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Novelty numbers and solo pieces played by the BBC Variety Orchestra : conductor, Charles Shadwell , with the Southern Sisters
These gay ' Intermission ' programmes have -been the means of bringing to the microphone many stars, some new-as was true recently of Tom 'Lynch—and some already well established as is the case of the Southern Sisters this evening. This versatile trio has been broadcasting for some years, and entertaining in general for even longer. Before they started their particular brand of close harmony and comedy singing in this country there was nobody over here like them. It was on hearing the Boswell Sisters that Betty Knight and her sisters decided to go, if possible, even one better.
The Southern Sisters first gained fame when they joined Henry Hall in 1933. Since then they have sung in theatres and music-halls all over the country, broadcast scores of times, and in recent months done a great deal of work for ENSA. Shortly before the war they made a successful tour of Denmark.


Conductor: Charles Shadwell
Unknown: Betty Knight
Unknown: Henry Hall

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