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F. J. Fitzpatrick
One can imagine no more uphill game than trying to carry on a poultry club under war conditions, with members in the Services or engaged in civil defence, and food both expensive and difficult to get. But the Downham Poultry Club, near Bromley, Kent—one of the oldest poultry clubs in England—has succeeded in keeping the flag flying in spite of the blitz. The members still turn up and keep going despite the bombs. Members of other poultry clubs who have been finding it hard to carry on in wartime may find encouragement in this talk by the secretary of the Downham club today.


F. J. Fitzpatrick

A programme of his madrigals sung by The BBC Singers (A) Margaret Godley Margaret Rolfe
Margaret Rees Joyce Sutton Bradbridge White Stanley Riley Emlyn Bebb Samuel Dyson
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
Richard Dering , who died in 1630, was educated in Italy and returned to England with a great musical reputation. He practised in London and later in Brussels as organist to the convent of English nuns. In 1625 he became one of Charles I's musicians and organist to Queen Htnrittta Maria.
Of his madrigals Sir Richard Terry has said that they may be described as ' the English madrigal -pure English madrigal-in its last phase '.


Margaret Godley
Margaret Rolfe
Margaret Rees
Joyce Sutton
Bradbridge White
Stanley Riley
Emlyn Bebb
Samuel Dyson
Leslie Woodgate
Richard Dering

Kem Keane and Laurel Mather in crazy comedy
Bransby Williams , the famous character actor
Suzette Tarri ,
Radio's own comedienne
Murray and Mooney-
Even their relations think they're funny
BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell
Presented by John Sharman


Kem Keane
Bransby Williams
Suzette Tarri
Conducted By:
Charles Shadwell
Presented By:
John Sharman

A play specially written for broadcasting by James Parish
Produced by Howard Rose
Here is a topical play about life as it is now lived in London by many of its inhabitants. Mrs. Purvis, her sixfeen-year-old son Douglas, and one of her lodgers, Mrs. Hallin, make their way to the Tube to spend the night there. Mr. Purvis, who has already reserved their places, goes off on his A.R.P. duties, and we see characteristic types of Londoners by night, brave, cheerful, undaunted and determined that we shall win the war.


James Parish
Produced By:
Howard Rose
Mrs Hallin:
Barbara Couper
Mr Purvis:
Arthur Young
Mrs Purvis:
Dora Gregory
Douglas Purvis:
Leonard Thorne
Dave Critchley:
Norman Claridge
Bob Gowling:
Austin Trevor
Mr Rigby:
Ronald Simpson
Mrs Holm:
Lydia Sherwood
The young composer:
James McKechnie
His fiancee:
Lucille Lisle
The soldier:
Valentine Dyall

A third edition of this injudicious mixture of songs and sketches on every subject on earth for no reason in particular, with Essie Atherton , Billie Baker , Charlotte Leigh , Billy Milton , and Horace Percival
A section of the BBC Theatre
Led by Tate Gilder
Conducted by Mark H. Lubbock
The programme compered and produced by Desmond Davis


Essie Atherton
Billie Baker
Charlotte Leigh
Billy Milton
Horace Percival
Tate Gilder
Conducted By:
Mark H. Lubbock
Produced By:
Desmond Davis

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