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(By kind permission of Mr. C. B. Cochran , for whom they will be appearing in his 1929 Pavilion Revue. to be produced in March)


Unknown: Mr. C. B. Cochran

: Behind the News

Being a series of episodes of almost every day occurrence, the full significance of which is not borne upon our minds when we read casually through sundry short paragraphs in our Daily Papers. We are, however, now going to participate in one or two of those seemingly insignificant situations.
Scene: The dining-room of the Rev. John Long's country house, just after dinner
Episode I: 'The Squall'
Scene: A cottage in a Yorkshire fishing village
Episode II: 'The Leak'
Scene: John Everyman's bedroom: 11.30 p.m.
Episode III: 'Iceberg South'
Scene 1 : A first-class cabin on the SS. Berina
Scene 2 : On the bridge of the SS. Berina
Supported by The Northern Wireless Orchestra


[Introduction: ]
Captain James Wraybury (the Soldier): Leo Channing
The Rev John Long (the Clergyman): George Bernard Smith
Mark Wrigley (the Business Man): D.E. Ormerod
Stella Stern (the Girl): Hylda Metcalf
[Episode: I]
Granny Gaulter: Mary Eastwood
James (her Son): Charles Nesbitt
Mary Porter (a Neighbour): Catherine Holt
[Episode: II]
John Everyman: Harold Cluff
Jane Everyman: Lucia Rogers
Babs Everyman: Eileen Keogh
[Episode: III]
John Caldecott: Hector R. Williams
Lilian (his Wife): Kathleen Fair
Captain Raebum: Frank A. Nicholls
Mr Brent (1st Officer): A.G. Mitcheson
Mr Millet (2nd Officer): Arthur Branscombe
Benn (a Seaman): Charles Nesbitt

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