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: HOUSEWIVES. CHOICE

Bryan Michie
Introduces your request records

Contributors

Introduces: Bryan Michie

: FIVE TO TEN

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: STANLEY WYLLIE

at the organ of the Ritz Cinema, Belfast

: Music While You Work

Fredric Cooper and his Tipica Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Fredric Cooper

: MORNING STORY

' Another Day ' by Cecilia Willoughby
Read by Dents McCarthy

Contributors

Unknown: Cecilia Willoughby
Read By: Dents McCarthy

: Cricket THIRD TEST MATCH

England v. Australia
Fourth day
Commentary on the opening overs of the day by Rex Alston
From Headingley, Leeds

Contributors

Unknown: Rex Alston

: MONDAY DANCE DATE

Johnnie Gray and his Band of the Day with Jackie Lee and Ray Burns

Contributors

Unknown: Johnnie Gray
Unknown: Jackie Lee
Unknown: Ray Burns

: THIRD TEST MATCH

England v. Australia
Commentaries by Rex Alston , John Arlott , and Michael Charlton with a lunchtime summary by Norman Yardley

Contributors

Unknown: Rex Alston
Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Michael Charlton
Unknown: Norman Yardley

: CEDRIC DUMONT LIGHT ORCHESTRA

(Recordings)
Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. at 1.40

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five
Today's story: 'The Wonderful
Bird by Enid Jones , told by Dorothy Smith.
Eileen Brown introduces the programmes this week

Contributors

Unknown: Enid Jones
Told By: Dorothy Smith.
Introduces: Eileen Brown

: WOMAN'S HOUR

including
A Man's Working Day: by Walter Flesher , a game-keeper
A plague of picnics: described by Kevin FitzGerald
My First Day in London: some impressions from Roma Das Gupta on arriving from India
How much do we know about sex determination ? : What decides a baby's sex? Do recent technical advances increase our understanding of the subject? A medical scientist considers these questions
Serial: 'The Long Walk' by Slavomir Rawicz
(to be read in ten instalments)
Abridged by Donald Bancroft
Read by Derek Hart
1—' The Escape from Camp 303 'Introduced by Marjorie Anderson

Contributors

Unknown: Walter Flesher
Unknown: Kevin Fitzgerald
Unknown: Slavomir Rawicz
Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Derek Hart
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: THIRD TEST MATCH

Further commentary

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Frank Baron and his Sextet

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Baron

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

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

: ACROSS THE CARIBBEAN

2-Return Flight to Jamaica
The story of a journey through the West Indian islands and British Guiana told by Ernest Eytle
Produced by Arthur Phillips

Contributors

Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: FELTON RAPLEY

at the BBC theatre organ

: THIRD TEST MATCH

Further commentaries by Rex Alston , John Arlott , and Michael Charlton with a close of play summary by Norman Yardley
From Headingley, Leeds
Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.—5.58-6.0

Contributors

Unknown: Rex Alston
Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Michael Charlton
Unknown: Norman Yardley

: WORDS AND MUSIC

with Fred Hill and Jack Bristowe and his Orchestra
(Recordings)

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Hill
Unknown: Jack Bristowe

: 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

: 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 John Browell

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: John Browell

: What Do You Know?: Semi-Finals - 9

A general knowledge contest for the title "Brain of Britain, 1956".

Four of the winners from Round 1:
Mrs. R.A. Phillips (Belfast)
Sam Pollock (Londonderry)
Dan McLaughlin (Coleraine)
H.A. Lowry (Belfast)
The programme includes:
"What Do You Want To Know?" featuring "The Professor".
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann

(BBC recording)
(Repeated on Wednesday at 2.0 (Home Services except Midland))

Contributors

Contestant: Mrs. R. A. Phillips
Contestant: Sam Pollock
Contestant: Dan McLaughlin
Contestant: H.A. Lowry
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 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 week: from No. 1 School of Technical Training. R.A.F., Halton, Bucks

Contributors

Introduced By: Alan Dixon
Produced By: Michael Bell

: MIXED DOUBLES

Cyril Fletcher
David Nixon
Anne Crawford Paula Marshall with Pat Coombs
A lesson in living written by Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: David Nixon
Unknown: Anne Crawford
Unknown: Paula Marshall
Unknown: Pat Coombs
Written By: Bob Monkhouse
Written By: Denis Goodwin
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont

: State Visit of THE KING OF IRAQ

Banquet at Buckingham Palace
See below

: THIRD TEST MATCH

A summary of the fourth day's play by Michael Charlton

Contributors

Play By: Michael Charlton

: DELANEY'S BAND

Part 1:
Presenting thirty minutes of musical entertainment by Eric Delaney and his Band with Dean Raymond featuring Cabaret Time with Shelley Moore and Ike Isaacs
Produced by John Hooper

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Delaney
Unknown: Dean Raymond
Unknown: Shelley Moore
Produced By: John Hooper

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' The Summer-house' by Rosemary Harris
(to be read in fifteen instalments)
Abridged by Edgar Holt
Read by Betty Hardy
11—' A Face from the Past

Contributors

Unknown: Rosemary Harris
Abridged By: Edgar Holt
Read By: Betty Hardy

: DELANEY'S BAND

Part 2: Dreamtime
Music for later listening
Eric Delaney and his Band with Dean Raymond
Shelley Moore and Ike Isaacs

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Delaney
Unknown: Dean Raymond
Unknown: Shelley Moore
Unknown: Ike Isaacs

: Great Tom: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only








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