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: Housewives' Choice

Roy Bradford introduces your request records

Contributors

Presenter: Roy Bradford

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: CHARLES SMITTON

at the BBC theatre organ

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players

Contributors

Unknown: Cecil Norman

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Basil Dawson

: MORNING STORY

' They Never Hang the Brave' by Edward J. Dutton
Reader, Geoffrey Wincott

Contributors

Reader: Edward J. Dutton
Reader: Geoffrey Wincott

: ON WITH THE DANCE

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

Contributors

Leader: William McLnulty
Conductor: David Curry

: JOHNNY DANKWORTH

and his Orchestra with Cleo Laine
Tony Mansell and Frank Holder

Contributors

Unknown: Cleo Laine
Unknown: Tony Mansell
Unknown: Frank Holder

: Concert Hour BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Lionel Bowman (piano)

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Piano: Lionel Bowman

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: ' The Little Red Roller Makes a Friend ' by Christine Smith , told by Julia Lang

Contributors

Unknown: Christine Smith
Told By: Julia Lang

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Including:
Guest of the Week: Dame May Curwen
Commander lbbett spins a yarn about chivalry
Kaye Webb opens her diary
Serial:
' The Moving Finger' by Agatha Christie
Abridged by Honor Wyatt
Read by James McKechnie
The eighth of fifteen instalments
Programme introduced by Jean Metcalfe

Contributors

Unknown: Dame May Curwen
Unknown: Kaye Webb
Unknown: Agatha Christie
Abridged By: Honor Wyatt
Read By: James McKechnie
Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe

: RACING

at Newmarket
The Cambridgeshire Stakes
A handicap for three-year-olds and upwards, run over a mile and one furlong
The race described by Raymond Glendenning , assisted by Tom E. Webster , from the Grandstand, and by Peter O'Sullevan from a point down the Course
From Newmarket Heath

Contributors

Unknown: Raymond Glendenning
Assisted By: Tom E. Webster
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan

: TUNES FROM THE THEATRE

BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frederick Lunnon )
Conductor, Frank Cantell
Continued in next column)

Contributors

Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Cantell

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Jack Leon and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Leon

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

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

Contributors

Script By: Basil Dawson

: Music of the Masters played by the BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conductor, Ian Whyte

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte

: GERALDO

and his Orchestra with Joan Anderson
Georgia Lee , and Roy Edwards

Contributors

Unknown: Joan Anderson
Unknown: Georgia Lee
Unknown: Roy Edwards

: The Younger Generation REVIEW

Young people discuss current films, books, plays, and tunes
' Blood and Thunder'
This week Norma Ellis (Chairman), Colin Broadley , Margaret Gilder , and Diana Carter , with Fielden Hughes as guest critic, compare ideas on: ' Macbeth '
The Old Vic production starring Paul Rogers and Ann Todd and directed by Michael Benthall and ' The Mysterious Affair at Styles '
A new paper-back edition of Agatha Christie 's first detective novel
'All Yours'
Michael Flanders gives the results of last week's competition and sets another one

Contributors

Unknown: Norma Ellis
Unknown: Colin Broadley
Unknown: Margaret Gilder
Unknown: Diana Carter
Unknown: Fielden Hughes
Unknown: Paul Rogers
Unknown: Ann Todd
Directed By: Michael Benthall
Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Michael Flanders

: THE MURDER OF CROMWELL'S RIVAL

A Historical Whodunit by Hugh Ross Williamson
Colonel Rainsborough, a leader of the ultra-republican party, was murdered at Doncaster in 1648. The Royalists were clearly responsible. Yet he was Cromwell's only possible rival for the leadership of the parliamentary army and Cromwell was in the neighbourhood at the time ...

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh Ross Williamson

: TOP SCORE

The best of today's popular music played by the Stanley Black Concert Orchestra and sung by Dick James
Alma Warren , Martin Moreno
The Keynotes featuring
The British tune of the week
Your requests in Mail Call'
Stanley Black at the piano
Top Score's Top Four '
Introduced by Jimmy Kingsbury
Producer, Jimmy Grant

Contributors

Sung By: Dick James
Sung By: Alma Warren
Sung By: Martin Moreno
Unknown: Stanley Black
Introduced By: Jimmy Kingsbury
Producer: Jimmy Grant

: Curtain Up ! presents A Season of Thrillers Sebastian Shaw and Cecile Chevreau in 'THE BUSINESS AT BLANCHE CAPEL'

A radio play by Max Kester from the novel by Bryan Morgan with Jean Taylor-Smith and Jack Allen
Cast in order of speaking:
Members of the staff of Blanche Capel Virus Research Station:
(Continued in next column) and: Produced by Audrey Cameron

Contributors

Play By: Max Kester
Novel By: Bryan Morgan
Unknown: Jean Taylor-Smith
Unknown: Jack Allen
Produced By: Audrey Cameron
Dr John Hanwell: Sebastian Shaw
Charles Neasden :: Jack Allen
Mole: Manning Wilson
Scottie (Mrs Campbell): Jean Taylor-Smith
Hopkinson: Godfrey Kenton
Weavil: Peter Claughton
Jimmy Longdon: Bruce Beeby
Alma Schwartz: Cecile Chevreau
Martineau: Brian Haines
Sir John Saunders: Edgar Norfolk
Secretary: Aline Wajtes
Professor Anders: Bryan Powley
Eileen Longdon: Mairhi Russell
First air hostess: Aline Waites
German man: Bryan Powley
German landlady: Ine Cameron
Antonio: Jeffrey Segal
The President: Janet Burnell
Second air hostess: Mairhi Russell
Airport Policeman: Geoffrey Matthews
Maid: Aline Waites
Village Constable: Peter Claughton
Lieutenant: Manning Wilson
Corporal: Geoffrey Matthews
Sergeant: Jeffrey Segal
Nurse: Janet Burnell
Sister: Ine Cameron

: ANY ANSWERS?

A radio correspondence column of letters from listeners to last Friday's programme ' Any Questions?'
Introduced by Freddy Grisewood.
Produced by Michael Bowen

Contributors

Introduced By: Freddy Grisewood.
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: NOVELTY NOCTURNE

' Katz and Bats in the Belfry'
The Billy Mayerl Rhythm Ensemble with Charlie Katz and his Pied Pipers

Contributors

Unknown: Charlie Katz

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' Alone With Our Day' by George Scurfield
(to be read in ten instalments)
Reader, Arthur Bush
8 — ' Surprises for PleydeU'

Contributors

Unknown: George Scurfield
Reader: Arthur Bush

: CONTINENTAL LIGHT MUSIC

Austrian folk songs and dances from
The Province of Vorarlberg
Collected by Dr. Alfred Macher Introduced by Franklin Engelmann

Contributors

Unknown: Dr. Alfred MacHer
Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann








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