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: Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Derek Prentice

Contributors

Presenter: Derek Prentice

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a. prayer

: WILLIAM DA VIES

at the BBC theatre organ

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Jonquil Antony

: MUSIC FOR A ROYAL OCCASION

Third Movement. Andantino from
Suite for strings (Purcell, arr. Barbirolli): Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York, conducted by Sir John Barbirolli
Coronation March. Orb and Sceptre (Walton). London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir John Barbirolli
Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sarge-T

: STATE VISIT TO NORWAY

of Her Majesty the Queen and H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh
THE ARRIVAL
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh leave the Royal yacht Britannia anchored in Oslo fjord and land at the Honour Pier in Oslo, where they are welcomed by King Haakon and Crown Prince Olav They inspect the guard of honour and drive through the city to the Royal Palace
The scene described by Godfrey Talbot at the Honour Pier; Richard Dimbleby at the City Hall: Wynford Vaughan Thomas it the Grand Hotel: Audrey Russell outside the Royal Palace
Broadcast by arrangement with Norsk Rikskringkasting

Contributors

Unknown: Godfrey Talbot
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Unknown: Audrey Russell

: ERIC WINSTONE

and his Orchestra with June Marlow , Michael Holliday Colin Prince and the Stagecoachers
(Eric Winstone and his Orchestra are appearing at Builin's Holiday Camp, Claclon- on-Sea)

Contributors

Unknown: June Marlow
Unknown: Michael Holliday
Unknown: Colin Prince
Unknown: Eric Winstone

: CRICKET

England v. South Africa
Second Test Match : second day
Commentaries by Rex Alston , John Arlott , and Charles Fortune ; summaries by E. W. Swanton
From Lord's

Contributors

Unknown: Rex Alston
Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Charles Fortune
Unknown: E. W. Swanton

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: 'The Lost Teddy Bear' by Stella Thompson , told by Dorothy Smith
.

Contributors

Unknown: Stella Thompson
Told By: Dorothy Smith

: WOMAN'S HOUR

From the Midlands including
Mother Drives a Taxi: Brenda Cowley talks about the pleasures and problems of her chosen occupation
Writing it Down: Eileen Davis-Brown offers a suggestion which in her experience has helped towards domestic harmony
Farmers' Shop Window: On-the-spot commentary and interviews by George Whyley at the Three Counties Agricultural Show, which took place last week at Worcester.
Personal Story: Mary Smith , whose fathei and husband were clergymen and whose son is vicar of a parish on the edge of the Black Country, talks about her life, its difficulties, and its rewards
Homage to George Eliot : Peggy Boyton describes her visit to the celebrations and exhibition held in Nuneaton last week in honour of this Midland writer
Serial: ' Trial by Sasswood ' by Esther Warner
Abridged bv Terry Gomperts
Read by Grizelda Hervey
The tenth of fifteen instalments
Introduced by Mary Orchard

Contributors

Talks: Brenda Cowley
Unknown: Eileen Davis-Brown
Unknown: George Whyley
Unknown: Mary Smith
Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Peggy Boyton
Unknown: Terry Gomperts
Read By: Grizelda Hervey
Introduced By: Mary Orchard

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Richard Crean Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Crean Orchestra

: AT YOUR REQUEST

Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Sandy MacPherson

: MAKE WAY FOR MUSIC

BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Norman George )
Conductor, Alyn Ainsworth with Les Howard ,Barbara Law
Introduced by Roger Moffat

Contributors

Leader: Norman George
Conductor: Alyn Ainsworth
Unknown: Les Howard
Unknown: Barbara Law
Introduced By: Roger Moffat

: CRICKET England v. South Africa Further commentary and THE LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Latest results and commentary by Max Robertson

Contributors

Commentary By: Max Robertson

: Sport

including cricket close of play scores

: THE GOON SHOW

with Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe , Spike Milligan
' The Fireball of Milton Street'
In the little Sussex hamlet of Milton Street , 'twixt Alfriston and Polegate, word spread among the villagers that the end of the world was at hand. Henry Crun , the gouty old village alchemist, had seen a strange phenomenon through his telescope, Then, on the night of Tuesday, January n, 1801, the Long Man of Wilmington disappeared. It was a night that never ended --darkness completely enveloped Milton Street for more than fifty hours. The villagers said the sky had fallen, but Mistress Bannister , an old trot from Pevensey Marshes, knew better. She hid foreseen it all in her readings of the pitchblende.
The Ray Ellington Quartet
Max Geldray
Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott
Announcer. Wallace Greenslade
Script by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes
Production by Peter Eton
(The recorded broadcast in the Home Service on February 22)

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Milton Street
Unknown: Henry Crun
Unknown: Milton Street
Unknown: Mistress Bannister
Conducted By: Wally Stott
Script By: Spike Milligan
Script By: Eric Sykes
Production By: Peter Eton

: BING SINGS

on gramophone records

: ANY QUESTIONS?

A spontaneous discussion between
Mary Stocks
The Rt. Hon. Walter Elliot , M.P.
The Rt. Hon. Hugh Gaitskell, M.P.
Graham Hutton
Travelling Question-Master,
Freddy Grisewood
Produced by Michael Bowen
From an oil refinery at Fawley. Hampshire

Contributors

Unknown: Rt. Hon. Walter Elliot
Unknown: Rt. Hon. Hugh Gaitskell, M.P.
Unknown: Graham Hutton
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Franklin Engelmann introduces SONGS FOR EVERYBODY

Adele Leigh (soprano)
Raymond Nilsson (tenor)
Owen Brannigan (bass) and the Pontardulais Choral Society (Chorus-Master, Haydn Thomas ) with the BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader,Philip Whiteway )
Programme arranged and conducted by Rae Jenkins
Broadcast before an invited audience at the Cory Hall. Cardiff

Contributors

Soprano: Adele Leigh
Tenor: Raymond Nilsson
Bass: Owen Brannigan
Chorus-Master: Haydn Thomas
Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conducted By: Rae Jenkins

: CRICKET

England v. South Africa
Summary of the second day's play, by John Arlott

Contributors

Play By: John Arlott

: 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 Harris
Produced by John Browell

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril Stapleton
Pianist: Bill McGuffie
Produced By: John Browell

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' The Regent's Candlesticks ' by Elisabeth Kyle
(to be read in fifteen instalments)
Read by Felix Felton
Abridged by Jane Bowness
6 — ' Poor Little Julie'

Contributors

Unknown: Elisabeth Kyle
Read By: Felix Felton
Abridged By: Jane Bowness

: SHOW BAND SERENADE

Music for a later hour including
Eric Jupp and his players

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Jupp








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