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: The Children's Hour

Clydach Boys' Choir
Conducted by John Butler

(Violin Obligato, Megan Griffiths)


Singers: Clydach Boys' Choir
Conductor: John Butler
Violinist: Megan Griffiths

: Here and There

by Stephen King-Hall

(Daventry National Programme)


Speaker: Stephen King-Hall

: Vaudeville

Raie Da Costa
Syncopated Piano Solos

The Three Rascals (Childs, Levin and Boyd)
In Old and New Successes

Florence Desmond
In Impersonations

Tom Burke and his Human Voice Orchestra

John Henry and Gladys
In Domestic Comedy

A. C. Astor
The Globe-trotting Ventriloquist

The B.B.C. Dance Orchestra, Conducted by Henry Hall, will play during the programme
(Daventry National Programme)


Pianist: Raie Da Costa
Singers: The Three Rascals
Impressionist: Florence Desmond
Singers: Tom Burke and his Human Voice Orchestra
Comedian: John Henry
Comedienne: Gladys Henry
Ventriloquist: A.C. Astor
Musicians: The B.B.C. Dance Orchestra
Conductor: Henry Hall

: The Second News

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

: Summer Laughter: IV: Two Serious Comedies

1. The End of the World
by Lascelles Abercrombie
Huff, the Farmer
Sollers, the Wainwright
Merrick, the Smith
Vine, the Publican
Shale, the Labourer
A Dowser
Mrs. Huff
Warp, the Molecatcher
Scene: A public-house kitchen in a Gloucestershire village

2. A Merry Death
A Harlequinade by Nicholas Evreinov
(translated by C.E. Bechhofer)
A Silent Stranger
Scene: Harlequin's House, at night

(to 23.00)


Writer (The End of the World): Lascelles Abercrombie
Author (A Merry Death): Nicholas Evreinov
Translated by (A Merry Death): C.E. Bechhofer
Plays produced by: Cyril Wood

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