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: The Children's Hour

(Songs at the pianoforte)
' The Legend of the Albatross', written and told by MILDRED FORSTER
5.35 ' Here and There', a Summary of the Week's News, by Commander STEPHEN KING-HALL
(From Regional)
5.50 What to Expect Next Week


Unknown: Ronald Vernon
Told By: Mildred Forster
Unknown: Stephen King-Hall


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

: 'The Langleys'

Brian Langley and his Father become involved in a Treasure Hunt and meet some interesting people
Hitherto, the imaginary framework of ' At the Langleys' ' has been that Mr. Langley, one of the old school, and his son, Brian Langley , a typical post-War youth, have kept open house to interesting people once a month at their Birmingham home. For the present broadcast the ' At' of the title has been dropped, because the setting has been changed to the open road. The Langleys, played as before by John Lang and Michael North (as Brian), join one of the popular motor-club 'treasure hunts', with the usual set of weird clues, fall in with some people of varied and unusual talents and experience, and join them at a road house. The topicality of the feature is preserved, and, accordingly, those taking part cannot be announced in advance. The script is written by a group of Birmingham journalists, each taking a different section, and then meeting for selection and final linking-up.


Unknown: Brian Langley
Unknown: Brian Langley
Unknown: John Lang
Unknown: Michael North

: Jack Wilson and his Versatile Five

with Alex Penney (soprano)


Soprano: Alex Penney


Under the direction of PETER HODGKINSON with JOHN BENTLEY (baritone)
The Hawaiian Islanders is a novelty outfit, believed to be the only one of its kind working regularly outside the United States. The combination is steel guitar, Spanish guitar, ukulele, and string bass. Three of the team are brothers. John Bentley has taken part in many revues and plays for Martyn Webster in the last two years.


Unknown: Peter Hodgkinson
Baritone: John Bentley
Unknown: John Bentley
Unknown: Martyn Webster


Weather Forecast and News

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