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: Programme Summary; followed by: Tex McLeod

with his horse 'Arabia' - Spinning Ropes and Yarns


Entertainer: Tex McLeod

: Interval, Time, Weather; followed by: Theatre Parade: Murder in the Cathedral

[Starring] Robert Speaight as Becket in scenes from E. Martin Browne's production
"Murder in the Cathedral" by T.S. Eliot from the Duchess Theatre
(by arrangement with J. P. Mitchelhill)

This play was produced by E. Martin Browne - in this afternoon's production he is playing the part of the Fourth Tempter and Knight - at the Canterbury Festival in 1935. It was first performed in the Chapter House at Canterbury.
The play deals with the last month of Becket's life. The dialogue is written almost entirely in rhyming verse and the chorus - more than anything else, the play is Greek in form - is in free verse. Robert Speaight, G.R. Schjelderup, and E. Martin Browne played in the radio version broadcast last January.


Author: T.S. Eliot
Presentation: G. More O'Ferrall
Stage production: E. Martin-Browne
Thomas Becket: Robert Speaight
First Tempter and Knight: Guy Spaull
Second Tempter and Knight: G. R. Schjelderup
Third Tempter and Knight: Norman Chidgey
Fourth Tempter and Knight: E. Martin Browne

: Mask and Mimes

by H. D. C. Pepler.
Death and the Maiden, to music by Schubert
Lord Ronald, to traditional music
The Bargain Basement, to music by Moszkowski
The Burglar to music by Frederick Page
St George and the Dragon to music by Frederick Page

Hilary Pepler teaches mime at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Recently he produced two Sunday shows in London - "The Field is Won" at the Victoria Palace, and "The Hunting of the Snark" at the Little Theatre. He has been interested in mask and mime for many years. In America he produced his own version of St. Joan with eighty characters, and a political mime dealing with prohibition and kidnapping. His most notable success on the other side of the Atlantic, however, was a performance of "The Passion" by North American Indians in their national costume at Santa Fe.


Writer: H. D. C. Pepler
Presentation: Stephen Thomas

: Interval, Time, Weather, followed by: Cabaret Cartoons

Cartoons by Harry Rutherford
Cabaret by Levanda, Foot Juggler, Leona and De Leon, Acrobatic Dancers, Janet Lind, Songs and Taps, Chaz Chase, Silent Comic


Presentation: Cecil Madden
Cartoonist: Harry Rutherford
Foot Juggler: Levanda
Dancers: Leona and De Leon
Singer/dancer: Janet Lind
Comedian: Chaz Chase

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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.

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