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: Housewives' Choice

Humphrey Lestocq introduces your request records


Presenter: Humphrey Lestocq


A story, a hymn, and a prayer


at the organ of the Granada, Tooting


Fred Alexander and his Players


Unknown: Fred Alexander


(Leader, Jack Nugent )
Conductor, Michael Collins


Leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Michael Collins


and the Squadronaires with Peter Morton , Jackie Lee Andrew Reavley and the Quads


Unknown: Peter Morton
Unknown: Jackie Lee
Unknown: Andrew Reavley


(Leader, Donald Sturtivant ) Conductor, Gilbert Vinter


Leader: Donald Sturtivant
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter


Today's story: The Treasure Hunt' by Helen Wareing , told by Dorothy Smith.


Unknown: Helen Wareing
Told By: Dorothy Smith.


Window Over the Kitchen Sink: Elizabeth Hay talks about bird-watching from the housewife's point of view
Music with a Smile: Dobson and Young talk about a pressing problem of the day
Come in Then: Marie Bracie remembers her faithful friend Malcomb-Menckoff
Taking Trouble — ' in more than a hip.' Listeners may remember that Eve Orme talked recently about her conquest of osteo-arthritis in the hip. Today's speaker fought and overcame widespread crippling from the same complaint.
Serial: The Old Wives' Tale' by Arnold Bennett
Abridged by Honor Wyatt
The fourth of thirteen instalments
Programme introduced by Jean Metcalfe


Abridged By: Honor Wyatt
Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe


introducing a singer who is new to you
Cyril Leeson (tenor) accompanied by The Dulcet Strings
Directed by Frank Stewart


Tenor: Cyril Leeson
Directed By: Frank Stewart


Andy Currie and his Dance Orchestra


Unknown: Andy Currie


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


Script By: Jonquil Antony


A message of comfort and cheer for all in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity'
Stuart Hibberd introduces a talk by Father Gordon Albion , D.Hist.sc.
Listeners' letters are very welcome, as they give real help in planning these talks. Send them to Stuart Hibberd, c/o Silver Lining, Broadcasting House, London, W.1. Listeners will realise that speakers cannot reply personally, but will try to deal with their problems in the talks.


Introduces: Stuart Hibberd
Talk By: Father Gordon Albion

: Foden's Motor Works Band

Conductor, Rex Mortimer
Joan Butler (soprano)


Musicians: Foden's Motor Works Band
[Band] conductor: Rex Mortimer
Soprano: Joan Butler

: Felton Rapley

at the BBC theatre organ


Organist: Felton Rapley

: The Composer Portrays...: The Western Hemisphere

BBC West of England Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frederick Lunnon)
Conductor, Frank Cantell


Musicians: BBC West of England Light Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Frederick Lunnon
Orchestra conductor: Frank Cantell

: The Archers

(BBC recording)

: The Show Goes On

Variety at high speed with The Kordites and The Raymond Woodhead Choir, Morecambe and Wise, John Horvelle, Gladys Morgan, Ronald Chesney, Ken Dodd,
The Hedley Ward Trio
The Augmented BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
(BBC recording)
(Morecambe and Wise, Ken Dodd, and The Kordites are appearing in "Let's Have Fun" at the Central Pier, Blackpool; Gladys Morgan in Variety at the Empire Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne)


Singers: The Kordites
Singers: The Raymond Woodhead Choir
Comedians: Morecambe and Wise
Baritone: John Horvelle
Comedienne: Gladys Morgan
Performer: Ronald Chesney
Comedian: Ken Dodd
Musicians: The Hedley Ward Trio
Musicians: The Augmented BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Geoffrey Wheeler
Producer: Ronnie Taylor

: Family Favourites

Tunes you have asked us to play, including some records chosen by Servicemen and women overseas.

: String Song

Music for voices and strings in an original style arranged and conducted by Ronald Binge and played by Max Jaffa with The Silver Strings and the BBC Chorus.
Introduced by Joy Worth.


Arranged and conducted by: Ronald Binge
Violinist: Max Jaffa
Musicians: The Silver Strings
Singers: The BBC Chorus
Presenter: Joy Worth
Producer: Charles Beardsall

: Life with the Lyons: Children Should be Seen and Heard

Written by Bob Block, Ronnie Hanbury, and Bebe Daniels.
[Starring] Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon
with Barbara Lyon, Richard Lyon, Horace Percival, Doris Rogers, Molly Weir, Richard Bellaers.
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
(BBC recording)
To be repeated on Sunday at 5.30


Writer: Bob Block
Writer: Ronnie Hanbury
Writer: Bebe Daniels
Incidental music: Arthur Wilkinson
Musicians: BBC Variety Orchestra
[Orchestra] conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Production: Tom Ronald
Herself: Bebe Daniels
Himself: Ben Lyon
Herself: Barbara Lyon
Himself: Richard Lyon
[Actor]: Horace Percival
[Actress]: Doris Rogers
[Actress]: Molly Weir
[Actor]: Richard Bellaers

: Take It from Here

[Starring] Dick Bentley and Jimmy Edwards
with Wallas Eaton, Alma Cogan, June Whitfield.
The Keynotes
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
(BBC recording)
(Jimmy Edwards is in 'The Talk of the Town' at the Adelphi Theatre, London)
Repeated on Friday at 8.30 (London Home Service); Sunday at 6.30 (Light)


Script: Frank Muir
Script: Denis Norden
Producer: Charles Maxwell
Singers: The Keynotes
Musicians: Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
[Orchestra] conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Announcer: David Dunhill
Comedian: Dick Bentley
Comedian: Jimmy Edwards
[Actor]: Wallas Eaton
[Actor]: Alma Cogan
[Actress]: June Whitfield

: Results of the Poll

An explanation for listeners of the way in which the Election results will be broadcast and of the methods by which the statistical analysis of their trends will be calculated.

: Election Results

will be broadcast as they become available. Summaries of the State of the Parties will be given at every quarter-hour.
See panel above and page 3
During this period light music will be played.
For details see Home Service

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