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FRANK MUIR and Denis

Norden, England's highest   paid radio comedy and variety script writers, authors of the B.B.C.'s "Take It From Here," in which Joy Nichols and Dick Bentley star, will be in Sydney in July under contract to the A.B.C. for three months, ac- cording to our London spies.

The boys, who will bring their wives, are to write 10 shows for the A.B.C, the exact nature of which has yet to be decided. They have denied the furphy that they will also run a "How - To - Do - It - Pro- perly" course for A.B.C. script writers. They say our radio authors are already in line with

the world's best.

They reckon each A.B.C. show will take five days' hard labour, 450 cigarettes, 60 cups of tea, and two ball-point pen refills, for which they will re- ceive an undisclosed sum com- mensurate with their reputed earnings of more than £10,000 a year in Britain. Nobody comes here any more for the sunshine.

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Hollywood, is in the running for a winning treble in 2UEs "Rola Show-Actor's Choice," the acting and script-writing talent


Next Tuesday, at 8.30 p.m., a play Pate wrote for the series, "The Stranger," is to be broad- cast. He played the lead in one of the plays before going abroad. If he won the treble, he would collect £.700 altogether; £100 for the best actor, £100 for the best playwright, and a £500 script-writing contract.

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AMONG the 500 guests at the

annual Macquarie Award affair last Sunday, in the 2GB


Of the women: Best dressed, Sonia Dresdel; most regal, Gladys

Moncrieff; most vivacious. Bar- bara Brunton; most sought after and elusive, Neva Carr Glyn; sleekest grooming. Betty Mc- Dowell; shapeliest mother under 35. Margo Lee, and over 45, Edna TobJer; best sun-tan. Thelma Scott; most surrounded by old friends. Doris Fitton; sweetest junior, Rosemary Miller.

Of the men: Most popular, Alan White; best dressed, Harry Alan Towers, of London; best beard, Lloyd Berrell; neatest speech-maker, Neil Hutchinson; eater of the most turkey at sup- per, Clark McKay; best Holly- wood-premiere style arrival, Bert Button; reddest sunburnt face, Grant Taylor, who Sturted the Murray; rouser of the loudest laughs, Reg Lane.

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AS well as doing "Fred and

Maggie Everybody". ,each Friday from 2GB at 8.30 p.m., Teddy Howell and Thérèse'Des- mond will play leading roles in the new show "Anna Lucasta," which starts at the Independent Theatre on Wednesday.. First stage reappearance, incidentally, since this popular, married, radio team returned from a successful acting tour of EuropeMast year.

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PLAYS To-day: From 2FC, at

4.10 p.m., 'The House- master," famous comedy by lan Hay. Three " young girls and their elderly aunt run loose in an English Public school. Robert Montgomery produces Edmund Barclay's adaptation with Moray Powell, Ray Hartley, and Rita Pauncefort in the leads.

From 2GB at 8 p.m., "On Monday Next,"" the recent suc- cessful London comedy by Phil- lip King, adapted for radio by David Nettheim and produced by Lawrence Cecil with the 1950 winner of the Macquarie Award for comedy, John Cazabon, in the lead, supported by Barbara Brunton. Members of the audi-

ence are asked to imagine they ' have gate-crashed the first rehear- sal of a play by an unknown

Photogenic 23-year-old. is talented radio player Bar- bara Brunton, to be heard in 2GB's S o'clock comedy to-night, with Macquarie

Award winner John Caza bon. Barbara, also heard in serials "Come Out

Fighting" (2FC), "When A Girl' Marries" (2CH), and soon in 2UE's "Hagan's Circus," is sister of Wendy Gibb, due here soon from England with Dan O'Con- nor's British Common- wealth Players. Mother is 2GB's well-known Aunt Jenny whose professional

name is Ethel Lang.

author. You don't have to imagine the rest.

From 2FC at 8.30 p.m., "All the People Some of the Time," Sydney playwright George Blaikie's comedy of life on a big newspaper. The scoop of the day is a scientist who claims to be able to make an atom bomb for 10/. Produced by John Cairns with George Randall and Moira

Farrow in the leads.

From 2FC, at 10 p.m., "The Strange Case of Alexander För- den," a B.B.C. transcription of Emerton Court's mystery play produced by Cleland Finn. The plot concerns a man on trial for murder who claims to be able to prove that he is the alleged vic-

tim himself.

Ta-d *M?j's Mia il ia Programmes |

8 a.m. To 9 a.m.:

8.0: 2FC. Light Orchestra; 2BL, Music for New Australians; 2UW,

Breakfast Parade.

8.15: 2UE, Talk on Agriculture. 8.20: 2SM, News.

8.30: 2BL, Morning Melody; 2KY, Harmony Session.

8.45: 2FC, 2GB, -2UE, 2UW, News.

9 a.m. To 10 a.m.:

9.0: 2FC, Countryman's Session; 2GB, Wide Range; 2CH, Sunday School; 2SM, Melodious Moments; 2KY, Recent Releases.

930: 2FC, Church Service, St. Peter's Cathedral, Armidale; 2BL, New Releases; 2UE, Voice of Pro- phecy; 2SM, Pop Parade; 2CH, Celebrities on Record; 2KY, Musi- cal Shop.

10 a.m. To 11 a.m.:

10.0: 2BL, Book Review. 2UVV, Shining Stars; 2UE, Melodies; 2CH, Composers' Gallery.

10.15: 2BL, Symphony No. 4 (Brahms); 2SM, Sunday Morning Hour; 2K.Y, Down South.

. . 10.30: 2FC, Business Girls' Half . hour; 2GB, Liberal Catholic Ser >, vice; 2UE, Waltz Time.

11 a.m. To 12 noon:

11.0: 2FC, Magic of Melody; 2BL, Presbyterian Service, Hamil- ton; 2UE, Handful of Stars; 2UW, Magic of Music; 2CH, Salvation Army Service; 2SM, High Mass, St. ' Mary's.

11.30: 2UE, Synchromatic Hour. 12 noon To 1 p.m.:

12.0: 2FC, The Showman; 2GB, Newsreel; 2UW, News.

12.15: 2BL, 'This Is Britain;" 2GB, Overseas Round-up; 2UW" World-famous Artists.

12.30: 2FC, 2GB, 2UE, News; 2BL, Luncheon Music; 2CH, Famous Orchestra; 2SM, Musical Masterpiece.

12.40: 2FC, Australia in the Paci- fic.

1 p.m. To 2 p.m.:

1.0: 2FC, Theatre Organ; 2CH,

Luncheon Music; 2SM, Pick of the

' Best.

1.15: 2GB, Platter Parade.

1.30: 2FC, News; 2BL, Young . Australia; 2UW, Afternoon Rhap-

sody; 2CH, This Is Britain; 2SM, - Mixed Bag: 2KY. Music.

" 1.40Í 2FC, Music of the Movies.

1.45: 2UE, Talk on Dogs.

2 p.m. To 3 p.m.:

2.0: 2FC, Fathers of Federation; 2GB, Choice of the People; 2UE,


2.10: 2CH, Church News.

2.15: 2BL. Talk on Australian Literature; 2SM, Hospital Session.

2-30: 2FC, Much Binding in the Marsh; 2BL, "Queen of Spades" (Tchaikovsky); 2GB, Naughty Nine-


3 p.m. To 4 p.m.:

3.0: 2UW, Pleasant Sunday Aft- ernoon; 2CH, Target for To-day.

3.15: 2FC, Talk by Cornelius Conyn-"Carmen."

3.30: 2FC, Band Parade: 2BL, Religious Talk; 2CH, Organ Recital.

3.45: 2SM,'Bookman's Talk. 4 p.m. To 5 p.m.:

4.0: 2BL, News; 2GB, U.N. Story; 2UE, Diggers' Show; 2UW, Faithfully Yours.

4.10: 2FC, "The Housemaster,", comedy by lan Hay; 2BL, Sunday


4.15: 2SM, Afternoon with the


4.30: 2GB, Voice of America; 2CH, Australian Lutheran Hour. 5 p.m. To 6 p.m.:

5.0 2GB, Cheer Up Session; 2UE, Light Music; 2UW, Sweet Singers; 2CH, Children's Session; 2KY, Happy Hour.

5.15: 2FC, Opera Concert.

530: 2BL, Play from the Old Testament; 2UE, Music; 2UW, World of Opera; 2K.Y, Happiness


6 p.m. To 7 p.m.:

6.0: 2FC, Hymn Singing; 2GB, Popularity Poll; , 2UE, Dinner Music; 2UW, Songs from the Shows; 2K.Y, Musical Surprise.

6.5: 2BL, Joyce Hutchinson (piano).

6.15: 2CH, Roundelay; 2SM,

Father Pierce.

6.30: 2FC, The Announcer Calls the Tune; 2BL, Diary of a Journey's End" (feature); 2UW, Men of Mod-

ern Music.

6.45: 2UE, News; 2SM, The


7 p.m. To 8 p.m.:

7.0: 2FC, 2BL, 2GB, 2UW, News: 2KY, Happy Hour. '

7.15: 2FC, Guest of Honour; 2UW, Appointment with Fate; 2UE, Korea Report; 2CH, Anglican Service, St. Andrew's Cathedral.

7.30: 2FC, Clive Amadio's Quin- tet; 2BL, Plain Christianity, Rev. Gordon "Powell; 2GB, Quiz Kids;

2UW, Hil Parade; 2KY,'Dr. Evatt.

8 p.m. To 9 p.m.:

8.0: 2FC, Take It From Here; 2BL, Music Lovers' Hour; 2GB, "Behind The Scenes" (comedy); 2UE, Harvest of Stars; 2UW, "A Woman Scorned" (drama); 2SM, Monsignor Freeman; 2K.Y, Mem-


8.30: 2FC, "AH the People Some of the Time," play by George Blaikie; 2SM, Gaslight Varieties.

8.45: 2CH, Korean Report. 9 p.m. To 10 p.m.:

9.0: 2FC, News; 2BL, Treasury of Song; 2GB, World-famous Ten- ors; 2UW, Hit Parade; 2SM, Opera

and Operetta.

9.15: 2FC, Hall of Harmony; 2BL, Window on the World; 2UE, Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir; 2K.Y, Sunshine Cottage.

9.30: 2BL, "The Pillage Rackets" (feature); 2GB, Theosophical Soci- ety; 2UW, Welcome Visitor.

9.45: 2GB, UNO Feature; 2UE, Religious Talk; 2UW, Musicale. 10 p.m. To 11 p.m.:

10.0: 2FC, "Case of Alexander Förden" (B.B.C.): 2BL, Modern and Contemporary Composers; 2GB, Korean Report; 2SM, Celebrity Highlights; 2UE, Famous Pianist.

10.5: 2GB, Conversation Piece.

10.15: 2UW, Portrait of the


10.30: 2GB, Concert Platform; 2UE, 2UW, News; 2KY, Better


10.40: 2UE, Singing Strings.

- When To Listen

RELIGION: A.M.: 9, 9.30, 10.30, 11. P.M.: 2.10, 3, 4.15, 5.30, 6.15, 6.30, 6.45, 7, 7.15; 7.30, 8, 9.45.

TALKS: A.M.: 8.15, 10. P.M.: 12.15, 12.40, 1.30, 2, 2.15, 3, 3.15, 3.30, 3.45, 4, 5.30, 6.30, 7.15, 7.30, 9.30, 10.15.

PLAYS: P.M.:'4.10, 8, 8.30, 10. CLASSICAL MUSIC: A.M.: 8, 10, 10.15, 11, 11.30, P.M.: 12.10, 12.30, 1.30, 1.45, 2, 2.45, 3.30, 4.10, 4.15, 4.45, 5.15, 5.30, 6.5, 8, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.15, 10.40.

LIGHT MUSIC: A.M.: 8, 9, 9JO, 9.45, 11. P.M.: 12.30, 1, 2, 2.30, 3, 3.30, 4, 4.30, 5, 5.30, 5.45, 7.30, 9.15, 9.30, 10.

POPULAR MUSIC: A.M.: 8.15 8.30, 9, 9.15, 9.30, 10, 10.15, 11, 12. P.M.: 1, 1.15, 1.30," 1.40, 2, 2.15, 2.30, 4.15, 5, 5.30, 6, 7, 7.45, 8.30, 9.30.

VARIETY: P.M.: 2.30, 3, 4, 4.30, 6, 7.30, £30, 10.

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