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: The Children's Hour

' The Fearful Fate of Percy the Por- poise ', story by DOUGLAS BLATHERWICK -
Songs by DOROTHY SHOWELL (soprano) JACK WOOD and ERIC JEFFCOTE (Banjo, pianoforte, and piano accordion)
' The Greatest Game', a talk by CHARLES CHANDLER


Story By: Douglas Blatherwick
Songs By: Dorothy Showell
Soprano: Jack Wood
Talk By: Charles Chandler

: ' The First News'

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




Directed By: Frank Cantell

: 'The Charcoal- Burner's Son'

A Dramatic Story for all Children under 100
THIS AMUSING spoof fairy play is a delightful example of the combined arts of L. du Garde Peach and Victor Rely-Hutchinson . How the ogre re- acts when he hears that the Charcoal- Burner's Son is after him, how the fire-breathing dragon is discomfited by doughnuts, and how the surprise ending justifies its sub-title as a ' dramatic story for all children under a hundred ', listeners will hear this evening.
This little musical play was produced on zLO in January, 1929, and was revived in February, 1931, in the National and Regional programmes.


Unknown: Victor Rely-Hutchinson

: 'The Second News'

Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin

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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.

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