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: Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Richard Murdoch

Contributors

Presenter: Richard Murdoch

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: REGINALD PORTER-BROWN

at the BBC theatre organ

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Syd Dean and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Syd Dean

: SOUTHERN SERENADE

Southern Serenade Orchestra
Directed by Lou Whiteson with Carmen del Rio
(mezzo-soprano) and Norman Whiteley (piano)

Contributors

Directed By: Lou Whiteson
Mezzo-Soprano: Carmen Del Rio
Mezzo-Soprano: Norman Whiteley

: Band of the WELSH GUARDS

Conducted by Capt. F. L. Statham
Director of Music

Contributors

Conducted By: Capt. F. L. Statham

: PIANO PLAYTIME

Winifred Taylor and Kathleen O'Hagan at two pianos

Contributors

Unknown: Winifred Taylor
Unknown: Kathleen O'Hagan

: Concert Hour BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conducted by Gerald Gentry

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Gerald Gentry

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: 'Five Ducks on a Farm' by Leila Berg , told by Daphne Oxenford.

Contributors

Unknown: Leila Berg
Told By: Daphne Oxenford.

: WOMAN'S HOUR

From Scotland including:
Home is the Sailor, by Dorothy Lyall
Bonnie Fish and Halesome Farin: Mary Newman describes how she got nearer than most housewives to that king of fish, the herring
Peever: The English call it " Hopscotch " showing that they learnt it from the Scots, but where did the Scots learn it?' asks Olive Finlayson
Trees Have Flowers: Marion Law describes the beauty of some of the trees found in Britain today
Serial: The Old Wives' Tale' by Arnold Bennett
Abridged by Honor Wyatt Read by Ronald Simpson
The eighth of thirteen instalments
Programme introduced by Eisie Russell

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Lyall
Unknown: Bonnie Fish
Unknown: Mary Newman
Abridged By: Honor Wyatt
Read By: Ronald Simpson
Introduced By: Eisie Russell

: Racing

The Manchester Cup
Commentary by Raymond Glendenning, assisted by Claude Harrison as race-reader
From the Grand Stand of the Castle Irwell Racecourse. Manchester

Contributors

Commentary By: Raymond Glendenning
Assisted By: Claude Harrison

: JOHNNIE GRAY

and his Band with Franklyn Boyd

Contributors

Unknown: Franklyn Boyd

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Lionel Monte and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Lionel Monte

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Basil Dawson

: AT YOUR REQUEST

Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Sandy MacPherson

: THE CORY BAND

Conductor, E. S. Brown

Contributors

Conductor: E. S. Brown

: ALBANY STRINGS

Directed by Reg Pursglove

Contributors

Directed By: Reg Pursglove

: TEDDY FOSTER

and his Orchestra with Annette Klooger and Brian Clarke

Contributors

Unknown: Annette Klooger
Unknown: Brian Clarke

: Sport

including cricket close of play scores

: THE GOON SHOW

with Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe , Spike Milligan in ' The Booted Gorilla'
(found?)
On an expedition to Chinese West Africa, Bwana Bloodnok and Bwana Seagoon are hot on the trail of the gorilla when the footprints disappear behind a pepper bush, and, in their place, impressions of hobnail boots emerge. Could it be the heat? Bwana Seagoon contacts Bwana Grytpype-thynne of the London Gorilla Society, who recommends the only way to trap the booted gorilla is to erect a portable boot-repairer's shop in the jungle. Then suddenly, in the sleepy little Somerset village of Low Ham and East Coker, the local cobbler's shop is put up for sale. Why are the owners, Mr. Crun and Miss Bannister, anxious to emigrate to Chinese West Africa? Could it be the heat? And how is it that cobbler Crun is an adept at making boots for gorillas?
The Ray Ellington Quartet
Max Geldray
Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott
Announced. Wallace Greenslade
Script by Spike Milligan Production by Peter Eton

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Bwana Bloodnok
Unknown: Bwana Seagoon
Unknown: Bwana Seagoon
Unknown: Bwana Grytpype-Thynne
Conducted By: Wally Stott
Script By: Spike Milligan
Production By: Peter Eton

: BING SINGS

on gramophone records

: ANY QUESTIONS?

discussed spontaneously by A. G. Street
Lady Violet Bonham Carter
Gerald Nabarro , L. J. Callaghan
Travelling Question-Master,
Freddy Grisewood
Produced by Michael Bowen
From a factory canteen, Bournemouth, Hampshire

Contributors

Unknown: Lady Violet Bonham Carter
Unknown: Gerald Nabarro
Unknown: L. J. Callaghan
Question-Master: Freddy Grisewood
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: LETTER FROM THE WEST INDIES

The Australian Tour
Ernest Eytle is accompanying the Australian cricket team in the West Indies. Tonight, in the sixth of a series of seven letters he describes the progress of the tour so far both on and off the field.

Contributors

Unknown: Ernest Eytle

: IN SHOW BAND STYLE

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

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril Stapleton
Pianist: Bill McGuffie
Singer: Rita Williams
Produced By: John Browell

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' Fish Out of Water' by Gilbert Hackforth-Jones
Read by Norman Shelley
Abridged by Eve Howland
Last instalment:
The Prestige of the Royal Navy
Must be Preserved'

Contributors

Unknown: Gilbert Hackforth-Jones
Read By: Norman Shelley

: SHOW BAND SERENADE

Music for a later hour including
Eric Jupp and his Players

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Jupp








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