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: David Copperfield and the Waiter


Speaker: Sir Thomas Hughes

: Topical Sport; West of England Sport

Topical Sport
L. E. Williams

West of England Sport

Leigh Woods


Speaker (Topical Sport): L.E. Williams
Speaker (West of England Sport): Leigh Woods

: Julian Rose, Hebrew Entertainer


Entertainer: Julian Rose

: Clapham and Dwyer's Concert Party


Performers: Clapham and Dwyer

: S.B. from London

(9.30 Local Announcements; Sports Bulletin)

: Seascapes and Stories: I: A Captain Marryat Programme

Arranged and adapted from the works of Frederick Marryat by Harold Jenner (President, Marryat Fellowship) and Gilbert Heron.

The Marryat Fellowship was formed about four years ago, and numbers among its members many people eminent in letters. The object of the Fellowship is to keep green the memory of one of our best Sea-Novelists.
The four episodes included in the programme are typical incidents from Marryat's 'Midshipman Easy', 'Peter Simple' and 'The King's Own', put into dramatic form for broadcasting by Gilbert Heron.
Introductory Remarks by Harold Jenner.


Author: Frederick Marryat
Arranged and adapted by/Speaker: Harold Jenner
Arranged and adapted by/Narrator: Gilbert Heron

: A Captain Marryat Programme: Episode One: First Lieutenant Sawbridge meets Mr. Midshipman Easy for the First Time

(Chapter viii, 'Mr. Midshipman Easy')
Scene 1: The Fountain Inn, Portsmouth, A.D. 1800
Scene 2: Captain Wilson's Rooms, Portsmouth, the next morning


Mr. Sawbridge (First Lieutenant of H.M. Frigate Harpy): Donald Davies
Waiter (at the 'Fountain Inn'): G Lynch-Clarke
Mr. Midshipman Easy: L. Holman-Allwood
Captain Wilson (Commanding H.M. Frigate Harpy): Tom Jones

: A Captain Marryat Programme: Episode Two: The Capture of the French Privateersman Estelle

(Chapter ii, 'The King's Own')
Scene 1: On deck, H.M.S. Aspasia at sea
Scene 2: In the ship's boats during the attack on the Estelle


Captain Mayno (commanding H.M.S. Aspasia): G. Lynch-Clarke
Mr. Pearce (The Master): Donald Davies
Air Price (The Second Lieutenant): Sidney Evans
Mr. Courtenay (The Third Lieutenant, known as 'Little Bilious'): Ivor Maddox
Robinson (Coxswain): Michael Hasker
Jerry (a very small Midshipman): [artist uncredited]

: A Captain Marryat Programme: Episode Three: The Three Cornered Duel

(from 'Mr. Midshipman Easy')
Scene 1: On board the Harpy
Scene 2: Ashore at Malta


Mr. Easthupp (Purser's Steward, H.M. Stoop Harpy): Daniel Roberts
Mr. Biggs (Boatswain, H.M. Sloop Harpy): Tom Jones
Mr. Jack Easy (Midshipman, H.M. Sloop Harpy): L. Holman-Allwood
Mr. Gascoigne (Midshipman): Sidney Evans
Mr. Tallboys (Gunner, H.M. Sloop Harpy): Donald Davies

: A Captain Marryat Programme: Episode Four: A Dignity Ball at Barbadoes

('Peter Simple', Chapter xxxi)
Scene: Miss Betsy Austin's house at Barbadoes

Plantation Songs and Negro Melodies

Ronald Chivers, Male Voice Choir and Orchestra


Miss Betsy Austin (a Barbadian lady), a quadroon: May MacDonald Taylor
Miss Eurydice (her friend): Bronwen Davies
Miss Minerva (another friend): Doris M. Jones
Massa Johnson, M.C. at the Ball: Daniel Roberts
Terence O'Brien, his inseparable friend, serving on H.M.S. Sanglier: Ivor Maddox
Mr. Chucks (the Bo'sun): G. Lynch-Clarke
Peter Simple, a naval officer, serving on H.M.S. Sanglier: [uncredited]
Midshipmen from H.M.S. Sanglier, Negro Guests, etc.: [uncredited]
Singer (Plantation Songs and Negro Melodies): Ronald Chivers

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