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: The Children's Hour

(Regional Programme)


including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Northern Announcements and Northern Sports Bulletin

: ' Owt abaht Owt'

A Broadcast Magazine
For the North By the North
About the North
The North's ' broadcast magazine ' has been running for over two years now, during which time it has had four different editors. But if these editors have differed slightly in their methods of presentation, the fundamental structure of the feature has remained unchanged. Now, as always, it consists of a loosely knit collection of' curiosity ' turns : talks, recitations, stories (funny cr otherwise) and novelty music, its subjects ranging from bicycle pumps to pipe bands-material equivalent to that used in newspaper ' specials' and presented with particular emphasis on its local origin.


(formerly the Houghton Novelty
Quintet) with DORIS GAMBELL (soprano)
This is the microphone debut of an old combination under a new name. The Houghton Novelty Quintet, one of the most popular small instrumental ensembles on the air, has been broadcasting for some years under the direction of Jack Hardy and it now appropriately takes his name. The leader, Sadie Jacobsen , is Jack Hardy 's wife ; he met her in Blackpool just after the war when he was playing with an hotel orchestra there.
Incidentally, Doris Gambell , the soloist in this concert, is ' Auntie Doris ' of the Northern Children's Hour.


Soprano: Doris Gambell
Unknown: Jack Hardy
Leader: Sadie Jacobsen
Unknown: Jack Hardy
Unknown: Doris Gambell
Unknown: Auntie Doris

: ' Mystery Week-end'

A Serial Northern Thriller in weekly instalments by ALAN MELVILLE
Adapted by the author from his novel
' Week-end at Thrackley'
Third instalment: Adventure at Midnight'
Produced by Jan BussELL


Produced By: Jan Bussell


Conductor, T. H. MORRISON


Leader: Alfred Barker
Conductor: T. H. Morrison


Weather Forecast and News
Time Signal, Greemcich, at 10.30

: Lew Stone and his Band

from the Cafe de Paris

(From Regional)


Musicians: Lew Stone and his Band


Weather Forecast and News

: Lew Stone and his Band



Musicians: Lew Stone and his Band

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