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: Housewives' Choice

Peter West introduces your request records


Presenter: Peter West

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


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


The Promenade Players
Conductor, Sidney Bowman


Conductor: Sidney Bowman

: Mrs. Dale's Diary


Script: Hazel Adair


From Scotland
' The Joker' by Chris McManus
Reader, Leonard Maguire


Reader: Chris McManus
Reader: Leonard Maguire

: Music for Dancing

A programme of strict tempo dance music played by Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra


Played By: Victor Silvester


at the BBC theatre organ


(Leader, Donald Sturtivant ) Conductor, Gilbert Vinter
Richard Lewis (tenor)


Leader: Donald Sturtivant
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter
Tenor: Richard Lewis


Today's story: 'The Toy Motor Cars' by Monica Jarrett. told by Dorothy Smith.
Lorna Pegram introduces the programmes this week


Unknown: Monica Jarrett.
Told By: Dorothy Smith.
Introduces: Lorna Pegram


Facts about Cotton: experts are questioned by Marjorie Anderson in the second of a series of talks about materials we handle daily Reflections from the Screen: Gordon Gow on some of the new films
Bird Song in the Garden: Percy Edwards gives some help in recognising the songs "bf some of the spring migrants that will soon be arriving in the garden
My Choice for a Holiday: Caroline Brown has attended summer schools in Hertfordshire, in Oxford, and in Sweden. She compares their merits
Serial: The Winds of Heaven ' by Monica Dickens
Abridged by Audrey Lucas Read by Marjorie Westbury
The first of fourteen instalments
Programme introduced by Marjorie Anderson
For Women Readers-page 27


Unknown: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Percy Edwards
Unknown: Monica Dickens
Abridged By: Audrey Lucas
Read By: Marjorie Westbury
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson


Conducted by Lieut.-Col. A. Lemoine o.B.E. ,
Director of Music
Edith Lewin (mezzo-soprano)


Unknown: Col. A. Lemoine O.B.E.
Mezzo-Soprano: Edith Lewin


Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players


Unknown: Cecil Norman


Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Hazel Adair
Produced by Antony Kearey
Mrs. Sandiman apologised to Mrs. Dale for her behaviour over the Nursing Home. The dance at the ' Sutherland' was a great success, although it did not raise as much money as had been hoped.
Mr. Belkins had a heart attack at the Dales' house and had to be put in the spare room. Maud French called to tell Mrs. Freeman that she was going to Australia to lecture to the Aborigines. Tiffin got engaged to Mrs. Meadows. Madge Curran asked Gwen if she would share a Scandinavian girl to look after the children; David was offered a job doing murals in a Kensington nursery. Bob passed his exam. Mr. Owen, however, still refused his consent to Bob and Jenny's engagement, so Bob decided to travel to Wales and talk to him personally.


Script By: Hazel Adair
Produced By: Antony Kearey
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: James Dale
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Lane: Thelma Hughes
Gwen Owen: Aline Waites
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Sylvia: Doreen Mantle
Mr Owen: Kenneth Evans
Miss Mountford: Joan Matheson
Leathers: Joe Sterne
Jenny Owen: Julia Braddock
Nurse Barton: Irene Sabini
Bessie Monument: Iris Ballard
Monument: Middleton Woods
Monique Charbrier: Yvonne Dulac
Tiffin: Bryan Powley
Raffaele: Roger Delgado
Gordon Everett: David Jacobs
Fickling: Robert Webber

: Monday Matinee presents The Stars in Their Choices Roger Livesey and Ursula Jeans in ' CAROLINE'

by W. Somerset Maugham
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by Charles Lefeaux
The action of the play takes place in 1912


Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Cooper: Mairhi Russell
Isabella Trench: Avice Landone
Rex Cunningham: Leslie Phillips
Caroline Ashley: Ursula Jeans
Maude Fulton: Noel Hood
Robert Oldham: Roger Livesey
Dr Cornish: Richard Hurndall

: BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra


Leader: William McInulty
Conductor: David Curry


On Laughter:
Ted Lune
Morecambe and Wise
Brian Reece
On Song:
Les Howard. Julie Dawn
The Raymond Woodhead Choir
On Music:
The Augmented
BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
Sketch material bv
Jack Bradley and Ray Davies
Introduced by Roger Moffat
Produced by Eric Miller


Unknown: Ted Lune
Unknown: Brian Reece
Unknown: Les Howard.
Unknown: Julie Dawn
Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Unknown: Jack Bradley
Unknown: Ray Davies
Introduced By: Roger Moffat
Produced By: Eric Miller

: Patrick Barr and Pauline Jameson in ' THE BARLOWES OF BEDDINGTON'

The story of a school seen through the eyes of the Head-master and his wife by Warren Chetham-Strode
Episode 9
Production by Audrey Cameron


Unknown: Warren Chetham-Strode
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Robert Barlowe: Patrick Barr
Kate Barlowe: Pauline Jameson
Mark Sangster: John Clarke-Smith
Caroline Nicholls: Elizabeth London
Lester, Head of School House: Richard Bennett
Swan a prefect: Warren Hearnden
Matron of School House: Molly Rankin
Nigel Rankin a housemaster: Noel Johnson
Ponsonby, Chairman of the Governors: John Turnbull
Governors of Beddington:General Naseby: Anthony Shaw
Crockford: Philip Ray
Lambert: Leonard Trolley
Dr Carter: Patrick Waddington
Annie, the maid: Freda Falconer
Geoffrey Tennyson: John Chariesworth


Cyril Stapleton directs the BBC Show Band with Alfred Marks and Rikki Fulton makes the introductions which include
The Stargazers
Ray Burns, Bill McGuffie
Harold Smart , Bert Weedon
The Show Band Singers
Production by Johnnie Stewart


Unknown: Cyril Stapleton
Unknown: Rikki Fulton
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Unknown: Harold Smart
Unknown: Bert Weedon
Production By: Johnnie Stewart

: James McKcchnie in 'SAINT— WITH RED HANDS?*

The dramatic chronicle of a tragedy played out against the solid background of middle-class family life in mid-Victorian England-a story which raised a public outcry and which is unique in the annals of crime
4 — ' The Confession'
Adapted by Stephen Grenfell from the book Saint-With Red Hands?' by Yseult Bridges
Produced by Tom Waldron


Adapted By: Stephen Grenfell
Produced By: Tom Waldron


The Ken Moule Seven with Derek Humble
Introduced by Dill Jones
Produced by Jimmy Grant and Donald MacLean


Unknown: Ken Moule
Introduced By: Dill Jones
Produced By: Jimmy Grant
Produced By: Donald MacLean


' First Blood' by Jack Schaefer
(to be read in ten instalments)
Read by Noel Johnson
Abridged by Barbara Henderson
1—' Opportunity '


Unknown: Jack Schaefer
Read By: Noel Johnson
Abridged By: Barbara Henderson


Gerald Shaw at the organ of the Odeon, Marble Arch, London


Unknown: Gerald Shaw

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