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: Housewives' Choice

Donald Gray introduces your request records

Contributors

Presenter: Donald Gray

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: STANLEY WYLLIE

at the organ of the Ritz Cinema, Belfast

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Bernard Monshin and his Rio Tango Band

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Monshin

: MORNING STORY

' Better to be Safe ' by Murray Tyndale
Read by Selma Vaz Dias

Contributors

Unknown: Murray Tyndale
Read By: Selma Vaz Dias

: Music for Dancing

A programme of strict tempo dance music played by Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Victor Silvester

: PIANO PLAYTIME

Felix King at the piano

: Football Association Challenge Cup Competition: Draw for the Third Round

Commentary by Raymond Glendenning from the Football Association Council Chamber, Lancaster Gate, London

Contributors

Commentary: Raymond Glendenning

: Concert Hour BBC MIDLAND ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Ernest Element )
Conducted by Leo Wurmser
Rene Soames (tenor)

Contributors

Leader: Ernest Element
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser
Tenor: Rene Soames

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: "Cold Paws' by Dorothy Dixon. told by Dorothy Smith.
Catherine Edwards introduces the programmes this week

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Dixon.
Told By: Dorothy Smith.
Introduces: Catherine Edwards

: WOMAN'S HOUR

including
Minnie Pallister talking
Salesclerk in New York: Beatrice Gilbert describes a temporary job during the Christmas season
Reading Your Letters: the weekly programme contributed by listeners
Through the Stages: points from listeners' letters. The eleventh in a series of talks on child psychology by Gwendolen Chesters.
Serial: Black Narcissus ' by Rumer Godden
(to be read in thirteen instalments)
Abridged by Ursula Keeble
Read by Grizelda Hervey
1—' The Ride Up '
Programme Introduced by Marjorie Anderson

Contributors

Unknown: Minnie Pallister
Unknown: Rumer Godden
Abridged By: Ursula Keeble
Read By: Grizelda Hervey
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: JACK SALISBURY

and his Salon Orchestra
Dermot Troy (tenor)

Contributors

Tenor: Dermot Troy

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Robin Richmond Trio

Contributors

Unknown: Robin Richmond

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Script by Kenneth Mason
Productions by Betty Davies and John Hopkins

Contributors

Script By: Kenneth Mason
Unknown: Betty Davies
Unknown: John Hopkins
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: James Date
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Lane: Thelma Hughes

: BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra

(Leader, William Mclnulty) Conductor, David Curry

Contributors

Leader: William McLnulty
Conductor: David Curry

: GERALD SHAW

at the BBC theatre organ

: CARL BARRITEAU

and his Orchestra with Kerri Sims and Wally Carr

Contributors

Unknown: Kerri Sims
Unknown: Wally Carr

: Vera I.vnn in

THE SONG'S 1 HE THING
A programme presenting the hit songs of the moment, introduced by singing personalities of today with Woolf Phillips and his Orchestra
Produced by John Hooper

Contributors

Unknown: Woolf Phillips
Produced By: John Hooper

: GOING PLACES ... MEETING PEOPLE

with Rex Alston

Contributors

Unknown: Rex Alston

: PARADE

A programme for family listening presented by members of the Younger Generation
' Christmas comes but once a year'
With less than a fortnight to go, under-twenties are busy preparing for the festive season. In a rapid cross-country journey Parade introduces the wide variety of jobs and activities that are under way, from rehearsing a village pantomime to fattening the Christmas turkey

: • JOURNEY INTO SPACE'

presents
' The World in Peril'
A tale of the future in twenty episodes
Part 12
Other parts played by David Jacobs and Pat Campbell Music composed and conducted by Van Phillips
Written and produced by Charles Chilton

Contributors

Played By: David Jacobs
Played By: Pat Campbell
Conducted By: Van Phillips
Produced By: Charles Chilton
Jet Morgan: Andrew Faulds
Lemmy Barnet: Alfle Bass
Doc Mathews: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Stephen Mitchell: Don Sharp

: Round the British Isles with TOP OF THE FORM

Question-Masters, John Ellison and Robert MacDermot
11—Welsh Finals
Newtown Girls' Grammar School v. Jones' West Monmouth School,
Pontypool (Boys)
Questions set by Tom Williams
Produced by Joan Clark

Contributors

Question-Masters: John Ellison
Question-Masters: Robert MacDermot
Unknown: Tom Williams
Produced By: Joan Clark

: Ted Ray, Tommy Trinder Jimmy Edwards. David Nixon attempt to guess MY WILDEST DREAM

A comedy quiz in which members of the public tell listeners of their secret ambitions
Chairman, Peter Haigh
Presented by Peter Eton

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Haigh
Presented By: Peter Eton

: SHOW BAND SHOW

Cyril Stapleton directs
The BBC Show Band starring:
Alfred Marks with The Stargazers, Harold Smart
Bert Weedon , Dennis Wilson
The Show Band Singers and Janie Marden
Script by Dick Vosburgh and Brad Ashton
Production by Johnnie Stewart

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril Stapleton
Unknown: Alfred Marks
Unknown: Harold Smart
Unknown: Bert Weedon
Unknown: Dennis Wilson
Unknown: Janie Marden
Script By: Dick Vosburgh
Script By: Brad Ashton
Production By: Johnnie Stewart

: Music in Miniature

A musical entertainment given by Pierre Fournier (cello)
Ernest Lush (piano)
Heather Harper (soprano)
George Malcolm (harpsichord)
Janet Craxton (oboe)
The Strings of the Musica da Camera
Programme arranged by Basil Douglas

Contributors

Cello: Pierre Fournier
Piano: Ernest Lush
Soprano: Heather Harper
Harpsichord: George Malcolm
Oboe: Janet Craxton
Arranged By: Basil Douglas

: BRITISH JAZZ

The Vic Ash Quartet
Introduced by Dill Jones Producer, Jimmy Grant

Contributors

Unknown: Vic Ash
Introduced By: Dill Jones
Producer: Jimmy Grant

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

'The Man Who Didn't Fly' by Margot Bennett
(to be read in fifteen instalments)
Abridged by Jocelyn Bradford
Read by Garard Green
6: "Maurice Reid-the Financier*

Contributors

Unknown: Margot Bennett
Abridged By: Jocelyn Bradford

: MONDAY NIGHT RHYTHM SPECIAL

played by Jack Parnell and his Orchestra with Irene Miller
Producer, Jimmy Grant

Contributors

Played By: Jack Parnell
Unknown: Irene Miller
Producer: Jimmy Grant








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