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' The Brave Tin Soldier'
A story by HANS ANDERSEN , adapted and told by NORAH HOLLOWAY
Songs by JAMES DOHERTY (baritone)
'Up the Caledonian Canal', a talk by DOUGLAS BERWICK
VICTOR Hely-Hutchinson (pianoforte)
PROBABLY no name is better known to children than that of Hans Andersen. His boyhood was no fairy tale. His father was a young shoemaker who struggled against ill-health at Odense, in Funen, over a hundred years ago, and the family lived and slept in one room. When Hans was eleven his father died and the imaginative little boy was left to his own devices. He built himself a toy theatre and made clothes for his puppets, and read all the plays that he could borrow. When he was only fourteen he went to Copen- hagen and tried to get a job as an opera singer. He nearly starved. He took to writing and for years had very little success. But his Fairy Tales made him famous in his lifetime and you are to hear one of the best of them this afternoon.


Story By:
Hans Andersen
Told By:
Norah Holloway
Songs By:
James Doherty
Talk By:
Douglas Berwick
Victor Hely-Hutchinson
Hans Andersen.

Regional Variations (5)

Y Parch. ALUN GARNER: * Cymry Patagonia'

Regional Programme Western


Regional Programme Northern


Regional Programme Scotland

Midland Regional Programme

Regional Programme London

EMME NORTHALL (contralto)


Directed By:
Frank Cantell

Regional Variations (2)

Midland Regional Programme

Regional Programme Western

Relayed from The Three Counties Show Ground, Hereford
THOSE taking part in the discussion will include T. H. Edwards, of Leominster, Secretary of the Three Counties Show since before the last amalgamation - with Gloucestershire - in 1922; George Britten, Secretary of Hereford Herd Book Society; a representative of the agricultural implement industry; and two farmers. This year's Three Counties Show is to be visited by T.R.H. The Duke and Duchess of York.


T. H. Edwards
George Britten

Regional Programme Midland

About Regional Programme

Regional Programme is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 9th March 1930 and ended on the 9th September 1939. It was replaced by BBC Home Service.

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