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: Housewives' Choice

Billy Cotton introduces your request records

Contributors

Presenter: Billy Cotton

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: CHARLES SMITTON

at the BBC theatre organ
(Charles Smitton is appearing at the Spa Royal Hall, Bridlington)

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Smitton

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Bill Savill and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Savill

: MORNING STORY

From the Midlands
' The Pigeons ' by A. W. Dodd
Read by Peter Wilde

Contributors

Read By: Peter Wilde

: ON WITH THE DANCE

Light Orchestra
Conductor, David Curry

Contributors

Conductor: David Curry

: PIANO PLAYTIME

David Buchan at the piano

Contributors

Unknown: David Buchan

: MELODY ON THE LINE

A programme of dance music with Les Howard, Norman George and the Dance Section of the BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
Presented by Geoffrey Wheeler

Contributors

Unknown: Norman George
Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Presented By: Geoffrey Wheeler

: 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: ' The Small Grey Donkey ' by Sheila Hayley , told by Dorothy Smith.
Eileen Browne introduces the programmes this week

Contributors

Unknown: Sheila Hayley
Told By: Dorothy Smith.
Introduces: Eileen Browne

: WOMAN'S HOUR

including:
Guest of the Week: Benny Hill
Animals in Winter: Frank Lane tells how birds and animals cope with winter conditions
(Continued in next column)
Roads to Adventure: Gordon Turner , who is sixteen, describes a holiday abroad which he took on his own last summer
Paul Gallico visits Woman's Hour.
Serial: ' Black Narcissus' by Rumer Godden
(to be read in thirteen instalments)
Abridged by Ursula Keeble
Read by Grizeida Hcrvey
11—' Easter '
Introduced by Jean Metcalfe
(Benny Hill is in ' Paris by Night ' at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London)

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Lane
Unknown: Gordon Turner
Unknown: Paul Gallico
Unknown: Rumer Godden
Abridged By: Ursula Keeble
Read By: Grizeida Hcrvey
Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe

: HOLIDAY HAMPER

A surprise assortment for fifteens and under
Unpacked by Michael Flanders with the help of Elton Hayes , Donald Swann
Benjamin Kennard , John Kruse
The fabulous Dr. H. B 'Otamus and the Kukaburra Bird and including
Home-Made Pantomimes (and Kitchen Orchestras)
1-The Start
Singing to a Small Guitar
Meet Your Editors:
Kaye Webbe and Marcus Morris answer your questions about the ways comics and junior magazines are run
Harmonica Hoodlums
(Continued in next column)
Cookaburraf Kuckaburrow !?
Kukaburrat
(can't be written down-you'll have to listen!)
' To the Centre of the Earth! ' after Jules Verne
Episode 1—' Volcano '
Script by Jon Manchip White

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Flanders
Unknown: Elton Hayes
Unknown: Donald Swann
Unknown: Benjamin Kennard
Unknown: John Kruse
Unknown: Dr. H. B
Unknown: Kukaburra Bird
Unknown: Kaye Webbe
Unknown: Marcus Morris
Unknown: Cookaburraf Kuckaburrow
Script By: Jon Manchip White

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Regent Orchestra
Conducted by John Thorpe

Contributors

Conducted By: John Thorpe

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Productions by Betty Davies and John Hopkins

Contributors

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

: Music of the Masters BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Miles Coverdale (piano)

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Piano: Miles Coverdale

: BBC WEST OF ENGLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

(Leader. Frederick Lunnon ) Conductor, Frank CanteU
Frederick Harvey (baritone)

Contributors

Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Canteu
Baritone: Frederick Harvey

: THE THIRD DAY OF CHRISTMAS

John Hauxvell and the George Mitchell Choir sing seasonal music with the BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowltz
Introduced by David Dimhill
Produced by Frank Hooper

Contributors

Unknown: John Hauxvell
Conductor: Harry Rabinowltz
Introduced By: David Dimhill
Produced By: Frank Hooper

: The Archers

Written by Edward J. Mason and Geoffrey Webb.

Contributors

Writer: Edward J. Mason
Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Tony Shryane

: PETER SELLERS

with some records ir.
THE LISTENING ROOM
The Critics:
Mr. Hercules Grytpype Thynne
Major Denis Bloodnok
Mr. Henry Crun
John Briteanearly
A small boy
Produced by Michael Bell

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. Hercules Grytpype Thynne
Unknown: Major Denis Bloodnok
Unknown: Mr. Henry Crun
Unknown: John Briteanearly
Produced By: Michael Bell

: HANCOCK'S HALF-HOUR

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

: THE DORIS DAY SHOW

A programme of 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

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

: Marjorie Westbury with James McKechnie Laidman Browne and David Peel in 'FOUR GENERATIONS

1872-1938 by Stella Margetson
' Caroline cannot pursue the career she longs for, but her great-granddaughter, Susie, gets her own way ...' and Production by Audrey Cameron
A new and shortened version of ' Seven Stages.' broadcast between April 4-10.

Contributors

Unknown: Stella Margetson
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Ted Wilson: David Peel
Ernest Witherby: Laidman Browne
The Countess of Marshbank: Catherine Salkeld
Harriet Marlowe: Janet Burnell
Edwin Beaumont: James McKechnie
Tommie Wilson: David Enders
Cappi: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Miss Drake: Annabel Maule
Caroline Witherby: Marjorie Westbury
Sophie Beaumont: Marjorie Westbury
Susie Wilson: Marjorie Westbury

: THE COUNTRYSIDE IN DECEMBER

David Lloyd James and Eric Simms introduce personalities to talk about happenings in the countryside
The programme includes recordings of December sounds
Produced by Arthur Phillips

Contributors

Unknown: David Lloyd James
Unknown: Eric Simms
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: There's NO PRESENT LIKE THE TIME!

for a round-the-world
' Disc-Coverage ' by Michael Brooke

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Brooke

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' Edwards '
The Confessions of a Jobbing Gardener
Eight short stories by Barry Pain
Abridged and read by John Allen
1—'The Acquisition of a Lawn-Mower'

Contributors

Stories By: Barry Pain
Read By: John Allen

: LATE NIGHT RENDEZVOUS

Billy MayerI and his Players and the Chameleons
Directed by Ron Peters

Contributors

Unknown: Billy Mayeri
Directed By: Ron Peters








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