(Leader, Alfred Barker ) as Guest Conductor
Toni is a conductor well known to Northern listeners for his broadcasts with the Blackpool North Pier Orchestra, a combination that has been a popular feature on the air for some time. Today, however, he will wield his baton over the BBC Northern Orchestra for, it is believed, the first time.
THE ARGYLE THEATRE,
The Argyle Theatre, Birkenhead, is so famous that it is referred to merely as the Argyle — everyone knows where it is. The summer months, when many other theatres close up, are its busiest time, and T. D. Clarke-the third generation of the same family to manage it-has to employ a man to conduct parties over it. They come from everywhere in Great Britain, even from Canada and South Africa, and ask to see where the microphone is, to have a look at the old bills. One and all they express surprise that the Argyle is so small, they thought it was a huge theatre.
Tonight listeners are to hear acts drawn from the following : Jack Edge ; the Lloyd Family ; Raymond Smith ; Lapidus and Whelan ; Winsor and Wilton, and Doris Cuban.
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