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: Lunch-time Music

from the Carlton Restaurant.
(to 13.30)

: Organ Recital

Relayed from the Park Hall Cinema.

: Garforth Mortimer and his Orchestra

relayed from the Park Hall Cinema.
(to 16.30)


Musicians: Garforth Mortimer and his Orchestra

: The Dansant

Relayed from Cox's Cafe.
Music by Muzikants' Dance Band


Musicians: Muzikants' Dance Band

: On the Trail

For Young Adventurers.

: Topical Sports Talk

by Mr. L.E. Williams.


Speaker: L.E. Williams

: Weather Forecast and News

Lieut.-Col. H. F. Jacob
S.B. from London.


Speaker: Lieut.-Col. H. F. Jacob

: Liszt

Interpreted by Isabel Gray.
S.B. from London.


Pianist: Isabel Gray

: Birthday Celebrations at 5WA

Opening of New Studio
by A Blind Listener.

During the Programme, Mr. J.C.W. Reith, Managing Director of the B.B.C., will send a Message of Greeting.

Songs by Rex Palmer.


Speaker (Opening of New Studio): A Blind Listener [name uncredited]
Speaker: J.C.W. Reith
Singer: Rex Palmer

: No No, Nunkie

An Avuncular Revue.
Artists: John Henry and Blossom (Entertainers), Yvette (Entertainer)
The 5WA Choir
The Station Staff
The Station Orchestra
Conductor, Warwick Braithwaite

I. Uncle Warwick Doles Out Some Soothing Syrup to a Chorus of Uncles and Aunts.

II. An Avuncular Interview
Scene. The Chief Uncle's Lair. Would-be Uncles and Aunts are interviewed.
The Ideal Uncle, the Ideal Aunt, Uncle Sam, Aunt Yvette, Uncle John Henry and Aunty Blossom.
The Ideal Uncle and the Ideal Aunt Find their Ideals, and Aunt Yvette Finds John Henry.

IV. Routine Work
Scene. The Studio during the Hour of the Kiddiewinks, into which Auntie Macassar's Tea-Time Talk has Overflowed.
Uncle Norman and Cousin Dorothy Dutifully Duet.

VI. Not Meant for The Microphone
Scene. The Board Room.
Yvette on the Vamp tells John Henry How to Be Happy Tho' Married - Until Aunty Blossom Blossoms Forth as an Aunt-Agonist.
"Playing at Soldiers"; "Birds in the Woods"; "Merry Games (Mulberry Bush)"; "A Tale at Twilight"; "Oranges and Lemons".

VIII. An Idyll
Scene. Beneath the Shade of the Studio Palms.
The Ideal Uncle Idolizes the Ideal Aunt and Says So with Music - An Interruption by "Spick and Span".

X. Infant Welfare
Scene. The Nursery.

XI. The Women's Hour
Scene. The Aunts' Ante-room.
The Aunts' Union is Formed.


XIII. Music Hath Charms
Scene. The Studio.
Uncle John Henry Urges the Uncles to Sing Something and the Aunts to Sing Something and the Band to Play Something which turns out to be The Grand Finale.


Entertainers: John Henry and Blossom
Entertainer: Yvette
Singers: The 5WA Choir
Musicians: The Station Orchestra
Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite

: Weather Forecast and News

Mr. Elliott O'Donnell
S.B. from London.

Local News


Speaker: Elliott O'Donnell

: Dance Music

The Savoy Bands
S.B. from London.


Musicians: The Savoy Bands

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