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: The Children's Hour

' Another Silly Story ', by PETER LANSDALE-RUTHVEN
Songs by JAMES DOHERTY (baritone) 'Have you Heard About This ?-4
'The Tomb-stone Scrubbing at Ruiton'
H. W. SMALL will explain this old custom
Ruiton is a part of Gornal, in the Black Country. The curious custom which
Mr. Small will describe is observed in the week before the last Sunday of April each year at the Congregational Church graveyard. The Sunday School dates from 1782, a year after the first Sunday School in Gloucester, and claimed to be the second oldest Sunday School in the country. Mr. Small will bring to the Studio one of the women who take part in the scrubbing.
'Lost', an Adventure Story by L. PATRICK GREENE , read by WILLIAM HUGHES


Songs By: James Doherty
Story By: L. Patrick Greene
Read By: William Hughes


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

: Reginald King and his Orchestra

in a Programme of his own Compositions
Moonlight Reverie Phantom Fairies
Melody at Dusk
Suite, Country Life
I. Byways o' the Dee ; 2. Shepherd's Lament; 3. Haymakers' Dance
Song of Paradise
(From Regional)

: WILL C. PEPPER'S 'White Coons'

(From Regional. For cast see page 40)

: 'Entertainment'

WILLIAM PORTER (saxophone)
(songs at the pianoforte)


Unknown: William Porter
Unknown: Michael North


Weather Forecast and News


(Regional Programme. See page 40)
From 11.0 to 11.45 Midland will radiate
Television. Programme on page 38.

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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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