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: The Children's Hour

' The Magic Fishbone ', a story by Charles Dickens , adapted and told by GLADYS JOINER
JOHN HAY (xylophone)
' The Wrekin', a play by Geoffrey Heney
JACK WILSON (pianoforte)


Story By: Charles Dickens
Told By: Gladys Joiner
Told By: John Hay
Play By: Geoffrey Heney
Pianoforte: Jack Wilson


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

: ' The Microphone at Play' ' Village Cricket'

The Programme arranged by PERCY DEWEY and produced by OWEN REED
The idea of the programme is to reflect the character of village cricket in the Midlands, its zest and its humour both before the War when the squire was a leading figure, and today. C. J. T. Gardner , a well-known Leicester journalist, will speak of village cricket in the East Midlands, and a feature devised by Percy Dewey in dialect will give an impression of the game in the Cotswolds, where local rivalry is particularly keen.


Arranged By: Percy Dewey
Produced By: Owen Reed
Unknown: J. T. Gardner
Unknown: Percy Dewey


HERBERT SUMSION (pianoforte)
Herbert Sumsion is the organist and Master of the Choristers at Gloucester Cathedral. The Round Table Singers consist of Josephine Ashley (soprano), Joyce Case (contralto), Eric Sydney (tenor), and Julian Were (bass). They were founded about six years ago by Mr. Were, who was formerly for ten years solo bass at Birmingham Cathedral. They have toured in Germany as well as England with programmes tracing the unbroken line of English unaccompanied singing from Tudor times to the present day.


Pianoforte: Herbert Sumsion
Unknown: Herbert Sumsion
Soprano: Josephine Ashley
Contralto: Joyce Case
Contralto: Eric Sydney


Weather Forecast and News


(Regional Programme. See page 42)
From 11.0 to 11.45 Midland will radiate Television. For programme, see page 40

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