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: Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Donald Gray

Contributors

Presenter: Donald Gray

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: NELSON ELMS

at the BBC theatre organ

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Ian Stewart and his Quintet

Contributors

Unknown: Ian Stewart

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Kenneth Mason

: MORNING STORY

From the Midlands
' Erb's Christmas Show' by Stanley Derricourt
Read by Ronald Baddiley

Contributors

Unknown: Stanley Derricourt
Read By: Ronald Baddiley

: ON WITH THE DANCE

Light Orchestra
(Leader, William Mclnulty )
Conductor, David Curry

Contributors

Leader: William McLnulty
Conductor: David Curry

: SYDNEY LIPTON

and his Orchestra with Pat Sheridan
Charles Granville and Charles Young

Contributors

Unknown: Pat Sheridan
Unknown: Charles Granville
Unknown: Charles Young

: Concert Hour BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Philip Whiteway ) Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Wilfrid Parry (piano)

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Piano: Wilfrid Parry

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: 'The Little Grey Mouse' by I. M. Dubois, told by Julia Lang.

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Designed and presented by Denise Robins
Speakers include:
Herbert Fooks recalling the time he was mauled by a tiger; Herbert Menges; Mrs. Gerald Legge; Henriette Anne de Beer, still working at ninety and Ruby Murray telling of the song that made her name
(Continued in next column)
Serial: Black Narcissus' by Rumer Godden
(to be read in thirteen instalments)
Abridged by Ursula Keeble
Read by Grizelda Hervey
3 — ' Mr. Dean'

Contributors

Presented By: Denise Robins
Unknown: Rumer Godden
Abridged By: Ursula Keeble
Read By: Grizelda Hervey

: CONDUCTED TOUR

A musical journey with the BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
(Leader. Frederick Lunnon )
Conductor, Frank Cantell
Your guide, Hugh Shirreff
Today's tour includes: Devon, the Cotswolds, France. Portugal, Spain. Italy, Greece, and Africa

Contributors

Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Cantell
Unknown: Hugh Shirreff

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Bobby Howell Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Bobby Howell

: Music of the Masters BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

(Led by Fred Brough )
Conductor, John Hopkins

Contributors

Conductor: Fred Brough
Conductor: John Hopkins

: BBC REVUE ORCHESTRA

(Leader, David Paget )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz

Contributors

Leader: David Paget
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz

: Vera Lynn in THE SONG'S THE 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

Produced By: John Hooper

: GOING PLACES ... MEETING PEOPLE

with Rex Alston

Contributors

Unknown: Rex Alston

: MUSIC CLUB

Chairman, John Webster
A weekly gathering of Younger Generation enthusiasts making or discussing music
At the Club's last meeting before Christmas the Chairman reviews the season's activities, recalling highlights of recent meetings, and outlining plans for the New Year

Contributors

Unknown: John Webster

: 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

: MUSIC FOR CHRISTMAS

H.R.H. Princess Margaret attended the annual Christmas Concert given last Thursday in St. Paul's Cathedral by'the University of London
Musical Society
Conductor, Thornton Lofthouse
Tonight John Webster recalls the scene and presents an extract from the concert

Contributors

Conductor: Thornton Lofthouse
Unknown: John Webster

: HANCOCK'S HALF-HOUR

featuring ' the lad 'imself' with Bill Kerr
Sidney James , Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams
Music composed by Wally Stott and recorded by the Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra Conducted by Harry Rabinowitz
Script: Alan Simpson and Ray Galton
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Andree Melly
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Composed By: Wally Stott
Conducted By: Harry Rabinowitz
Script: Alan Simpson
Script: Ray Galton
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson

: THE DORIS DAY SHOW

Songs and records, old and new specially recorded in Hollywood by America's singing star
Doris Day and her friends for British listeners
Introduced by Jean Metcalfe
Presented by Peter Eton and Johnnie Stewart
Technical assistant, J. K. Murphy

Contributors

Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe
Presented By: Peter Eton
Presented By: Johnnie Stewart
Unknown: J. K. Murphy

: Geraldine McEwan and Leslie Phillips in 'NOT IN THE BOOK'

A play for radio by Ian Stuart Black
See below

Contributors

Unknown: Ian Stuart Black

: LATE-NIGHT RENDEZVOUS

Billy Mayerl and his Players and the Chameleons directed by Ron Peters

Contributors

Unknown: Billy Mayerl
Directed By: Ron Peters

: 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 8—'The Fears of Morgan Price'

Contributors

Unknown: Margot Bennett
Abridged By: Jocelyn Bradford

: GERMANY ENTERTAINS

with light music from Stuttgart
Third of tour programmes introduced by Frank Wade who gives an eye-witness account of the recent Stuttgart Festival featuring
The Symphony Orchestra of Suddeutscher Rundfunk

Contributors

Introduced By: Frank Wade








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