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
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 '.
THE CRESCENT THEATRE,
'THE CAMEL OF COMPASSION'
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
Ibraheem, his cook William Baldwin Jaafah, the Vizier.........A. C. Howard The Khalifa...............Cecil M. Abbott Mesrour, the Negro Executioner
A Mali Slave.................Noel Johnson Zubeydah, the Khalifa's wife
Nesseem, her favourite
Singing Girl......Anne Blake A Female Slave..............Mary Tinley First Fishmonger.........Harry Stainton Second Fishmonger
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.
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