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A. J. Alan


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A.J. Alan will again tell the story of 'Charles' which he originally broadcast in 1927. In the last six months two kinds of enquiry have regularly reached Broadcasting House. The one asking if A.J. Alan is Stuart Hibberd, A.G. Street, John Hilton, Harold Nicolson, or some other well-known broadcaster; the other asking why he has given up broadcasting. Is he dead?
The answer to the first question has been invariably 'No'; to the second, happily: A.J. Alan has not been broadcasting because he has been ill; it is hoped that he will be on the air again soon.'
Well, here he is. And he is to tell one of his most popular stories 'Charles', which he told for the first time nine years ago, and which is to be found in his book of stories 'Good Evening, Everyone!'
(A.J. Alan broadcast in the Regional programme last night)


Storyteller: A. J. Alan

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