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A trailer of the. programmes scheduled for production during January, February, and March, 1938
' Features and Drama ' by Francis Dillon and Cyril Wood
On previous occasions the survey of the next quarter's programmes has been presented in one composite programme, but this year, as the West of England Programme Director explained yesterday, the look-ahead has been split into three separate programmes. The third of these will be given next Thursday, when listeners will hear of the future plans of the music and outside-broadcast departments.


Unknown: Francis Dillon
Unknown: Cyril Wood


including Weather Forecast


Directed by Jean Salder from the Palace Hotel, Torquay (Soloist, CYRIL BEDFORD )


Directed By: Jean Salder
Soloist: Cyril Bedford


Which being translated into English means Aladdin and his Wonderful
A Tale of the East
Book written by C. Denier Warren
Music and lyrics by various authors and composers
The BBC Variety Orchestra and BBC Revue Chorus
Conducted by Mark H. Lubbock
Music arranged by Doris Arnold and orchestrated by Wally Wallond
Produced by Harry S. Pepper
(Regional Programme)


Written By: C. Denier Warren
Conducted By: Mark H. Lubbock
Arranged By: Doris Arnold
Unknown: Wally Wallond
Wong-Ho, the Emperor: Lance Fairfax
Princess Badroulbadour, his daughter: Wynne Ajello
Ming-Po, his Vizier or Wazir, according to taste: Tommy Handley
Abanaza, an African magician: W. H. Berry
Kazarac, his more or less faithful slave: Arthur Askey
Widow Twan-Kee, a Tartar: C. Denier Warren
Al-Addin, her son: Billie Baker
Chee-Kee, maid to the Princess: Alma Vane
A Wandering Minstrel: Paul England
Slave of the Lamp: Hector Abbas
Slave of the Ring: A Learner


(including Weather Forecast)

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