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: Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Neal Arden

Contributors

Presenter: Neal Arden

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: CHARLES SMITTON

at the BBC theatre organ

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Kursaal Orchestra Directed by Louis Voss

Contributors

Directed By: Louis Voss

: MORNING STORY

From the West of England
1 Mountain Madness' by Rosemary Weir
Read by Constance Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Rosemary Weir
Read By: Constance Chapman

: Band of the ROYAL ARTILLERY

Conducted by Capt. S. V. Hays
Director of Music
Royal Artillery
Rowland Jones (tenor)
(Continued in ttext column)

Contributors

Conducted By: Capt. S. V. Hays
Tenor: Rowland Jones

: MONDAY DANCE DATE

with Laurie Gold and his Pieces of Eight
The Gerry Moore Trio and Denny Dennis

Contributors

Unknown: Laurie Gold
Unknown: Denny Dennis

: Concert Hour BBC MIDLAND ORCHESTRA

(Leader, James Hutcheon )
Conducted by Leo Wurmser
Iris Loveridge (piano)

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser
Piano: Iris Loveridge

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

For children under five
Today's story: ' Kingcups ' by Hazel Chew. told by Julia Lang. (BBC recording)
Eileen Browne introduces the programmes this week

Contributors

Unknown: Hazel Chew.
Told By: Julia Lang.
Introduces: Eileen Browne

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Including:
A Man's Working Day: 2-A window cleaner describes a typical day in his life
The world is round and has no end: Sylvia Haymon disagrees because she's been there and she describes her visit
Writers Talking: Pamela Frankau and Marghanita Laski discuss charity in its broadest and narrowest sense.
Summer Visitors: Percy Edwards talks about some of the birds that arrive this month
Serial:
' The Half-Crown, House' by Helen Ashton
(to be read In fifteen instalments)
Abridged by Barbara Henderson
Read by Mary Hignett
6—' Tourists '
Programme introduced by Marjorie Anderson

Contributors

Unknown: Sylvia Haymon
Unknown: Pamela Frankau
Talks: Percy Edwards
Unknown: Helen Ashton
Abridged By: Barbara Henderson
Read By: Mary Hignett
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: RUSTLE OF STRINGS

Charles Shadwell and his String Orchestra with Arthur Sandford (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Arthur Sandford

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Bill Savill and his Orchestra

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

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

Contributors

Script By: Billy Thatcher
Unknown: Betty Davies
Unknown: John Hopkins
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: James Dale
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Lane: Marjorie Mars

: Monday Matinee * SOMEONE WAITING'

by Emlyn Williams
Adapted for- broadcasting by Peggy Wells
Produced by David H. Godfrey
(The recorded broadcast of April 9, 1956, in the Home Service)

Contributors

Unknown: Emlyn Williams
Broadcasting By: Peggy Wells
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
John Nedlow: Richard Williams
Vera, his wife: Catherine Salkeld
Martin, their adopted son: Martin Starkie
Hilda: Miriam Karlin
Fenn: James Thomason
Miss Lennie: Pamela Gordon
Mrs Danecourt: Vivienne Chatterton
A neighbour: Peter Howell
His wife: Beth Boyd

: PIANO PLAYTIME

Derek Cox at the piano

Contributors

Unknown: Derek Cox

: SONGS FOR TODAY

A programme of British music sung by Julia Shelley , John Hauxvell and the BBC Singers
Conducted by Cyril Gell with Sidney Davey and his Ptayers
Produced by Charles Beardsall

Contributors

Sung By: Julia Shelley
Sung By: John Hauxvell
Conducted By: Cyril Gell
Unknown: Sidney Davey
Produced By: Charles Beardsall

: The Archers

A story of country folk

Contributors

Written By: Edward J. Mason
Written By: Geoffrey Webb
Edited By: Godfrey Baseley
Produced By: Tony Shryane

: 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 Brad Allen and Dick Vosburgh
Production by John Browell

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril Stapleton
Unknown: Alfred Marks
Unknown: Harold Smart
Unknown: Bert Weedon
Unknown: Dennis Wilson
Unknown: Janie Marden
Script By: Brad Allen
Production By: John Browell

: What Do You Know?: 10 - Wales

A general knowledge contest for the title "Brain of Britain".

Allan Midlane (Caernarvon)
Frederick Rice (Denbighshire)
Antony D. Carr (Anglesey)
T. Gwynn Jones (Bangor)
The programme includes:
"What Do You Want to Know?" featuring "The Professor" who answers interesting questions sent in by listeners.
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann

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

Contributors

Contestant: Allan Midlane
Contestant: Frederick Rice
Contestant: Antony D. Carr
Contestant: T. Gwynn Jones
Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Writer: John P. Wynn
Producer: Joan Clark

: HULLO MUM !

Greetings from young members of Her Majesty's Forces including National Servicemen, Regulars, and members of the Women's Services, to their parents at home. Together they challenge the BBC Gramophone Library to produce their choice in record time
Introduced by Alan Dixon Produced.by Michael Bell
This programme comes from a Fast Patrol Boat of Coastal Forces based on H.M.S. Hornet at Gosport

Contributors

Introduced By: Alan Dixon
Produced By: Michael Bell

: Forever Green


[Starring] Harry Green A series of comedies written by Sidney Nelson and Maurice Harrison
Produced by Jacques Brown

Contributors

Written By: Sidney Nelson
Written By: Maurice Harrison
Produced By: Jacques Brown
MrsT Maintop: Gwen Lewis
Lionel Lorimer: Laidman Browne
Dulcie Deveaux: Betty Marsden
Mr Scraggs: Philip Ray
Betty Green: Denise Bryer
Arthur: Keith Lloyd
Myron: Roland Green

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' Sara Dane ' by Catherine Gaskin
(to be read in twenty instalments)
Abridged by Alastair Dunnett
Read by Brenda Dunrich
1 — ' The Convict Ship '

Contributors

Unknown: Sara Dane
Unknown: Catherine Gaskin
Abridged By: Alastair Dunnett
Read By: Brenda Dunrich








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