Over four years ago—on October 17, 1930-Commander Stephen King-Hall gave his first talk in the Children's Hour. It was called ' Here and There ', and was all about the week's news. When he had given three talks you were asked to write and say whether you liked him. You, or your elder brothers and sisters, all voted 'Yes'.
Because he has given these talks every week ever since, and has become one of the most famous broadcasters, you may almost claim him as your own. You know all about his children-Numbers One, Two, and Three-and about those two Other children-Jack and Jill; you read his article every week in The Radio Times and think of him as Steve. Well, today he is to talk to you for the 200th time, on the week's news. He is to be featured in next week's number in ' People you Hear'.
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