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A Tour of the Town's Amusements including visits to:
A West End Dance Band
A New Year Ball
A Skating Rink
A Fun Fair
An East End Boxing Hall
A Musical Show
A Pantomime
A Play compered from the studio by Thomas Woodrooffe
Here is an outside broadcast on the grand scale, a broadcast in which, from microphones placed all over the town, listeners will be brought an impression of one London night at its gayest and brightest.
Guided by various commentators, listeners will be taken to a pantomime, to a fun fair, to ap East End boxing hall, and a West End theatre. They will find themselves picking a precarious way among the skaters at a big rink, dancing, if they feel inclined, to the music of a dance band at a big &Wfft End hotel, and finishing up among the motley crowd at the biggest fancy dress ball of the year.
Among the commentators contributing to the broadcast will be Stewart MacPhers ,oh at the skating rink, John 51) at the fun fair,
Dan TitchenefSf the East End boxing hall, and the one and only
Charlie Garner at the big fancy dress ball.


Unknown: Thomas Woodrooffe
Unknown: Stewart MacPhers
Unknown: Charlie Garner

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