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For Younger Listeners
Serenade for Children
Scottish nursery rhymes
Country dance tunes and The Story of a Puffer, ' Jamie by John Denton
Reader, Willie Joss
Others taking part are:
Will Starr (accordion)
The Ann.ieslar.d Junior Singers
Conductor, Dora Harrison
Produced by Kathleen Garscadden
5.30 For Older Children
The Home of the Wheel
Four programmes about wheels, how they are made and used
I-Setting the wheels in motion
Eric Tobitt and Jim Pestridge hear the story of the wheel and are introduced to some of the oldest wheels in the Midlands
Nobody knows who made the first wheel but it was at least 5,000 years ago. Now, in the Midlands, millions of wheels turn each day to make more wheels to keep mankind moving forward.


Reader: John Denton
Reader: Willie Joss
Accordion: Will Starr
Conductor: Dora Harrison
Produced By: Kathleen Garscadden
Unknown: Eric Tobitt
Unknown: Jim Pestridge

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