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: Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Paul Adam

Contributors

Presenter: Paul Adam

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: WILLIAM DAVIES

at the BBC theatre organ

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Jack White and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Jack White

: MORNING STORY

From the North of England
'The Last Word' by Percy Coates
Read by John Dexter

Contributors

Unknown: Percy Coates
Read By: John Dexter

: ENTR'ACTE PLAYERS

Directed by Sidney Crooke

Contributors

Directed By: Sidney Crooke

: PIANO PLAYTIME

Eric James at the piano

Contributors

Unknown: Eric James

: FRIDAY DANCE DATE

Denny Boyce and his Orchestra with Maxine Daniels , June Robinson and presenting
The Ken Sykora String Quartet
Produced by John Kingdon

Contributors

Unknown: Denny Boyce
Unknown: Maxine Daniels
Unknown: June Robinson
Produced By: John Kingdon

: Concert Hour BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Philip Whiteway ) Conductor, Rae Jenkins

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: 'Albert the Station Cat' by Hilda Roberts , toid by Julia Lang.

Contributors

Unknown: Hilda Roberts
Unknown: Julia Lang.

: WOMAN'S HOUR

From the North of England
The Whit Walks: Albert Royds talks about an annual Manchester event
Adventure in Langdale: a climbing story from Gwen Moffat
Keep Your Fingers Crossed: by Jeannette Howarth
Songs at the Piano: Violet Carson
The Wars of the Roses: a lighthearted account from Miranda Roberts of Lancashire and Yorkshire rivalry
The Clerk of the Weather Wears Skirts: E. Winifred Pilkington , Borough Meteorologist of Buxton
Programme introduced by Violet Carson
Serial: 'They Do It With Mirrors' by Agatha Christie
Abridged by Eve Howland
Read by Mary Wimbush
Last instalment
' Miss Marple Explains '

Contributors

Talks: Albert Royds
Unknown: Gwen Moffat
Unknown: Jeannette Howarth
Unknown: Miranda Roberts
Unknown: E. Winifred Pilkington
Introduced By: Violet Carson
Unknown: Agatha Christie
Read By: Mary Wimbush

: Racing

The Manchester Cup
Commentary by Raymond Glendenning, assisted by Claude Harrison as race-reader
From the Grandstand of the Castle Irwell Racecourse, Manchester

Contributors

Commentary By: Raymond Glendenning
Assisted By: Claude Harrison

: BANDSMAN'S CHOICE

A miscellany of music played on gramophone records by brass and military bands
Presented by Harry Mortimer

Contributors

Presented By: Harry Mortimer

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Raymond Agoult and his Players

Contributors

Unknown: Raymond Agoult

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Jonquil Antony

: AT YOUR REQUEST

The music you have asked for introduced and played by Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Played By: Sandy MacPherson

: THE EDDIE FISHER SHOW

(Recordings made available by courtesy of ' Voice of America ')

: MAKE WAY FOR MUSIC

A blend of melody and rhythm introducing
Revolving Bandstand:
Contrasts in modern music
Thank Your Lucky Star:
A front page story by Jerry Dawson
It's Magic:
Ken Frith and his Rhythm
Your Request:
The music you've asked for Curtain Call: Guest singers
BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Norman George )
Directed by Alyn Ainsworth Introduced by Roger Moffat
Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.— 5.58-6.0

Contributors

Story By: Jerry Dawson
Unknown: Ken Frith
Leader: Norman George
Directed By: Alyn Ainsworth
Introduced By: Roger Moffat

: OUR KIND OF MUSIC

A sound-board of songs and melodies fashioned in our way with Laurie Payne
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Produced by Frank Hooper

Contributors

Unknown: Laurie Payne
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Produced By: Frank Hooper

: The Archers

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

Contributors

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

: Sport

Including cricket close of play scores

: Hubert Gregg and Michael Shepley in 'UKRIDGE'

by P. G. Wodehouse
See top of page
Michael Shepley writes on page 6

Contributors

Unknown: P. G. Wodehouse
Unknown: Michael Shepley

: THE FRANKIE HOWERD SHOW

Frankie Howerd introduces
Shani Wallis
The Tanner Sisters
Lee Young
Ken Morris and Joan Savage Gladys Morgan , Billy Ternent
. Joan Regan
Guest, David Knight
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Announcer, Robin Boyle
Script bv
Johnny Speight. John Antrobus
Terry Nation , and Dick Barry
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston

Contributors

Introduces: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Shani Wallis
Unknown: Lee Young
Unknown: Ken Morris
Unknown: Joan Savage
Unknown: Gladys Morgan
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Unknown: Joan Regan
Unknown: David Knight
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Announcer: Robin Boyle
Unknown: Johnny Speight.
Unknown: John Antrobus
Unknown: Terry Nation
Unknown: Dick Barry
Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston

: WINIFRED ATWELL

at the piano in 'Black and White Magic'

: FRIDAY NIGHT IS MUSIC NIGHT

A weekly programme of light music for everybody played this week by the London Theatre Orchestra
(Leader. Tom Jenkins )
Conducted by Sidney Torch with Vanessa Lee
Ford Motor Works
Military Band
Conductor,
Major G. H. Wilcocks ,
M.V.O., M.B.E. and Stanley Riley with the BBC Men's Chorus
Conducted by Cyril Gell
Introduced by John Hobday
Produced by John Tylee
Given before an invited audience at the Camden Theatre, London

Contributors

Leader: Tom Jenkins
Conducted By: Sidney Torch
Unknown: Vanessa Lee
Conductor: Major G. H. Wilcocks
Conductor: Stanley Riley
Conducted By: Cyril Gell
Introduced By: John Hobday
Produced By: John Tylee

: IN SHOW BAND STYLE

Cyril Stapleton directs the BBC Show Band
Songs from the Stargazers and Johnny Webb
Individual music from
Harold Smart, Bert Weedon and Dennis Wilson
Produced by John Browell

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril Stapleton
Unknown: Johnny Webb
Unknown: Bert Weedon
Unknown: Dennis Wilson
Produced By: John Browell

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' The Gentle Years ' by T. Lovatt Williams
(to be read in fifteen instalments)
Abridged by Barbara Henderson
Read by Robert Harris
10—' Fairday '

Contributors

Unknown: T. Lovatt Williams
Abridged By: Barbara Henderson
Read By: Robert Harris

: WORLD OF JAZZ

' Ory's Creole Trombone'
Written by Harry Giltrap and Frank Dixon
Introduced by Frank Dixon

Contributors

Written By: Harry Giltrap
Written By: Frank Dixon
Introduced By: Frank Dixon

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.only








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