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Children's Hour


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'The Gay-Hearted Jay' a story by Dal Stivens, told by Elizabeth followed by

Carleton Hobbs and Norman Shelley in 'The Red-Headed League'
Fourth of five Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The action of the play takes place in London in the year 1890

5.50 Children's Hour prayers conducted by the Rev. Clifford Smith


Writer (The Gay-Hearted Jay): Dal Stivens
Storyteller (The Gay-Hearted Jay): Elizabeth
Writer (The Red-Headed League): Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatist: Felix Felton
Producer: David Davis
Sherlock Holmes: Carleton Hobbs
Dr Watson: Norman Shelley
Jabez Wilson, a pawn-broker: Humphrey Morton
Peter Jones, of Scotland Yard: Humphrey Morton
Duncan Ross, of the Red Headed League: Felix Felton
Mr Merryweather, a banker: Felix Felton
Vincent Spaulding: Martin Starkie
Prayer leader: Rev. Clifford Smith

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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