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A serial play for broadcasting in six weekly episodes
Adapted by Winifred Carey from the story by John Buchan with Jack Livesey as Richard Hannay
Episode 1—' The Man who Died'
Members of the Black Stone Secret
Others taking part : Elizabeth Cameron , Frank Eynstone , Ben Levy ,
Ian Sadler , Janette Selkirk
Production by James McKechnie
When it was first published in the early days of the war ' The Thirty-Nine Steps ' caused something of a sensation. In it John Buchan revealed not only his great powers of dramatic story-telling, but his sense of the drama behind some phases of international affairs.
Richard Hannay , hero of the story, fights all the time a lone battle against the forces of corruption that he has sworn to overthrow. The thirty-nine steps are a mystery to him, and one that he does not solve until the end of the story.
See the article by George Burnett on page 6


Adapted By: Winifred Carey
Story By: John Buchan
Unknown: Jack Livesey
Unknown: Elizabeth Cameron
Unknown: Frank Eynstone
Unknown: Ben Levy
Unknown: Ian Sadler
Unknown: Janette Selkirk
Production By: James McKechnie
Unknown: John Buchan
Unknown: Richard Hannay
Unknown: George Burnett
Mr Mitchell, a friend of Hannay's: A. J. Crawford
The Count: W H D Joss
Hawk (' The Colonel'): Halbert Tatlock
Olsen: Harvey Sheppard
Mellor: W. H. D. Joss
Franklyn P Scudder, an American journalist: Jack Sinclair

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