The Sirfessor Will Sirfess


1845-1945, Malfew Seklew, Trevor Blake / Friday, April 27th, 2018
The Sirfessor Malfew Seklew (or, perhaps, his prophet F. W. Wilkesbarre) was featured on radio stations across England from late 1923 to the middle of 1924. Sometimes twice in one day! A substantial reward awaits the first man or woman to produce a recording of any of these radio broadcasts.

– Trevor Blake is the author of Confessions of a Failed Egoist.

Gloucestershire Echo (and) Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Saturday 08 December 1923
The Sirfessor will speak (and) The Sirfessor will speak again.

Sheffield Independent – Saturday 08 December 1923
The Sirfessor will speak (and) The Sirfessor again.

Derby Daily Telegraph – Saturday 08 December 1923
Keyboard Kitty, Madge Taylor (soprano), the Sirfessor, Rachel Hunt (contralto), Victor Smithe.

Western Daily Press – Saturday 12 January 1924
The Sirfessor is Here Again.

Derby Daily Telegraph – Saturday 12 January 1924
Orchestra, the Sirfessor is here again, Miss Margaret Verity (soprano), Mr. Victor Smythe and “Algy.”

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Wednesday 23 January 1924
The Sirfessor will give a few moment’s talk (and) The Sirfessor will discourse again.

Western Daily Press – Wednesday 23 January 1924
The Sirfessor will give a few moment’s talk (and) The Sirfessor will discourse again.

Sheffield Daily Telegraph (and) Western Daily Press – Wednesday 27 February 1924
The Sirfessor will say a few words.

Derby Daily Telegraph – Friday 08 February 1924
The Sirfessor causes some laughter (and) The Sirfessor in “Epigrams and Epigrins”

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Friday 08 February 1924
The Sirfessor causes some laughter (and) The Sirfessor gives some “Epigrams and Epigrins” (an epigrin being an epigram garnished with a grin).

Northern Whig – Friday 08 February 1924
The Sirfessor.

Leeds Mercury – Saturday 09 February 1924
The Sirfessor will discourse.

Aberdeen Press and Journal (and) Leeds Mercury (and) Gloucestershire Echo – Saturday 16 February 1924
The Sirfessor and Sirfessions.

Western Daily Press – Saturday 09 February 1924
The Sirfessor has a Sirfession to make.

Derby Daily Telegraph – Wednesday 23 January 1924
The Sirfessor will give a few moments’ talk (and) Sirfessor will discourse again.

Nottingham Evening Post – Wednesday 30 January 1924
The Sirfessor will chat.

Hull Daily Mail (and) Leeds Mercury – Wednesday 30 January 1924
The Sirfessor will Sirfess.

Derby Daily Telegraph – Tuesday 25 March 1924
The Sirfessor (and) The Sirfessor

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Tuesday 25 March 1924
The Sirfessor: Love – “An outburst of love thrills.”

Western Daily Press – Tuesday 25 March 1924
The Sirfessor: Laughter.

Nottingham Journal – Tuesday 25 March 1924
The Sirfessor: Laughter “A Rhapsody in verbal jazz time.”

Nottingham Evening Post – Tuesday 25 March 1924
The Sirfessor.

Derby Daily Telegraph – Wednesday 27 February 1924
The Sirfessor will say a few words (and) Orchestra, the Sirfessor and further sayings.

Gloucestershire Echo (and) Sheffield Daily Telegraph (and) Derby Daily Telegraph (and) Western Daily Press – Wednesday 30 January 1924
The Sirfessor will chat (and) The Sirfessor will Sirfess.

Gloucestershire Echo – Tuesday 25 March 1924
The Sirfessor “Laughter” (and) Sirfessor “Love.”

Northern Whig – Tuesday 25 March 1924
The Sirfessor, Laughter, “A Rhapsody, in verbal jazz time” (and) The Sirfessor, Love, “An Outburst of Love-thrills”; “Superlative and Supercratic.”

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Thursday 29 May 1924
The Sirfessor will discourse on “Man” (and) The Sirfessor will again discourse – this time on “Woman.”

Western Daily Press – Thursday 29 May 1924
The Sirfessor will discourse on “Man” (and) Dorothy Silk, Sybil Maden & The Sirfessor.

Gloucestershire Echo – Thursday 29 May 1924
The Sirfessor on “Man” (and) Miss Dorothy Silk, Miss Sybil Maden. The Sirfessor on “Woman.”

Gloucester Citizen – Thursday 29 May 1924
The Sirfessor will discourse on “Man” (and) The Sirfessor on “Woman”; Miss Dorothy Silk “To One Dead” Head “Charming Chloe” German; Miss Sybil Maden “Lament of Isis” Babcock “Bluebells from the Clearing” Walker.

Derby Daily Telegraph – Thursday 29 May 1924
A night of song – Miss Sybil Maden (contralto), Miss Dorothy Silk (soprano), the Sirfessor on “Man,” (and) Miss Dorothy Silk, Miss Sybil Maden, the Sirfessor on “Woman.”