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A pageant of entertainment, past and present, at Britain's most historic
Variety theatres
The story is told by John Watt in the studio at Leeds and a commentator at the Palace Theatre, Halifax, and illustrated in song and story by Charles R. Whittle F. E Moore Violet Carson R. E. Horsfall Arnold Smith Leslie Moorhouse James R. Gregson Wilfred Pickles
The Colunio Chorus
Roland Powell 's Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Henry Reed together with the recorded voices of some of the famous stars, including Sandy Powell , Henry Hall , Marie Lloyd , Chirgwin, Florrie Forde ,
Ella Shields , Tom Foy concluding with a broadcast from tonight's performance at the theatre of the pantomime ' Aladdin '
The programme compiled by James R. Gregson
Produced by David Porter


Told By: John Watt
Story By: Charles R. Whittle
Story By: F. E Moore
Story By: Violet Carson
Story By: R. E. Horsfall
Story By: Arnold Smith
Story By: Leslie Moorhouse
Unknown: James R. Gregson
Unknown: Wilfred Pickles
Unknown: Roland Powell
Conducted By: Henry Reed
Unknown: Sandy Powell
Unknown: Henry Hall
Unknown: Marie Lloyd
Unknown: Florrie Forde
Unknown: Ella Shields
Unknown: Tom Foy
Unknown: James R. Gregson
Produced By: David Porter

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