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: The Children's Hour

' The History of Sarah Small , a Sugar-
Baby ', told by JUDY
"The Princess Who Couldn't Sleep', a play by FRANCIS DURBRIDGE with music by THE INSTRUMENTAL TRIO
Francis Durbridge is the author of a number of plays and revues which have been broadcast in the evening programme, but he began by writing for the Children's Hour some three years ago.
Songs by DORIS NICHOLS (contralto)
Doris Nichols was an ' 'Aunt' at the Leeds-Bradford Station, and has taken leading parts in a number of Midland productions since coming to Birmingham.


Unknown: Sarah Small
Play By: Francis Durbridge
Unknown: Francis Durbridge
Songs By: Doris Nichols
Contralto: Doris Nichols

: The First News

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

: Promenade Concert

Relayed from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
Solo pianoforte
Conducted by SIR HENRY J. WOOD
Tchaikovsky Concert
Part I
Overture Fantasia, Hamlet
Pianoforte Concerto No. I, in B flat minor
I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso
2. Andante semplice 3. Allegro con fuoco
(Solo pianoforte, CLIFFORD CURZON)
Symphony No. 4, in F minor
I. Andante sostenuto, moderato con anima
2. Andante in modo di canzona 3. Scherzo : Pizzicato ostinato 4. Finale : Allegro con fuoco


Pianoforte: Clifford Curzon
Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Sir Henry J. Wood
Unknown: I. Allegro


Under the direction of PETER HODGKINSON
This novelty combination consists of four brothers-Peter Hodgkinson, steel guitar ; Michael, Spanish guitar ; Jim, string bass ; and Joe, ukelele.


Unknown: Peter Hodgkinson


Weather Forecast and News

: Sports Bulletin

(From Regional)

: Lew Stone and his Band


Musicians: Lew Stone and his Band

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