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: Housewives' Choice

Edward Barnes introduces your request records

Contributors

Presenter: Edward Barnes

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: FRANK GORDON

at the BBC theatre organ
Melodies of the Moment

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Ken Beaumont and his Sextet

Contributors

Unknown: Ken Beaumont

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Jonquil Antony

: MARCEL GARDNER

and his Serenade Orchestra

: MORNING STORY

From the North of England
' A Plain, Ordinary Busker' by Lee Martin
Read by Deryck Guyler

Contributors

Unknown: Lee Martin
Read By: Deryck Guyler

: Crookhall Colliery Band

Conductor, J. J. Stobbs

Contributors

Conductor: J. J. Stobbs

: MIDDAY PROM

BBC Northern Orchestra Conductor, John Hopkins
From the Town Hall, Manchester by arrangement with Manchester Corporation

Contributors

Conductor: John Hopkins

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: 'Jingle Joe 's Garden.' by Betty Starkey , told by Dorothy Smith.

Contributors

Unknown: Jingle Joe
Garden By: Betty Starkey
Told By: Dorothy Smith.

: WOMAN'S HOUR

From the Midlands
My Fifty Years as a Shorthand-Typist: Kate Jessey , who at seventy-five is still doing a secretarial job, looks back on a full life, and gives her recipe for happiness a The Unhandy Man: a husband's lament, by Eric Roberts
Taking Minna to the Pictures: Winifred Barrows introduces an all-too-familiar cinema companion.
Not Today, Thank You: some thoughts on door-to-door canvassers and salesmen by Eileen Davis-Brown
Gardens in Miniature: Mary Gillbee talks about her hobby
(Continued in next column)
First Signs of Spring: 'B.B.' takes you on a walk through the woods at his home in Northamp. tonshire
Serial:
' The Murder of Roger Ackroyd ' by Agatha Christie
Abridged by Honor Wyatt
Read by James McKechnie The tenth of fifteen instalments
Programme introduced by Mary Orchard

Contributors

Unknown: Kate Jessey
Unknown: Eric Roberts
Unknown: Taking Minna
Introduces: Winifred Barrows
Unknown: Eileen Davis-Brown
Talks: Mary Gillbee
Unknown: Roger Ackroyd
Unknown: Agatha Christie
Read By: James McKechnie
Introduced By: Mary Orchard

: LOU PREAGER and his Orchestra

with Tina Vaughan , Hazel Day Steve Martin , Larry Hayward and the Sunnysiders

Contributors

Unknown: Tina Vaughan
Unknown: Hazel Day
Unknown: Steve Martin
Unknown: Larry Hayward

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Jack Coles and his Orchestre Moderne

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Coles

: AT YOUR REQUEST

The music you have asked for introduced and played by Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Played By: Sandy MacPherson

: Band of the GRENADIER GUARDS

Conducted by Major F. J. Harris , M.B.E.,
Director of Music

Contributors

Conducted By: Major F. J. Harris

: Did You See This?

Hugh Ross Williamson follows up an item of news that caught his eye in this morning's paper
'Did You See This!' will be broadcast twice a week - on Wednesdays and Fridays at 6.30

Contributors

Presenter: Hugh Ross Williamson

: THE NIGHT IS YOUNG

An early evening entertainment featuring
Les Howard
Norman George and the String Serenaders with the BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Directed by Alyn Ainsworth Introduced by Roger Moffat

Contributors

Unknown: Les Howard
Unknown: Norman George
Unknown: String Serenaders
Directed By: Alyn Ainsworth
Introduced By: Roger Moffat

: Nat ' King ' Cole in HOLLYWOOD ENTERTAINMENT

A programme of songs and music specially recorded in California by this popular star and introduced by him

: The Archers

Written by Geoffrey Webb and Edward J. Mason.

Contributors

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

: Sport

Raymond Glendenning on tomorrow's fixtures

Contributors

Unknown: Raymond Glendenning

: TED RAY TIME

The old maestro with Peter Sellers , Harold Berens Kenneth Connor , Don Peters and Joan Sims
The Beaux and the Belles
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet Script by George Wadmore
Ted Ray and Sid Colin
Produced by George Inns

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harold Berens
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Don Peters
Unknown: Joan Sims
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script By: George Wadmore
Script By: Ted Ray
Script By: Sid Colin
Produced By: George Inns

: ANY QUESTIONS?

Questions of the moment put by members of the audience are discussed spontaneously by Jack Longland , Frank Byers
Anthony Wedgwood Benn , M.P.
Sir Gurney Braithwaite ,
Bt., M.P.
Travelling Question-Master,
Freddy Grisewood
Produced by Michael Bowen
From a factory recreation hall,
Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Longland
Unknown: Frank Byers
Unknown: Anthony Wedgwood Benn
Unknown: Sir Gurney Braithwaite
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: FRIDAY NIGHT IS MUSIC NIGHT

A musical entertainment for the end-of the week
Lester Ferguson with BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conducted by Sidney Torch
Stanley Riley and the BBC Men's Chorus
Conducted by Cyril Gell with Frederick Stone at the piano
Band of the Royal Corps of Signals
Conducted by Major John L. Judd , M.B.E.
Director of Music
Introduced by Philip Slessor
Produced by Campbell Ricketts

Contributors

Unknown: Lester Ferguson
Leader: John Sharpe
Conducted By: Sidney Torch
Conducted By: Stanley Riley
Conducted By: Cyril Gell
Unknown: Frederick Stone
Conducted By: Major John L. Judd
Introduced By: Philip Slessor
Produced By: Campbell Ricketts

: LETTER FROM AUSTRALIA

The M.C.C. Tour
E. W. Swanton, cricket correspondent of the Daily Telegraph, is accompanying the M.C.C. team in Australia. Tonight, in the last of a series of six letters, he describes the progress of the tour so far, both on and off the field

: IN SHOW BAND STYLE

Cyril Stapleton directs the BBC Show Band
Pianist, Bill McGuffie
Songs from the Stargazers
Harold Smart and the Sambassadors
Guest singer:
Julie Dawn
Produced by Donald MacLean

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril Stapleton
Pianist: Bill McGuffie
Produced By: Donald MacLean

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' The Uninvited' by Frank Chittenden
(to be read in fourteen instalments)
Reader, Cyril Shaps
Abridger, Edgar Holt
7-' Madison asks more questions '

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Chittenden
Reader: Cyril Shaps
Unknown: Edgar Holt

: SHOW BAND SERENADE

Music for a later hour including
Eric Jupp and his Players

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Jupp

: Weather Forecast

Highlights of tomorrow's programme* and News Summary








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