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: Talk to Schools

Mr. GEOFFREY SHAW on" Music."


Unknown: Mr. Geoffrey Shaw

: Concert

The " 2LO " Trio and Doris Owens (Contralto). "Workshops of Famous Men-(i), Stevenson at Samoa," by Caroline Buchan.


Unknown: Caroline Buchan.

: Children's Corner

Stories by E. Le Breton Martin. " The Tale of a Thief," by Nancy M. Hayes , from " Any Time Tales." " Greenwood Tales," retold by Dorothy King.


Stories By: E. Le Breton Martin.
Unknown: Nancy M. Hayes
Unknown: Dorothy King.

: Mr. A. F. H. Newton

on "Long Distance Running."

: Weather Forecast and 1st General News Bulletin

S.B. to all Stations.

Talk by the Radio Association
S.B. to all Stations.

Mr. J. Waterson, D.Sc., Assistant Keeper of the Department of Entomology at the British Museum, on "Fleas and Lice."
S.B. to other Stations.

Local News.


Speaker: J. Waterson

: Old Times

(For particulars see centre column.)
S.B. to all Stations except Belfast.

All Stations Programme (except Belfast).
Relayed from London. I 7.35-9.30.

Old Times
Reminiscences of the Old Music Hall, presented under the Chairmanship of Willie Rouse.
Let us take you back to one of London's Old Music Halls in the year, say, 1870. The oblong building is lit by tiers of opal-globed gas lamps, and the atmosphere, laden with tobacco smoke and bearing an undercurrent of the murmur of voices and the chinking of glasses, is ventilated fitfully by a few open windows. On his Olympian throne, immediately in front of the orchestra, and with his back to the stage, sits the Chairman at his table. He is the Master of Ceremonies, and with his hammer and his tremendous voice announces each item and encore. On either side sit the privileged few, and beyond them, at the sombre tables, are the members of the general audience, smoking their churchwardens and knocking applause with their grog glasses. On both floors of the hall are capacious refreshment bars, to which patrons resort when not interested in the turn occupying the stage so that it has become a standard joke to refer to such items as "Bar Turns "-a pun on the usual title of the Horizontal Bar or Trapeze acts so popular at this period. We trust that listeners will find no "Bar Turns " in the following programme.

1. The Orchestra: Overture, a Selection of Old-Time Songs arr. Chignell

2. Ray Wallace, in Impressions of Kate Carney, Vesta Victoria, Harry Champion, Ada Reeve, Cliff Ryland, Connie Ediss, Alfred Lester, Victoria Monks, Vesta Tilley, Gertie Gitana, Ella Shields, Marie Lloyd.

3. Jay Kaye, in the popular number of the famous Dan Leno, "Buying a House."

4. Marie Saberonne, the celebrated Bird Mimic.

5. R.E. Jeffrey: A Reminiscence, "The Cane Bottomed Chair" Thackeray

6. Frank Wood, in Impressions of R.G. Knowles, Eugene Stratton, Gus Elen, Herbert Campbell, George Beauchamp, Mark Sheridan, Charles Godfrey, and Joe Ervin.

7. The Orchestra: "Melodious Memories" 7 Herman Finck

8. Charles Coborn, the Veteran Walking Comedian, will tell a few Reminiscences of the old Music Hall days and will sing, by special desire, his most famous numbers, "The Man that Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo," 7 and "Two Lovely Black Eyes."

9. God Save the King.

: Weather Forecast and 2nd General News Bulletin

S.B. to all Stations.

Topical Talk

Local News


relayed from the Savoy Hotel. S.B. to all Stations.

: Close down.

Announcer : J. S. Dodgson.


Announcer: J. S. Dodgson.

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