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: Housewives' Choice

Harold Berens introduces your request records


Presenter: Harold Berens

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


at the organ pf the Granada, Tooting


Anton and his Orchestra


played by the BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whlteway )
Conductor, Rae Jenkins


Leader: Philip Whlteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins


at the BBC theatre organ

: Music for Dancing

Played by Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra


Played By: Victor Silvester


(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conducted by Alexander Gibson


Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Alexander Gibson


Today's story: 'The Little Lamb Who was Lost ' by Margaret H Heaps , told by Daphne Oxenford
Lorna Pegram introduces the programmes this week


Unknown: Margaret H Heaps
Told By: Daphne Oxenford
Introduces: Lorna Pegram


Educationally Sub - normal: an account of a special boarding school, by Anne Acland
Minnie Pallister speaking
Bottles Back!: in a discussion with Arthur Harding. M.P.S., F.N.A.O., and Dorothy Laird , Harry S. Officer, M.P.S., F.S.M.C., tells you which bottles chemists like to be returned, and why
Early Days: the last in a series of reminiscences by Alan Melville
(Continued in next column)
Serial: 'Family Happiness ' by Leo Tolstoy.
Translated by April Fitzlyon
Abridged by Terry Gompertz
Read by Jill Balcon
Programme Introduced by Marjorie Anderson


Unknown: Anne Acland
Unknown: Minnie Pallister
Unknown: Arthur Harding. M.P.S., F.N.A.O.,
Unknown: Dorothy Laird
Unknown: Harry S. Officer, M.P.S., F.S.M.C.,
Unknown: Leo Tolstoy.
Translated By: April Fitzlyon
Abridged By: Terry Gompertz
Read By: Jill Balcon
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson


and his Orchestra


Harry Leader and his Band


Mrs. Dale records the daily happenings in the life of her family.
Script by Basil Dawson
Mrs. Freeman's contribution towards the round-up of the Collins gang made front-page news and this caused a sudden increase in the custom at 'Sarah.' This excitement served to console her over the very small cheque she received as co-winner of one of the competitions for which she had entered. Because of Denby Harris's tactful approach to Richard Fulton, the latter changed his attitude towards him and they were able to discuss plans for Sally's new West-End shop. Mr. Odgers delivered the Chinese cabinet to Maud French, who found she had no room for it in her flat. Isabel Fielding had an interview with the local Welfare Officer about becoming a foster parent. David asked Dr. Dale to speak to Mrs. Sandiman - on Gwen and David's behalf - about selling her paddock, to enable them to build a small house. A spinal operation was performed on Angela, and Bob was worried about her condition after it. Jenny attended an audition for a small part in an important West-End play.


Script By: Basil Dawson
Unknown: Denby Harris
Unknown: Richard Fulton
Unknown: Maud Frenoh
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 Laue
Mrs Morgan: Grace Allardyce
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Oswald Garnish: Edmund Gray
Trevor Marsden: Peter Scott
Jul,ie Randall: Dorothy Gordon
Monument: Charles Lamb
Jenny Owen: Julia Braddock
Isabel Fielding: Thea Wells
Edward Fielding: Keith Pyott
Angela Wade: Fiona Fraser
Sir Bernard Remington Wade: John Welsh
Mr Tiffin: Brian Powley
Mrs Sandiman: Gladys Spencer
Maggs: Charles Leno

: Monday Matinee A season of new radio plays ' IN SEARCH OF HER YOUTH'

The French film
' Un Carnet de Bal' by Jean Sarment , Henry Jeanson and Bernard Zimmer
Translated and adapted by Lance Sieveking
C Her house on Lake Como. Italy
Georges Audier 's home in a small French town
Jo's Night Club
A French Monastery
A small provincial Town Hall in France
An attic overlooking the Docks in Marseilles
A little French seaside town
Youth in Christine's memory:
Kenneth Cope, Brian Smith and Myles Rudge
The choirboys in the monastery scene are from Hampstead Parish Church Choir, under the direction of Martindale Sidwell
Produced by Martyn C. Webster


Unknown: Jean Sarment
Unknown: Henry Jeanson
Unknown: Bernard Zimmer
Adapted By: Lance Sieveking
Unknown: Georges Audier
Unknown: Kenneth Cope.
Unknown: Brian Smith
Unknown: Myles Rudge
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Christine de Guerande: Mary Wimbush
Raymond, her solicitor: Richard Bebb
Madame Audier: Barbara Couper
Rose, her maid: Catherine Salkeld
Jo: John Ruddock
Henri, one of Jo's associates: Geoffrey Matthews
A waiter: Richard Waring
Miss Barbara: Denise Bryer
The Baron de Brochel: Cyril Shaps
Bo-Bo, another associate: Alan Reid
Police Inspector: T St John Barry
Père Dominique: John Wyse
Paul, a little boy: John Prowse
His mother: Janet Burnell
Philippe a choirboy: Sebastian Forbes
First Clerk: Bryan Powlev
Second Clerk: Noel Iliff
Frangois Patusset, the Mayor: Norman Shellev
Ceclle, his bride: Vida Hope
Thierry: Richard Williams
Gaby his wife: Ena Moon
A postcard woman: Ruth Cracknell
Fabien: Richard Hurndall
HLs little daughter: Ursula Hirst
A lovely young girl: Sulwen Morgan
Alexandre: George Hagan
Raymond, Christine's solicitor: Richard Bebb
Jacques: Gawn Grainger

: Monday Matinée ' IN SEARCH OF HER YOUTH'

A translation of the French film
'Un Carnet de Bal'


on gramophone records


Conducted by Jos Cleber


Conducted By: Jos Cleber

: The Archers

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


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

: Sport

including cricket close of play scores


The BBC Show Band
Directed by Cyril Stapleton with Cyril Fletcher
Singing. Star Dorothy Shay
The Stargazera
Bill McGuffie
Harold Smart
Julie Dawn
The Show Band Singers
Script by Pat Dunlop
Produced by Johnnie Stewart


Directed By: Cyril Stapleton
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Dorothy Shay
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 AND THE GILBERT CASE'

A serial in eight parts by Francis Durbridge
8-' The- Guilty Party '
Produced by Martyn C. Webster


Unknown: Francis Durbridge
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Paul Temple: Peter Coke
Steve: Marjorie Westbury
Betty Wayne: Grizelda Hervey
Lance Reynolds: Richard Williams
Sir Graham Forbes: Lester Mudditt
Detective Inspector Kingston: Duncan McLntyre
Louis Fabian: Olaf Olsen
Wilfrid Stirling: Charles Leno
Charlie: James Beattie
Detective Sergeant Johnson: Alec Ross


A series of two-round contests
London v. West Region
Round 2
Denis Brogan , Cedric Cliffe
Quiz-Master, Lionel Hale
West Region:
Vincent Waite , Jack Badcock
Quiz-Master, Gilbert Harding


Unknown: Denis Brogan
Unknown: Cedric Cliffe
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: Vincent Waite
Unknown: Jack Badcock
Unknown: Gilbert Harding

: Lester Ferguson in HIT THE ROAD

with Ken Platt and Bob Pearson , Miriam Karlin
Bernard Spear , Eddie Arnold
The Taverners
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Script by George Wadmore
George Inns , and Ronnie Wolfe
Produced by George Inns


Unknown: Ken Platt
Unknown: Bob Pearson
Unknown: Miriam Karlin
Unknown: Bernard Spear
Unknown: Eddie Arnold
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: George Wadmore
Script By: George Inns
Script By: Ronnie Wolfe
Produced By: George Inns


Stephen Williams salutes the London Symphony Orchestra
on its fiftieth birthday and introduces recordings made by the Orchestra


The Eric Delaney Group
The Douggie Robinson Quintet
Introduced by Dill Jones
Produced by Donald MacLean and Jimmy Grant


Unknown: Eric Delaney
Introduced By: Dill Jones
Produced By: Donald MacLean
Produced By: Jimmy Grant


' Verdict of Twelve' by Raymond Postga. te
(to be read in twenty instalments)
Reader, Harry Lockwood West
11—' Three Citizens '


Unknown: Raymond Postga.

: Melody Mixture

Jack Byfield and his Players
Frederic Curzon at the organ


Unknown: Jack Byfield
Unknown: Frederic Curzon

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