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: Adelina Leon (Violoncello Recital)


Cellist: Adelina Leon

: Septet

relayed from the Oxford Picture Theatre.


Conductor: S. Spurgin

: Women's Half-Hour

Betty Shackleton (Mezzo-Soprano).


Mezzo-Soprano: Betty Shackleton

: F.S. Lintott: Weekly Talk on "Sport"

(to 18.55)


Speaker: F.S. Lintott

: Weather Forecast and News

S.B. from London.

Capt. P.P. Eckersley
S.B. from London.

Local News


Speaker: Captain P.P. Eckersley

: Massey's Dance Band, The 2ZY Dramatic Company in Two Plays

7.30 'By Special Request'
(T. Malcolm Watson)
A One-Act Play.
Time: The Present Day.
Scene: Lady Dene's Boudoir.


Producer: Victor Smythe
Director: D. E. Ormerod Writer (By Special Request): T. Malcolm Watson

: Band

Waltz, "What will I Do?" (7); Fox-trot, "Marcheta"; Fox-trot, "Gigolette" (6); One-step, "Think Of Me"; Waltz, "Serenade"; Fox-trot, "Sweetheart Town."

: Bluestone's Derby

An Atrocity by (H. Topliss)

Time: Derby Day.
Scene: Epsom Hall - The Jazz Drawing Room.


Writer: H. Topliss
Sir Bowden Nuts (The Squire): Victor Smythe
Lady Bowden Nuts (His Wife): Betty Elsmore
George Hale (A Hero): H.B. Brenan
Eva Brazil Nuts (Squire's Daughter): Dorothy Franklin
Sir Epsom Salts (A Villain, Drury Lane Type): D.E. Ormerod
Cyrus P.R. Taters (A Detective): G.F. Ford
"Little" Bollin (A Jockey): R.T. Fleming
Sister Bertha (A Nurse): Edith Leach
James (The Butler): D.E. Ormerod

: Band

Fox-trot. "Pasadena" (9); One-step, "Got a Minute" (19); Waltz, Selected; Fox-trot, "Silver Canoe"; Fox-trot, "Don't Blame It All On Me"; Waltz, "Love's Last Day"; Fox-trot, Selected; One-step, "American Medley" (9); Fox-trot, "Don't Mind the Rain"; Fox-trot, "I Was a Fool" (9); Waltz, "When Lights Are Low" (7); Fox-trot, "Swanee Smiles" (31).

: Weather Forecast and News

S.B. from London.

Major L. R. Tosswill
S.B. from London.

Local News


Speaker: Major L. R. Tosswill

: The Savoy Bands

S.B. from London.


Musicians: The Savoy Bands

: Close down


Announcer: Victor Smythe

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