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Relayed from The West End Cinema, Birmingham


Relayed from The Savoy Hotel, London

: The Children's Hour

' Time and Tide', A New Year Nautical Noccan by MARY RICHARDS
Light Songs by WILLIAM BERRY
CHRISSIE THOMAS and her Musical Glasses


Songs By: William Berry
Songs By: Chrissie Thomas

: ' The First News'

BULLETIN and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Regional Announcements

: Robinson Crusoe

The Coventry Hippodrome presents A Grand Christmas Pantomime: Robinson Crusoe
This evening at 6.30

The cast includes:

The Scenes:
I. Court of Hull 2. Mid-ships (the sleeping quarters) 3. Deck of the Pirate Queen 4. The Wreck of the Pirate Queen 5. Under the Sea (transformation scene, the Silver Strand) 6. Island of Hope 7. The Road to Crusoe's Hut 8. Crusoe's Island Home 9. Outside the Palace. 10. Crusoe's Palace at Home.


Producer: Barrie Baldock
Producer: G.E. Williams
Robinson Crusoe, a venturesome lad: Millie Jillson
Polly Perkins, his sweetheart: Eva Linacre
Billy Crusoe, not so bad as he looks: Billy Matchett
Mrs. Crusoe, a merry widow: Reg Dingle
Captain Jack Carr and his Sweetheart, Daisy Peach: Elsa and Iris
Will Atkins, a terrible case: Billy Camp
Cannival King: Walter Vedale
Man Friday, Crusoe's Servant: Teddy Bass
Daisy Jones, Keeper of the Locker: Frank Parsons
Fairy Bluebell, loved by all: Mary Hoare
Man Friday's Servants: Saturday and Monday
Dancers: Doris O'Shea's 14 Plaza Girls
Performers: The 10 Little Rosebuds

: ' Coming Events '

The Regional Director's Monthly Talk

: ' The Second News '


: 'Meet the Prince'

A Musical Comedy adapted from a P.
G. Wodehouse Story
(London Regional Programme)


Unknown: G. Wodehouse Story

: Television Transmission by the Baird Process

Ray and Geoffrey Espinosa (Grace, Rhythm, and Speed)
Dimitri Vetter (Humorous Portraits)
Anona Winn (Songs)
(Vision, 261.6 m.; Sound, 398.9 m.)


Dancer: Ray Espinosa
Dancer: Geoffrey Espinosa
Humorous portraits: Dimitri Vetter
Singer: Anona Winn

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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