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: Housewives' Choice

Introduced by George Elrick

Contributors

Presenter: George Elrick

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: GEORGE BLACKMORE

at the organ of the Astoria Cinema, Aberdeen

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Wynford Reynolds and his Orchestra

: MORNING STORY

' Wiser After the Event' by Margaret George
Read by Brenda Dunrich

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret George
Read By: Brenda Dunrich

: Music for Dancing

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

Contributors

Played By: Victor Silvester

: BANDS ACROSS THE SEA

The Federation of Malaya
Police Band
Conductor, Mr. A. E. Crofts and the Band of the Queen's Royal Regiment
Conductor, Mr. Edward Gaines
(Extracts from recordings mad* In Singapore during 1956)

Contributors

Conductor: Mr. A. E. Crofts
Conductor: Mr. Edward Gaines

: Concert Hour BBC MIDLAND ORCHESTRA

(Leader, James Hutcheon )
Conducted by Leo Wurmser
Jurgen Hess (violin)

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser
Violin: Jurgen Hess

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: The Music Box ' by Cecilia Jones , told by Julia Lang
Catherine Edwards introduces the programmes this week

Contributors

Unknown: Cecilia Jones
Told By: Julia Lang
Introduces: Catherine Edwards

: WOMAN'S HOUR

including:
Monday Minstrel: songs from Austria, sung by Marielen Clyde
Starting a Business: Mary Ping , who is disabled, talks about running a commercial library, and Edith Baker describes a nursery school in her own home. (BBC recording)
Reading Your Letters: the weekly programme contributed by listeners
On losing a baby not yet born: Jean Goodey speaks of her own experience, and of the respect for life with which she was surrounded at the critical time
Serial: The Woman in White' by Wilkie Collins
(to be read in fifteen instalments)
Abridged by Donald Bancroft
Read by Derek Hart
11—' A Question of Identity'
Programme Introduced by Marjorie Anderson

Contributors

Sung By: Marielen Clyde
Unknown: Mary Ping
Unknown: Edith Baker
Unknown: Jean Goodey
Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Derek Hart
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: THE GERALD CROSSMAN PLAYERS

The Alfred Cave Trio
Barbara Gill (contralto)

Contributors

Contralto: Barbara Gill

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Harry Leader and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Leader

: 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 Hopkins

Contributors

Script By: Jonquil Antony
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 Hughea

: Monday Matinee 'A KNIGHT ON WHEELS'

A radio play by Stafford Byrne
Adapted from the novel by Ian Hay
Characters in order of speaking:
(Continued in next column)
Production by Martyn C. Webster

Contributors

Play By: Stafford Byrne
Novel By: Ian Hay
Production By: Martyn C. Webster
Colonel Joseph Meldrum: John Gabriel
Philip Meldrum: Geoffrey Matthews
James Nimmo: Duncan McLntyre
Peggy Falconer: Marjorie Westbury
Lady Broadhurst: Catherine Salkeld
Montague Falconer: Richard Williams
Mrs Falconer: Joan Hart
Julius Mablethorpe: Ivan Samson
Sylvia Mablethorpe: Annabel Maule
Miss Jennings: Barbara Lott
Alfred: Kenneth Cope
Bob Brand: Hugh David
Timothy Rendle: Denis Goacher
Rose: Jill Nyasa
Jean Leslie: Janet Burnell
Mrs Grice: Courtney Hope

: Dennis Lotis presents THE SONG'S THE THING

with his own hit records of popular songs
See page 6

: PARADE

A programme for family listening presented by members of the Younger Generation
Green Fields in the Desert
In Israel parts of the barren desert have been brought under cultivation by pioneers working and living together in special farming settlements called Kibutzim. Here they live a communal life denying all personal belongings. Rina Welan , who spent a holiday in Israel some months ago, recalls her visit to a Kibutz at Ain Zurim, helped by on-the-spot recordings made by courtesy of the Israel Broadcasting Service.

Contributors

Unknown: Rina Welan

: The Archers

Written by Geoffrey Webb and Edward J. Mason.
A story of country folk.

Contributors

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

: 'JOURNEY INTO SPACE*

' The World in Peril'
A tale of the future intwenty episodes
Part 17
Other parts played by David Jacobs
Music composed and conducted by Van Phillips
Written and produced by Charles Chilton

Contributors

Played By: David Jacobs
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

: Special International Edition TOP OF THE FORM

Great Britain v. Denmark
Newtown Girls' Grammar School,
Wales v.
Falkonergaardens Gymnasium,
Copenhagen, Denmark
This is the first of two friendly matches which have been arranged between the British schools which reached the Finals this year, and two schools on the Continent. The Falkonergaardens Gymnasium is a small school about the same size as Newtown Girls' Grammar School, and it will be represented by a team of girls.
Question-Masters:
In Denmark : John Ellison
In Wales : Robert MacDermot
Questions set by Tom Williams
Programme produced by Joan Clark
(The contribution from Denmark Is made available by courtesy of Stataradiofonien, Copenhagen)

Contributors

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

: 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

: 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-what they would do if they were free to be, see, or have anything they wanted
Chairman, Peter Haigh
Presented by Peter Eton

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Haigh
Presented By: Peter Eton

: THE MONTE CARLO RALLY

See column 4
(The recording from Oslo made in co-operation with Norsk Rikskringkasting)

: BRITISH JAZZ

Tubby Hayes and his Band
Introduced by Dill Jones Producer, Jimmy Grant

Contributors

Unknown: Tubby Hayes
Introduced By: Dill Jones
Producer: Jimmy Grant

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

'It's Different in July' by Kevin Fitzgerald
(to be read in fifteen instalments)
Abridged by Barbara Henderson
Read by Valentine Dyall
1 — ' The Eager Heart'
See page 7

Contributors

Unknown: Kevin Fitzgerald
Abridged By: Barbara Henderson
Read By: Valentine Dyall

: KEN MACKINTOSH

and his Orchestra with Patti Forbes. Kenny Bardell
Don Cameron and the Mackpiea
Produced by John Burnaby

Contributors

Unknown: Patti Forbes.
Unknown: Kenny Bardell
Unknown: Don Cameron
Produced By: John Burnaby








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