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: Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore

Contributors

Presenter: Cliff Michelmore

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: JOHN MADIN

at the organ of the Granada, Tooting

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Primo Scala and his Accordion Band

Contributors

Unknown: Primo Scala

: MORNING STORY

'Mr. Blossom and the Open Road ' by William Glynne-Jones Read by Edgar Norfolk

Contributors

Unknown: William Glynne-Jones
Read By: Edgar Norfolk

: International Staff Band of THE SALVATION ARMY

Conductor,
Brigadier Bernard F. Adams

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard F. Adams

: Concert Hour BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

(Leader. J. Mouland Begbie )
Conducted by Gerald Gentry

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Gerald Gentry

: DESIGN FOR DANCING

Denny Boyce and his Orchestra with Maxine Daniels , June Robinson

Contributors

Unknown: Denny Boyce
Unknown: Maxine Daniels
Unknown: June Robinson

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Story: The Little Fairy Shoemaker' by Elizabeth Ferrier , told by Dorothy Smith.

Contributors

Unknown: Elizabeth Ferrier
Told By: Dorothy Smith.

: WOMAN'S HOUR

including
The Mystery of Wilkie Collins and 'The Woman in White ': Kenneth Robinson , M.P., provides a footnote to the recent serial
Gardening Bookshelf: Freda Nichols reviews some recent books on plants and gardening
Looking through my snapshots: by Denise Robins
Spinning a Yarn: Commander Ibbett's tale today concerns a ghost
Reading Your Letters: a supplement on ' Babies as Cloth Suckers'. presented by a psychiatrist, who links listeners' experiences with the latest scientific work on mind and personality in animal3
Serial: Belated Reckoning ' by Phyllis Bottome
(to be read in ten instalments) Abridged by P. J. R. Wright
Read by Rosemary Davis
2-' Beauty in Distress '
Introduced by Jean Metcalfe

Contributors

Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: Freda Nichols
Unknown: Denise Robins
Unknown: Phyllis Bottome
Abridged By: P. J. R. Wright
Read By: Rosemary Davis
Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe

: LOVE'S OLD SWEET SONGS

Percy Edgar introduces a programme of old favourites sung by people of Bath
With musical accompaniment by Dudley Savage
Community singing conducted by Ernest W. Goss
Mary Condon (contralto)
Produced by Brenda Hamilton
From the Pump Room, Bath

Contributors

Introduces: Percy Edgar
Conducted By: Ernest W. Goss
Contralto: Mary Condon
Produced By: Brenda Hamilton

: HANS AT THE PIANO

Hans Soffer reminds you of ' A Year of Melody ' with his own arrangements of the tunes you were whistling in 1950

Contributors

Unknown: Hans Soffer

: Music While You Work

Central Band of the R.A.F.
(by permission of the Air Council)
Conducted by W/Cmdr. A. E. Sims. O.B.E.
Organising Director of Music. R.A.F.

: HAROLD COOMBS

at the BBC theatre organ

: MUSIC FROM AMERICA

Popular dance tunes old and new played by the Glen Osser Orchestra
(Recordings made available by courtesy of ' Voice of America ')

Contributors

Unknown: Glen Osser Orchestra

: IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE?

asks Percy Cudlipp
In the second of a new series of programmes in which he brings three doctors to your house to answer your questions
What worries you? What don't you understand? When it comes to biology, can you keep up with your children? In this scientific age, people can find themselves at sea for want of information when faced with the need to meet a trying situation or make up their minds on a personal matter. The panel apply their knowledge of medicine and biology to questions of general interest sent in by listeners.
Guest of the Panel this week:
P. B.- Medawar, F.R.S.
Jodrell Professor of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy, University College, London

Contributors

Unknown: Percy Cudlipp

: Petula Clark presents THE SONG'S THE THING

with her own hit records of popular songs

: REVIEW

June Furr, Bernard Rudden and Guy Stapleton compare impressions of Pantomimes in the North Country, the West End. and on and off the ice and glean expert information from W. Macqueen-Pope
In the chair, Norma EUia

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Rudden
Unknown: Guy Stapleton
Unknown: W. MacQueen-Pope
Unknown: Norma Euia

: Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GO!

visits Steyning in the heart of Sussex with Mabel at ' the table' and Harry Hudson at the piano

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Hudson

: Dick Bentley, Jimmy Edwards in TAKE IT FROM HERE

Alma Cogan , June Whitfield and Wallas Eaton with The Keynotes
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra Conducted by Harry Rabinowitz
Announced by David Dunhill
Script by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by Charles Maxwell .

Contributors

Unknown: Alma Cogan
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Conducted By: Harry Rabinowitz
Unknown: David Dunhill
Script By: Frank Muir
Script By: Denis Norden
Produced By: Charles Maxwell

: Stephen Grenfell is the storyteller in OUR DAY AND AGE

15—' The Dark Haven '
Written by Stephen Grenfell and produced by Alan Burgess
'Towards the end of 1940 the R.A.F., particularly Bomber Command, were suffering a number of unnecessary losses of aircraft which, although they had finished their operations, yet because of the weather or other causes, were unable to return to their own bases or find an alternative fit airfield.' (From a Fighter Command document, 1945.)
This programme describes the birth and the development of the service organisation whose task it became to bring safely to the dark haven of blacked-out Britain hundreds of similar aircraft and their crews.

Contributors

Written By: Stephen Grenfell
Produced By: Alan Burgess

: PICK OF THE POPS

Alan Dell makes a selection from the latest popular records

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Dell

: WORLD OF JAZZ

Excerpts from the recent book
' Hear Me Talking To Ya'
-the story of Jazz
Introduced by Jack Higgina
The quotations read by Guy Kingsley Poynter and Earl Cameron
Musical illustrations on records
Produced by Jack Dabbs

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack Higgina
Read By: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Produced By: Jack Dabbs

: 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
7—' Complaint Does Battle '

Contributors

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

: LET'S SETTLE FOR MUSIC

Wilfrid Thomas introduces
Kenny's Baker's Dozen
Kenny Baker (trumpet and flugel)
Bruce Turner (clarinet and alto sax)
Keith Bird (clarinet and tenor sax)
Freddie Ballerini
(tenor sax and violin)
E. O. Pogson
(tenor sax and everything)
Cliff Townshend
(baritone sax and clarinet)
Tommy McQuater (trumpet) George Chisholm (trombone)
Keith Christie (trombone) Bill Le Sage (vibraphone)
Frank Clarke (bass) Alan Ganley (drums) Bill McGuffie (piano)
Production by Pat Dixon

Contributors

Introduces: Wilfrid Thomas
Unknown: Kenny Baker
Clarinet: Bruce Turner
Clarinet: Keith Bird
Tenor: Freddie Ballerini
Tenor: E. O. Pogson
Baritone: Cliff Townshend
Clarinet: Tommy McQuater
Unknown: George Chisholm
Unknown: Keith Christie
Bass: Frank Clarke
Bass: Alan Ganley
Piano: Bill McGuffie
Production By: Pat Dixon








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