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© by A. J. Alan
Albert Buckle
Jane Buckle , his wife
Mabel Henderson
Ruth Henderson
Mrs. Buckle, Albert's mother
Policeman and firemen
Scene : An empty house in the charge of caretakers
The production by Howard Rose
(Empire Programme)
A. J. Alan is famous as a story-teller, but this afternoon he figures in the programmes as a playwright. This little play, Fire !, was written more than ten years ago. It was first broadcast in November, 1926, and from then until July, 1927, it went the round of the BBC stations. Since 1927, however, it does not seem to have been broadcast at all.
The play tells of the adventures of two young girls-very competent young persons, luckily-who go to look over an empty house and are shown round by a respectable old lady who has only one weakness. All ends happily, but experienced listeners will be on the look-out for the author's characteristic ' twist ' at the end.


Unknown: A. J. Alan
Unknown: Albert Buckle
Unknown: Jane Buckle
Unknown: Mabel Henderson
Unknown: Ruth Henderson
Production By: Howard Rose
Unknown: A. J. Alan

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