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: Station Pianoforte Quintette

Directed by Frank Cantell.
Dorothy Clark (Contralto)
(to 16.30)


Musicians: Station Pianoforte Quintette
Quintette directed by: Frank Cantell
Contralto: Dorothy Clark

: Women's Corner

Emily Broughton (Soprano): Recital of Irish Songs


Soprano: Emily Broughton

: Teens' Corner

Mabel France on "School Days."
(to 18.45)


Speaker: Mabel France

: News and Weather Forecast

S.B. from London.

Percy Scholes
S.B. from London.

Radio Society Talk
S.B. from London.

Local News


Music critic: Percy Scholes

: Play Night: The Merchant of Venice

[by Shakespeare]
[Starring] The Station Company of Players
under the direction of William MacReady

Act I.
Scenes 1, 3 and 5 .. A Street in Venice
Scenes 2, 4 and 6 Portia's House at Belmont
Act II.
Scene 1 A Street in Venice
Scene 2.... Portia's House at Belmont
Act III.
Scene I .... Venice: A Court of Justice
Scene 2 Portia's Garden, Belmont


Writer: William Shakespeare
Director: William MacReady
Musicians: The Station Orchestra
Antonio (The Merchant of Venice): Leonard Thackeray
Salarino (Friend to Antonio): Donald Powis
Salanio (Friend to Antonio): A.E. Rowe
Bassanio: E. Stuart Vinden
Lorenzo: H.R. Walker
Gratiano: Vincent Curran
Portia (A Rich Heiress): Edna Godfrey-Turner
Nerissa (Her Waiting Maid): Ethel Malpas
Shylock (A Jew): William Macready
Launcelot Gobbo (Servant to Shylock): Percy Edgar
Old Gobbo (Father to Launcelot): Herbert Bosworth
Jessica (Daughter to Shylock): Ethel Johnson
The Prince of Morocco: Leonard Thackeray
Tubal (A Jew): Frank V. Fenn
The Duke of Venice: Harold Thomas

: News and Weather Forecast

S.B. from London.

Mr. A. Lloyd James
S.B. from London.

Local News


Speaker: A. Lloyd James

: Close down


Announcer: C. J. Paterson

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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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