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: Housewives' Choice

Alan Gibson Introduces your request records

Contributors

Presenter: Alan Gibson

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: DONALD THORNE

at the BBC theatre organ

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Frank Weir and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Weir

: 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

: MORNING STORY

' Miss Martin ' by Mary Temple
Reader, Harry Lockwood West

Contributors

Reader: Harry Lockwood

: TUNES FROM THE THEATRE

BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frederick Lunnon )
Conductor, Frank Cantell

Contributors

Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Cantell

: THE SQUADRONAIRES DANCE ORCHESTRA

Directed by Ronnie Aldrich with Peter Morton
Margaret Bond and Andrew Reavley

Contributors

Directed By: Ronnie Aldrich
Unknown: Peter Morton
Unknown: Margaret Bond
Unknown: Andrew Reavley

: Concert Hour BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conducted by Gerald Gentry

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Gerald Gentry

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five
Today's story: ' Christmas Shopping.' bv Betty Starkey. told by Daphne Oxenford

Contributors

Unknown: Betty Starkey.
Told By: Daphne Oxenford

: WOMAN'S HOUR

including:
Toyshop Salesman: some seasonal impressions from Johnny Morris
/ Live In: Greta Finch , who was recently left a widow, tells how she has solved the problem of earning a living
Looking at Pictures with Mervyn Levy : six talks on the ideas that produced the great ' Isms' of Modern Art. 4-Expressionism
Christmas Party Ideas: mothers and experts offer suggestions for food and entertainment at children's parties
Serial:
' Triumph of Love ' by Leona S. Bruckner
Abridged by Audrey Lucas
Read by Peggy Hassard
The second of ten instalments
Programme introduced by Jean Metcalfe
For Women Readers-page 27

Contributors

Unknown: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Greta Finch
Unknown: Mervyn Levy
Unknown: Leona S. Bruckner
Abridged By: Audrey Lucas
Read By: Peggy Hassard
Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe

: SOUTHERN SERENADE

Southern Serenade Orchestra
Directed by Lou Whiteson
Monia Liter (piano)

Contributors

Directed By: Lou Whiteson
Piano: Monia Liter

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

C.W.S. Manchester Band Conductor, Alex Mortimer

Contributors

Conductor: Alex Mortimer

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Mrs. Dale records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Jonquil Antony

Contributors

Script By: Jonquil Antony

: TERANCE CASEY

at the BBC theatre organ

: FUN, FANTASY. AND FAIRY TALE

Musical memories of some of the great films of Walt Disney played by the Kursaal Orchestra
Conducted by Louis Voss
Mary Denise (soprano)

Contributors

Conducted By: Louis Voss
Soprano: Mary Denise

: Three Band Session

Gramophone records of: Johnny Dankworth and his Orchestra, The Perez Prado Orchestra, The Ray Ellington Quartet and The Voice of Peggy Lee

: The Younger Generation presents MUSICAL SLEIGHRIDE

Parade's Christmas
Festival of Music-making with contributions from:
Oxfordshire:
The Red Rhythmics Harmonica Band of Bicester
Newcastle:
The Newcastle Rhythm Kings
Cumberland:
The Ehenvale Singers of Egremont
Glasgow :
Pipers of Maryhill Club
Caernarvonshire :
Doris Ann Rowlands with her harp
Belfast: Belfast Girls' Choir
London:
Eric Hodson , a Salvation Army instrumentalist
Birmingham:
Hand bell ringers of St. Giles' Church, Sheldon
Middlesex: Bell ringers of St. Dunstan's. Cranford
Cardiff: A youth carol service
Exeter:
A group of young carol singers who are at this moment singing in the streets of Exeter
(With the exception of this last item all the contributions are recorded)
Programme introduced by Diana Carter

Contributors

Unknown: Doris Ann Rowlands
Unknown: Eric Hodson
Introduced By: Diana Carter

: The Archers

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

Contributors

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

: Wilfred Pickles in 'HAVE A GO! '

visits Saffron Walden , the ancient Borough on the north west border of Essex with Mabel at ' the table ' and Harry Hudson at the piano
Presented by Stephen Renaud Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Saffron Walden
Unknown: Harry Hudson
Presented By: Stephen Renaud Williams

: NIGHTS OF GLADNESS

The Firth Shephard Story Written by Gale Pedrick
Narrated by Leslie Mitchell
(Continued in next column)
. The Singers:
Iris Villiers , Billie Baker
Clarence Wright , Terry James
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Charles Mackerras
Musical Adviser. Gwen Williams
Produced by Michael North
See ' Both Sides of the Microphone

Contributors

Written By: Gale Pedrick
Unknown: Leslie Mitchell
Singers: Iris Villiers
Singers: Billie Baker
Unknown: Clarence Wright
Unknown: Terry James
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Produced By: Michael North

: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Episode 11: The Blue Carbuncle

The original tales of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle dramatised for radio by John Keir Cross.
A Harry Alan Towers production.

Contributors

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Director: Martyn C. Webster
Producer: Harry Alan Towers
Sherlock Holmes: John Gielgud
Dr Watson: Ralph Richardson
Peterson: John Carson
Henry Baker: James Thomason
Breckinridge: Charles Leno
Ryder: Alan Reid

: Tony Hancock * with Moira Lister, Bill Kerr and Sidney James in HANCOCK'S HALF-HOUR

Being a chronicle of the life and misadventures of Anthony Hancock , the celebrated waif
The ' Hancock Theme ' and other incidental music composed by Wally Stott
The Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Hancock
Composed By: Wally Stott
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Written By: Alan Simpson
Written By: Ray Galton
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson

: BBC SWING SESSION

led Heath and his Music with Dennis Lotis
Kathy Lloyd , and Bobbie Britton
On the Beat with Harry Gold and his Pieces of Eight
Produced by John Hooper

Contributors

Unknown: Dennis Lotis
Unknown: Kathy Lloyd
Unknown: Bobbie Britton
Unknown: Harry Gold
Produced By: John Hooper

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

'Typhoon' by Joseph Conrad
(to be read in nine instalments)
Reader, Andrew Faulds
Abridger, Robert MacDermot
2 — ' The barometer falls'

Contributors

Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Reader: Andrew Faulds
Unknown: Robert MacDermot

: BBC SWING SESSION

Ted Heath and his Music with Dennis Lotis. Kathy Lloyd and Bobbie Britton and Harry Gold and his Pieces of Eight
Introduced by Alan Dell

Contributors

Unknown: Ted Heath
Unknown: Dennis Lotis.
Unknown: Kathy Lloyd
Unknown: Bobbie Britton
Unknown: Harry Gold
Introduced By: Alan Dell








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