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: NEWS

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Introduced by Edmimdo Ros
At 9.30 app. Molly Hargrave gives today's Shopping Flash

Contributors

Introduced By: Edmimdo Ros
Unknown: Molly Hargrave

: FIVE TO TEN

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: WILLIAM DAVIES

at the BBC theatre organ

: THIRD TEST MATCH

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

Contributors

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

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Harry Leader and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Leader

: News Summary followed by MORNING STORY

' The Kilt ' by Gerald Harnilton-Edwards
Read by Colin Gordon

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Harnilton-Edwards
Read By: Colin Gordon

: MUSIC FOR DANCING

Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra Introduced by Victor Silvester

Contributors

Unknown: Victor Silvester
Introduced By: Victor Silvester

: CAMILLERI (accordion)

with rhythm accompaniment

: THIRD TEST MATCH

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

: Concert Hour BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conducted by Arwel Hughes

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conducted By: Arwel Hughes

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: 'Galloper and the Kitten ' by M. E. Jacobson , told by Julia Lang.

Contributors

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

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Blind Edition
Including
Guest of the Week:
Sir Ian Fraser, c.H., C.B.E., M.P .
His musical choice is played by David Buchan at the piano
It actually happened to me: a group of blind people contribute some personal experiences
A Visit to Oldbury Grange: newly blind men and women who are at Oldbury Grange to find independence talk to Malcolm Freegard .
My Last Sight of Australia: Norman Tremearne , who spent his last sighted months helping to save the eyes of aborigines, describes some of his experiences
Serial:
'A Game of Hide-and-Seek' by Elizabeth Taylor
Abridged by Evelyn Gibbs
Read by Jill Balcon
The eighth of ten instalments
Programme introduced by Jean Metcalfe

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Ian Fraser, C.H., C.B.E., M.P
Played By: David Buchan
Unknown: Malcolm Freegard
Unknown: Norman Tremearne
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Abridged By: Evelyn Gibbs
Read By: Jill Balcon
Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe

: News Summary followed by THIRD TEST MATCH

Commentaries on the closing overs of the match 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

: SIN6 WITH MAX

Join in some choruses with Max Bygraves on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Max Bygraves

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Strings in Rhythm
Directed by Henry Croudson

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Croudson

: TEATIME STORY

' Going Home ' by Ruskin Bond
Read by Roger Snowdon

Contributors

Unknown: Ruskin Bond
Read By: Roger Snowdon

: Music of the Masters played by the BBC MIDLAND ORCHESTRA

(Leader, James Hutcheon )
Conductor, Gerald Gentry

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon
Conductor: Gerald Gentry

: EDWARD RUBACH

at the piano

: 1,500 m.: Shipping Forecast

247 m. and VHF: Record Interlude

: HULLO MUM!

Greetings from young members of Her Majesty's Forces 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 H.M.S. Mull of Galloway, of the 5th Coastal Minesweeping Squadron, at present at Chatham

Contributors

Introduced By: Alan Dixon
Produced By: Michael Bell

: The Archers

: Sport

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in EDUCATING ARCHIE

with Ken Piatt
Dick Emery , Hilda Braid
Ronald Chesney
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conducted by Harry Rabinowitz
Script by Ronald Wolfe
George Wadmore , and Pat Dunlop
Produced by Roy Speer

Contributors

Unknown: Ken Piatt
Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Hilda Braid
Unknown: Ronald Chesney
Conducted By: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Ronald Wolfe
Script By: George Wadmore
Script By: Pat Dunlop
Produced By: Roy Speer

: Dick Bentley, Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield in TAKE IT FROM HERE

with Wallas Eaton
The Keynotes
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Script by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by Charles Maxwell

Contributors

Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Frank Muir
Script By: Denis Norden
Produced By: Charles Maxwell

: Thora Hird in 'THE SAME SKY'

by Yvonne Mitchell
Adapted for radio by Peggy Wells
Produced by David H. Godfrey
(A new production of the broadcast in the Home Service on May 14, 1955)

Contributors

Unknown: Yvonne Mitchell
Radio By: Peggy Wells
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Manny Brodsky: Michael Crawford
George Smith: Douglas Hankin
Esther Brodsky: Anne Cullen
Momma Brodsky: Thora Hird
Poppa Brodsky: Leonard Sachs
Reeny Brodsky: Rowena Cooper
Sammy: Oscar Quitak
Jeff Smith: Hugh David

: NEWS

: THIRD TEST MATCH

A summary of the fifth and final day's play, by E. W. Swanton
From Durban.

Contributors

Play By: E. W. Swanton

: VICTOR SILVESTER

and his Ballroom Orchestra
Introduced by Victor Silvester

Contributors

Introduced By: Victor Silvester

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Dear Mad'm ' by Stella W. Patterson
Read by Gwen Day Burroughs
3—' A Trip to Happy Camp '

Contributors

Unknown: Stella W. Patterson
Read By: Gwen Day Burroughs

: World of Jazz

Newport Jazz Festival of 1956. The first of two programmes devoted to excerpts from an important annual event in the jazz calendar.
Introduced by Steve Race
(Recordings made available by courtesy of 'Voice of America')

Contributors

Introduced By: Steve Race

: News Summary

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only








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