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: The Children's Hour

'Evergreen' Stories, by JESSIE BAYLISS ELLIOTT
JACK BEEBY and JACK WILSON (banjo, guitar and pianoforte)


Stories By: Jessie Bayliss Elliott
Songs By: Edith James
Songs By: Jack Beeby
Songs By: Jack Wilson

: ' The First News'

including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Regional Announcements


Under the direction of NORRIS STANLEY
Relayed from
The Cafe Restaurant, Birmingham * White Horse Inn was the first of the musical play successes put on at the London Coliseum after its long-held position as the leading London variety theatre. The play was adapted from the German by Harry Graham, and from its first production in April, 1931, it ran for 651 consecutive performances. The honour of a Command Performance was given the production in its fourth month.


Unknown: Norris Stanley

: Midland Parliament: 2

'What is a fair working life in Industry?'
A discussion between Lord Trent, Sir Charles Mander, Frank Hodges, George Jones, and W. T. Cardinal

Lord Trent is trying out the experiment of the five-day week in his own works near Nottingham. Frank Hodges and George Jones have both had long experience in controversy regarding miners' hours. The discussion will also deal with the entrance age into industry and the retiring age. W.T. Cardinal is President of the Birmingham Trades Council.


Speaker: Lord Trent
Speaker: Sir Charles Mander
Speaker: Frank Hodges
Speaker: George Jones
Speaker: W. T. Cardinal


Conductor, S. SMITH
CHICK FOWLER (entertainer) Balfe's gift of simple melody and a confident knowledge of vocal effect, gained in his own experience as a singer, makes The Bohemian Girl a classic of its kind. The story, modelled on Cervantes' Preciosa, is briefly this. Thaddaeus (tenor) is an exiled nobleman who throws in his lot with the gypsy band led by Devilshoof (bass). The gypsies carry off the child Arline (soprano), who grows up to become the Bohemian girl of the title. She and Thaddaeus love one another, and despite the wiles of the gypsy Queen, who has also lost her heart to Thaddaeus, are happily united at last. Arline's father, Count Arnheim (baritone) gives his consent on learning that the bride-groom is also of noble rank.
Gloucestershire George from the Forest of Dean


Conductor: S. Smith
Conductor: Chick Fowler


Under the direction of EDGAR MORGAN


Unknown: Edgar Morgan

: News Summary

Weather Forecast and News

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