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: The Western Studio Orchestra

Leader, Frank Thomas


Musicians: The Western Studio Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Frank Thomas

: A School Concert

by Pupils of Hatherleigh Central School
Conductor, J.A. Gaccon
Relayed from The Assembly Room, Town Hall, Newport

Some three hundred children, drawn from schools in the town, attend the Town Hall weekly for a lecture recital. This scheme has been working for ten years, and the above programme is a typical one.


Singers: Pupils of Hatherleigh Central School
Conductor: J.A. Gaccon

: The Western Studio Orchestra, Margaret Tann Williams (Contralto)


Musicians: The Western Studio Orchestra
Contralto: Margaret Tann Williams

: The Children's Hour

Bernard Ross will present some Farmyard novelties

'Bumble's Banquet'
by Mabel Marlowe


Speaker: Bernard Ross
Writer (Bumble's Banquet): Mabel Marlowe

: The First News

Time Signal, Greenwich; Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin

: Vaudeville

Anne De Nys and Patrick Waddington - That Certain Pair

Jeanne de Casalis - in a 'Mrs. Feather' Episode

Tommy Handley - Comedian

Mrs. Pullpleasure - Violin Solos

Bill and Elsa Newell - Comedy Duo

Ethel Levey - The Famous Revue Artist

The B.B.C. Dance Orchestra, directed by Henry Hall, will play during the Programme

(Daventry National Programme)


Performer: Anne De Nys
Performer: Patrick Waddington
Mrs. Feather: Jeanne de Casalis
Comedian: Tommy Handley
Violinist: Mrs. Pullpleasure
Comedian: Bill Newell
Comedienne: Elsa Newell
Performer: Ethel Levey
Musicians: The B.B.C. Dance Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Henry Hall

: The Second News

Time Signal, Greenwich; Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin

: To an Unnamed Listener: I: Mr. J.B. Priestley: To a Highbrow

(Daventry National Programme)


Speaker: J.B. Priestley

: Chamber Music

Tatiana Makushina (Soprano)
The Brosa Quartet (Brosa; Wise; Rubens; Mannucci)


Soprano: Tatiana Makushina
Musicians: The Brosa Quartet

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