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: Second Test Match AUSTRALIA v. ENGLAND

Commentary during the last half hour of the fifth day's play, followed by a summary
Commentators: Alan McGilvray Bernard Kerr. Charles Fortune
A.G. Moyes. and Arthur Gilligan
From Sydney Cricket Ground
(A relay of the Australian Broadcasting Commission's transmission)


Commentators: Alan McGilvray
Commentators: Bernard Kerr.
Unknown: A.G. Moyes.

: Housewives' Choice

Billy Cotton introduces your request records.

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: Joseph Seal

at the organ of the Regal, Kingston-on-Thames

: Music While You Work

Phil Tate and his Orchestra


Musicians: Phil Tate and his Orchestra

: Morning Story: The Paying Guest

Written and read by Mabel Constanduros


Author/Reader: Mabel Constanduros

: On With the Dance

BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra
Conductor, David Curry


Conductor: David Curry

: Jack Parnell and his Orchestra

with Dennis Hale and Irene Miller


Unknown: Dennis Hale
Unknown: Irene Miller

: Concert Hour

on gramophone records
Overture: Poet and Peasant (Suppi)
London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Georg Solti
Violin Concerto No. in G minor (Max Bruch)
Jascha Heifetz (violin) with the London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
Waltz, Elegy, and Finale (Serenade for Strings) (Tchaikovsky)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Paul Kletzkl
Two Slavonic Dances: No. 11, in F. and No. 15 in C (Dvorak)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Nicolai Malko

: Listen with Mother

Today's story: 'Sheep in Snow,' by Doris Hann, told by Julia Lang


Author: Doris Hann
Reader: Julia Lang

: Woman's Hour

From Northern Ireland including:
Planning for Christmas: John Body interviews Norah Hunter, wife of a marine engineer, about her preparations for Christmas
Carols by Candlelight: Margaret Cowdy tells of a Carol Service attended by 26,000 people
James Boyce reflects upon the horrors of moving house at Christmastime
Queen of the Kitchen: Elizabeth Erskine looks back on a holiday job in a hotel kitchen
A Cat about the House by Patricia Maclachan
Irish Jigs and Reels played by the Irish Rhythms Orchestra Conductor, David Curry
Serial: 'Triumph of Love' by Leona S. Bruckner
Abridged by Audrey Lucas '
Read by Peggy Hassard
The eighth of ten instalments
Programme introduced by Patricia Calderwood


Unknown: James Boyce
Unknown: Elizabeth Erskine
Unknown: Patricia MacLachan
Conductor: David Curry
Unknown: Leona S. Bruckner
Abridged By: Audrey Lucas
Read By: Peggy Hassard
Introduced By: Patricia Calderwood


BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Canteil


Conductor: Frank Canteil


Jack Salisbury and his Salon Orchestra


Unknown: Jack Salisbury

: Music of the Masters BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

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


Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte


(Leader, David Paget )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz


Leader: David Paget
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz


The third of four programmes in which students from all parts of the Commonwealth present their traditional songs
This evening it is the turn of: Pakistan Australia East Africa
Series arranged by David Jones


Arranged By: David Jones

: Joy Nichols, Kenneth Home Derek Roy in THE FORCES SHOW

Aided and abetted by Bob Andrews introduce
David Hughes
Top Tunes at your Request
Leslie Welch
The Memory Man
Forces Show Radio Nutwork
' These you have loathed'
-but not this way!
Albert and Les Ward
Harmony in Discord
'They're Crazy for You!' Raymond Glendenning
Reports on sports
The Forces Tutor
The low-down on Civvie Street
Malcolm Lockyer 's Concert Orchestra with The Coronets present
' The Girl Of Your Dreams '
That dean of detectives
Klaxon Home finds himself
' Without a Clue'
Fantastic adventures
' To be continued in our next'
Mastered Ceremoniously by Roy Williams
Script by Larry Stephens and Jimmy Grafton with additional material by Peter Griffiths and John Vyvyan Produced by Trafford Whitelock


Unknown: Bob Andrews
Unknown: David Hughes
Unknown: Leslie Welch
Unknown: Raymond Glendenning
Unknown: Malcolm Lockyer
Script By: Larry Stephens
Script By: Jimmy Grafton
Unknown: Peter Griffiths
Unknown: John Vyvyan
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock

: Curtain Up!: The Stars in Their Choices: Blithe Spirit

by Noel Coward
[Starring] Dulcie Gray and Michael Denison


Author: Noel Coward
[Actress]: Dulcie Gray
[Actor]: Michael Denison


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


Introduced By: Freddy Grisewood
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: George Melachrino and Dorothy Ctirless invite you to SOFT LIGHTS AND SWEET MUSIC

A programme of melody sprinkled with memory
Produced by Eric Arden


Produced By: Eric Arden


' Typhoon ' by Joseph Conrad
(to be read in nine instalments)
Reader, Andrew Faulils
Abridger, Robert MacDermot
8— 'The typhoon passes '


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


A romantic half-hour in the company of Pierre Dudan with interludes and accompaniments by The Dennis Wilson Trio and incidental music on gramophone records
Written and produced by Leonard Trebilco


Unknown: Pierre Dudan
Unknown: Dennis Wilson Trio
Produced By: Leonard Trebilco

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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