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: The Children's Hour

'Noel, the Tiger Cub', an Indian Story, by KOOTCHPURWANI
Songs by GEOFFREY DAMS (tenor)
JAMES DONOVAN and his Saxophone
' Microphone Myths '-5
' Why the Bear has a Short Tail', by MARGARET MADELEY
MARGARET MADELEY first broadcast from Birmingham in 1926. She gave talks to schools, talks to the Women's Hour and poetry recitals, but most of her work has been writing stories for the Children's Hour. The present series concerns legends about birds and animals. Miss Madeley had her hundredth broadcast in September, 1932. Her home is now in Walsall.


Songs By: Geoffrey Dams
Tenor: James Donovan
Unknown: Margaret Madeley
Unknown: Margaret Madeley

: ' The First News'

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Regional Announcements


(By arrangement uith Emile Littler ) in Two One-Act Plays
A Comedy in One Act by H. C. G. STEVENS
Scene : The Private' Sitting-room in a West-end Theatre, of Sir Herbert, most distinguished of Actors, at the end of a Matinee
A Comedy in One Act by NEIL GRANT
Scene: A Room in a Bungalow on Dartmoor, late at night
Both plays produced by HERBERT M. PRENTICE
Relayed from
The Repertory Theatre, Birmingham
THE FIRST of these two plays, from the studio at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, is by a very well-known London journalist: H. C. G. Stevens- whom Fleet Street has named ' Inky ' Stevens. It is a skit on the old type of actor - manager ; the kind who was the subject of the novel ' Enter Sir John '. The second play is by Neil Grant , the author of Petticoat Influence, which had a successful run at the St. Martin's. In On Dartmoor a convict--and later two warders-visit a bungalow not far from the famous prison. The comedy lies in the reaction of the lady of the house to the convict and his plight.


Unknown: Emile Littler
Produced By: Herbert M. Prentice
Unknown: Neil Grant
Parker: Vernon Harris
Sir Herbert: Hugh Miller
A Young Man: Charles Victor
Muriel Armstrong: Elspeth Duxbury
Leonora Astley: Vivienne Bennett
Bill Syme: Hugh Miller
Albert Read: Charles Victor
Fred Lee: Vernon Harris


Relayed from
THe Victoria Ballroom, Nottingham


Unknown: Billy Merrin

: ' What's in the Wind' ?



Unknown: Mr. Richard Clements

: 'The Second News'

Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin

: London Regional Programme

The Midland Regional transmitter will radiate Television at 11.5. Programme on page 428

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