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Portrait of a Pioneer
Narrated by Norman Lowndes
Margaret McMillan was born one hundred years ago. A governess who later trained for the stage, at the age of thirty-three she turned her back on these professions and fought for the health, comfort, and education of poor children. To her we owe the Open Air Nursery School.
Prologue by J. B. Priestley Recordings by Dame Sybil Thorndike and many of Margaret McMillan 's friends and fellow-workers
Readings by June Tobin from the writings of Margaret McMillan Compiled by Eileen Capel
Dante Sybil Thorndike is in ' Wailing m the Wings' at the Duke of York's Theatre, London


Unknown: Norman Lowndes
Unknown: Margaret McMillan
Unknown: Dame Sybil Thorndike
Unknown: Margaret McMillan
Unknown: June Tobin
Unknown: Margaret McMillan
Unknown: Eileen Capel
Unknown: Dante Sybil Thorndike

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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