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Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Eric Warr
Mary Abbott (pianoforte)


Conducted By: Eric Warr
Pianoforte: Mary Abbott


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with Mary Pollock (soprano)
Brian Jones (baritone) and The Jack Hill Trio
Presented by Martyn C. Webster
This interlude of light music and songs of a romantic nature is also being taken in the main Regional programme.
Mary Pollock , one of the artists taking part, first broadcast eleven years ago. She has since been m a number of radio productions; listeners may recall her appearances with the Radio Follies concert party. Brian Jones , the other soloist, is a Shrewsbury singer. Jack Hill , whose trio is to be heard, is a well-known Birmingham pianist and composer. He conducted at a party given by Lord Nuffield in the Oxford Town Hall last month.


Soprano: Mary Pollock
Baritone: Brian Jones
Unknown: Jack Hill
Presented By: Martyn C. Webster
Unknown: Mary Pollock
Unknown: Brian Jones
Singer: Jack Hill


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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
Although Joseph Shorthouse finished 'John Inglesant ' in 1876 it was not until 1881 that the novel was accepted by a publisher. A psychological and historical romance, the book surprised "the critics-with very good reason.
It was indeed remarkable that such a man as Shorthouse, who was neither a traveller nor thought to be a scholar, should produce the work of which extracts are to be read this evening. Shorthouse found himself lionised, the centre of attraction for celebrities like Cardinal Manning, Huxley, Gladstone, and Charlotte Yonge.
Few new books have created such interest as ' John Inglesant '. There is no humour but much beauty and fidelity to period. Just how the book would read today can be judged by listeners after this broadcast.
Shorthouse was born in Birmingham in 1834, and died at Edgbaston after a lifetime of ill health in 1903. Although he wrote several other works it is by ' John Inglesant ' that he will always be remembered.


Novel By: J. H. Shorthouse
Broadcasting By: C. Henry Warren
Read By: Hugh Miller
Unknown: Joseph Shorthouse
Unknown: John Inglesant
Unknown: John Inglesant
Unknown: John Inglesant


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