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: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

George Elrick
Introduces your request records

Contributors

Introduces: George Elrick

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: ENA BAGA

at the BBC theatre organ

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Frank Baron and his Sextet

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Baron

: News Summary

followed by MORNING STORY
* Sharpie ' by James Pattinson
Read by Leslie Perrins

Contributors

Unknown: James Pattinson
Read By: Leslie Perrins

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Script by Billy Thatcher

Contributors

Script By: Billy Thatcher

: EDGE HILL (BRITISH RAILWAYS) BAND

Conductor, William H. Yates

Contributors

Conductor: William H. Yates

: THE KURSAAL ORCHESTRA

Directed by Louis Voss

Contributors

Directed By: Louis Voss

: GERALDO

and his Orchestra with Roy Edwards and Margaret Rosa

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Edwards
Unknown: Margaret Rosa

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five
Today's story: 'Cream Cottage' by Dorothy Dixon , told by Dorothy Smith.

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Dixon
Told By: Dorothy Smith.

: WOMAN'S HOUR

including
Letter from New York: the United Nations International
School described by its Director. A. S. Vaughan Thomas
A Job by the Sea: Marjorie Blake talks about life as a professional winkle picker
Reading Your Letters: expressing the listeners' point of view
Wise Buying: extracts from a Brains Trust organised by the Gravesend Evening Towns-women's Guild.
Serial: To Have and To Hold' by Barbara Goolden
Abridged by Honor Wyatt
Read by Mary O'Farrell
The second of ten instalments
Programme introduced by Marjorie Anderson

Contributors

Unknown: S. Vaughan Thomas
Talks: Marjorie Blake
Unknown: Barbara Goolden
Abridged By: Honor Wyatt
Read By: Mary O'Farrell
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: News Summary followed by Concert Hour BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

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

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Band of the Royal Artillery
Conducted by Major S. V. Hays Director of Music. Royal Artillery

Contributors

Conducted By: Major S. V. Hays

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Jonquil Antony

Contributors

Script By: Jonquil Antony

: LLOYD THOMAS

at the BBC theatre organ

: AT THE WOODEN SHOE

An entertainment from Holland featuring
Teddy Scholten (vocalist)
The Hotcha Trio (harmonica)
Guus Jansen (piano)
Introduced by Steven Hamilton
(Recording made available by courtesy of Radio Nederland, Hilversum)

Contributors

Unknown: Teddy Scholten
Piano: Guus Jansen
Introduced By: Steven Hamilton

: 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

: Light Programme Choral Event 1957 LET THE PEOPLE SING

A contest between thirty-two amateur choirs from all over England
The seventh of eight programmes in Round I
MIXED THOIRS
From the South
Eastbourne Singers
Conductor, P. G. Hummerstone
From the Midlands
Etruscan Choral Society Conductor. May Walley (from Stoke on Trent)
CHILDREN'S CHOIRS
From the North
Blackpool Girls' Choir
Conductor, Phyllis Dunkerley
(Continued in next column)
From the West
Stonar School Choir
Conductor, Gwen Hanvey
(from Melksham. Wiltshire)
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: P. G. Hummerstone
Conductor: May Walley
Conductor: Phyllis Dunkerley
Conductor: Gwen Hanvey
Introduced By: Antony Hopkins
Produced By: Charles Beardsall
Unknown: Albert Hall

: 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 three programmes. Where possible, the questions are answered by the experts who spoke in the programmes. They are intzoduced by Don Durbridge.

Contributors

Unknown: 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

: Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GO!

visits Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
' The Capital of the Fens ' 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
Hattie Jacques , 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: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Conducted By: Wally Stott
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson

: ON THE SPOT

Robert Reid discusses
Cost and Controversy in the Health Service Today with his reporters
Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Edward Ward and Colin Wills

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Reid
Unknown: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Unknown: Edward Ward
Unknown: Colin Wills

: A YEAR TO REMEMBER

Melodious Memories of 1935 with Barbara Leigh (soprano)
Harry Dawson (tenor)
Bruce Trent (baritone)
Recorded contributions by: C. A. Lejeune and W . Macqueen-Pope
BBC Chorus
(Trained by Alan G. Melville )
BBC Concert Orchestra (Leader. William Armon )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Script by Roy Plomley Programme introduced by John Hobday
Produced by Eric Arden

Contributors

Soprano: Barbara Leigh
Tenor: Harry Dawson
Baritone: Bruce Trent
Unknown: C. A. Lejeune
Unknown: W MacQueen-Pope
Unknown: Alan G. Melville
Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Script By: Roy Plomley
Introduced By: John Hobday
Produced By: Eric Arden

: KEN MACKINTOSH

and his Orchestra
Part 1: Dance Music with a Beat with Patti Forbes
Kay Elvin , Kenny Bardell Don Cameron. Bob Johnson and the Rockin' Rollers

Contributors

Unknown: Patti Forbes
Unknown: Kay Elvin
Unknown: Kenny Bardell
Unknown: Don Cameron.
Unknown: Bob Johnson

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' Mr. Sparrow ' by John Montgomery
(to be lead in fifteen instalments)
Abridged by Evelyn Gibbs
Read by John Westbrook
2—' Beauty in a Field '

Contributors

Unknown: John Montgomery
Abridged By: Evelyn Gibbs
Read By: John Westbrook

: KEN MACKINTOSH

and his Orchestra
Part 2: Relax and Listen

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. aaly








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