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: F.A. Cup Final

The match between Portsmouth and Wolverhampton Wanderers televised direct from Wembley Stadium.
In accordance with the agreement between the BBC and the Football Association, no rediffusion in places of public entertainment will be permitted.

Unless anything untoward happens the greatest football match of the year will start at 3 p.m. To the person who is not a football enthusiast, however, perhaps the most fascinating part of the proceedings will be the scenes in the quarter of an hour or so before the whistle is blown. Viewers will get an idea of the unique atmosphere of this-100,000 people singing together (surely the biggest choir in the world?) and cheering like the roar of a victorious army when they greet the King.
This year the songs and cheers should be even louder than last year's, for the Wembley Stadium has been altered to accommodate 7,000 additional spectators.
(to 16.30)


Commentary: George Allison

: On the Spot

by Edgar Wallace.
With Percy Parsons, Edmund Willard, Jill Esmond, Joan Miller, Alan Keith, Harry Hutchinson, J. Adrian Byrne, Frank Thornton-Bassett, Peggy Stacey, and Alex McCrindle.
(This programme will be repeated on Friday, May 5)


Writer: Edgar Wallace
Production: Royston Morley
Chief Detective Commissioner John Kelly: Percy Parsons
Con O'Hara: Edmund Willard
Minn Lee: Jill Esmond
Maria Pouliski: Joan Miller
Angelo Verona: Alan Keith
Mike Feemey: Harry Hutchinson
A Priest: J. Adrian Byrne
A Doctor: Frank Thornton-Bassett
A Nurse: Peggy Stacey
Patrolman Ryan: Alex McCrindle

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