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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

: HOWARD THOMAS

at the BBC theatre organ

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Frank Weir and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Weir

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Hazel Adair

: PIANO PLAYTIME

Ken Jones at the piano

Contributors

Unknown: Ken Jones

: THE MAJESTIC ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Stanley Black

Contributors

Conducted By: Stanley Black

: BANDSMAN'S CHOICE

A miscellany of music played by brass and military bands
Presented by Harry Mortimer on gramophone records

Contributors

Presented By: Harry Mortimer

: Concert Hour BBC MIDLAND ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Donald Sturtivant )
Conducted by Leo Wurmser
Sidney Sutcliffe (oboe)

Contributors

Leader: Donald Sturtivant
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser
Oboe: Sidney Sutcliffe

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five
Today's story: ' The Little Fairy Shoemaker ' by Elizabeth Ferrier , told by Dorothy Smith

Contributors

Unknown: Elizabeth Ferrier
Told By: Dorothy Smith

: WOMAN'S HOUR

From Northern Ireland including
Rosmarie Hunter: hitch-hiking honeymoon
Barbara Price talks about her job as the teacher of a remote school in the Sperrin Mountains Norah McNeill tells of her experiences running a home industry
Margaret Kennedy : an unwilling bird watcher
George Nash : What's mine's my own
Serial:
' O Rugged Land of Gold' by Martha Martin
Abridged by Honor Wyatt
Read by Peggy Hassard
Programme introduced by Patricia Calderwood

Contributors

Unknown: Norah McNeill
Unknown: Margaret Kennedy
Unknown: George Nash
Unknown: Martha Martin
Read By: Peggy Hassard
Introduced By: Patricia Calderwood

: HARRY BENCE

and his Orchestra with Elizabeth Batey and Tony Mercer

Contributors

Unknown: Elizabeth Batey
Unknown: Tony Mercer

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Regent Orchestra
Conducted by John Thorpe

Contributors

Conducted By: John Thorpe

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

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

Contributors

Script By: Hazel Adair

: AT YOUR REQUEST

The music you have asked for introduced and played by Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Played By: Sandy MacPherson

: Band of the GRENADIER GUARDS

Conducted by Major F. J. Harris, M.B.E.
Director of Music

Contributors

Conducted By: Major F. J. Harris, M.B.E.

: THE NIGHT IS YOUNG

An early evening entertainment featuring
Les Howard
Norman George and the String Seremaders with the Northern Variety Orchestra Directed by Alyn Ainsworth
Introduced by Roger Moffat

Contributors

Unknown: Les Howard
Unknown: Norman George
Directed By: Alyn Ainsworth
Introduced By: Roger Moffat

: THE ARMY OF THE LORD

The High Council of the Salvation Army have been summoned from all over the world to meet in secret at Sunbury-on-Thames to elect its seventh General
This programme tells the story of the Salvation Army through the lives of its six Generals, from William Booth , the founder, to General Orsborn, who retires in June
Listeners can hear the recorded voice of the founder, extracts from a pre-election Service of Dedication, a commentary from Sunbury on the election, and, It is hoped, the voice of the new General
Script by Hugh Redwood
Narrator, Robert Reid
Commentator, Rex Alston
See page 3

Contributors

Unknown: William Booth
Script By: Hugh Redwood
Narrator: Robert Reid
Commentator: Rex Alston

: Sport

including cricket close of play scores

: Michael Miles in MILES AHEAD

wtth Lita Roza , Leslie Welch and the Malcolm Mitchell Trio
From H.M.S. Centaur, Portsmouth
Produced by Bill Worsley

Contributors

Unknown: Lita Roza
Unknown: Leslie Welch
Produced By: Bill Worsley

: STARS OF BROADWAY

Gramophone records of Ethel Merman

Contributors

Unknown: Ethel Merman

: ANY QUESTIONS ?

A spontaneous discussion by : A. G. Street Sir Robert Boothby M.P. ,
R. H. S. Crossman, M.P.
Sir Graham Savage
Question-Master, Freddy Grisewood
From the New Forest Hall,
Brockenhurst, Hampshire
Produced by Michael Bowen

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Robert Boothby M.P.
Unknown: R. H. S. Crossman, M.P.
Question-Master: Sir Graham Savage
Question-Master: Freddy Grisewood
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Music for Everybody

See top of page and page 9

: IN SHOW BAND STYLE

Cyril Stapleton directs The BBC Show Band
Pianist, Bill McGume
(Continued in next column)
Sentimentalist, Julie Dawn
Songs from the Stargazers For Sambas: Harold Smart and the Sambassadors
Guest Group: The Frank Weir Quintet
Produced by Donald MacLean

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril Stapleton
Pianist: Bill McGume
Unknown: Julie Dawn
Unknown: Harold Smart
Produced By: Donald MacLean

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' Verdict of Twelve' by Raymond Postgate
(to be read in twenty instalments)
Reader, Harry Lockwood West
5-' An Arrest '

Contributors

Unknown: Raymond Postgate
Reader: Harry Lockwood

: Show Band Serenade

Softer music for the later hour including The Voice of Romance:
Tino Christidi

Contributors

Unknown: Tino Christidi








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