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The new toys are as fascinating to grown-ups as to children. A large selection will be displayed, and Harry Hemsley will officiate with his own children, besides which there will be other young visitors

Harry Hemsley is an old favourite of 'sound' broadcasting. He specialises in reproducing the voices of children - and so successfully does he do it that indignant listeners have protested against their being kept up so late. His first stage appearance was in pantomime at the Grand Theatre, Islington, when he was eight years old.
An article by Harry Hemsley will be found on page 29.

Contributors

Presenter:
Harry Hemsley
Display arranged by:
H. E. Plaister
Display arranged by:
G. R. Kenward-Eggar
Programme devised by:
Cecil Lewis

in a programme of mimed and dramatic compositions to traditional music.
With Joan Luxton, Geoffrey Wincott, Norman Shelley, John Gatrell, Warren Jenkins, Maud Jolliffe, Elfrida Burgiss, Mary Ramey, Brember Wills, Patrick Gover, Arthur Goullet and Jack Williams.
Accompanied by The Television Orchestra Trio

This company was formed in the autumn of 1927. The idea was for West End actors and actresses to squeeze in a show for children between a matinee and an evening performance. This they did for four years at a small theatre in the West End of London, getting nothing for it but small expenses. Although the company has no headquarters now, it still carries on the good work, and every year a real children's pantomime is produced at the Embassy Theatre.

Contributors

Performer:
Joan Luxton
Performer:
Geoffrey Wincott
Performer:
Normal Shelle
Performer:
John Gatrell
Performer:
Warren Jenkins
Performer:
Maud Jolliffe
Performer:
Elfrida Burgiss
Performer:
Mary Ramey
Performer:
Brember Wills
Performer:
Patrick Gover
Performer:
Arthur Goullet
Performer:
Jack Williams
Producer:
Geoffrey Wincott
Musicians:
The Television Orchestra Trio
Television presentation:
Stephen Thomas

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The new toys are as fascinating to grown-ups as to children. A large selection will be displayed, and Harry Hemsley will officiate with his own children, besides which there will be other young visitors.

Contributors

Presenter:
Harry Hemsley
The display arranged by:
H. E. Plaister
The display arranged by:
G. R. Kenward-Eggar
Programme creator:
Cecil Lewis

by T. S. Eliot. (By arrangement with J. P. Mitchelhill)
[Starring] Robert Speaight as Becket

Contributors

Author:
T.S. Eliot
Presentation:
G. More O'Ferrall
Thomas Becket:
Robert Speaight
First Tempter and Knight:
Guy Spaull
Second Tempter and Knight:
G.R. Schjelderup
Third Tempter and Knight:
Norman Chidgey
Fourth Tempter and Knight:
E. Martin Browne

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