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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

: BRYAN RODWELL

at the BBC theatre organ

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Fredric Cooper and his Tipica Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Fredric Cooper

: News Summary

followed by MORNING STORY
From the West of England
"Vernon by Norman Goodland read by Douglas Leach

Contributors

Unknown: Norman Goodland
Read By: Douglas Leach

: Band of the ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS

Conducted by Major L. D. Brown, M.B.E.
Director of Music

Contributors

Conducted By: Major L. D. Brown, M.B.E.

: SID PHILLIPS

and his Band with Ray Burns

Contributors

Unknown: Ray Burns

: Concert Hour BBC MIDLAND ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Gerald Gentry
Kendall Taylor (piano)

Contributors

Conductor: Gerald Gentry
Piano: Kendall Taylor

: 1,500 m.: Shipping Forecast

247 m. and VHF: Record Interlude

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: 'Peter's Big Tree' by Diana S. Powell , told by Daphne Oxenford.
Introduced by Eileen Browne

Contributors

Unknown: Diana S. Powell
Told By: Daphne Oxenford.
Introduced By: Eileen Browne

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Including
Castle in the Air: third of six programmes in which Jeanne Heal enquires into listeners' taste.
The results of the sitting-room questionnaire are discussed
A questionnaire about the main bedroom appears on page 8.
A Man's Working Day: by a shoemaker and boot repairer
(Continued in next column)
Under Discussion: first in a weekly series on topics of public interest
Lonely People: Evelyn Home talks about loneliness, and give? her own prescription for it
Serial: 'The Proving Flight' by David Beaty
Abridged by Naomi Lewis Read by Richard Hurndall
First of ten instalments
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson

Contributors

Unknown: David Beaty
Abridged By: Naomi Lewis
Read By: Richard Hurndall
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: News Summary

followed by LIGHT ORCHESTRA
Conductor, David Curry

Contributors

Conductor: David Curry

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Bill Savill and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Savill

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Script by Billy Thatcher
(Continued in next column)
Productions by Betty Davies and John R. Hopkins
Mrs. Dale was helping Elsie Freeman to settle the validity of her claim to the estate. She took her first to Bill Francis and then to Mr. Pope, who asked to see the original of Elsie's new will. Hilary Russell asked
Bob and Jenny to take care of her baby for an hour and didn't come back at all that night. Colin returned the following evening and decided that Hilary had left both him and the baby on purpose. I.ater he gets a deJayed message from Hilary saying she has had to go to her mother, who is dangerously ill and he realiscd that it was all a misunderstanding.

Contributors

Script By: Billy Thatcher
Unknown: Betty Davies
Unknown: John R. Hopkins
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: James Dale
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Sally Lane: Margaret Ward
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Grandfather Dale: Jack Shaw
Jenny Dale: Julia Braddock
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Fickling: Robert Webber
Monument: Charles Lamb
Ivor Mitchell: Peter Tuddenham
Joanna Loss: Margaret Butt
Mrs Loss: Hilda Fenemore
Harriet Lamont: Gillian Maude
Trevor Marsden: Peter Scott
Maud French: Gwen Day Burroughs
Elsie Freeman: Betty Hardy
Colin Russell: Geoffrey Matthews
Hilary Russell: Virginia Winter
Mrs Cunningham: Beatrice Kane

: R. C. Sherriff Festival Brewster Mason. Avice Lnndone with Harcourt Williams and Joseph O'Conor in 'THE LONG SUNSET'

The scene is Julian's house near Richborough in a.d. 410
Produced by Ayton Whitaker

Contributors

Produced By: Ayton Whitaker
Narrator: John Gabriel
Marcus: Philip Cunningham
Lugar: James Thomason
Serena Julian's wife: Avice Landone
Paula Julian's daughter: Monica Grey
Julian: Brewster Mason
Otho, Julian's son: Aubrey Woods
Portius: George Merritt
Lucian: Harcourt Williams
Arthur: Joseph O'Conor
Gawaine: Richard Bebb

: OUR KIND OF MUSIC

A melody and song presentation by Bill McGuffie and his All-Star Players with The Keynotes
The Johnston Brothers and Julie Dawn
Special features include:
' Songs to Remember '
' First Appearance'
Production by Johnnie Stewart

Contributors

Presentation By: Bill McGuffie
Production By: Johnnie Stewart

: CROSSROADS

A series about you and your job presented by members of the Younger Generation
4-The Railways look ahead
In May 1955, British Railways launched their £ 1,200 million modernisation programme. With eighteen months gone, the superficial effects can already be seen by the travelling public. Behind the scenes, however, many young people are finding that the plan is opening up new opportunities in careers. Peter Baxandall meets apprentices and students and compares notes with Mr. W. W. Harris at the Railway Recruitment Centre in Euston Square. London Programme introduced by Don Durbridge
Queries arising from this programme can be sent to Crossroads, BBC, London, W.I. A selection will be answered in a special edition on November 19

Contributors

Introduced By: Don Durbridge

: Round the British Isles with TOP OF THE FORM

Question-masters, John Ellison and Robert MacDermot
S-Wales
The Grammar School,
Holywell (Girls) v.
The County Grammar
School for Boys, Bridgend
Questions set by Tom Williams
Produced by Joan Clark

Contributors

Question-Masters: John Ellison
Question-Masters: Robert MacDermot
Unknown: Tom Williams
Produced By: Joan Clark

: Stephen Grenfell is the storyteller in 'OUR DAY AND AGE'

3-' Epidemic '
Written by Margaret Hotine
The series edited and produced by Alan Burgess
In Knightswood Hospital, Glasgow, in March 1950, a Lascar seaman was admitted, apparently suffering from a mild case of chickenpox. By the time it was established that the infectious disease was smallpox, an epidemic was beginning to spread.
(Continued in next column)

Contributors

Written By: Margaret Hotine
Produced By: Alan Burgess
Dr Scott: John Rae
Health Inspector: Charles Houston
Dr Mackay: Andrew Crawford
Headmaster: Richard Statman
Medical Officer of Health: Malcolm Graeme
Consultant: Alastair Hunter
Manageress: Margaret Butt
Dr Stewart: Isla Cameron
Official: Leslie Glaser
Woman: Dorothy Black
Scotsman: Ben Williams
Wife: Madeleine Christie
Cameron: James Bullock
Student: Keith Faulkner
Sister Thompson: Gay Balfour
Nurse: Linda King
Small boy: Patricia Hayes

: TIP TOP TUNES

played by Geraldo and his Orchestra
Top of the Hits
Meet the Band
The Geraldo Glee Club
(Chorus-Master, Bob Brown )
Composer's Corner
From the Song Shop
Margaret Rose
The Tip Toppers
Geraldo Salutes
Songs with Strings with the voice of Roy Edwards
Dancing Through with Doreen Hume, Eric Whitley and David Winnard
Introduced by Bruce Wyndham
Produced by David Miller

Contributors

Chorus-Master: Bob Brown
Introduced By: Bruce Wyndham
Produced By: David Miller

: Music Tapestry

A melodic pattern coloured for your pleasure by Ena Mitchell (soprano)
Osian Ellis (harp)
Charles Spinks
(organ and harpsichord)
Josephine Lee (piano) with the London Studio Players
Conducted by Leighton Lucas
Produced by Neil Sutherland

Contributors

Soprano: Ena Mitchell
Harp: Osian Ellis
Harp: Charles Spinks
Piano: Josephine Lee
Conducted By: Leighton Lucas
Produced By: Neil Sutherland

: 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 .
6 — ' The Naming of Jalna'

Contributors

Unknown: Mazo de la Roche
Abridged By: Jocelyn Bradford
Read By: T. St John Barry

: THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE AIR

presenting
Ronnie Aldrich and the Squadronaires
Singers:
Peter Morton , Joan Baxter
Andrew Reavley , Ken Kirkham and the singing saxophone of Cliff Townshend
Piano solos and introductions by Ronnie Aldrich
Produced by Geoffrey Owen

Contributors

Unknown: Ronnie Aldrich
Singers: Peter Morton
Singers: Joan Baxter
Unknown: Andrew Reavley
Unknown: Ken Kirkham
Unknown: Ronnie Aldrich
Produced By: Geoffrey Owen

: Great Toms Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only








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