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' The Just So Stories' by Rudyard Kipling
Arranged for broadcasting by Maurice Brown
5 — ' How the Whale Got his Throat ' and 6—' The Beginning of the Armadilloes'
' This, 0 Best Beloved, is another story of the High and Far-off Times. In the very middle of those times was a Stickly-Prickly Hedgehog, and he lived on the banks of the turbid Amazon, eating shelly snails and things. And he had a friend, a Slow-and-Solid Tortoise, who lived on the banks of the turbid Amazon, eating green lettuces and things. And so that was all right, Best Beloved.'
Both plays produced by Josephine Plummer
5.80 For Older Children
Music Room
A series of monthly talks edited and introduced by David
(born December 22. 1858)
The last of three programmes by Philip Hope-Wallace , with musical illustrations
3—' Madam Butterfly'
5.50 The week's programmes


Stories By: Rudyard Kipling
Broadcasting By: Maurice Brown
Produced By: Josephine Plummer
Introduced By: Giacomo Puccini
Unknown: Philip Hope-Wallace
Whale Francis: De Wolff
Mariner: Wilfred Babbage
The Small 'Stute Fish: Molly Weir
The Storyteller: David Davis
Mother Jaguar: Janet Morrison
Painted Jaguar: Richard Hurndall
Stickly-Prickly Hedgehog: Heron Carvlc
Slow-and-Solid Tortoise: Timothy Bateson
The Storyteller: David Davis

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