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: The Children's Hour

' Made to Order ', a Sugary Fantasy by DOROTHY COOPER
Songs by CATHERINE STRACHAN
(soprano)
REGINALD BOWATER and TED PARSLOW
(xylophone and pianoforte)

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Cooper
Songs By: Catherine Strachan
Soprano: Reginald Bowater
Soprano: Ted Parslow

: ' The First News'

(18.00) Time Signal, Grxmcich
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Regional Announcements and Regional Bulletin for Farmers

: SIR BARRY JACKSON

(18.30) presents
THE BIRMINGHAM REPERTORY
THEATRE COMPANY
(By arrangement with Emile Littler ) in 1 ' ALI THE COBBLER'
An Arabian Comedy by MARTIN SHEPHERD
Scene : The interior of Ali's shop, Bagdad, in the period of ' The Arabian
Nights'
2 ' CATHERINE PARR ' by MAURICE BARING
Scene : A breakfast chamber in the Palace at London
The Plays produced by HERBERT M. PRENTICE
Relayed from The Repertory Theatre,
Birmingham
IN THE COMEDY Ali the Cobbler, Martin Shepherd catches the spirit of 'The Arabian Nights ', although theie is no Djinn to help the downtrodden Ali to get rid of his hectoring wife and her odious lover, Mustapha. A potion plays its part in the comedy, but it . intoxicates instead of poisoning, and the happy deliverance for poor Ali is brought about by other means.
Maurice Baring's diminutive dramas are well-known to discriminating
I readers, but chances of hearing them from the theatre are not numerous. Catherine Parr consists of a series of breakfast-table differences between the Queen and Henry VIII , working up to a climax over the question whether Alexander's horse Bucephalus was black or white. It reaches an order for her execution, which in the end is happily revoked.

Contributors

Arrangement With: Emile Littler
Unknown: Catherine Parr
Produced By: Herbert M. Prentice
Unknown: Martin Shepherd
Unknown: Catherine Parr
Unknown: Henry Viii
Ali (a Cobbler): Bertram Heyhoe
Said (his brother, a farrash or house-servant): Godfrey Kenton
Fatima (Ali's shrewish wife): Amy Veness
Mustapha (Fatima's cousin): Vernon Harris
King Henry VIII: Godfrey Kenton
Catherine Parr: Vera Cook
A Page !: Gordon Crier

: DANCE MUSIC

BILLY Merrin and his COMMANDERS
Relayed from
The Futurist Theatre, Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown: Billy Merrin

: LIONEL MOORE : The Hop Season in the Midlands'

MR. MOORE has been hop-growing in the Teme valley for thirty-six years. His family has lived in that district fot centuries.

: ' The Musician at the Gramophone '

The Tone Poem, Don Quixote
(Strauss)
A Programme of Gramophone Records presented by LESLIE HEWARD

Contributors

Unknown: Don Quixote
Presented By: Leslie Heward

: Springtime in Somerset'

A West Country News Column, told in play form by FROOM TYLER
Produced by PETER CRESSWELL
TEA-TIME in a Somerset farmhouse on an afternoon in May. A young woman is laying tea, and a very old farmer, her grandfather, comes in from a walk around the farm. The striking of the cuckoo clock starts him talking about spring.
(West Regional Programme)

Contributors

Produced By: Peter Cresswell

: 'The Second News'

(22.15)
Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin








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