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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

: HENRY CROUDSON

at the BBC theatre organ

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra

: News Summary followed by MORNING STORY

'The Book,' by Elizabeth Thomas
Read by Wilfred Babbage

Contributors

Book By: Elizabeth Thomas
Read By: Wilfred Babbage

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Jonquil Antony

: CARLTON MAIN FRICKLEY COLLIERY BAND

Conductor, Jack Atherton

Contributors

Conductor: Jack Atherton

: PIANO PLAYTIME

Bill McGuffie at the piano

Contributors

Unknown: Bill McGuffie

: FIFTH TEST MATCH

South Africa v. England: fourth day Commentaries by Rex Alston , Ian Balfour , Charles Fortune , James Hattle , and Dave Brewin
From the Crusaders Ground,
Port Elizabeth
(A relay of the South African Broadcasting Corporation's transmission)

Contributors

Unknown: Rex Alston
Unknown: Ian Balfour
Unknown: Charles Fortune
Unknown: James Hattle
Unknown: Dave Brewin

: JOE LOSS

and his Orchestra with Rose Brennan , Ross MacManus and Larry Gretton

Contributors

Unknown: Rose Brennan
Unknown: Ross MacManus
Unknown: Larry Gretton

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's .story : 'Charlie the Cuckoo' by Monica Jarrett. told by Daphne Oxenford.

Contributors

Unknown: Monica Jarrett.
Told By: Daphne Oxenford.

: WOMAN'S HOUR

including
Castle in the Air
Jeanne Heal visits the house at the Ideal Home Exhibition which has been furnished and decorated according to the majority choice of listeners to Woman's Hour. With her are some of the experts who took part in the programmes last year. See page 57
Would you have done the same?: E. Arnot Robertson describes a curious dilemma
Reading Your Letters: in which listeners offer their own advice to a disillusioned wife
Views of Marriage: 2-A. J. Brayshaw , Secretary of the National Marriage Guidance Council, considers the modern standard of happiness
Serial:
' To Have and To Hold' by Barbara Goolden
Abridged by Honor Wyatt
Read by Mary O'Farrell
The seventh of ten instalments
Programme introduced by Marjorie Anderson

Contributors

Unknown: E. Arnot Robertson
Unknown: J. Brayshaw
Unknown: Barbara Goolden
Read By: Mary O'Farrell
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: News Summary followed by Concert Hour BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Philip Whiteway ) Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Joan Taylor (soprano)

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Soprano: Joan Taylor

: Music While You Work

Band of H.M. Royal Marines (Plymouth)
Conducted by Captain W. Lang , M.B.E.
Director of Music

Contributors

Conducted By: Captain W. Lang

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Script by Robert Turley

Contributors

Script By: Robert Turley

: FIFTH TEST MATCH

Commentaries on the closing overs of the day by Rex Alston ,
Ian Balfour , Charles Fortune. James Hattle , and Dave Brewin , followed by a summary
(A relay of the South African Broadcasting Corporation's transmission)

Contributors

Unknown: Rex Alston
Unknown: Ian Balfour
Unknown: Charles Fortune.
Unknown: James Hattle
Unknown: Dave Brewin

: AT THE WOODEN SHOE

An entertainment from Holland
Mimi Kok (vocalist)
Guus Jansen
(piano and electric organ)
Introduced by Steven Hamilton

Contributors

Unknown: Mimi Kok
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

: 1,500m Shipping Forecast

247m. and VHF Record Interlude

: Light Programme Choral Event 1957 LET THE PEOPLE SING

A contest between thirty-two amateur choirs from all over England
The last of eight programmes in Round I
MIXED CHOIRS
From the South
Orpington and Bromley Choir Conductor. Audrey Langford
From the West
Sidmoulh Choral Society
Conductor, Clifford Brown
CHILDREN'S CHOIRS
From the Midlands
Choir of Parkflelds Cedars School, Derby
Conductor, E. Sylvia Smith
From the North
Choir of Whitehaven Grammar School
Conductor, Myra Gibson
Introduced by Antony Hopkins Produced by Charles Beardsall
All winning choirs in Round 1 will be invited to take part in a ' Banner of St. George ' Concert at the Royal Albert Hall , London, on April 27.
Repeated on Sunday at 10.30 a.m.

Contributors

Conductor: Audrey Langford
Conductor: Clifford Brown
Conductor: E. Sylvia Smith
Conductor: Myra Gibson
Introduced By: Antony Hopkins
Produced By: Charles Beardsall
Unknown: Albert Hall

: CROSSROADS

A series about you and your job presented by members of the Ypunger Generation
Craft Apprentices in the Building Industry
To look around the centre of any city in the world is to see the results of man-made structures-from cottages to cathedrals. To find out something about the training period of men who build these structures Barry Caidan looks into the Building Industry's Craft Apprenticeship Scheme. D. A. G. Reid , Principal of the Brixton School of Building, speaks of other careers in the industry.
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 March 26.

Contributors

Unknown: Barry Caidan
Unknown: D. A. G. Reid
Introduced By: Don Durbridge

: Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GOt

visits
Dowlais, Glamorgan with Mabel at ' the table' and Harry Hudson at the piano
Presented by Stephen Renaud Williams
*
(Home Services except West); Sunday at 11.0 a.m. (Light)

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Hudson
Presented By: Stephen Renaud Williams

: FAMILY FAVOURITES

Tunes you have asked us to play including some records chosen by Service men and women overseas
Presented by Marjorie Anderson

Contributors

Presented By: Marjorie Anderson

: ON THE SPOT

Robert Reid introduces the last programme of the series and discusses
Shops and the Public with On the Spot reporters
Edward Ward and Colin Wills

Contributors

Introduces: Robert Reid
Unknown: Edward Ward
Unknown: Colin Wills

: A YEAR TO REMEMBER

Melodious Memories of 1936 with Barbara Leigh (soprano)
Harry Dawson (tenor)
Bruce Trent (baritone)
Recorded contributions by: C. A. Lejeune and W. Macqueen-Pope
(Continued in next column)
BBC Chorus
(Trained by Alan G. Melville )
BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Script by Roy Plomley
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

: FIFTH TEST MATCH

A summary of the fourth day's play, by E. W. Swanton
From the Crusaders Ground,
Port Elizabeth

Contributors

Play By: E. W. Swanton
Unknown: Port Elizabeth

: TED HEATH

and his Music with Bobbie Britton and Peter Lowe make their first broadcast since returning from a tour of the United States
Jack Payne writes on page 9

Contributors

Unknown: Bobbie Britton
Unknown: Peter Lowe
Unknown: Jack Payne

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' Mr. Sparrow ' by John Montgomery
Abridged by Evelyn Gibbs
Read by John Westbrook
7-' Three Women '

Contributors

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

: RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH PRESENTS

Soft and sentimental music on records for late-night listening

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,504 m. only








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