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A Triple Bill

Synopsis

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' NIGHT MAIL BLACKMAIL '
By MARGARET McDONELL from a story written in collaboration with DOUGLAS MARSHALL
Characters :
' CHEZ MAURICE'
By C. M. FRANZERO
Characters :
' BOYS TOGETHER'
Translated by M. H. ALLEN from ' Les Grand Garcons,' by PAUL GÉRALDY
Characters :
Monsieur Pelissier. .... AUBREY MATHER Jacques, his son .... ROBERT SPEAIGHT Devreux, his friend GEOFFREY WINCOTT
Produced by M. H. ALLEN
ONE of the features of this programme is that Aubrey Mather will be in each of the three plays. Distinguished in the theatre for a succession of the most varied parts, he is also well-known on the air, especially for his performance of the outstanding part in Missing, Walter de la Mare's story which was broadcast on March 23, 1932. Aubrey Mather last broadcast in The Road to Ireland on July 26 and 28 this year. Tonight he is ' a vicar ' in Night Mail Blackmail, in which Gladys Young appears as ' a spinster ' ; he next impersonates the suave and epigrammatic maitre d'hotel in Chez Maurice ; and finally plays the part of M. Pelissier , a paternal, worried father who adores his son and cannot get on with him. The son will be portrayed by Robert Speaight , well-known to listeners. This play, now translated from the original French, is by the author of Les Noces D'Argent, Aimer, and Robert et Marianne, and has been in the repertoire of the Comedie Francaise since 1922, when it was first produced.
10.50 'After Sunset', by Swinburne, read by NADJA GREEN

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret McDonell
Unknown: Douglas Marshall
Unknown: C. M. Franzero
Translated By: M. H. Allen
Unknown: Paul Géraldy
Unknown: Monsieur Pelissier.
Unknown: Aubrey Mather
Unknown: Robert Speaight
Unknown: Geoffrey Wincott
Produced By: M. H. Allen
Unknown: Aubrey Mather
Unknown: Aubrey Mather
Unknown: Gladys Young
Unknown: Chez Maurice
Unknown: M. Pelissier
Unknown: Robert Speaight
Read By: Nadja Green
Bill South, a signalman: Ernest Sefton
Miss Jenny Slade, a spinster: Gladys Young
O'Grady, a taxi driver: Geoffrey Wincott
The Vicar of Pinthorpe: Aubrey Mather
Elsie, Miss Slade's parlourmaid: Joan Church
Dr Bentham, a Psychologist: Carleton Hobbs
The Guard: Horace Sequira
A Man about Town: Jack Melford
Second Man about Town: Robert Speaight
A Musical Comedy Actress: Rosalinde Fuller
Maurice the Maître d'Hôtel: Aubrey Mather
A Waiter: Brian Glennie

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