RESL 123 In party mood (Housewives' choice)

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Catalogue numberRESL 123
Sleeve picturePicture of RESL 123 In party mood (Housewives' choice) by artist Julie Covington from the BBC records and Tapes library
TitleIn party mood (Housewives' choice)
ArtistJulie Covington
Cover conditionNear mint
Record conditionVery Good Plus
BBC records label codeE
BBC Records label
Item deleted?Yes
LabelBBC Records
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Distributed / printed byPRT RECORDS (Sales) LTD
Media typePrimary
Media genreRadio - Music shows View all other tracks listed as Radio - Music shows.
Run-off codes / Shop bar codesRESL - 123 - A-1 DAMONT
RESL - 123 - B-1 DAMONT
Lacquer cut at and byDamont. Information provided by Discogs website.
My rating3
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Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1In party mood [Russell Davies / Jack Strachey / Julie Covington]3.10
B1In party mood - Instrumental [Jack Strachey]2.41
Total length of media 5:51.


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I am sure my Mum used to listen to this, I actually like the instrumental version of this and can quite happily hum along ...
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The West End Celebrity Orchestra (

Side B



Produced by

Jonathan James-Moore

"Housewives' Choice" the B. B. C.'s record request programme for Women at home, began in March 1946. It ran until 1967, the year of "Sergeant Pepper" and "Puppet on a string". Throughout those twenty-one years, the programme was introduced by Jack Strachey's signature tune "In Party Mood".

Now one of the world's most hummed-along-with themes is revealed for the first time as a song: an anthem dedicated to that great army of women whose flag is the yellow duster. It was used for the first time on radio as the theme tune for the recent Radio 2 series "When Housewives had the Choice ?" a programme which told the tale of those times and presented records that were requested and played on the original show. It was narrated by Russell Davies and Julie Covington and produced by Jonathan James-Moore.

Side B


included on the BBC Album ON THE AIR 60 YEARS OF BBC THEME MUSIC - BBC REF 454.

Further information

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