Henderson
Read By: Patience Collier
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: BBC REVUE ORCHESTRA

(Leader, David Paget )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz

Contributors

Leader: David Paget
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Oscar Rabin and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Oscar Rabin

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Jonquil Antony
Everybody was pleased when Sally—because of the ridiculously flow price Mr. Meadows offered iher for 'the shop—decided not no sell after all. Jenny hoped to get a film part and decided to remain in London for Christmas with the Dales. Richard Fulton, who thought she showed promise as an actress, said he would give her a small allowance for her first year on the stage. Grandfather Dale wrote to say that he had had a row with George Trotter and would therefore be coming to the Dales for Christmas. He duly arrived-minus the turkey, which he had left in the train! Christmas was in evidence everywhere: Sally and Mrs. Dale put up the decorations, and Grandfather Date and Bob, having gone out to buy another turkey, came home laden with provisions.

Contributors

Script By: Jonquil Antony
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: Douglas Burbidge
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Gwen Owen: Beryl Calder
David Owen: Gordon Morrison
Sally Lane: Thelma Hughes
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Mrs Morgan: Grace Aliardyce
Grandfather Dale: Jack Shaw
Maggs: Jack Howarth
A Sister: Monica Gray
Jeremy Nash-Brown: Robert Scroggins
Jenny Owen: Julia Bradock
Mr Capon: John Turnbull
Miss Marchbanks: Harriet Petworth
Madame Leonora de Grey: Dorothy Green
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Flickling: Robert Webber
Mr Humphries: Alan Gordon
Linda Grant: Ilona Ference

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

by R. C Sherriff
Adapted for radio by the author and Ayton Whitaker
Part 1
Guests at the Christmas Eve party played by: Michael Nightingale , Frances Clare Peter Wigzell. Margaret Chisholm
Kenneth Edwards , Edith Savile
Produced by Ayton Whitaker

Contributors

Unknown: R. C Sherriff
Unknown: Ayton Whitaker
Played By: Michael Nightingale
Played By: Frances Clare
Played By: Peter Wigzell.
Played By: Margaret Chisholm
Played By: Kenneth Edwards
Unknown: Edith Savile
Produced By: Ayton Whitaker
John Greenwood: Ralph Richardson
Lady Mary: Meg Maxwell
Police Constable Thompson: Campbell Singer
Police Sergeant Phillips: John Boxer
Mr Gurney (The Coroner): Frederick Piper
Dr MacGregor (Police Surgeon): Harry Lockwood West
Lydia Truscott: Meriel Forbes
Mr Pendlebury (The Vicar): Harcourt Williams
Mrs Carter: Ann Wilton
Sir Horace Duncan (of the Home Office): Colin Gordon

: The White Carnation: Part 1

by R.C. Sherriff
Adapted for radio by the author and Ayton Whitaker
[Starring] Ralph Richardson
(continued)

Contributors

Author/Adapted for radio by: R.C. Sherriff
Adapted for radio by: Ayton Whitaker
[Actor]: Ralph Richardson

: Interlude

on gramophone records

: TUNES FROM THE THEATRE

BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frederick Lunnon )
Conductor, Frank Oantell

Contributors

Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Oantell

: The Archers

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

Contributors

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

: Sport

' Journey into Space ' can in future be heard on Tuesdays at 8.0 p.m.

: SHOW BAND SHOW

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
Soloist, 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

Contributors

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

: HISTORICAL WHODUNITS

Hugh Ross Williamson writes on page 7

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh Ross Williamson

: THE FRANKIE HOWERD SHOW

Frankie Howerd introduces personalities in * Show Business'
This week:
Donald Peers
Eddie Calvert
Kenneth Home and Margaret Lockwood
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Script by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson , with Eric Sykes Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston

Contributors

Introduces: Frankie Howerd
Introduces: Margaret Lockwood
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Script By: Ray Galton
Script By: Alan Simpson
Unknown: Eric Sykes
Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston

: THE COUNTRYSIDE IN DECEMBER

A monthly programme reflecting life in the country
David Lloyd James and Eric Simms introduce personalities to talk about happenings in the countryside. The programme also includes recordings of December sounds
Edited by Eric Simms
Produced by Bernard Lyons

Contributors

Unknown: David Lloyd James
Unknown: Eric Simms
Edited By: Eric Simms
Produced By: Bernard Lyons

: TAKE IT EASY

with Bob Winnette and the Song Pedlars
Presented by Trafford Whitelock

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Winnette
Presented By: Trafford Whitelock

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' The Round Dozen ' by Somerset Maugham
(to be read in four instalments)
Reader, Carleton Hobbs
1—' Elsom in Winter'

Contributors

Reader: Carleton Hobbs

: NOVELTY NOCTURNE

Frank Baron and the International Novelty Quintet with Charlie Katz and his Pied Pipers

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Baron
Unknown: Charlie Katz








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