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An unusual nursery sing-song
Kathleen Davis, who runs a Children's Hour of her own in Trinidad, is in England at present. She has brought with her records of children singing Calypsoes and some West Indian singing games which children in Trinidad love to play.
'The Enchanter and the Shepherd'
An old Serbian fairy tale made into a play by Eileen Arthurton
With a cock, two crows, a cat, a hen, a goat, a swallow, a duck, a mother fish, and some baby fishes
Produced by Nan Macdonald
When Tadio, the shepherd, was given the gift of understanding the language of the animals as a reward for saving the life of the Snake Prince, he little thought the first thing it would do would be to make him lose his job. But this was only the beginning of his adventures.


Play By: Eileen Arthurton
Produced By: Nan MacDonald
Tadio, a poor shepherd: David Markham
Burek his dog: Herbert Smith
Bashka his horse: George Hagan
The Snake King: Fred Fairclough
The Snake Queen: Muriel Levy
The Snake Prince: John Chandos
The farmer: Herbert Smith
His wife: Olive Lucius
A hatter: Norman Somers
A tailor: John Broadbent
Kazimir a wizard: Hugh Morton
Princess Manya: Vera McKechnie

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