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'The Silver Spoon'


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A musical play by Henrik Ege is something of an event, for he is famous for the number of musical successes he has adapted for the microphone-they include Chu Chin Chow , The Desert Song, No, No, Nanette, Frederica, Shoic Boat , and Bitter Sweet. He introduces The Silver Spoon in ' Background to the Broadcast' on page 3.
The comedy (it is almost a farce) has to do with the adventures of a wealthy stockbroker who, unknown to his wife, comes into possession of a derelict night club which he is trying to turn into a success. As one expedient he tries to lure away a popular singer from a rival club, ' The Silver Spoon '.
The stockbroker, Herbert Boydell , is to be played by Davy Burnaby , of' The Follies ', Gaiety, and broadcast fame, and the part of his wife will be taken by Margaret Yarde ,, who is so good at portraying a domineering type of woman. Listeners will remember that she broadcast in Show Boat.
' The Silver Spoon ' will be broadcast in the Regional programme tomorrow at 8.0


Play By: Henrik Ege
Unknown: Chu Chin Chow
Unknown: Shoic Boat
Unknown: Herbert Boydell
Played By: Davy Burnaby
Unknown: Margaret Yarde

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