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: Prison Without Bars

A tragi-comedy of youth by Peggy Barwell.
Adapted from a play by Gina Kaus and Otto Edgar Eis, from an idea by Hilde Koveloff.
with Nova Pilbeam, Sebastian Shaw, Jill Esmond, Margaret Yarde and Margaret Dulac, Shelagh Furley, Eleanor Hallam, Ann Morrison, Ethel Ramsay, Sylvia Saetre, Jean Shepeard, Merle Tottenham, Selma Vaz Dias.
(to 16.25)


Adapter: Peggy Barwell
Author: Gina Kaus
Author: Otto Edgar Eis
From an idea by: Hilde Koveloff
Production: Moultrie R. Kelsall
Suzanne: Nova Pilbeam
Doctor John Marshall: Sebastian Shaw
Carol Linden: Jill Esmond
Miss Appel: Margaret Yarde
Margaret: Margaret Dulac
Rita: Shelagh Furley
Miss Bertram: Eleanor Hallam
Ann: Ann Morrison
Miss Geston: Ethel Ramsay
'Duchess': Sylvia Saetre
Renee: Jean Shepeard
Lucy: Merle Tottenham
Mary: Selma Vaz Dias

: Intimate Interlude

with Cantu (Mexican magician), Halima and Konarski (Polish dancers) and Sherkot (silent comic).


Magician: Cantu
Dancers: Halima and Konarski
Comic: Sherkot

: Making Artificial Eyes

A demonstration by Steer Wardman.


Presenter: Steer Wardman

: Cartoon Nonsense

by 'Mel'.


Cartoonist: 'Mel'

: Mark and Michal Hambourg

(to 22.30)


Pianist: Mark Hambourg
Pianist: Michal Hambourg

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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.

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