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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

: REGINALD PORTER-BROWN

at the organ of the Granada, Clapham

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Ralph Elman and his Bohemian Players

Contributors

Unknown: Ralph Elman

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Jonquil Antony

: ON WITH THE DANCE

Light Orchestra
(Leader, William Mclnulty )
Conductor, David Curry

Contributors

Leader: William McLnulty
Conductor: David Curry

: MORNING STORY

' Mr. Pebworthy's Pre-fix' by Henry L. James
Read by Noel Johnson

Contributors

Unknown: Henry L. James
Read By: Noel Johnson

: BILLY TERNENT

and his Orchestra with Eva Beynon , Johnny Webb and the Ternenteers

Contributors

Unknown: Eva Beynon
Unknown: Johnny Webb

: Concert Hour BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Donald Sturtivant * )
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter

Contributors

Leader: Donald Sturtivant
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five
Today's story: ' The Surprise Christmas Tree ' by Ursula Hourihane. told by Daphne Oxenford

Contributors

Unknown: Ursula Hourihane.
Told By: Daphne Oxenford

: WOMAN'S HOUR

including:
Portrait of a Listener :
Barbara Crowther introduces Mrs. Ruth
Spencer.
Between You and Me: a quiz in which John Bourne puts the questions and every listener can take part
Ten beauty hints that will save you time and money, by Ailsa Garland
Wives of the Year: Lady Hunt, Lady Hillary, Mrs. Bourdillon, and Mrs. Wylie look back on the conquest of Everest. (BBC recording)
(Continued in next column)
Serial:
' The Gipsy in the Parlour' by Margery Sharp
Abridged by Barbara Henderson
Read by Patience Collier
Programme introduced by Jean Metcalfe

Contributors

Introduces: Barbara Crowther
Unknown: John Bourne
Unknown: Ailsa Garland
Unknown: Margery Sharp
Abridged By: Barbara Henderson
Read By: Patience Collier
Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe

: THURSDAY TUNE-TIME

The Majestic Orchestra
Conducted by Lou Whiteson
Peter Haysom and Alan Wayne
(two pianos)

Contributors

Conducted By: Lou Whiteson
Conducted By: Peter Haysom
Conducted By: Alan Wayne

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players

Contributors

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 Jonquil Antony

Contributors

Script By: Jonquil Antony

: THE SILVER LINING

A message of comfort and cheer for all in trouble, sorrow, need sickness, or any other adversity'
Today's speaker is the Rev. Morgan Derham. He is introduced by Stuart Hibberd

Contributors

Unknown: Morgan Derham.
Duced By: Stuart Hibberd

: METROPOLITAN POLICE CENTRAL BAND

Conducted by Roger Barsotti
Director of Music
Ceinwen Rowlands (soprano)

Contributors

Conducted By: Roger Barsotti
Soprano: Ceinwen Rowlands

: CONDUCTED TOUR

with the BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Cantell and Hugh Shireff as your guide Today's tour includes Yorkshire. France, Spain. North Africa, Egypt. Austria, Japan, and Mexico

Contributors

Conductor: Frank Cantell
Conductor: Hugh Shireff

: QUESTION TIME

presents
A United Kingdom Debate by winners of the regional rounds in the National Union of Students
Debating Tournament
Speeches, to be broadcast direct, will be delivered by students from Edinburgh, Leeds. Liverpool, Cardiff, Reading, and London, before an invited audience drawn from the younger generation inside and outside the universities, and heckling will be encouraged
Motion:
That our university education is purposeless, and rightly so President, Jack Longland

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Longland

: Peter Brough ant' Archie Andrews in ' EDUCATING ARCHIE'

with Ronald Shiner
Harry Secombe , Beryl Reid
Hattie Jacques , Ronald Chesney
Peter Madden
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Produced by Roy Speer

Contributors

Unknown: Ronald Shiner
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Ronald Chesney
Unknown: Peter Madden
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Produced By: Roy Speer

: Round the British Isles with TOP OF THE FORM

John Ellison and Robert Mac-Dermot are the question-masters
12-English Finals
The High School,
Kidderminster (Girls) v.
Girls' Grammar School, Keighley
Questions set by Tom Williams
Produced by Joan Clark

Contributors

Unknown: John Ellison
Unknown: Tom Williams
Produced By: Joan Clark

: SPECIAL DUTY

A series of programmes illustrating the manner in which different groups of men and women on special duty come to the aid of their fellow men in an emergency
This Child Will Now Live
The story of a nine-year-old Italian girl who was a ' blue baby '
Written and narrated by Stephen Grenfell
Produced by R. D. Smith

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Grenfell
Produced By: R. D. Smith

: Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon in ' LIFE WITH THE LYONS'

A series of domestic comedies
8—' Who Gave Me That? ' with Barbara Lyon. Richard Lyon
Horace Percival , Doris Rogers
Molly Weir , Hugh Morton
Gwen Lewis
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Written by Bebe Daniels
Rob Block and Ronnie Hanbury
Incidental music by Arthur Wilkinson
Production by Tom Ronald

Contributors

Unknown: Barbara Lyon.
Unknown: Richard Lyon
Unknown: Horace Percival
Unknown: Doris Rogers
Unknown: Molly Weir
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Unknown: Gwen Lewis
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Written By: Bebe Daniels
Written By: Rob Block
Written By: Ronnie Hanbury
Music By: Arthur Wilkinson
Production By: Tom Ronald

: Dick Bentley and Jimmy Edwards in ' TAKE IT FROM HERE'

with Wallas Eaton
Alma Cogan , June Whitfield
The Keynotes
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conduotor, Harry Rabinowitz
Script by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by Charles Maxwell

Contributors

Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Unknown: Alma Cogan
Unknown: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Frank Muir
Script By: Denis Norden
Produced By: Charles Maxwell

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

with Alan Breeze, Doreen Stephens and The Bandits invite you to share their New Year's Eve frolic

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Breeze
Unknown: Doreen Stephens
Script: Clem Bernard
Production: Glyn Jones

: WATCHNIGHT SERVICE

Conducted by the Rev. F. Townley Lord , D.D.
From the Concert Hall.
Broadcasting House. London

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. F. Townley Lord

: FIRST FOOTING

A traditional Scottish occasion being the first visit of the year to the home of friends
Join in the fun with some of the folk who are spending the first hours of 1954 footing it to the music of Jimmy Shand and his Band in Dundee
Pipers of the Yorkshire Regimental Association at the Hogmanay Ball of the Caledonian Society in Leeds
Joe Loss and his Orchestra with Rose Brennan
Howard Jones , Toni Ventro
From
Green's Playhouse Ballroom in Glasgow
Produced by Donald MacLean

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Shand
Unknown: Rose Brennan
Unknown: Howard Jones
Unknown: Toni Ventro
Produced By: Donald MacLean








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