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At the City Hall

: Sarah Suggests

The Fifth of the 'Browns of Owdham' Series, by Edwin Lewis
The familiar characters, Sarah and Bill Brown, once again make their bow before the microphone.

Bill is filling the kitchen with the aroma of Irish roll, Sarah is busy darning some socks, and David Jones, Sarah's second cousin, is playing a rollicking air on his violin.
Sarah, marvelling at the newly discovered musical genius in her family, is planning new stitches and webs in the stocking of life.

Musical Interlude

A New Radio Play by Daphne Steward
The drawing-room in the Dixons' house presents a cheery contrast with the storm raging outside. Stella Dixon is seated before the fire the evening paper... and Boris is lying fast asleep at her feet. Jasper Dixon is heard in conversation with policeman at the front door.


Unknown: Edwin Lewis
Unknown: Bill Brown
Unknown: David Jones
Play By: Daphne Steward
Unknown: Stella Dixon
Unknown: Jasper Dixon
Sarah Brown: Hylda Metcalf
Bill Brown: E H Bridgstock
David Jones (Sarah's sailor cousin): W. E. Dickman
Kate Cassidy (a widow): Lucia Rogers
Jasper Dixon (a busy young doctor): Harold Cluff
Stella Dixon (his wife): Hylda Metcalf
Susan (their servant): Betty Elsmore
A Policeman: D E Ormerod
Boris: null Himself

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