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by H.R.H. the Princess Royal
A description of the scene by Thomas Woodrooffe , from Cammel Laird's
Shipyard, Birkenhead


Unknown: Thomas Woodrooffe


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An entertainment circuit including
' Switch on Music' arranged by Idris Lewis : from Wales
' Family Foibles'
' The Legpennys' Bridge Party by E. M. Delafield
Produced by W. Farquharson Small from the West
' One-Man Revue'
Ian Sadler : from Scotland
' Inn-Door Sports'
David Gretton will introduce you. to Shove Ha'penny at Oxford: from
' News Narks'
The Western Brothers hit the headlines: from London
' Those Were the Days !'
Charles Coborn , Grand Old Man of Variety, meets the boys of the old brigade at Belfast: from Northern
'Please, Mr. Æsop!'
Fables retold in words and music by Henry Reed
1-' The Tortoise who wanted to Fly '
Produced by Martyn Webster from the North
Compere, Lionel Gamlin
Presented by Francis Worsley
' The Tortoise who wanted to Fly ' starts the North Region's contribution to 'Roundabout'. It is one of a new series of familiar fables in ' Silly Symphony ' style, very freely based on /Esop, and with words and music by Henry Reed.
The Children's Hour in the North first put on these amusing programmes of Reed's, but they were soon so popular that they secured a place in the evening transmissions. Eventually they were taken by London as well as the North. Critics have justifiably called Henry Reed 1 a Disney of radio
For ' Roundabout' Reed is doing a new set of fables, perhaps rather more broadly comical than the last lot, but again bringing the characterised voices of animals and birds, including a commentating chorus. Stork and Tortoise are among the main characters to be met in tonight's production from Manchester.


Arranged By: Idris Lewis
Unknown: E. M. Delafield
Produced By: W. Farquharson
Unknown: Ian Sadler
Unknown: David Gretton
Unknown: Charles Coborn
Music By: Henry Reed
Produced By: Martyn Webster
Unknown: Lionel Gamlin
Presented By: Francis Worsley
Music By: Henry Reed.

: Northern Music-Hall VARIETY



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Cotton and Wheat Prices, at 11.5

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