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: Fourth Test Match AUSTRALIA v. ENGLAND

Commentary during the last hour and a half of the fourth day's play
Commentators: Alan McGilvray Bernard Kerr , Charles Fortune
A. G. Moyes , and Arthur Gilligan From the Adelaide Cricket Ground
(A relay of the Australian Broadcasting Commission's transmission)
8.30 Close of play summary by John Arlott of the Evening News, from Adelaide

Contributors

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

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: NEWS

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Jack Melford introduces your request records

Contributors

Introduces: Jack Melford

: FIVE TO TEN

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: CHARLES SMITTON

at the BBC theatre organ

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Frank Baron and his Sextet

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Baron

: MORNING STORY

' Gale Warning' by Philippa Southcombe
Reader, Philip Scott

Contributors

Reader: Philippa Southcombe
Reader: Philip Scott

: ONE THING AND ANOTHER

A record miscellany

: SID PHILLIPS

and his Band with Betty Miller

Contributors

Unknown: Betty Miller

: Concert Hour BBC MIDLAND ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Donald Sturtivant )
Conducted by Leo Wurmser
Victoria Sladen (soprano)

Contributors

Leader: Donald Sturtivant
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser
Soprano: Victoria Sladen

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five
Today's story: 'The Story of the Two Motor Cars ' by P. Clissold , told by Julia Lang.

Contributors

Unknown: P. Clissold
Told By: Julia Lang.

: WOMAN'S HOUR

including
Making Cakes with Ann Hardy. Method: 4--Melting the fat.(BRC recording)
Letter from Lady Cayley in Yorkshire: 3-The Understudy.
The Signal: Agatha Mainwaring recalls a memorable moment
Talking of Travel:
Learning the Language: Janet McLeod and Chris Howland recall incidents which made them wish they had learnt a foreign language, and some other travellers give their views on whether knowing the language made a difference to their holidays abroad.
Serial: The Naked Risk' by Phyllis Gordon Demarest
Abridged by Terry Gompertz
Read by Jill Balcon
The twelfth of fifteen instalments
Programme introduced by Jean Metcalfe

Contributors

Unknown: Ann Hardy.
Unknown: Agatha Mainwaring
Unknown: Janet McLeod
Unknown: Chris Howland
Unknown: Phyllis Gordon Demarest
Abridged By: Terry Gompertz
Read By: Jill Balcon
Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe

: THE TROUBADOURS

Directed by Lionel Falkman
Elton Hayes
(songs with guitar)

Contributors

Directed By: Lionel Falkman
Directed By: Elton Hayes

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The National Military Band
Conductor, George Holley

Contributors

Conductor: George Holley

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

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

Contributors

Script By: Hazel Adair

: DUDLEY SAVAGE

at the BBC theatre organ

: STRINGS IN RHYTHM

Directed by Henry Croudson
Billy Mayerl (piano)

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Croudson
Piano: Billy Mayerl

: PIANO PLAYTIME

Malcolm Lockyer at the piano

Contributors

Unknown: Malcolm Lockyer

: GERALDO

and his Orchestra with Roy Edwards

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Edwards

: The Younger Generation PARADE

It is nine weeks till Easter and Parade presents the first of a series of Enterprising Holidays, in which the bright ideas of 1954 are recalled for your use in 1955 Busking Through Europe
The story of two troubadours-Elaine Parry and Michael Nutt , students of the Guildhall School of Music, who paid their way on a ten-week musical tramp through France. Belgium. Luxembourg. Holland, and Germany Illustrated by on-the-spot recordings made by the BBC and the Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk in the cafes and on the street corners where they played and sang for their suppers with some hints on how and where to go. and some news of future holiday information
Devised and produced by Jack Singleton and Tony Gibson

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Nutt
Unknown: France. Belgium. Luxembourg.
Produced By: Jack Singleton
Produced By: Tony Gibson

: The Archers

: Sport

: Wilfred Pickles in 'HAVE AGO!'

visits Appleby
The County Town of Westmorland with Mabel at ' the table ' and Harry Hudson at the piano
Presented by Stephen Renaud Williams

Contributors

Unknown: County Town Of Westmorland
Unknown: Harry Hudson
Presented By: Stephen Renaud Williams

: BOXING

Sammy Odell (West Africa) v.
Jeff Walters (Scarborough)
A commentary on the eight-round Lightweight contest by Eamonn Andrews , with inter-round summaries by Harry Carpenter
From the Corn Exchange Hall,
Spalding

Contributors

Unknown: Sammy Odell
Unknown: Jeff Walters
Unknown: Eamonn Andrews
Unknown: Harry Carpenter

: NIGHTS OF GLADNESS

The Clayton and Waller Story
Written and narrated by John Watt
The Singers:
Iris Villiers , Billie Barker
Terry James, Laurie Payne
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master. Leslie Woodgate )
BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Charles Mackerras
The programme produced by Michael North
The name of the firm Clayton and Waller means to the public ' No, No, Nanette.' It also may mean all the other wonderful shows that followed that phenomenal success that altered the whole style of musical comedy from the more leisurely days of George Edwardes to the fast-moving shows of today. Jack Waller, after the termination of the partnership, was responsible for the long string of Bobby Howes shows at the Saville and the Hippodrome. Both are names to conjure with in the theatre.

Contributors

Unknown: John Watt
Singers: Iris Villiers
Singers: Billie Barker
Singers: Terry James,
Unknown: Laurie Payne
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Produced By: Michael North

: 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 wait
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

: NEWS

: Come dance in the Crystal Comer of the BBC LATIN-AMERICAN BALLROOM

to Edmundo Ros and his Latin-American Orchestra
Ballroom host, Edmundo Ros
Devised and presented by David Miller

Contributors

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

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' Pied Piper ' by Nevil Shute
(to be read in seventeen instalments)
Reader, Francis de Wolff
Abridger, Jocelyn Bradford
12-' Nearing the Coast'

Contributors

Unknown: Nevil Shute
Reader: Francis de Wolff
Unknown: Jocelyn Bradford

: Dancing continues in the Brazilian Balcony of the BBC LATIN-AMERICAN BALLROOM

to the music of Don Carlos and his Samba Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Don Carlos

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