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A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, and music
'My boy,' writes a mother, ' was delighted when you played the " Peter and the Wolf music some weeks ago. He thinks this postcard will act like magic, and will be disappointed every day until he hears it againl ' The ' magic ' has worked for this small boy-and for numerous others — and ' Peter's Tune,' by Prokofiev, will be our introductory music for this week.
The comments of children on the programme's opening music are often acute and illuminating. One boy said of the ' Village Dance' from Coppelia, by Delibes, the man keeps pushing this music,' while another interpreted the ' Chinese Dance ' by Tchaikovsky as the mechanical noise of a train. To these children the music came as pure sound and conveyed its individual message, irrespective of any suggestions in the title. Hence our reluctance in general, in spite of some requests, to announce its name at the beginning of the week. For stones this week we have three by Philippa Pearce about Judith at cherry time, told today, tomorrow, and on Wednesday by Julia Lang , and two by Margaret Gore about the adventures of Twopence the rabbit, told on Thursday and Friday by Dorothy Smith. They are all introduced by Catherine Edwards. Elizabeth A. Taylor


Philippa Pearce
Julia Lang
Margaret Gore
Dorothy Smith.
Introduced By:
Catherine Edwards.
Introduced By:
Elizabeth A. Taylor

(To be repeated tomorrow at 11.0 a.m.)

Last week Gwen overheard Edward Fielding telling Isabel bow much he disliked the idea of having a baby in the house. Gwen decided she must leave their flat and find somewhere else to live. Dr. and Mrs. Dale were ignored by Mrs. Sandiman at the golf club. Bill Donaldson, Mrs. Mountford's great-nephew from Australia, called on Mrs. Dale to find out what charities his great-aunt subscribed to. His obvious interest in Mrs. Mountford's money amused Mrs. Dale. Maggs and his pen-friend, Mrs. Dolly, were happy together until Maggs realised she considered they were engaged. He was horrified and consulted Mrs. Morgan and Albert. Albert teased him unmercifully and talked as if the wedding had already been arranged.

Principal characters this week: [see below]


Joan Carr-Jones
Mrs Dale:
Ellis Powell
Dr Dale:
Douglas Burbidge
Bob Dale:
Leslie Heritage
Gwen Owen:
Beryl Calder
David Owen:
Frank Partington
Mrs Freeman:
Dorothy Lane
Sally Lane:
Alvys Maben
Mrs Morgan:
Grace Allardyre
Jack Howarth
Albert Morgan:
Frank Foster
Michael Fanshawe:
Andrew Fauids
Paul Vernon:
Cavan Malone
Mrs Mountford:
Vivienne Chatterton
Brigadier Mutty:
Sydney Moncklon
Richard Fulton:
Norman Chidgey
Mrs Dolly:
Patience Collier
Miss March banks:
Harriet Petworth
Angela Neville
Edward Fielding:
Keith Pyott
Isabel Fielding:
Thea Wells
Jenny Owen:
Jeanette Tregarthen
Anne Leon

by Arnaud d'Usseau and James Gow
Adapted for broadcasting by Peggy Wells
Produced by Hugh Stewart


Arnaud D'Usseau
James Gow
Broadcasting By:
Peggy Wells
Produced By:
Hugh Stewart
Senator Langdon:
Jack Lester
Alice Langdon:
Rita Vale
Genevra Langdon:
Peggy Hassard
Howard Merrick:
John McLaren
Earl Cameron
Vivienne Chatterton
Denise Bryer
Roy Maxwell:
Leslie Bradley
Sheriff Serkin:
Richard George
Chuck Warren:
David Kossoff
Bob Izay:
Frank Atkinson

Script by Alan Stranks
9—' The Case of the Double Trouble '
Produced by Vernon Harris


Script By:
Alan Stranks
Produced By:
Vernon Harris
P C 49:
Brian Reece
Joy Shelton
Chief Inspector Wilson:
Leslie Perrins
Detective-Sgt Wright:
Eric Phillips
Geoffrey Lewis
Victor Maddern
Doreen Duke
George Cross
Chief Inspector Curry:
Cyril Conway
Sergeant Moreton:
Peter Bathurst
Tommy Duggan
Kenneth Cleveland

' Charlie Chester and Tony Hancock introduce a programme for Services everywhere
The Forces try to stump
Leslie Welch , the Memory Man
Music Master
Winifred Atwell
Your Request Favourite
Derek Roy the star you asked to hear
Carole Carr sings songs of the Servicemen's choice
The Mitchellaires
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Script by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Produced by Jacques Brown and 'John Hooper


Charlie Chester
Tony Hancock
Leslie Welch
Winifred Atwell
Derek Roy
Carole Carr
Conducted By:
Stanley Black
Script By:
Ray Galton
Script By:
Alan Simpson
Produced By:
Jacques Brown
Produced By:
John Hooper

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