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: Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Peter Jones

Contributors

Presenter: Peter Jones

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: LOUIS MORDISH

at the BBC theatre organ

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Wynford Reynolds and his Orchestra

: MORNING STORY

From the North of England
' Tea's Tea,' by Anne Bradley
Read by Herbert Smith

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Bradley
Read By: Herbert Smith

: Music for Dancing

Played by Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Victor Silvester

: FAIREY AVIATION WORKS BAND

Conductor, Harry Mortimer

Contributors

Conductor: Harry Mortimer

: Concert Hour BBC MIDLAND ORCHESTRA

(Leader. Ernest Element )
Conducted by Gilbert Vinter

Contributors

Leader: Ernest Element
Conducted By: Gilbert Vinter

: LISTEN WTIH MOTHER

Today's story: 'The Cat Who Wanted to Sing Carols' by Joyce Glover , told by Julia Lang
Catherine Edwards introduces the programmes this week

Contributors

Unknown: Joyce Glover
Told By: Julia Lang
Introduces: Catherine Edwards

: WOMAN'S HOUR

including
The Age of Violence: Beryl Hughes questions the reputation for violence of the 1950s
'Trust and Obey,' he yelled: Gertrude Peart remembers her very Victorian father
Reading Your Letters: the weekly programme contributed by listeners
'Green suckers, twining....': Ba Mason describes how she failed to buy a pony
Serial: Black Narcissls by Rumer Godden
(to be read in thirteen instalments)
Abridged by Ursula Keeble
Read by Grizelda Hervey
6—' Kanchi '
Programme introduced by Marjorie Anderson

Contributors

Unknown: Beryl Hughes
Unknown: Rumer Godden
Abridged By: Ursula Keeble
Read By: Grizelda Hervey
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: MARCEL GARDNER

and his Serenade Orchestra
Gerald Davies (tenor)

Contributors

Tenor: Gerald Davies

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Ronnie Pleydell and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Ronnie Pleydell

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Jonquil Antony
Productions by Betty Davies and John Hopkina

Contributors

Script By: Jonquil Antony
Unknown: Betty Davies
Unknown: John Hopkina
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: James Date
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Lane: Thelma Hughes

: MICHAELOFF

and his Mazurka Orchestra

: DOUGLAS REEVE

at the organ of the Dome, Brighton

: TOP OF THE BILL

Variety on gramophone records
Louis Armstrong. Eve Boswell
The De Castro Sisters
Doris Day
The Ray Ellington Quartet Joe ' Mr. Piano ' Henderson
Sid Phillips and his Band
Frank Sinatra
Dickie Valentine. Malcolm Vaughan
Introduced by Alan Newman

Contributors

Unknown: Louis Armstrong.
Unknown: Eve Boswell
Unknown: Doris Day
Piano: Sid Phillips
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Dickie Valentine.
Unknown: Malcolm Vaughan
Introduced By: Alan Newman

: LET THE CHILDREN SING

Children's Choirs from many parts of Britain entertain you with their songs
Tonight: Scotland
Scottish Junior Singers. Glasgow
Conductor, Agnes Duncan
Musselburgh Junior Singers
Conductor. Morton Robertson Aberdeen Arion Junior Choir
Conductor, May Carruthers Greig
Introduced by Ian Wallace
Produced by Charles Beardsall in collaboration with Ronald Calder

Contributors

Introduced By: Ian Wallace
Produced By: Charles Beardsall
Unknown: Ronald Calder

: SEMPRINI

at the piano

: 'JOURNEY INTO SPACE'

' The World in Peril '
A tale of the future in twenty episodes
Part 13
Other parts played by David Jacobs
Pat Campbell and Alan Tilvern Music composed and conducted by Van Phillips
Written and produced by Charles Chilton.

Contributors

Played By: David Jacobs
Played By: Pat Campbell
Played By: Alan Tilvern
Conducted By: Van Phillips
Produced By: Charles Chilton.
Jet Morgan: Andrew Faulds
Lemmy Barnet: Alfie 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
12-Scottish Finals
High School for Girls, Aberdeen v. Dalziel High School,
Motherwell (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

: The Royal Choral Society singing CAROLS FOR EVERYBODY

with an audience in the Royal Festival Hall,
London
At the organ, Arnold Greir
Conductor,
Sir Malcolm Sargent
0 come. all ye faithful Christmas is coming Bethlehem
The Twelve Days of Christmas Hark! the herald angels sing Little David, play on yo' harp A Cowboy Carol
Good King Wenceslas

Contributors

Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent

: SHOW BAND SHOW

BBC Show Band
Directed by Cyril Stapleton welcomes
America's comedy singing star
Jerry Colonna with Alfred Marks
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

Directed By: Cyril Stapleton
Unknown: Jerry Colonna
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 Camilla Williams (soprano)
Clifton Helliwell (accompanist)
Colin Horsley (piano)
Dennis Brain Wind Quintet
Hirsch String Quartet
Programme arranged by Basil Douglas

Contributors

Soprano: Camilla Williams
Accompanist: Clifton Helliwell
Piano: Colin Horsley
Arranged By: Basil Douglas

: BRITISH JAZZ

The Cy Laurie Band
Introduced by Dill Jones Producer. Jimmy Grant

Contributors

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 instalmenu)
Abridged by Jocelyn Bradford
Read by Garard Green
11 — ' Mr. Wade's Investment'

Contributors

Unknown: Margot Bennett
Abridged By: Jocelyn Bradford

: A STAGECOACH JOURNEY

with Eric Winstone and his Orchestra
Passengers include:
June Marlow , Colin Prince
Michael Holliday , Roy Marsh and the Stagecoachers
Producer, Geoffrey Owen

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Winstone
Unknown: June Marlow
Unknown: Colin Prince
Unknown: Michael Holliday
Unknown: Roy Marsh
Producer: Geoffrey Owen








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