A Metropolitan Miscellany for the North
F. Buckley Hargreaves
The popularity of F. Buckley Har greaves's regular talk from and about London is evident from the big batches of letters he receives after each broadcast. Not only northerners but people from all parts of the country and even overseas write in appreciation to him. Londoners learn from him, too !
Kenneth Frith is a young Cheshire pianist who broadcast in the ' Flippant Fingers ' series last April. He has also been heard on the air with Henry Reed 's orchestra in the ' Everybody Swing ' programmes, a series that had an explanatory title, ' An Anatomy of Jazz '.
in Tyneside Songs and Monologues
Esther McCracken , who is well known to repertory playgoers in Newcastle, composes her own monologues. A play of hers, The Women's Spirit, broadcast two years ago, was given in London recently at the British Drama League Festival.
A chronicle play by Edwin Lewis
Based on the life of ' The Great Ironmaster ', and commemorating the launching of the first iron ship one hundred and fifty years ago
Characters and Produced by Edward Wilkinson
John Wilkinson , the self-styled ' ironmaster ', with whom this play deals, is a remarkable figure in industrial history. He launched the first iron ship a century and a half ago, and was also responsible for the building of the first iron bridge, which is now to be seen in Shropshire. The scene of the play lies in the Cartmel district and later in Brymbo, Staffordshire.
Isaac Wilkinson, father of ' The Great Ironmaster ':
Mrs Wilkinson, John's mother:
John Wilkinson, the self-styled ' Great Ironmaster':
William Wilkinson, his brother:
Mary Lee, John's second wife:
Josh Parkin, a workman:
Doctor Priestley, John's brother-in-law:
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