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' How the Wireless Came to Toytown '
by S. G. Hulme Beaman
It all began because Mr. Noah lost-or mislaid, as Ernest the Policeman put it -one of his animals. It was a baby hippo, and it was wearing a blue and white jumper that Mrs. Noah had knitted for it. You may ask what the disappearance of a baby hippo can have to do with the arrival of wireless in Toytown. The answer is that when the Inventor starts messing about with one of those newfangled inventions anything may happen.
5.30 ' Children in France a talk by Anne Ortzen
5.50 Children's Hour prayers conducted by the Rev. Derek Tasker


Unknown: S. G. Hulme Beaman
Talk By: Anne Ortzen
Unknown: Rev. Derek Tasker
Narrator: Derek McCulloch
Larry the Lamb }: Dwek McCulloch
The Mayor of Toytown: Felix Felton
Ernest, the Policeman: Arthur Wynn
Dennis the Dachshund: Ernest Jay
Mr Growser: Ralph De Rohan
The Inventor: Ivan Samson

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