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Rita Owton (contralto)
Victor Maddock (bass-baritone)
A series of short programmes in which certain artists make their first appearance before the microphone Rita Owton, who comes of a Hampshire family, began her study of music when she was five. In competitive musical festivals in London and the provinces she has successfully entered open and professional classes ; her awards include twenty-three silver cups, five gold medals, eleven silver medals, and many other distinctions. She has taken a prominent part in the musical life of her home county, and has helped in originating. planning, and performing several children's musical plays. Victor Maddock lives at Plymouth, where he teaches music and mathematics at Sutton High School. He started his voice training after the war, and broadcast regularly from the old Plymouth station from its early days in 1923 until it closed down. He has been heard at Plymouth Corporation Concerts, with the Plymouth Orchestral Society, with H.M. Royal Marines (Plymouth Division), and with many West Country choral societies as soloist.


Contralto: Rita Owton
Bass-Baritone: Victor Maddock

: Al Durrant and his Dance Orchestra

with George MacDowell, Richard English


Unknown: George MacDowell
Unknown: Richard English


' Somerset Again'
Major J. A. Garton


Unknown: Major J. A. Garton


including Weather Forecast


A short story by L. A. G. Strong , read by the author


Story By: L. A. G. Strong


A Concert Party
Presented by George Hay and Gordon Lane from the Cosy Nook Theatre,
The cast includes : Elsa Stenning (soprano) ; Madge Hayden (comedienne) ; Betty Inman (soubrette and dancer) ; Elisse Relnah (pianist and entertainer) ; Joyce Banning , Olive Bell, and Betty Francis (dancers) ; John Lewis (tenor) ; Bruce Clark (baritone) ; Elton Hayes (light comedienne and dancer) ;
Brian Lymbery (comedian)


Presented By: George Hay
Presented By: Gordon Lane
Soprano: Elsa Stenning
Soprano: Madge Hayden
Unknown: Betty Inman
Unknown: Joyce Banning
Dancers: Betty Francis
Tenor: John Lewis
Tenor: Bruce Clark
Baritone: Elton Hayes
Unknown: Brian Lymbery

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