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: The Children's Hour

' A Day Out'-6
GEORGE WRIGHT goes to Woodstock
Mr. Wright has frequently broadcast. He is a Herefordshire man who is at present doing tutorial work in Oxford. He has also written a novel. In history and legend Woodstock is one of the most interesting places in the Midlands. From the time of Henry I until Charles J it was a Royal manor and had a Royal palace ; and in 1704 it was given to the Duke of Marlborough. Queen Elizabeth, before her accession, was kept a prisoner there by Queen Mary. There are legendary associations with Fair Rosamund.
' The Bumbleberry Dragon ', a story by Frank Westbury , told by E. G. HILTON
Songs by PETER HOWARD (baritone)
' More Holidays at the Sea ', with Uncle


Unknown: George Wright
Unknown: Fair Rosamund.
Story By: Frank Westbury
Told By: E. G. Hilton
Songs By: Peter Howard


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


Alex Penney (soprano) ; Ethel Noton (contralto); Harry Swindell (tenor) ;
Walter Payne (baritone)
GLADYS WHITFIELD (accompanist)
Alex Penney , the founder of this Quartet, is a Derby soprano who has done a great deal of concert work and has broadcast many times, both as a soloist and as leading lady in several revues.
Walter Payne , also a Derby singer, was one of the British Singers Quartet formed by Madame Marchesi. He first broadcast ten years ago, and once sang from a floating platform in Venice. Both Miss Noton and Mr. Swindell are Derby singers, who have broadcast before.
And now a word about the composer to whom the ' Penneys ' are devoting the whole of their programme. Herbert Oliver was born in 1883. He had his first theory lessons from his father, a keen amateur musician, and afterwards studied with the Australian, W. G. James. In 1912 he made a hit with the popular song-cycle, ' Songs of Old London ', following it up with various other solo cycles and quartet cycles in the same vein : ' The Cries of London ' and ' Come to the Show ' among the rest. His light opera The Vauxhall Belles, based on Harrison Ainsworth 's ' The Miser's Daughter ', was broadcast in 1927.


Soprano: Alex Penney
Soprano: Ethel Noton
Contralto: Harry Swindell
Baritone: Walter Payne
Accompanist: Gladys Whitfield
Unknown: Alex Penney
Unknown: Walter Payne
Unknown: Madame Marchesi.
Unknown: Herbert Oliver
Unknown: W. G. James.
Unknown: Harrison Ainsworth


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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