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: Housewives' Choice

Neal Arden introduces your request records

Contributors

Presenter: Neal Arden

: FIVE TO TEN

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: THE COMMONWEALTH TOUR

Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness
The Duke of Edinburgh arrive in Malta
The scene described by Richard Dimbleby from the Customs House, Valetta.

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Dimbleby

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Falkman and his Apache Band

: 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

: MELODY ON STRINGS

Light Music String Ensemble
Directed by Max Jaffa with Elizabeth Robinson (contralto)

Contributors

Directed By: Max Jaffa
Contralto: Elizabeth Robinson

: ENA BAGA

at the BBC theatre organ

: MUSIC FOR DANCING

A programme of strict tempo dance music played by Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Victor Silvester

: Concert Hour BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Cyril Preedy (piano)

Contributors

Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Piano: Cyril Preedy

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: ' 'Ki-Ki' (The Baby Swan) by Carol Spring , told by Julia Lang
Catherine Edwards introduces the programmes this week

Contributors

Unknown: Carol Spring
Told By: Julia Lang
Introduces: Catherine Edwards

: WOMAN'S HOUR

From the North of England
Portrait of a Northern Listener: Gwen Pain goes to Liverpool to meet Alice Webb , the stay-at-home wife of a touring Variety artist
Baiting the Buy-Lines: Clifford Buttrey tells you how advertisers regard women
Talking about my Operation: ... but only to encourage those who have never been in hospital: by Mary Thorpe
Violet Carson Entertains: with songs at the piano
Diamonds in the Rough: the diamond in your ring may be the result of one of the extraordinary adventures of prospectors like W. E. Fleming , now back in Newcastle after twenty years in British Guiana Dear George: Muriel Owen puts the case for mothers of awkward children
Serial:
'o Rugged Land of Gold ' by Martha Martin
Abridged by Honor Wyatt
Read by Peggy Hassard
Programme introduced by Violet Carson

Contributors

Unknown: Gwen Pain
Unknown: Alice Webb
Unknown: Clifford Buttrey
Unknown: Mary Thorpe
Unknown: Violet Carson
Unknown: W. E. Fleming
Unknown: Muriel Owen
Unknown: Martha Martin
Abridged By: Honor Wyatt
Read By: Peggy Hassard
Introduced By: Violet Carson

: VIENNA AND PARIS

Gramophone records of music from operettas by Strauss,
Millocker Lehar , Offenbach, and others

Contributors

Unknown: Millocker Lehar

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Jimmy Leach Organolian Quartet

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Leach

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Script by Hazel Adair
Shortly after his arrival at VirginaLodge, Henry Freeman tried hard go persuade
Mrs. Freeman to go to live permanently witih him and Joyce in Cornwall, blit tactfully she refused. Gwen and David decided to sell Maud French's wedding present-a Chinese chest; tihey sent it to Mr. Capon's shop, but his prospective client discovered it was a fake and before ,they had f.me to take i.t back, Mr. Odgers had bought it for £ 20. Trevor was offered a temporary job at the club where Tony Coppard worked, and on 'hearing chat Trevor wanted money, Tony offered to arrange a loan for him. Sally's pontrait was accepted by the Royal Academy for the Summer Exhibition. Grandfather Dale arrived at Virginia Lodge on a visit.

Contributors

Script By: Hazel Adair
Unknown: Henry Freeman
Unknown: Tony Coppard
Unknown: Grandfather Dale
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: Douglas Burbidge
Gwen Owen: Beryl Calder
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Sally Lane: Thelma Hughes
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Mrs Morgan: Grace Allardyce
Maud French: Gwen Day Burroughs
Damon Spinzuk: Paul Whiitsun-Jones
Grandfather Dale: Jack Shaw
Trevor Marsden: Peter Scott
Isabel Fielding: Thea Wells
Edward Fielding: Keith Pyott
Miss Simmons: Evelyn Moore
Mr Odgers: Victor Platt
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Fickling: Robert Webber
Mrs Vyner: Dorothy Darke
Bessie Monument: Iris Ballard
Monument: Charles Lamb
Jenny Owen: Julia Braddock
Denby Harris: Philip Lennard
Reporter: Brian Hayes
Usherette: Janet Burnell
Club supporter: Rupert Davies

: Monday Matinee presents ' THE KRAKEN WAKES'

A radio play by John Keir Cross from the novel by John Wyndham
Produced by Peter Watts

Contributors

Play By: John Keir Cross
Novel By: John Wyndham
Produced By: Peter Watts
Michael Watson: Robert Beatty
Phyllis Watson: Grizelda Hervey
Ship's Captain: T St John Barry
Captain Winters, R N: Edward Jewesbury
Lieutenant Commander: Michael Turner
Wiseman: John Pett
Trant: George Hagan
A seaman: Peter Henchie
Doctor Alastair Bocker: Arthur Lawrence
Freddy Whittier: Hugh Falkus
Doctor Matet: Cyril Shaps
A man: Stephen Jack

: RUSTY DRAPER

on gramophone records

: THE COSMOPOLITAN ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Jos Cleber

Contributors

Conducted By: Jos Cleber

: 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

Including cricket close of play scores

: SHOW BAND SHOW

The BBC Show Band
Directed by Cyril Stapleton
This week's Show Band Star:
Jon Pertwee with Rikki Fulton
The Stargazers, Bill McGuffie
Harold Smart , Julie Dawn
The Show Band Singers
Script by Pat Dunlop
Produced by Johnnie Stewart

Contributors

Directed By: Cyril Stapleton
Unknown: Jon Pertwee
Unknown: Rikki Fulton
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Unknown: Harold Smart
Unknown: Julie Dawn
Script By: Pat Dunlop
Produced By: Johnnie Stewart

: Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury in ' PAUL TEMPLE ANDTHEGILBERTCASE'

A serial in eight parts by Francis Durbridge
6 — ' A Warning from Miss Wayne'
Produced by Martyn C. Webster

Contributors

Unknown: Francis Durbridge
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Paul Temple: Peter Coke
Steve: Marjorie Westbury
Lynn Ferguson: Peggy Hassard
Charlie: James Beattie
Sir Graham Forbes: Lester Mudditt
Detective Inspector Kingston: Duncan McIntyre
Betty Wayne: Grizelda Hervey
Lance Reynolds: Richard Williams
Dan Priestley: Cyril Shaps
Wilfrid Stirling: Charles Leno
Louis Fabian: Olaf Olsen

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ

A new series of two-round contests
London v. Wales
Round 2
London
Denis Brogian , Cedric CUffe
Quiz-Master, Lionel Hale
Wales
T. I. Ellis , Wyn Griffith
Quiz-Master, Gilbert Harding

Contributors

Unknown: Denis Brogian
Unknown: Cedric Cuffe
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: T. I. Ellis
Unknown: Wyn Griffith
Unknown: Gilbert Harding

: HIT THE ROAD

See columns 3 and 4

: PASS THE SALT

Johnny Morris adds a pinch to flavour the week
' Street Busker'

Contributors

Unknown: Johnny Morris

: BRITISH JAZZ

Just Jazz
Albert Hall , Vic Ash
Geoff Taylor , Jimmy Skidmore
Harry Klein with the Tony Kinsey Trio
Introduced by Dill Jones
Produced by Jimmy Grant and Donald MacLean

Contributors

Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Vic Ash
Unknown: Geoff Taylor
Unknown: Jimmy Skidmore
Unknown: Harry Klein
Introduced By: Dill Jones
Produced By: Jimmy Grant
Produced By: Donald MacLean

: A Book at Bedtime: Verdict of Twelve: 1: Last of the Arkwrights

by Raymond Postgate
(to be read in twenty instalments)

Contributors

Writer: Raymond Postgate
Reader: Harry Lockwood West

: Melody Mixture

A programme of light music arranged and played by Jack Byfield and his Players with Frederic Curzon at the organ

Contributors

Played By: Jack Byfield
Unknown: Frederic Curzon








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