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Children's Hour


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JUNIOR TIME: 5.0-5.15
A programme for the fives to eights Alexander Armstrong
A new serial dialogue story by John D. Stewart
1: Hallowe'en
Presented by Cicely
Vote for the winning discs! played by Graham Gauld
Postcards should be sent to Children's Hour, BBC, [address removed]
A radio dramatisation of the first journey across Africa from the Cape to Cairo, which was made by EWART GROGAN in 1897 to 1900
Written by Norman Wymer based on his book of the same name
With James McKechnie as the narrator Denis Goacher as Grogan
Other parts played by Anne Dalliance, Harry Lockwood West, Harry Quashie and Ali Gandl Produced by David Davis
On this dangerous expedition of nearly 8,000 miles - made largely on foot - Grogan trekked through dense jungle, and over vast, terrifying swamps where no white man had been before.


Unknown: Alexander Armstrong
Story By: John D. Stewart
Played By: Graham Gauld
Unknown: Ewart Grogan
Written By: Norman Wymer
Unknown: James McKechnie
Narrator: Denis Goacher
Played By: Anne Dalliance
Played By: Harry Lockwood West
Played By: Harry Quashie
Produced By: David Davis

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