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: Private Enterprise and Public Ownership in BROADCASTING

Would a commercial system under private enterprise give the British listener a better service than he gets under the present system of a publicly owned corporation ?
A discussion between
H. G. Selfridge , Jnr.
C. B. Cochran
Mary Hamilton
Wickham Steed
Chair, Lord Stamp
Lord Stamp, who presides, is chairman of the L.M.S. railway, a director of the Bank of England, and a former president of the British Association. C. B. Cochran is world-famous as a showman.
Gordon Selfridge , Junior, the head of a large stores combine, is a keen student of broadcasting, both in this country and in the United States, and has taken part before in a radio discussion. Mrs. Hamilton has been a governor of the BBC, formerly M.P. for Blackburn, and twice a British representative to the League of Nations Assembly. Wickham Steed , a famous journalist, was Editor of The Times from 1919 to 1922.
This is the last of the series of discussions arranged under the title of ' Private Enterprise and Public Ownership '.


Unknown: H. G. Selfridge
Unknown: B. Cochran
Unknown: Mary Hamilton
Unknown: Wickham Steed
Unknown: B. Cochran
Unknown: Gordon Selfridge
Unknown: Wickham Steed


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: From the Midland Amateur Theatre

Adapted from ' The Arabian Nights ' by Martin Shepherd and produced by Anthony McDonald
Cast in order of speaking :
Nuzhat-el-Fuad............Sheila Crocker Abul-Hassan, her husband
Leslie Hughes
Ibraheem, his cook William Baldwin Jaafah, the Vizier.........A. C. Howard The Khalifa...............Cecil M. Abbott Mesrour, the Negro Executioner
Leonard Crabtree
A Mali Slave.................Noel Johnson Zubeydah, the Khalifa's wife
Mabel France
Nesseem, her favourite
Eileen McKenna
Singing Girl......Anne Blake A Female Slave..............Mary Tinley First Fishmonger.........Harry Stainton Second Fishmonger
Marston Goulcher
Third Fishmonger..............John Edge
A crazy venture seven years ago by a handful of amateurs gave Birmingham its first Little Theatre—' The Crescent'. The old and derelict Baskerville Hall was converted by the labour of many into what is now acknowledged to be one of the most comfortable and attractive Little Theatres in the country.
The Crescent can boast an enthusiastic private membership which fills the little place to capacity-it seats only 188. No play seems too ambitious, and many outstanding plays have received their first introduction to Birmingham at the Crescent.


Unknown: Martin Shepherd
Produced By: Anthony McDonald
Unknown: Sheila Crocker
Unknown: Leslie Hughes
Unknown: William Baldwin
Unknown: Cecil M. Abbott
Unknown: Leonard Crabtree
Unknown: Noel Johnson
Unknown: Mabel France
Unknown: Eileen McKenna
Unknown: Anne Blake
Unknown: Mary Tinley
Unknown: Harry Stainton
Unknown: John Edge
Unknown: Baskerville Hall


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