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: The Children's Hour

'Toad's Adventure' from 'The Wind in the Willows', by Kenneth Grahame, arranged as a dialogue story
Cecil Twiselton (saw solos, animal and bird imitations)
'The Phooka's Hill', a story by Norah Holloway

Cecil Twiselton's saw solos and imitations have been a regular feature of the Midland Children's Hour for four years. He lives in a village near Northampton, and first appeared on the concert platform at the age of nine. Norah Holloway has broadcast plays and Irish stories since 1928. Her home is in West Bromwich. She is of Irish descent. Her play May Eve was broadcast from London in 1933.


Unknown: Kenneth Grahame
Unknown: Cecil Twiselton
Story By: Norah Holloway


Including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Midland Announcements


(By kind permission of Colonel Arthur Smith ,
D.S.O., M.C., Commanding Coldstream Guards)
Conducted by Lieut. J. CAUSLEY WINDRAM, Director of Music, Coldstream Guards
Relayed from The Arboretum, Derby
Records of the Coldstream Guards Band date at least from 1742. In 1783 a band of twelve attested musicians was enlisted in Hanover. In 1815 the Band was raised to twenty, and it was in Paris during the occupation by the Allies after Waterloo. Thomas Will-man, the famous clarinettist, was the Bandmaster, and he was succeeded by Charles Godfrey in 1825. Of late years the most famous
Bandmaster of the Coldstream has been Colonel John Mackenzie Rogan ; for over twenty years he was the senior Director of Music of the Brigade of Guards.


Unknown: Colonel Arthur Smith
Conducted By: Lieut. J. Causley
Unknown: Charles Godfrey
Unknown: Colonel John MacKenzie Rogan

: Variety

Relayed from

: Introduction to Rossini's Opera 'La Cenerentola'

Relayed from The Royal Opera House,
Covent Garden


Weather Forecast and News

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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.

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