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: Third Test Match AUSTRALIA v. ENGLAND

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


Commentators: Alan McGilvray
Commentators: Bernard Kerr
Commentators: Charles Fortune
Unknown: A. G. Moyes
Unknown: Arthur Gilligan

: Housewives' Choice

Rex Palmer introduces your request records


Presenter: Rex Palmer

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


at the BBC theatre organ
Selection: Tunes of Yesterday and Today


Ian Stewart and his Quintet


Unknown: Ian Stewart

: Mrs. Dale's Diary


Script: Basil Dawson


'Runaway' by Anton Delmar and Kenneth Hayles
Reader, Richard George


Unknown: Anton Delmar
Reader: Kenneth Hayles
Reader: Richard George


A record miscellany


and his Orchestra with Charles Granville
Jill Kinley , and Charles Young


Unknown: Charles Granville
Unknown: Jill Kinley
Unknown: Charles Young


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


Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Gerald Gentry


Today's story: 'The Christmas Mouse.' by Violet Statham , told by Dorothy Smith.


Unknown: Violet Statham
Told By: Dorothy Smith.


A Blessed Escape: Betty Goodby describes a three-day holiday away from housework
Toothache in Tangier: Christopher Wanklyn relates an experience.
Looking at Pictures with Mervyn Levy. Six talks on the ideas that produced the great 'Isms' of Modern Art. 5-Surrealism
They Shall Build' Houses: Jo Harper describes how she and her husband lived in a bus while they were building a house
Serial: ' Joy in the Morning' by P. G. Wodehouse
Abridged by Barbara Henderson
Read by Ronald Simpson
The second of ten instalments
Programme introduced by Jean Metcalfe
For Women Readers-page 25


Unknown: Betty Goodby
Unknown: Jo Harper
Unknown: P. G. Wodehouse
Abridged By: Barbara Henderson
Read By: Ronald Simpson
Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe


and his Mazurka Orchestra
Gregori Tcherniak (balalaika) accompanied by Geoffrey Sisley (guitar)


Guitar: Geoffrey Sisley

: Music While You Work

Band of the Royal Corps of Signals
Conducted by Major John L. Judd ,
M.B.E. Birector of Music


Conducted By: Major John L. Judd
Conducted By: M.B.E. Birector

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

(To be repeated tomorrow at 11.0 a.m.)


at the BBC theatre organ
(Harold Coombs is appearing at the Pavilion, Bournemouth)


Unknown: Harold Coombs

: GERALDO and his Orchestra

with Georgia Lee and Roy Edwards


Unknown: Roy Edwards

: The Younger Generation PARADE

in which its commentators suggest a few New Year resolutions with examples from:
Lancaster: where members of the Red Rose Boys' Club hold weekly archery contests
Sundown: where nineteen-year-old Betty McCulloch is working her way towards a commercial pilot's licence
Chelmsford: where under-twenties are building their own club premises Scafell Pike : where at over 3,000 feet, a group of young climbers from Whitehaven district celebrated New Year's day with a campfire sing-song Doncaster: where an amateur film group are busy on their new production ' The Secret Trilby '
Musical comment from
Marie Abel and her Friends


Unknown: Betty McCulloch
Unknown: Scafell Pike
Unknown: Marie Abel

: Have a Go!

Wilfred Pickles in Have a Go! visits Papworth
(The unique village settlement for T.B. sufferers and their families)
With Mabel at 'the table' and Harry Hudson at the piano.
(Home); Sunday at 11.0 a.m. (Light)


Presenter: Wilfred Pickles
Co-presenter: Mabel Pickles
Pianist: Harry Hudson
Presented by: Stephen Renaud Williams


in which Al Read takes life as he finds it and invites you to meet
A famous guest
A highlight in music and The Kordites
The Augmented
Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
Produced by Ronnie Taylor
(Al Read is appearing in 'Cinderella' at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool)


Unknown: Al Read
Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Produced By: Ronnie Taylor


The Joe Sacks Story
Written and narrated by Moore Raymond with David Kossoff
Iris Villiers
Billie Baker
Laurie Payne
Clarence Wright
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-master, Leslie Woodgate )
BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Charles Mackerras
Programme produced by Michael North
Joe Sacks could not read or write, yci he became one of the most important figures of London show business iusi after World War I. Tonight you hear how he made and lost a fortune by presenting some of the most famous stars and shows in the history of musical comedy. The Lilac Domino,' ' Going Up/ and ' Irene ' were among the great successes of ' Napoleon Joe Sacks ,' the first man to have six shows running in London at the same time.


Unknown: Moore Raymond
Singers: David Kossoff
Singers: Iris Villiers
Singers: Billie Baker
Singers: Laurie Payne
Singers: Clarence Wright
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Produced By: Michael North
Produced By: Joe Sacks
Unknown: Napoleon Joe Sacks

: Hancock's Half-Hour

Being a chronicle of the life and misadventures of Anthony Hancock, the celebrated waif.
[Starring] Tony Hancock with Moira Lister, Bill Kerr and Sidney James
(Tony Hancock is appearing in "The Talk of the Town" at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
The 'Hancock Theme' and other incidental music composed by: Wally Stott
Musicians: The Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Tony: Tony Hancock
Moira: Moira Lister
Bill: Bill Kerr
Sid: Sidney James

: Come dance in the Gaucho Room of the BBC LATIN-AMERICAN BALLROOM

with Edmundo Ros and his Band
Learn to dance the exotic rhythm of the mambo, samba, son-rumba, guracha, baion, and bolero mambo
Ballroom host, Edmundo Ros
Devised and presented by David Miller


Unknown: Edmundo Ros
Unknown: Edmundo Ros
Presented By: David Miller

: A Book at Bedtime: The Riddle of Samson: 5: Enter the Inspector

by Andrew Garve
(to be read in thirteen instalments)
Reader, David King-Wood
Abridger, Arthur Calder-Marshall


Author: Andrew Garve
Reader: David King-Wood
Abridged by: Arthur Calder-Marshall


moves out of doors under the stars to find the music of the Hermanos Deniz
Cuban Rhythm Band

: Weather Forecast Highlights

of tomorrow's programmes and News Summary

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