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(No. 2) in which
Variety artists of the Midlands prove that fact is sometimes stranger than fiction
Devised and written by Francis Durbridge
Those taking part are
Gabriel Lavelle
Michael North
Doris Nichols
Vera Ashe
John Lang
Stuart Vinden
Hugh Morton —compère
The Revue Orchestra
Conducted by Reginald. Burston
Produced by Martyn C. Webster
This broadcast will follow the same lines as the first of the series presented about a month ago-that is, it will be founded on actual experiences in the artists' own careers.
The artists taking part today include Michael North who spent his early days at Malvern, went to India, and returned to act in West-End cabaret and write music for Chariot revues.
Doris Nichols first broadcast as an official 'Aunt' at the Leeds-Bradford station in 1924. After working for several years for West Region, she went to live in Birmingham. She has appeared in a number of Midland plays and musical productions since.


Written By: Francis Durbridge
Unknown: Gabriel Lavelle
Unknown: Michael North
Unknown: Doris Nichols
Unknown: Vera Ashe
Unknown: John Lang
Unknown: Stuart Vinden
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Unknown: Michael North
Unknown: Doris Nichols


' Should Men and Women get
Equal Pay ? '
Discussed by John Wedgwood ,
W. M. W. Thomas , Anne Loughlin and Harold Clay
Chairman, Alderman S. J. Grey


Unknown: John Wedgwood
Unknown: W. M. W. Thomas
Unknown: Anne Loughlin
Unknown: Harold Clay
Unknown: Alderman S. J. Grey


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A reading from the novel by J. H. Shorthouse
. Arranged for broadcasting by C. Henry Warren and read by Hugh Miller


Novel By: J. H. Shorthouse
Broadcasting By: C. Henry Warren
Read By: Hugh Miller


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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.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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