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: Smoky Cell

A play by Edgar Wallace.
The cast includes: Percy Parsons, John Lothar, Peter Madden, Edmund Dalby, Bryan Herbert, Laurence Shiel, Alan Keith, Richard Cuthbert, George Pughe, Richard Newton, Frank Foster, Barry Phelps, Michael Nono, Sam Payne, Sydney Keith, Haydn Talbot, Lionel Dymoke, Harry Douglas, Pat McKay, Richard Tanyane, Michael Balfour, Hendrik Baker.
(to 16.30)


Writer: Edgar Wallace
Production: Michael Barry
O'Regan: Percy Parsons
Perryfeld: John Lothar
Ben Guinney: John Lothar
Spellman: Peter Madden
Geissel: Edmund Dalby
Reill: Bryan Herbert
Connor: Laurence Shiel
Lavine: Alan Keith
'Dummy': Richard Cuthbert
Peterson: George Pughe
Steinberg: Richard Newton
Prison Chief: Frank Foster
Chauffeur: Barry Phelps
Guard 1: Michael Nono
Guard 2: Sam Payne
Radio Announcer: Sydney Keith
Newspaperman: Haydn Talbot
Doctor: Lionel Dymoke
Executioner: Harry Douglas
Gangster: Pat McKay
Gangster: Richard Tanyane
Gangster: Michael Balfour
[Actor]: Hendrik Baker

: Starlight: Beatrice Lillie


Comedienne: Beatrice Lillie

: A Tennis Demonstration

by Dan Maskell, Head Professional to the All-England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon, and coach to the British Davis Cup team.


Tennis player: Dan Maskell

: Nancy's Puppets

Presented by Nancy Worsfold and Elspeth Holland in "Pyramus and Thisbe" from "A Midsummer Night's Dream".


Puppeteer: Nancy Worsfold
Puppeteer: Elspeth Holland

: The Words Upon the Window-Pane

A play by William Butler Yeats.
The cast includes: Jean Shepeard, Felix Aylmer, Basil C. Langton, Dorothy Casey,
George Hayes, Beatrice Wilson, Harry Hutchinson, Joyce Redman.
The action takes place in a Dublin lodging house at the present day.
(to 22.40)


Writer: William Butler Yeats
Production: Eric Crozier
Miss Mackenna: Jean Shepeard
Doctor Trench: Felix Aylmer
John Corbet: Basil C. Langton
Mrs Mallet: Dorothy Casey
Abraham Johnson: George Hayes
Mrs Henderson: Beatrice Wilson
Cornelius Patterson: Harry Hutchinson
Lulu: Joyce Redman

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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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