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at the Organ of the Empress
Ballroom, Blackpool
Horace Finch is a Lancashire man, and his native town of St. Helens knew him as a church organist when he was only nine years of age. He went to Blackpool when he was thirteen, and for some years he studied music seriously, concentrating on the piano. For nearly ten years, until 1935, when he went as organist to the Empress, he was pianist at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.


A Radio Serial Thriller in Four Rounds by Brian A. Stuart
Round 3
Produced by Cecil McGivern
The third ' round' of this drama finds Tempest, inventor of an anti-aircraft gun which will strengthen his country's defence, in the hands of the criminals who do not stop at torture to gain a secret. Unhappily, as it proves, Tempest's attractive sister helped with the plans of the invention, the gun which many a government would give its ears to possess. So the villains are out to ' get ' Patricia too. She has Robin Kavanagh on her side, however, and the Secret Service enters the game.


Unknown: Brian A. Stuart
Produced By: Cecil McGivern
Unknown: Robin Kavanagh
Major Robin (' Knock-out) Kavanagh: Wilfred Pickles
Peter Tempest: R G French
Patricia Tempest: Ursula Gilhespie
Anthony Meynell: Fred Fairclough
Abey Lincoln: Donald Avison
Captain Fleming: Fred Kay
Benson: Norman Partridge


including excerpts from
' The Little Theatre Cabaret'
Under the direction of Harry Tollfree from the Little Theatre, Saltburn and ' The Redcar Follies '
Under the direction of Ernest Binns from the New Pavilion, Redcar


Unknown: Harry Tollfree
Unknown: Ernest Binns


A personal record by John McNicol
(From Newcastle)


Unknown: John McNicol


by The Hirsch String Quartet:
Leonard Hirsch (first violin) ; Reginald Stead
; Sydney Errington (viola) ;
Leonard Baker (violoncello)
Cotton and Wheat Prices at 10.25


Unknown: Leonard Hirsch
Violin: Reginald Stead
Viola: Sydney Errington
Viola: Leonard Baker


including Weather Forecast

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