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with John Rorke Betty Huntley-Wright
Webster Booth C. Denier Warren
The BBC Variety Orchestra
Leader, Frank Cantell
Conducted by Charles Shadwell and the BBC Revue Chorus
Compere, John Watt
' Songs from the Shows', a series first produced in 1931, like Tennyson's brook, goes on for ever. True it changed its title sometimes to ' Songs from the Films', giving listeners a radio version of The Three Little Pigs in 1934, which paved the way for the Silly Symphonies.
The series embraced modern shows and went back to Hullo, Ragtime, to the old Gaiety favourites, and even farther. It broke out in sub series-theatres, composers-and maintained its popularity to such an extent that it still goes on. Whatever shows may be chosen tonight listeners may be sure that such artists as Betty Huntley-Wright , Webster Booth, John Rorke , and C. Denier Warren will put the songs over.


Leader: Frank Cantell
Conductor: Charles Shadwell
Compere: John Watt
Soprano: Betty Huntley-Wright
Tenor: Webster Booth
Singer: John Rorke
Singer: C. Denier Warren

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