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: The Grand National

Described by Geoffrey Gilbey, assisted by Mr. H. W. Hobbiss
Relayed from Aintree
S.B. from Liverpool

Contributors

Commentator: Geoffrey Gilbey
Assisted by: H.W. Hobbiss

: An Organ Recital

by Allan Brown
Organist and Musical Director, The City Temple.
Relayed from St. Mary-le-Bow Church

Contributors

Organist: Allan Brown

: Dance Music

The BBC Dance Orchestra, personally conducted by Jack Payne
Ursula Hughes (Light Songs)
Delys and Clark (Entertainers)

Contributors

Musicians: The BBC Dance Orchestra
Conductor: Jack Payne
Singer: Ursula Hughes
Entertainers: Delys and Clark

: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR (From Birmingham):

Story told by Phyllis Richardson.
Margaret Ablethorpe (Pianoforte) will playa Suite of Ablethorpe (P The Everlasting
Vhy—Why a Whistle has Holes,' by Nicolina Twigg. Gwendolyn Hollis (Soprano)

Contributors

Told By: Phyllis Richardson.
Pianoforte: Margaret Ablethorpe
Unknown: Nicolina Twigg.
Soprano: Gwendolyn Hollis

: LIGHT MUSIC

THE DEZSO KORDY STRING SEXTET
CATHERINE STEWART (Contralto)
GLYN DOWELL (Tenor)

Contributors

Contralto: Catherine Stewart
Tenor: Glyn Dowell

: 'THE BALLAD OF BLACK-EYED SUSAN'

From Birmingham
Words by JOHN GAY
Music by ALFRED REYNOLDS
The scene is laid on board an old-time sailing ship. Sailors are dancing a hornpipe and the ballad tells of the tender parting of William and Susan. As the ' lessening boat' rows back to land, there is heard the sound of a phantom hornpipe in which the mocking spirit of the sea laughs at the truth of lovers' vows.

Contributors

Music By: Alfred Reynolds
Black-Eyed Susan: Vivienne Chatterton
Sweet William: Herbert Simmonds
Sailors: Geoffrey Dams
Sailors: Norman Archer
Sailors: Harold Howes
Sailors: James Howell

: ' THE BLIND BEGGARS'

An Operetta in One Act
Words by H. B. FARNIE
Music by OFFENBACH
THE BIRMINGHAMSTUDIO ORCHESTRA, conducted by JOSEPH Lewis

Contributors

Unknown: H. B. Farnie
Conducted By: Joseph Lewis
Mr Zacliariah Morgan: Herbert Simmonds
Mr Buttles: James Howell

: Vaudeville

From Birmingham
The Emile Grimshaw Banjo Quartet
Lena Copping and Partner (The Syncopated Two)
Gwen Lewis (Entertainer at the Piano)
Harry Hemsley (Child Impersonations)
Leslie Taylor and his Miami Band

Contributors

Musicians: Emile Grimshaw Banjo Quartet
Musicians: Lena Copping and Partner
Entertainer/Pianist: Gwen Lewis
Impressionist: Harry Hemsley
Musicians: Leslie Taylor and his Miami Band

: Dance Music

Kettner's Five, directed by Geoffrey Gelder, from Kettner's Restaurant.

Contributors

Musicians: Kettner's Five
Directed by: Geoffrey Gelder

: Ambrose's Band

from the Mayfair Hotel








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