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: The Children's Hour

' What about it ? '
A topical talk by E.G. HILTON
Songs by MARY POLLOCK (soprano)
TOM HEYES and Roy BURTON (cornet duets)
A smuggling story of today by MARGARET DANGERFIELD


Talk By: E.G. Hilton
Songs By: Mary Pollock
Soprano: Tom Heyes
Soprano: Roy Burton
Unknown: Margaret Dangerfield

: Time Signal, Greemvich 'The First News'

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


Relayed from
The Victoria Ballroom, Nottingham


Unknown: Jack Padbury

: Rounds and Catches

Under the direction of EDGAR MORGAN
Come, merry companions Come, let us laugh
I've seen the smiling of fortune beguiling
Brighter the sun seems
Come, lay aside your sighing When the rosy morn
May does every fragrance bring Come, honest friends
A round of three country dances in one Would you sing a catch with pleasure ? How great is the pleasure A catch on tobacco There was a bee
Little Polly Flinders

: ' The Second News'

Weather Forecast
Second General News Bulletin

: 'Promotion'

A Play in Fifteen Episodes by FRANCIS DURBRIDGE
Production by MARTYN C. WEBSTER
Francis Durbridge wrote the radio revues ' Summer Showers ' and ' Once in a Blue Moon ', as well as several sketches and children's hour plays, which have been broadcast. He is only twenty-one, and while at the University of Birmingham was joint author of the Carnival Revue.


Unknown: Francis Durbridge
Production By: Martyn C. Webster
Production By: Francis Durbridge
Victor Hurst, Departmental Director of Dolmans: John Lang
Philip Hurst, his son :: Hugh Morton
Earl Farrar, a Departmental Manager: Denis Folwell
Norman Sharpe, on the staff at Dolmans: Godfrey Baseley
Charles Shephard, a Departmental Manager: H Raymond Smith
Ernest Morley, of the Hardware Department: Vincent Curran
Mrs Morley, his wife: Mabel France
Christine, their daughter: Cecily Gay
Miss Dale, Victor Hurst's secretary: Vera Ashe
Simson: Leonard Crabtree
Warrington: John Bentley
A customer: Dorothy Summers
A nursemaid: Constance Needham

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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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