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: NEWS

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Alan Dixon introduces your request records

Contributors

Introduces: Alan Dixon

: FIVE TO TEN

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: JOSEPH SEAL

at the BBC theatre organ
Favourites Old and New

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Primo Scala and his Accordion Band

Contributors

Unknown: Primo Scala

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Script by Jonquil Antony

Contributors

Script By: Jonquil Antony

: THE HARLEQUINS

Directed by Sidney Sax

Contributors

Directed By: Sidney Sax

: ACCENT ON MELODY

Variety on gramophone records

: CLYDEBANK BURGH BAND

Conductor, John Hoggans

Contributors

Conductor: John Hoggans

: PIANO PLAYTIME

Edward Rubach at the piano

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Rubach

: Concert Hour BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conductor, John Hopkins

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: John Hopkins

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: 'Pudding Finds an Elephant' by Jane Alan , told by Julia Lang.

Contributors

Unknown: Jane Alan
Told By: Julia Lang.

: WOMAN'S HOUR

From the North of England
The Keswick Convention-1890: extracts from her grandmother's diary selected by Ruth Cowhig
Friday the Thirteenth: the Rev. Eric Robinson looks at some superstitions
Our Pig-Tailed Angel: Marjorie Godfrey tells you about the little German girl who has twice been her guest during visits to Liverpool of the Obernkirchen Children's Choir
Songs at the Piano: Violet Carson
Cookers I Have Known: if you are dissatisfied with your cooker, listen to Jessie Potts ' account of some of the curious contraptions she has coped with in her travels
Old Folks' Holiday: Gwen Pain visits Blackpool to see how some of the Old Age Pensioners, and their landladies, are getting on in their fifth annual holiday fortnight
Serial: Miss Buncle's Book ' by D. E. Stevenson
Abridged by Eve Howland
Read by Mary Wimbush
The tenth of fifteen instalments
Programme introduced by Violet Carson

Contributors

Unknown: Ruth Cowhig
Unknown: Eric Robinson
Unknown: Marjorie Godfrey
Unknown: OBErnkirchen Chil
Unknown: Jessie Potts
Unknown: Gwen Pain
Book By: D. E. Stevenson
Abridged By: Eve Howland
Read By: Mary Wimbush
Introduced By: Violet Carson

: PAUL ADAM

and his Mayfair Music with Marion Davies and Kenny Kaye

Contributors

Unknown: Mayfair Music
Unknown: Marion Davies
Unknown: Kenny Kaye

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Gerald Crossman Players

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Crossman

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

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

Contributors

Script By: Jonquil Antony

: 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

: Central Band of the ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE

Conducted by Squadron Leader A. E. Kirkwood
Director of Music
Royal Canadian Air Force

Contributors

Leader: A. E. Kirkwood

: MUSIC FROM AMERICA

A recorded programme of dance music by Guy Lombardo and his Orchestra featuring
Kenny Gardner and Bill Flanagan

Contributors

Music By: Guy Lombardo
Unknown: Kenny Gardner
Unknown: Bill Flanagan

: MAKE WAY FOR MUSIC

from the BBC Northern Variety Orchestra with Les Howard , Barbara Law
Introduced by Roger Moffat
Orchestra led by Norman George
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth

Contributors

Unknown: Les Howard
Introduced By: Roger Moffat
Unknown: Norman George
Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth

: GOING PLACES ... MEETING PEOPLE

with Arthur Bush
One man's view of people and places that make the wheels go round in the world's biggest city

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Bush

: The Archers


Written by Edward J. Mason and Geoffrey Webb.
A story of country folk.

Contributors

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

: News and RADIO NEWSREEL

followed by

: Sport

including cricket close of play scores

: THE GOON SHOW

Peter Sellers , Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan in ' The Phantom Head Shaver'
(of Brighton)
During the hot summer of 1898, Mr. and Mrs. Nugent Dirt were just one of many honeymooning couples enjoying the bracing air of Brighton. Then, one torrid night, like a bolt from the blue, the Phantom Head Shaver struck, and Mr. Dirt woke up-bald! Prunella, his wife, summoned him for concealing his baldness during courtship, and the great Q.c., Hairy Seagoon , was briefed for the defence. No sooner had he arrived on the scene than the dreaded Phantom struck again! This time the victim was Mr. Seagoon. As the court case dragged on the Head Shaver struck again and again-fifty times-until Brighton became a city of terror. The Military flung a cordon round the district leaving only one exit at Haywards Heath, and it was there, in a lonely railwayman's hut, that the fearless Hairy Seagoon finally came to grips with the dreaded ' Shaver.'
Cast in older of speaking:
(Continued in next column)
The Ray Ellington Quartet
Max Geldray
Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott
Announcer, Wallace Greenslade
Script by Spike Milligan
Production by Peter Eton

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Hairy Seagoon
Unknown: Max Geldray
Conducted By: Wally Stott
Announcer: Wallace Greenslade
Script By: Spike Milligan
Production By: Peter Eton
Mrs Prunella Dirt: Peter Sellers
Mr Nugent Dirt: Harry Secombe
Moriarty: Spike Milligan
Usher: Ray Ellington
Judge Schnorrer: Peter Sellers
Windemere Ropesock, Q c: Spike Milligan
Hairy Seagoon: Harry Secombe
Mr Henry Crun: Peter Sellers
Miss Minnie Bannister: Spike Milligan
Bluebottle: Peter Sellers
Eccles: Spike Milligan
Fred Bogg: Harry Secombe
Major Denis Bloodnok: Peter Sellers

: BING SINGS

on gramophone records

: ANY QUESTIONS

on Country Topics discussed by: Eric Hobbis
Ralph Wightman
Brian Vesey-FitzGerald
Victor Bonham-Carter
Question-Master,
Freddy Grisewood
Produced by Bill Coysh

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Hobbis
Unknown: Ralph Wightman
Unknown: Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald
Question-Master: Victor Bonham-Carter
Question-Master: Freddy Grisewood
Produced By: Bill Coysh

: FRIDAY NIGHT IS MUSIC NIGHT

A hundred men and a girl entertain you with music for the end of the week
Patricia Baird with the 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 Army Service Corps
Conducted by Captain J. F. Dean
Director of Music
Introduced by Philip Slessor
Produced by Campbell Ricketts

Contributors

Unknown: Patricia Baird
Leader: John Sharpe
Conducted By: Sidney Torch
Conducted By: Stanley Riley
Conducted By: Cyril Gell
Unknown: Frederick Stone
Conducted By: Captain J. F. Dean
Introduced By: Philip Slessor
Produced By: Campbell Ricketts

: ELECTION BROADCAST

Miss Edith Pitt, O.B.E.
Conservative candidate for Edgbaston

Contributors

Unknown: Miss Edith Pitt, O.B.E.

: IN SHOW BAND STYLE

Cyril Stapleton directs the BBC Show Band
Pianist, Bill McGuffie
Songs from the Stargazers
Harold Smart, Bert Weedon
Guest singer, Ronnie Hylton
Produced by John Browell

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril Stapleton
Pianist: Bill McGuffie
Unknown: Harold Smart,
Unknown: Bert Weedon
Singer: Ronnie Hylton
Produced By: John Browell

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' The Rare Adventure ' by Bernard Fergusson
Read by Robert Rietty
Abridged by Evelyn Gibbs
Last instalment:
' The Way Back '

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Fergusson
Read By: Robert Rietty
Abridged By: Evelyn Gibbs

: SHOW BAND SERENADE

Music for a later hour including
Eric Jupp and his Players

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Jupp

: Close Down









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