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: Housewives' Choice

Dennis Noble introduces your request records


Presenter: Dennis Noble

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


at the organ of the Astoria Cinema, Aberdeen


Troise and his Banjoliers

: Mrs. Dale's Diary


Script: Basil Dawson


From Wales
' Postman's Knock ' by W. Lindsay Evans
Read by John Darran


Unknown: W. Lindsay Evans
Read By: John Darran

: 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, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conducted by Gerald Gentry


Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Gerald Gentry


Today's story: 'The Crane that Lifted the Boiler Off' by Eric Harrison , told by Julia Lang
Lorna Pegram introduces the programmes this week


Unknown: Eric Harrison
Told By: Julia Lang
Introduces: Lorna Pegram


From the West of England
Your Little Son, the Hairdresser -and You, Mother by A. L. de March
In Search of My Grandmother: a Cornish diversion by Mary Voyle
The Lay of the Hunted Pig: spoken and introduced by Lieut. Col. H. W. Kettlewell
Window on the Square by Sally Lunn
My Cheese-making School in the Nineties by Edith Sage
Trolley-Shop by Mabel Vanstone
Serial: The Winds of Heaven' by Monica Dickens
Abridged by Audrey Lucas
Read by Marjorie Westbury
The sixth of fourteen instalments
Programme introduced by Rosemary Colley


Unknown: A. L. de March
Unknown: Mary Voyle
Unknown: Sally Lunn
Unknown: Mabel Vanstone
Unknown: Monica Dickens
Abridged By: Audrey Lucas
Read By: Marjorie Westbury
Introduced By: Rosemary Colley


Conductor, David Aspinall
Alexander Henderson (bass)


Conductor: David Aspinall
Bass: Alexander Henderson


Jack Nathan and his Band


Unknown: Jack Nathan


Script by Basil Dawson
To be repeated tomorrow at 11.0 a.m.
Production by Antony Kearey Bob went up to Wales and attempted to persuade Jenny's father to consent to their engagement; Mr. Owen again refused. Jenny told Bob she would not marry him without her parents' consent. Bob heard of a flat that sounded promising. Monument and old Tiffin had a violent quarrel over the removal of Mrs. Meadows' television set; Mr. Belkin left the Dales. Rail flew to England to see Sally; he asked her to marry him and said that he would expect her answer the next day.


Script By: Basil Dawson
Production By: Antony Kearey
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: James Date
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Lane: Thetma Hughes
Gordon Everett: David Jacobs
Mr Bamford: Eric Lugg
Mr Belkins: Lloyd Pearson
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Sisters at Hospital: Marjorie Forsyth,
Sisters at Hospital: Belle Chrystall
Mrs Mountford: Vivienne Chatterton
Miss Mountford: Joan Matheson
Fickling: Robert Webber
Mr Beedle: Frank Tickle
Mrs Morgan: Grace Allardyce
Monument: Charles Lamb
Jenny Owen: Julia Braddock
Raffaele de Faenza: Roger Delgado
Mrs Owen: Hilda Bayley
Gwen: Aline Waites
Denby Harris: Philip Lennard
Maggs: Jack Howarth
Mrs Sellers: Tonnie McMillan
Madge Curran: Billie Whitelaw

: Monday Matinee presents The Stars in Their Choices Norman Shelley in 'JOHNSON OVER JORDAN'

A modern morality play by J. B. Priestley with original incidental music by Benjamin Britten
Radio adaptation and production by Raymond Raikes
The Goldsbrough Orchestra (Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz ) Conducted by Lionel Salter
(Continued in next column)
Characters in order of speaking:
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
The action of the play begins in Robert Johnson 's house; thence to the Office (' for man walketh in a vain shadow ') -to the Night Club (' Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die ')—and to the Inn at the World's End (' Let Thy servant depart in peace ').


Play By: J. B. Priestley
Production By: Raymond Raikes
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted By: Lionel Salter
Unknown: Robert Johnson
Agnes, the maid at the Johnsons: Janet Burnell
A Clergyman: T St John Barry
Richard Johnson: Geoffrey Matthews
Freda Johnson, his sister: Aline Waites
Mrs (Jill) Johnson, their mother: Betty Hardy
George Noble, a cousin: Jack Allen
Mr Clayton, head of Johnson's firm: John Ruddock
Robert Johnson: Norman Shelley
The Guide: Deryck Guyler
First Examiner: Richard Williams
Second Examiner: Manning Wilson
A Schoolmaster: George Hagan
Mrs Gregg, Jill's mother: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Charlie: John Gabriel
Lottie Spragg: Janet Burnell
Madame: Catherine Salkeld
A Porter at the Inn: George Hagan
Albert Goop, a waiter: Charles Leno
Tom Johnson, Robert's brother: T. St. John Barry
Mr Morrison, a schoolmaster: Manning Wilson
A Doctor: Rolf Lefebvre


Conducted by Raymond Agoult
Alfred Swain (baritone)


Conducted By: Raymond Agoult
Baritone: Alfred Swain

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

The story of a school by Warren Chethani-Strode
Episode 10
Production by Audrey Cameron


Unknown: Warren Chethani-Strode
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Robert Barlowe: Patrick Bart
Kate Barlowe: Pauline Jameson
Doggert, porter at Beddington: Geoffrey Wincott
John Tooting: David Enders
Caroline Nicholls: Elizabeth London
Mrs Usher: Susan Richards
Mr Usher: Philip Cunningham
Annie, the maid: Freda Falconer
Dr Carter: Patrick Waddington
Ponsonby, Chairman of the Governors: John Turnbull
Governors of Beddington: Crockford: Philip Ray
General Naseby: Anthony Shaw
Lambert: Leonard Trolley
Stockfleld: Gilbert Davis

: 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
5— 'The Aftermath'
Adapted bv Stephen Grenfell from the book ' Saint-With Red HandsT ' by Yseult Bridges
Produced by Tom Waldron


Unknown: Stephen Grenfell
Produced By: Tom Waldron


The Tony Crombie Orchestra including
Don Rendell , Annie Rosa
Jimmy Deuchar
Introduced by Dill Jones
Produced by Jimmy Grant and Donald MacLean


Unknown: Don Rendell
Unknown: Annie Rosa
Unknown: Jimmy Deuchar
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
6— 'The Lone Prospector '


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


Henri Le Blanc at the BBC theatre organ

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