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: NEWS

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Introduced by Edmundo Ros

Contributors

Introduced By: Edmundo Ros

: FIVE TO TEN

A story, a hymn. and a prayer

: DONALD THORNE

at the BBC theatre organ

: THIRD TEST MATCH

Fourth day: commentaries by Rex Alston , Charles Fortune , Ian Balfour , and Pat Murray
From Kingsmead Ground, Durban
(A relay of the South African Broadcasting Corporation's transmission)

Contributors

Unknown: Rex Alston
Unknown: Charles Fortune
Unknown: Ian Balfour
Unknown: Pat Murray

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Ken Beaumont and his Sextet

Contributors

Unknown: Ken Beaumont

: News Summary followed by MORNING STORY

' The Madness of Mister Maggs ' by Douglas Railton
Read by David Garth

Contributors

Unknown: Mister Maggs
Unknown: Douglas Railton
Read By: David Garth

: THE RHYTHM OF THE DANCE

BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
(Leader. Frederick Lunnon ) Conductor, Frank Cantell

Contributors

Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Cantell

: PIANO PLAYTIME

Reub Silver and Marion Day at two pianos

Contributors

Unknown: Reub Silver
Unknown: Marion Day

: THIRD TEST MATCH

Further commentaries
(A relay of the South African Broadcasting Corporation's transmission)

: HARRY ROY

and his Band with Johnny Webb

Contributors

Unknown: Johnny Webb

: Listen With Mother

Today's story: 'Galloper, Bouncer, and Daisy' by M. Fl. Jacobson , told by Julia Lang.

Contributors

Unknown: M. Fl. Jacobson
Told By: Julia Lang.

: WOMAN'S HOUR

including
Counting the Cost: some retired professional people talk to Barbara Crowther about their housekeeping today. (BBC recording)
The Simple Treatment of Burns and Scalds: advice from a panel of doctors and a medical research worker
(A recorded extract from ' Is There a Doctor in the House?', previously broadcast on October 16. 1956)
Reading Your Letters: expressing the listeners' point of view
Other People's Kitchens: Ray Stevens describes her free-lance work
We'll have to ask your father: Frederick Hearn , James Hender son, and Philip Mason face family situations presented by C. R. Hewitt.
Serial:
' A Game of Hide-and-Seek' by Elizabeth Taylor
Read by Jill Balcon
The seventh of ten instalments
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson

Contributors

Unknown: Barbara Crowther
Unknown: Ray Stevens
Unknown: Frederick Hearn
Unknown: James Hender
Unknown: Philip Mason
Presented By: C. R. Hewitt.
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Read By: Jill Balcon
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: News Summary followed by THIRD TEST MATCH

Commentaries on the closing overs of the day by Rex Alston , Charles Fortune , Ian Balfour , and Pat Murray , followed by a close of play summary
(A relay of the South African Broadcasting Corporation's transmission)

Contributors

Unknown: Rex Alston
Unknown: Charles Fortune
Unknown: Ian Balfour
Unknown: Pat Murray

: DICK JAMES

with Ron Goodwin and his Orchestra on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Ron Goodwin

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Band of the Coldstream Guards
Conducted by Major Douglas A. Pope
Director of Music

Contributors

Conducted By: Major Douglas A. Pope

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife. records the daily happenings ia the life of her family
Script by Billy Thatcher

Contributors

Script By: Billy Thatcher

: FREDERIC CURZON

at the BBC theatre organ

: 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

: WHO KNOWS?

A panel of scientists reply to listeners' questions
Guest of the week: B. J. Mason , D.SC., an expert on the weather
Panel: Robert Boyd
Harry Collier , G. P. Wells
In the chair, Sam Pollock
If you have a question you would like to put to the panel, please write it on a postcard and address it to ' Who Knows?,' BBC, Broadcasting House, London, W.i.

Contributors

Unknown: B. J. Mason
Unknown: Robert Boyd
Unknown: Harry Collier
Unknown: G. P. Wells
Unknown: Sam Pollock

: Light Programme Choral Event 1957: Let the People Sing

A contest between thirty-two amateur choirs from all over England
The third of eight programme* in Round I
MIXED CHOIRS
From the South
London Orpheus Choir
Conductor, James Gaddam
From the North
Sale and District Musical Society
Conductor, Alfred Higson
CHILDREN'S CHOIRS
From the West
Marjorie Corbett Choir
(from Torquay)
Conductor, Marjorie Corbett
From the Midlands
Solihull High School for Girls
Conductor, Margaret Wharam
Introduced by Antony Hopkins
Produced by Charles Beardsall
All winning choirs in Round I will be invited to take part in a 'Banner of St. George' Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London, on April 27.

Contributors

Conductor: James Gaddam
Conductor: Alfred Higson
Conductor: Marjorie Corbett
Conductor: Margaret Wharam
Introduced By: Antony Hopkins
Produced By: Charles Beardsall

: CROSSROADS

A series about you and your job presented by members of the Younger Generation
Once again the whole quarter of an hour is devoted to answering questions which you have sent in about the last two programmes.
Where possible the questions are answered by the experts who spoke in the programmes. They are introduced by Don Durbridge.
(s)

Contributors

Introduced By: Don Durbridge.

: 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

: Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GO !

visits Tavistock in Devon where Sir Francis Drake was born at Crowndale Farm with Mabel at ' the table' and Harry Hudson at the piano
Presented by Stephen Renaud Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Francis Drake
Unknown: Harry Hudson
Presented By: Stephen Renaud Williams

: Tony Hancock in HANCOCK'S HALF-HOUR

with Sidney James , Bill Kerr
Hattie Jacques , Kenneth Williams
Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson

Contributors

Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Written By: Alan Simpson
Written By: Ray Galton
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson

: ON THE SPOT

Robert Reid discusses
Oil and Industry with On the Spot reporters Edward Ward and Wynford Vaughan Thomas who have conducted enquiries in various parts of the country

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Reid
Reporters: Edward Ward
Reporters: Wynford Vaughan Thomas

: BOXING

From a G.R.G. Promotion
Bill Wooding (Birmingham)
v. Derek Liversidge (Retford)
Commentary on the eight-round Welterweight contest by Raymond Glendenning , with inter-round summaries by Harry Carpenter
From the Baths Assembly Hall,
Willenhall

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Wooding
Unknown: V. Derek Liversidge
Unknown: Raymond Glendenning
Unknown: Harry Carpenter

: MUSICAL MENAGERIE

Pictures in sound of the animal world
Illustrated by the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Written and Introduced by Marjorie Westbury
Produced by Neil Sutherland

Contributors

Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Introduced By: Marjorie Westbury
Produced By: Neil Sutherland

: NEWS

: THIRD TEST MATCH

South Africa v. England
A summary of the fourth day's play, by E. W. Swanton
From Kingsmead Cricket Ground.
Durban

Contributors

Play By: E. W. Swanton

: RONNIE ALDRICH

and the Squadronalres
Part 1 with Peter Morton. Joan Baxter
Andrew Reavley , and Ken Kirkham

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Morton.
Unknown: Joan Baxter
Unknown: Andrew Reavley
Unknown: Ken Kirkham

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' Dear Mad'm ' by Stella W. Patterson
(to be read in twenty instalments)
Abridged by Eve Howland
Read by Gwen Day Burroughs
2—' The Partners'

Contributors

Unknown: Stella W. Patterson
Abridged By: Eve Howland
Read By: Gwen Day Burroughs

: RONNIE ALDRICH

and the Squadronalres
Part 2 with Peter Morton , Joan Baxter
Andrew Reavley , and Ken Kirkham

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Morton
Unknown: Joan Baxter
Unknown: Andrew Reavley
Unknown: Ken Kirkham

: News Summary

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only








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