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: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Alan Dell introduces your request records and the guest of the day,
Anne Shelton

Contributors

Introduces: Alan Dell
Unknown: Anne Shelton

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prpyer

: REGINALD DIXON

at the organ of the Opera House, Blackpool

: Music While You Work

Isy Geiger and his Viennese Music

Contributors

Unknown: Isy Geiger

: News Summary followed by MORNING STORY

" The Try ' by Norman L. Goodland
Read by Richard George

Contributors

Unknown: Norman L. Goodland
Read By: Richard George

: BBC SCOTTISH VARIETY ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Jack Leon

Contributors

Conductor: Jack Leon

: Concert Hour BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

(Leader. Reginald Stead )
Conductor, John Hopkins

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: John Hopkins

: OSCAR RABIN

and his Band \ with Shirlev Jackson. Mel Gavnor
Johnny Worth , The David Ede Quartet (Oscar Rabin and his Band are appearing at the Lyceum Ballroom, London)

Contributors

Unknown: Shirlev Jackson.
Unknown: Mel Gavnor
Unknown: Johnny Worth
Unknown: David Ede
Unknown: Oscar Rabin

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: ' Helping Mother' by Elizabeth Coleman , told by Dorothy Smith.

Contributors

Unknown: Elizabeth Coleman
Told By: Dorothy Smith.

: WOMAN'S HOUR

including
House to House: a series in which Jean Metcalfe goes visiting with a tape recorder. 5 — ' At the home of Max Bygraves '
(Continued in next column)
Cookery Club: a meeting place for the exchange of ideas. Constance Gill and Stella Dobson put questions to Nell Heaton and Edward Hyams about Christmas food and drink.
Looking at the News: a review of some of the happenings of the week
Serial:
'The Lighthearted Quest' by Ann Bridge
(to be read in ten instalments) Abridged by Donald Bancroft
Read by Sheila Mitchell
9—'Encounter among the Tombs '
Programme introduced by Jean Metcalfe

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Max Bygraves
Unknown: Constance Gill
Unknown: Stella Dobson
Unknown: Nell Heaton
Unknown: Edward Hyams
Unknown: Ann Bridge
Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Sheila Mitchell
Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe

: News Summary followed by RECORDS ROUND THE WORLD

The gramophone record and the overseas listener
Script by Eileen Capel
Narrator, Peter King
In the BBC's External Services the gramophone record plays an important part. It provides a link with home and keeps a world-wide audience in touch with music and entertainment. You hear about their request programmes, the different kinds of requests, the unexpected places they come from-Tobago, Alaska, Hongkong, Chile--and excerpts from many other record programmes broadcast throughout the world.

Contributors

Script By: Eileen Capel
Narrator: Peter King

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Tommy Kinsman and his Dance Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Tommy Kinsman

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Billy Thatcher

: THE SILVER LINING

A message of comfort and cheer for all in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity'
A talk by Mrs. Phoebe Hesketh introduced by Stuart Hibberd
Listeners' letters are very welcome, as they give real help in planning these talks. Send them to Stuart Hibberd, c/o Silver Lining, Broadcasting House, London, W.l. Listeners will realise that speakers cannot reply personally, but will try to deal with their problems in the talks.

Contributors

Talk By: Mrs. Phoebe Hesketh
Introduced By: Stuart Hibberd

: STAGE AND SCREEN

Music from theatre and films played by the BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Cantell

Contributors

Conductor: Frank Cantell

: FESTIVAL JOURNEY

In 1953 members of the Shoreham Country Dance Club travelled to Neustadt, in Holstein, Northern Germany, for a Folk Dance Festival. Paul Plumb , leader of the group, and Jenny Gilbert tell the story of the journey with recordings made during the trip.
Produced by Harold Rogers

Contributors

Leader: Paul Plumb
Leader: Jenny Gilbert
Produced By: Harold Rogers

: HOME. SWEET HOME

A favourite tune and a question or two For those who live in a house you knew
Devised and presented with records by Michael Brooke

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Brooke

: PARADE

Presented by members of the Younger Generation
Record Rush
Ian Mathew looks at the record-buying habits of the younger generation, from pops to classics, with a special slant on the lunch-time swoop in the record shops.
All Yours
Michael Flanders gives the results of the last Younger Generation competition and sets another.
(s)

Contributors

Unknown: Ian Mathew

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ

London v. North Region-3
London
Professor Denis Brogan ,Cedric Cliffe
Quiz-Master, Lionel Hale
North
Professor W. Lyon Blease
Dennis Chapman
Quiz-Master. Gilbert Harding

Contributors

Unknown: Denis Brogan
Unknown: Cedric Cliffe
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: W. Lyon Blease
Unknown: Dennis Chapman
Unknown: Gilbert Harding

: ANY ANSWERS ?

A radio correspondence column in which listeners add their comments to the views expressed in last Friday's 'Any Questions?'
Introduced by Freddy Grisewood
Produced by Michael Bowen
Repeated tomorrow at 12.0 (Home Services except Scottish)

Contributors

Introduced By: Freddy Grisewood
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Ted Ray in RAY'S A LAUGH

with Kitty Bluett
Kenneth Connor, Laidman Browne
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
with music scored by Bob Sharples
Script by Charles Hart and Bernard Botting
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont

Contributors

Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Laidman Browne
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Bob Sharpies
Script By: Charles Hart
Script By: Bernard Botting
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont

: LONDON-NEW YORK

A transatlantic exchange between two of the world's great gramophone libraries
In London:
Desmond Shawe-Taylor and the BBC
Gramophone Librarian
(Valentine Britten)
In New York:
Alistair Cooke and the Librarian of the New York Public Library
(Philip Miller)

Contributors

Unknown: Desmond Shawe-Taylor
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: TAKE YOUR PARTNERS

for Olde-Tyme dancing with Sydney Thompson and his Olde Tyme Orchestra
Introduced by John Webster
Produced by Rex Burrows

Contributors

Unknown: Sydney Thompson
Introduced By: John Webster
Produced By: Rex Burrows

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Short stories by T. 0. Beacheroft
4 — 'The Erne from the Coast'
Read by Laidman Browne

Contributors

Stories By: T. 0. Beacheroft
Read By: Laidman Browne

: REMEMBERED TUNES AND BLUES

Patti Lewis , Franklyn Boyd and The Coronets
Malcolm Lockyer and his Octet

Contributors

Unknown: Patti Lewis
Unknown: Franklyn Boyd
Unknown: Malcolm Lockyer

: Great Tom: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only








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