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: Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Donald Bisset


Introduced By: Donald Bisset

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: Bryan Rodwell

at the organ of the Granada, Clapham Junction

: Music While You Work

Falkman and his Apache Band

: BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra

Conductor, Kemlo Stephen


Conductor: Kemlo Stephen

: Morning Story

'The Secret Night' by Modwena Sedgwick
Read by James McKechnde


Author: Modwena Sedgwick
Reader: James McKechnde

: Woolf Phillips

and his Orchestra with Jean Campbell, The Wolverines


Unknown: Jean Campbell

: Concert Hour: BBC Midland Light Orchestra

(Leader, Donald Sturtivant)
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter
Janet Fraser (coatralto)


Leader: Donald Sturtivant
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter
Conductor: Janet Fraser

: Listen with Mother

Today's story: ' Patrick and the Milkman's Horse ' by Charlotte Mitchell , told by Dorothy Smith.


Unknown: Charlotte Mitchell
Told By: Dorothy Smith.

: Woman's Hour

From Scotland including:
No Will, No Way: by Pamela Dent
Gigots and Winterdykes: Eleanor Howland and her husband have now been resident in Scotland for a year, but she feels that only row is she beginning to master a few of the strange words and phrases that she has met
Hill Herd's Wife: Robert Naismith cocks a weather eye at the next few months when the hill shepherds are at their busiest, as he well knows from experience
Feathered Idiots: Mrs. Ethel Ritchie was in South Africa recently, and has brought home some interesting stories, concerning the habits of that strange creature, the ostrich.
Serial: 'Persuasion' by Jane Austen
Abridged by Nan Macdonald
Read by Richard Hurndall
Programme introduced by Elsie Russell


Unknown: Pamela Dent
Unknown: Jane Austen
Abridged By: Nan MacDonald
Read By: Richard Hurndall
Introduced By: Elsie Russell

: May I Introduce?

Rosemary Phillips (contralto)
Pamela Stickley (piano)
Half an hour's music
Introduced by John Webster


Contralto: Rosemary Phillips
Piano: Pamela Stickley
Introduced By: John Webster

: Dolf van der Linden

and his Orchestra on gramophone records

: Music While You Work

Ronnie Pleydell and his Orchestra


Unknown: Ronnie Pleydell

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Script by Basil Dawson


Script By: Basil Dawson

: The Silver Lining

A message of comfort and cheer for all 'in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity.' Today's speaker is Dr. Maude Royden. She is introduced by Stuart Hibberd.


Unknown: Dr. Maude Royden.
Introduced By: Stuart Hibberd

: Band of the Scots Guards

Conducted by Lieut.-Col. S. Rhodes M.B.E., Director of Music
John Holmes (bass)


Conductor: Lieut.-Col. S. Rhodes M.B.E.
Bass: John Holmes

: Conducted Tour

A musical journey wdth the BBC West of England Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frederick Lunnon)
Conductor, Frank Cantell with Hugh Shirreff as your guide Today's tour includes France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Africa


Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Cantell
Unknown: Hugh Shirreff

: The Younger Generation: Question Time: On Books

Members of the Nottinghamshire County Library at West Brldgford put questions to:
E. Arnot Robertson, Novelist and film critic
Fielden Hughes, Author and headmaster
B. W. Wray, County Librarian
Jack Longland in the chair


Unknown: E. Arnot Robertson
Unknown: Fielden Hughes
Unknown: Jack Longland

: The Archers

Written by Edward J. Mason and Geoffrey Webb.


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

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in ' EDUCATING ARCHIE'

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


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

: Dear Sir

A correspondence column of the air
Edited and introduced by Adrian Thomas


Introduced By: Adrian Thomas

: Special Duty: The Invisible Killer

The last of 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.
Written and narrated by Stephen Grenfell
Produced by R. D. Smith


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

: Life with the Lyons: 13: The New Neighbours

A series of domestic comedies
[Starring] Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon
with Barbara Lyon, Richard Lyon, Horace Percival, Doris Rogers, Molly Weir, Hugh Morton
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Written by Bebe Daniels, Bob Block, and Ronnie Hanbury
Incidental music by Arthur Wilkinson
Production by Tom Ronald


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

: Take It From Here

[Starring] Dick Bentley, Jimmy Edwards
with Wallas Eaton, Alma Cogan, June Whitfield
The Keynotes
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Script: Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by Charles Maxwell


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

: Let's Settle for Music

by Kenny Baker's Dozen
Introduced by Wilfrid Thomas


Unknown: Kenny Baker
Introduced By: Wilfrid Thomas

: A Book at Bedtime: The Little Ark: 9: Father Ambrosius

by Jan de Hartog
(to be read in ten instalments)
Reader, John Slater


Author: Jan de Hartog
Reader: John Slater

: In the Still of the Night

Ron Goodwin and his Orchestra with Gary Miller


Musicians: Ron Goodwin and his Orchestra
Singer: Gary Miller

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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