with Dick Spencer , Ethel Williams and a piano
Jimmy Donovan and his saxophone
Dick Spencer , founder of the combination known as the ' Three Blue Boys' and a former member of a radio concert party, comes from Wolverhampton.
Jimmy Donovan conducted a boys' military band in Ireland at the age of fifteen, and during the war was an acting drum-major. He began to play the saxophone in 1923 and first broadcast two years later. For the last four years he has been a member of Jack Wilson 's Versatile Five.
by Alison -Dowler, read by Dorothy Summers
This story is supposed to be told by a waitress in a cafe largely frequented by theatrical people. It concerns the curious behaviour of one of the customers, who takes a friendly interest in the waitress and later disappears.
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