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: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Introduced by Gilbert Harding

Contributors

Introduced By: Gilbert Harding

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: DONALD THORNE

at the BBC theatre organ

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Frank Baron and his Sextet

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Baron

: News Summary

followed by MORNING STORY
' Puss in Plimsolls' by Sheila Bishop
Read by Brenda Dunrich

Contributors

Unknown: Sheila Bishop
Read By: Brenda Dunrich

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Jonquil Antony

: Central Band of the ROYAL AIR FORCE

(by permission of the Air Council)
Conducted by Wing/Cmdr. A. E. Sims, O.B.E.
Organising Director of Music
Royal Air Force
Philip Hattey (bass-baritone)

Contributors

Unknown: Dr. A. E. Sims, O.B.E.

: Concert Hour BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conductor, Ian Whyte

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte

: SID PHILLIPS

and his Band

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: 'Benjamin Bear and Muffet at the Flower Show ' by Ursula Hourihane , told by Julia Lang

Contributors

Unknown: Benjamin Bear
Unknown: Ursula Hourihane
Told By: Julia Lang

: WOMAN'S HOUR

including:
How Modern are your Manners' Anne Edwards and Drusilla Beyfus discuss common sense and common knowledge
Beginning to Talk: recording the progress of a random group of London babies. 3-Joan Yorkeintroduces Paula and Diana both not quite two years old
In Partnership: Charles and Jacqueline Wassermann , journalists, who have just returned from a tour of Eastern Europe
1946-1956—Towards Nationhood: Ten years' advance in our Overseas Territories. A talk by J. K. Thompson , Head of the Social Services Division of the Colonial Office
Serial: ' Framley Parsonage' by Anthony Trollope
Read by Gladys Young
12-' Lucy Takes Charge '
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Edwards
Unknown: Jacqueline Wassermann
Talk By: J. K. Thompson
Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Read By: Gladys Young
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: News Summary

followed by RUSTLE OF STRINGS
Charles Shadwell and his String Orchestra with Audrey Brice

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Shadwell
Unknown: Audrey Brice

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Black Dyke Mills Band
Conductor, Jack Emmott

Contributors

Conductor: Jack Emmott

: TOP OF THE POPS

Songs and stories from the stars
This week : Jimmy Young with the BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Introduced by Neil Landor Produced by John Hooper

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Young
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Introduced By: Neil Landor
Produced By: John Hooper

: MELODY ON THE LINE

A programme of dance music with Les Howard and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
Presented by Geoffrey Wheeler

Contributors

Unknown: Les Howard
Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Presented By: Geoffrey Wheeler

: IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE?

In the chair, Percy Cudlipp
The doctors who were with you earlier this year are here again, ready to apply their knowledge of health and medicine, human beings and their fellow creatures to questions of general interest.

Contributors

Unknown: Percy Cudlipp

: OUR KIND OF MUSIC

Songs and melodies with the hallmark ' British Made ' with Marie Benson , Andy Cole
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Produced by Frank Hooper

Contributors

Unknown: Marie Benson
Unknown: Andy Cole
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
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

: Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GO !

visits the Shetland Isles
The most northerly point of the British Commonwealth in Europe with Mabel at ' the table ' and Harry Hudson at the piano
Presented by Stephen Renaud Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Hudson
Presented By: Stephen Renaud Williams

: Tony Hancock in HANCOCK'S HALF-HOUR

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton and featuring
Sidney James , Bill Kerr and Kenneth Williams
Theme and incidental music composed and conducted by Wally Stott
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson

Contributors

Written By: Alan Simpson
Written By: Ray Galton
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Conducted By: Wally Stott
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson

: ON THE SPOT

Gilbert Harding this week
Introduces and discusses
The Motor Industry with his reporters Edward Ward , Wynford Vaughan Thomas , and Raymond Baxter who have been conducting on-the-spot enquiries in various parts of the country

Contributors

Unknown: Gilbert Harding
Reporters: Edward Ward
Reporters: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Reporters: Raymond Baxter

: Lizbeth Webb in ' BLESS THE BRIDE'

with Roger Dann
Book and lyrics by A. P. Herbert
Music by Vivian Ellis
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon ) Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Radio adaptation by Roy Plomley
Production by Michael North and Neil Sutherland

Contributors

Unknown: Roger Dann
Unknown: A. P. Herbert
Music By: Vivian Ellis
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Production By: Michael North
Production By: Neil Sutherland
Lucy Willow: Lizbeth Webb
Pierre Fontaine: Roger Dann
The Hon Thomas Trout: Michael Moore
Nanny: Marjorie Westbury
Suzanne Valdis: Betty Huntley-Wright
Augustus Willow: Eric Forte
Mary Willow: Diana Morrison
M Robert: Jean Driant
Gendarme: Eric Francis

: BBC SWING SESSION

Part 1
Ted Heath and his Music with Bobbie Britton and Peter Lowe
The Reg Wale Four
Introduced by Ted Heath Produced by John Hooper

Contributors

Unknown: Ted Heath
Unknown: Bobbie Britton
Unknown: Peter Lowe
Unknown: Reg Wale
Introduced By: Ted Heath
Produced By: John Hooper

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' The Building of Jalna' by Mazo de la Roche
(to be read in twenty instalments)
Abridged by Jocelyn Bradford
Read by T. St. John Barry
2—' The First Voyage '

Contributors

Unknown: Mazo de la Roche
Abridged By: Jocelyn Bradford

: BBC SWING SESSION

Part 2
Ted Heath and his Music with Bobbie Britton and Peter Lowe
The Reg Wale Four

Contributors

Unknown: Ted Heath
Unknown: Bobbie Britton
Unknown: Peter Lowe
Unknown: Reg Wale

: Great Tom: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only








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