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: Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Edmundo Ros

(who is appearing at Edmundo Ros' Club, London)


Presenter: Edmundo Ros

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


at we organ of the Odeon, Marble Arch, London

: Music While You Work

Bernard Monshin and his Rio Tango Band


Unknown: Bernard Monshin

: Morning Story

"The Bralrmore
Called for Andrew" by R. Stanley Morton
Read by Moultrie Kelsall


Unknown: R. Stanley Morton
Read By: Moultrie Kelsall

: Music for Dancing

The Victor Silvester Bailroom Oicnestra
Introduced by Victor Silvester. Jnr.


Unknown: Victor Silvester
Unknown: Bailroom Oicnestra
Introduced By: Victor Silvester.

: Central Band of the ROYAL AIR FORCE

(by perm.ssion of the Air Council)
Conducted by Wing-Cmdr. A.E. Sims , O.B.E.
Organising Director of Music
12.45 Concert Hour
Conducted by Gerald Gentry


Conducted By: Wing-Cmdr. A.E. Sims
Conducted By: Gerald Gentry

: Music While You Work

Ronnie Pleydell and his Orchestra
(who are appearing at the Oresta Ballroom. Luton)


Unknown: Ronnie Pleydell

: Mrs Dale's Diary

Repeated tomorrow at 11.0 a.m.

: Monday Matinee

Boris Karloff in "HANGING JUDGE"
A play by Raymond Massey based on a novel by Bruce Hamilton
Adapted by John Richmond
(The recorded broadcast of December 2. 1953)
60 David Whitfield presents
(David Whitfield is appearing at the London Palladium)


Unknown: Boris Karloff
Play By: Raymond Massey
Novel By: Bruce Hamilton
Adapted By: John Richmond
Unknown: David Whitfield
Unknown: David Whitfield
Sir Francis Brittain: Boris Karloff
Sir George Sidney, M.C., MP: Hugh Manning
Keith Nottingham, K C: Duncan McLntyre
Miles Lamprey, K C: Howieson Culff
Sir Ronald Pond: Robert Webber
Col George Archer: Richard Williams
Major the Rt.Hon. Gilbert. West: Norman Claridge
John Teal: T St John Barry
Mary Reddish: Gabrielle Blunt
Roberts: Richard Hutton


Presented by members of the Younger Generation
"Exploration for Everyone"
A guide to underwater swimming

: The Archers

(BBC recording)

: Show Band Show

Cyril Stapleton directs The BBC Show Band
starring Alfred Marks, The Stargazers, Harold Smart, Bert Weedon, Dennis Wilson, Show Band Singers and Janie Marden


Musical director: Cyril Stapleton
Musicians: BBC Show Band
Comedian: Alfred Marks
Singers: The Stargazers
Unknown: Harold Smart
Guitarist: Bert Weedon
Unknown: Dennis Wilson
Singers: Show Band Singers
Unknown: Janie Marden

: What Do You Know?: 7 - Scotland: South and South West

A general knowledge contest.

Robert A. Cramprey (Glasgow)
The Rev. John Taylor (Dumfriesshire)
Somerville Anderson (Renfrewshire)
Samuel Muldoon (Lanarkshire)
The programme includes
"What Do You Want To Know?" featuring "The Professor".
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann

(BBC recording)
(Repeated on Wednesday at 1.30 (Home))


Contestant: Robert A. Cramprey
Contestant: Rev. John Taylor
Contestant: Somerville Anderson
Contestant: Samuel Muldoon
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann


The story of the Trans-Antarctle
Expedition 1955-1958
Return of the 'Theron'
Written by Bernard Stonehouse Narration by Don McNaughton
Repeated on Saturday at 4,30


Written By: Bernard Stonehouse
Unknown: Don McNaughton

: Harry

Green In
'FOREVER GREEN' by Sidney Nelson and Maurice Harrison


Unknown: Sidney Nelson
Unknown: Maurice Harrison

: Music in Miniature

Carmen Prietto (soprano) Pierre Fournier (cello) Julian Bream (guitar) Allegri String Quartet
Ernest Lush (piano)


Cello: Pierre Fournier
Guitar: Julian Bream

: British Jazz

The Jimmy Deuchar Sextet
Introduced by Dill Jones


Musicians: The Jimmy Deuchar Sextet
Presenter: Dill Jones

: A Book at Bedtime

'Mist Over Pendle' by Robert Neill
16-'Margery Writes a Letter'


Unknown: Robert Neill


Oscar Rabin and his Band


Unknown: Oscar Rabin

: Highlights

of tomorrow's programmes

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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