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: Close-Up

A little show presented by Dallas Bower.


Presented by: Dallas Bower

: The Importance of Being Earnest

A trivial comedy for serious people by Oscar Wilde.
with John Abbott, Antony Ireland, Sylvia Coleridge, and Dora Gregory.
(to 16.00)


Author: Oscar Wilde
Production: Royston Morley
John Worthing: John Abbott
[Actor]: Antony Ireland
Cecily Cardew: Sylvia Coleridge
Miss Prism: Dora Gregory

: Lubka Kolessa

(Ukrainian pianist)


Pianist: Lubka Kolessa

: Body-Line: No. 3

Keep Fit Classes for Women described by Phyllis Spafford, secretary of the Ling Physical Education Association, and a member of the National Fitness Council.


Presenter: Phyllis Spafford

: Three Epic Dramas

by Stephen Leacock.
1 - Forging the Fifteenth Amendment
a drama of the American Civil War.
with Frank Birch, Neil Porter, J. Hubert Leslie, Victor Fairley.

2 - Mettawamkeag
an Indian tragedy.
with V. C. Clinton Baddeley, Hedley Briggs, William Lyon Brown, Rani Waller.

3 - Des deux choses l'une
a drama of the First Empire.
with Frank Birch as Napoleon, Judith Gick as Josephine.

(to 22.00)


Author: Stephen Leacock
Narrator: Don Gemmell
Production: Jan Bussell
Lincoln (Forging the Fifteenth Amendment): Frank Birch
Staunton (Forging the Fifteenth Amendment): Neil Porter
[Actor] (Forging the Fifteenth Amendment): J. Hubert Leslie
Messenger (Forging the Fifteenth Amendment): Victor Fairley
Areopagitica (Mettawamkeag): V.C. Clinton Baddeley
[Actor] (Mettawamkeag): Hedley Briggs
The Encyclopaedia (Mettawamkeag): William Lyon Brown
Sparkling Soda Water (Mettawamkeag): Rani Waller
Napoleon (Des deux choses l'une): Frank Birch
Josephine (Des deux choses l'une): Judith Gick

About this project

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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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