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Wednesday Matinee 'THE UNCOMMON PRAYER BOOK'

Synopsis

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A West-Country ghost story by M. R. James
Dramatised for broadcasting by Michael Gambier-Parry
Produced by Owen Reed
' The Uncommon Prayer -Book ' tells the story of a great West-Country house where, in the private chapel, the prayer books, though repeatedly closed, are aiways found open at a particular psalm. Both Brockstone Court and its chapel are unusual buildings, but the prayer books are stranger still, for above vhe text of this particular psalm is a quite unauthorised rubric ' For the 25th Day of April.' Just what this signifies is revealed at the climax of the story which makes it apparent that it is wise, especially if one is given to stealing rare books, to let sleeping ghosts lie.

Contributors

Story By: M. R. James
Broadcasting By: Michael Gambier-Parry
Produced By: Owen Reed
Henry Davidson: George Holloway
John Avery: Bryan Powley
Mary Porter: Constance Chapman
Mr Homberger: Harry Carter
George Witham: Raymond Scarveu
Detective-Inspector Mitchell: Hedley Goodall
Detective-Sergeant Roberts: Geoffrey Matthews
Alfred Bligh: Charles E Stidwill
Herbert Watkins: Charles Marford

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Wednesday Matinee 'THE UNCOMMON PRAYER BOOK'

BBC Home Service Basic, 26 November 1952 15.00






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