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: John Stean's Carlton Celebrity Orchestra

Relayed from the Carlton Restaurant


Musicians: John Stean's Carlton Celebrity Orchestra

: S.B. from London

(9.30 Local Announcements)

: Christmas Crackers

by Pickford Girardot
Let off by Santa Claus

I. The Waits
The fuse is lighted

II. Snap Dragon
Scene: A Country House
Sir Ian Templeton
Lady Templeton
Nora Templeton
Bobbie Mackintosh
Higgins-the butler

III. The Christmas Box

IV. Christmas Past
Colonel Bogey
Jackson, his man

V. Christmas Present: Flaming Hearts

A Christmas Film Scenario
Specially prepared for the Microphone by Santa P. Claus

VI. Potted Pantomime
The amazing story of 'Puss in Boots'

VII. Surprise Item

VIII. That Christmas Feeling
The Man
The Woman
The Other Fellow

IX. Harlequinade

(to 23.00)


Writer: Pickford Girardot

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