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Children's Hour


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5.00 For Younger Listeners
Jo tells 'The Adventures of Galldora' more stories about Marybell's rag doll by Modwena Sedgwick
2: 'Galldora Becomes a Film Star'

5.15 For Older Listeners
Carleton Hobbs and Norman Shelley in The Bruce-Partington Plans
The second of six Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Writer (The Adventures of Galldora): Modwena Sedgwick
Storyteller (The Adventures of Galldora): Jo
Writer (The Bruce-Partington Plans): Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatist: Felix Felton
Producer: David Davis
Sherlock Holmes: Carleton Hobbs
Doctor Watson: Norman Shelley
Mycroft Holmes: Malcolm Graeme
Inspector Lestrade: Felix Felton
Colonel Valentine Walter: Howard Lang
Violet Westbury: Shirley Cooklin
Railway Official: Donovan O'Shiell
Sidney Johnson: Ernest Jay

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