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: The Infinite Shoe Black

A play by Norman MacOwan.
With Sophie Stewart as Mary, and James Urquhart as Andrew.
With Hector Abbas, Seymour Burke, Aileen Callander, Philip Cunningham, Alan Hamilton, Charles Hickman, Tracy Holmes, Pola Nirenska, Barbara Nixon, Frances Ross-Campbell, Walter Roy, Henrietta Russell, Arthur Seaton, Anthony Shaw, Winifred Willard.
(to 16.30)


Author: Norman MacOwan
Production: Moultrie R. Kelsall
Mary: Sophie Stewart
Andrew: James Urquhart
Frenchman: Hector Abbas
First Officer: Seymour Burke
Lizzie: Aileen Callander
Subaltern: Philip Cunningham
R.F.C Officer: Alan Hamilton
Ralph Mayne: Charles Hickman
Second Officer: Tracy Holmes
Austrian Woman: Pola Nirenska
V.A.D.: Barbara Nixon
Mrs Smart: Frances Ross-Campbell
Doctor Ralston: Walter Roy
Scots Nurse: Henrietta Russell
General Driver: Arthur Seaton
Staff Captain Chesney: Anthony Shaw
Mrs Willis: Winifred Willard

: Grandfather's Follies

Cabaret from Grosvenor House, with The Music-Hall Boys, The Three Admirals, The Two Equillos, Earl Leslie, Flora Duane, The Grosvenor Gaiety Girls, The BBC Television Orchestra, conducted by Sydney Lipton.


Musicians: The Music-Hall Boys
Comedians: The Three Admirals
Performers: The Two Equillos Performer: Earl Leslie
Performer: Flora Duane
Performers: Grosvenor Gaiety Girls
Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra
Conductor: Sydney Lipton
Presentation: Cecil Madden

: A.R.P.

A description of the Finsbury Plan for structural defence by the architect, B. Lubetkin, Alderman Harold Riley, and others, illustrated by models, maps, and diagrams.


Presenter: B. Lubetkin
Presenter: Harold Riley
Presentation: Andrew Miller-Jones

: A Divertissement

With Maud Lloyd and Hugh Laing (dancers), Dorothea Aspinall (pianoforte). The BBC Television Orchestra, leader Boris Pecker, conductor Hyam Greenbaum


Dancer: Maud Lloyd
Dancer: Hugh Laing
Pianist: Dorothea Aspinall
Musicians: The BBC Television Orchestra
Leader: Boris Pecker
Conductor: Hyam Greenbaum

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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