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: Magic

A fantastic comedy by G.K. Chesterton.
[Victoria Hopper appears] (by permission of Basil Dean)
(to 16.05)


Author: G.K. Chesterton
Production: George More O'Ferrall
The Duke: A Bromley Davenport
Doctor Grimthorpe: Aubrey Mather
The Rev. Cyril Smith: Walter Hudd
Morris Carleon: Jack Allen
Hastings, the Duke's Secretary: Alban Blakelock
The Stranger: Alan Wheatley
Patricia Carleon: Victoria Hopper

: Cabaret Cartoons

Cartoons by Harry Rutherford
Cabaret by: Bennett and Williams (comedians), Ruth and Billy Ambrose (dancers), The Four Spallas (adagio), Trudi Binar (in songs)


Cartoonist: Harry Rutherford
Comedians: Bennett and Williams
Dancer: Ruth Ambrose
Dancer: Billy Ambrose
Adagio act: The Four Spallas
Singer: Trudi Binar

: Rough Island Story: No. 3: Opening the Atlantic

Harold Nicolson and J.F. Horrabin will trace the story of Britain's rise to the status of an Imperial Power, with illustrations by Pearl Binder.


Presenter: Harold Nicolson
Presenter: J.F. Horrabin
Illustrations: Pearl Binder
Presentation: Mary Adams

: Doctor 'My Book'

A portrait of the inventor of the Abernethy Biscuit by Alicia Ramsey and Rudolph de Cordova.
(This programme will be repeated on Wednesday, June 28)
(to 22.45)


Author: Alicia Ramsey
Author: Rudolph de Cordova
Production: Moultrie R. Kelsall
Dr. Abernethy: George Hayes
Housekeeper: Elliot Mason
Dr Richard Linton: Denis de Marney
Col. the Hon. Frederic Hamilton: Donald Fergusson
Mrs. Jervaise-Danvers: Elaine Inescort
Miss Julia Jervaise-Danvers: Eve Shelley
The Rev Nicodemus Athanasius Ignatius Brown: Reginald Beckwith
Countess Arbuthnot: Susan Taylor
Mick O'Brien: Harry Hutchinson
H.R.H. the Prince of Wales: Edward Lexy

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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.

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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