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: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

John Watt introduces your request records
See page 7

Contributors

Introduces: John Watt

: FIVE TO TEN

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: HENRY CROUDSON

at the BBC theatre organ

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Gerald Crossman Players

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Crossman

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Robert Turley

Contributors

Script By: Robert Turley

: MORNING STORY

' The Batting Wizard from the City' by Dal Stivens
Read by Russell Napier

Contributors

Unknown: Dal Stivens
Read By: Russell Napier

: Cricket FOURTH TEST MATCH

England v. Australia
Fourth day
Commentary on the opening overs of the day by Rex Alston
From Old Trafford, Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Rex Alston

: MONDAY DANCE DATE

Chris Curtis and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Curtis

: FOURTH TEST MATCH

Commentaries by Rex Alston , John Arlott , and Michael Charl ton, with a lunch-time summary by E. W. Swanton
From Old Trafford, Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Rex Alston
Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Michael Charl
Unknown: E. W. Swanton

: MUSIC BY IRVING BERLIN

The Royale Concert Orchestra
(Recordings)
Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. at 1.40

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: ' William and the Lorry, by Diana Ross. told by Julia Lang. Part 1
Catherine Edwards introduces the programmes this week

Contributors

Unknown: Diana Ross.
Told By: Julia Lang.
Introduces: Catherine Edwards

: THE RUNAWAY

by Bob Kesten
For small boys in Canada the ambition to become a ' Mountie must be fairly common. For Mr. Kesten it led to an adventure he still remembers vividly

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Kesten

: STEPHEN WILLIAMS

recaptures, with records, some musical moods and memories

: 'COUSIN JAN'

The serial which most listeners to Woman's Hour voted to hear again while their programme is off the air
The story, specially written for Woman's Hour, is told again by its author, Antonia Ridge
1—' The Whistles.

Contributors

Unknown: Antonia Ridge

: FOURTH TEST MATCH

Further commentary

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Bill Savill and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Savill

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

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

Contributors

Script By: Jonquil Antony
Unknown: Betty Davies
Unknown: John Hopkins
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: James Dale
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Lane: Margaret Ward

: THE COUNTRYSIDE IN JULY

A monthly programme reflecting life in the country
Including recordings of July countryside sounds, personalities to talk about happenings in the countryside. and a natural history contribution from Eric Simms
Introduced by David Lloyd James
Produced by Arthur Phillips

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Simms
Introduced By: David Lloyd James
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: TERANCE CASEY

at the BBC theatre organ

: FOURTH TEST MATCH

Further commentaries by Rex Alston , John Arlott , and Michael Charlton , with a close of play summary by E. W. Swanton
From Old Trafford, Manchester
Shipping Forecast en 1,SM m. at 5.58-6.0

Contributors

Unknown: Rex Alston
Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Michael Charlton
Unknown: E. W. Swanton

: DANCE MUSIC FROM FRANCE

Trio Frangois Charpin
(Recordings)

: The Archers

Written by Edward J. Mason and Geoffrey Webb.

Contributors

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

: Sport

: WHAT DO YOU KNOW?

A general knowledge contest for the title ' Brain of Britain, 1956 '
Finals-2
T. W. Rigg of Yorkshire
(representing the North of England) W. Cuthbert Robb of Roxburghshire and James L. Brunton of Selkirkshire
(representing Scotland)
The programme includes:
• What Do You Want To Know? ' in which ' The Professor ' answers listeners' questions
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann Programme devised and written by John P. Wynn
Produced by Joan Clark

Contributors

Unknown: T. W. Rigg
Unknown: W. Cuthbert Robb
Unknown: James L. Brunton
Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Written By: John P. Wynn
Produced By: Joan Clark

: PICK OF THE POPS

Alan Dell makes a selection from the latest popular records

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Dell

: OUR LIVING FORBEARS

1-' Hunters of the Mountains '
In the first of these three programmes George Farwell describes an expedition into a valley in Central Papua, first entered by a white man in 1954. Among these lost ranges of New Guinea they found a people strangely resembling our own remote ancestors, untouched by modern civilisation.
(Recording made available by courtesy of the ABC)

Contributors

Unknown: George Farwell

: 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 The programme this week comes from the Third Submarine Squadron at Rothesay, Isle of Bute

Contributors

Introduced By: Alan Dixon
Produced By: Michael Bell

: MIXED DOUBLES

who are
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
(Pat Coombs is appearing in Dazzle ' at the Sparrow's Nest, Lowestoft; Anne Crawford in Spider's Web' at the Savoy Theatre, London; Cyril Fletcher in ' Masquerade ' at the White Rock Pavilion, Hastings; David Nixon and Paula Mar shall in ' This is the Show' at the Theatre Royal, Portsmouth)

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
Unknown: Pat Coombs
Unknown: Anne Crawford
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: David Nixon
Unknown: Paula Mar

: NEWS

: FOURTH TEST MATCH

England r. Australia
A summary of the fourth day's play by Rex Alston

Contributors

Play By: Rex Alston

: DELANEY'S BAND

Part 1
Presenting forty minutes of musical entertainment by Eric Delaney and his Band with Dean Raymond featuring Cabaret Time with Dorothy Carless and Max Jaffa
Produced by John Hooper

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Delaney
Unknown: Dean Raymond
Unknown: Dorothy Carless
Unknown: Max Jaffa
Produced By: John Hooper

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' Trent's Last Case' by E. C. Bentley
(to be read in fifteen instalments) Abridged by Patrick Harvey
Read by Richard HurndaU
6-' Mr. Bunner and the Lady in Black'

Contributors

Unknown: E. C. Bentley
Abridged By: Patrick Harvey
Read By: Richard Hurndau

: DELANEY'S BAND

Part 2: Dream Time
Music for later listening
Eric Delaney and his Band with Dean Raymond and Dorothy Carless and Max Jaffa

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Delaney
Unknown: Dean Raymond
Unknown: Dorothy Carless
Unknown: Max Jaffa

: Highlights

of tomorrow's programme*

: News Summary

: Great Tom: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only








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