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From the North of England
Pontraiit of a Northern Listener: Gwen Pain introduces Mrs. Elizabeth George of Whatstandwell in Derbyshire
Corn-Wallah: John Bamborough 's tale of his pet corn and how he lost it
Check please, Miss! : Mrs. Gertrude Astin has some advice for would-be café proprietors
Songs at the piano: Violet Carson
Goose and Green Peas: the trials of a housewife out in Singapore by Mrs. Jessie Potts
The song that wrote itself: the lucky break of a singing star, Kitty Masters
' Persuasion,' by Jane Austen
Abridged by Nan Macdonald
Read by Richard Hurndall
Programme introduced by Violet Carson


Gwen Pain
John Bamborough
Jane Austen
Abridged By:
Nan MacDonald
Read By:
Richard Hurndall
Introduced By:
Violet Carson

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Joan Carr-Jones
Jenny refused Grandfather Dale's offer that she should live at Kings Acre While she was with the repertory company in Meliburgh. Mrs. Dale and Mrs. Freeman went to the Sale At Parkwood Lodge.
Marleen and Mrs. Skeats quarrelled and when Marleen refused to stay at her mother-in-law's house, Mrs. Morgan offered her and Stan a room until they decided what to do. Stan's loyalty was completely divided between his mother and his wife; and it was Mr. Morgan's advice that brought them all together again. Sally's successful effort at making herself a hat gave Mrs. Freeman the idea that they might be a commercial proposition for 'Sarah.' Mrs. Mountford announced that she and Madame de Grey were thinking of buying Parkwood Lodge together and opening it as an hotel.
(Charles Lamb is appearing in 'For Better, For Worse' at the Comedy Theatre, London)
To be repeated tomorrow at 11.0 a.m.


Script By:
Joan Carr-Jones
Mrs Dale:
Ellis Powell
Dr Date:
Douglas Burbidge
Bob Dale:
Leslie Heritage
Gwen Owen:
Beryl Calder
David Owen:
Gordon Morrison
Sally Lane:
Thelma Hughes
Mrs Freeman:
Dorothy Lane
Mrs Morgan:
Grace Allardyce
Andrew Gardiner:
Grey Blake
Mrs Cunningham:
Mary Wimbush
Alec Dale:
Stuart Nichol
Miriam Dale:
Gwen Dante
Madame de Grey:
Freda Gaye
Maud French:
Gwen Day Burroughs
Charles Lamb
Grandfather Dale:
Jack Shaw
Jenny Owen:
Julia Braddock
Richard Fulton:
Norman Chidgey
Oswald Garnish:
Edmund Gray
Gordon Wallace:
Carl Bernard

Adapted for radio by Lester Powell from the novel by Daphne du Maurier
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by Cleland Finn


Lester Powell
Novel By:
Daphne du Maurier
Produced By:
Cleland Finn
Mrs de Winter:
Ann Todd
Mrs Van Hopper:
Joan Young
Maxim de Winter:
Richard Williams
Arthur Ridley
Mrs Danvers:
Enid Lorimer
Frank Crawley:
Richard Hurndall
Beatrice Lacey:
Olwen Brookes
Giles Lacey:
Norman Claridge
Jack Favell:
Roger Delgado
Colonel Julyan:
Edward Lexy
Dr Baker:
Charles Maunsell

Spotlighting the world of popular music with the BBC Show Band
Directed by Cyril Stapleton
Bob Monkhouse
Rikki Fulton
The Melody Family featuring The Stargazers with ' Pip,' ' Pop,' and ' Smugsie '
Fireside Melody
Bill McGuffie and his piano
Just for You
Tunes you have specially asked for
I Hear a Violin
Soloist, Louis Stevens
The Barnstormers invite you to the Old Log Cabin
Smart Work
Harold Smart at the electric organ
Pop Parade
The best of the best-sellers past and present with Julie Dawn and the Show Band Singers
Script by Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
Production by Johnnie Stewart


Directed By:
Cyril Stapleton
Directed By:
Bob Monkhouse
Rikki Fulton
Bill McGuffie
Louis Stevens
Julie Dawn
Script By:
Bob Monkhouse
Script By:
Denis Goodwin
Production By:
Johnnie Stewart

Frankie Howerd introduces personalities in ' Show Business'
This week:
Brian Reece
The Tanner Sisters
Edmund Hockridge and Robert Newton
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
(Continued in next column)
Script by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson with Eric Sykes
Produced by Alastair Scotlt-Johnston


Frankie Howerd
Brian Reece
Robert Newton
Billy Ternent
Script By:
Ray Galton
Script By:
Alan Simpson
Eric Sykes
Produced By:
Alastair Scotlt-Johnston

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