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: Death of a Rat

A play by Jan de Hartog.
[Starring] Pamela Brown
The play takes place in a laboratory of the Amsterdam Institute for Cancer Research on a night in February 1940
(Repeat performance)
(Pamela Brown broadcasts by permission of the Old Vic Theatre Company)


Writer: Jan de Hartog
Producer: G. More O'Ferrall
Yolan: Pamela Brown
Wilts: Andre Morell
Wouterson: Frederick Richter
Karels: John Roderick

: The War Under Water

A visit to the special diving tank at a well-known submarine engineering works. Viewers see demonstrations of two of the war's great under-water surplises-the frogman and the two-man torpedo.
(to 16.20)

: Beniamino Gigli

the celebrated Italian tenor
At the piano, Rainaldo Zamboni
(by arrangement with Jack Hylton and Harold Fielding)


Tenor: Beniamino Gigli
Pianist: Rainaldo Zamboni

: What is it Like to be a Diver?

Gillian Webb and Bob Dougall descend into the test tank at a submarine engineering works at Surbiton.
Viewers see and hear both of them as they describe their feelings under the water. Bob Dougall stays under water throughout the broadcast to help you obtain a 'fish eye's view' of a frogman display and under-water metal-cutting.


Diver: Gillian Webb
Diver: Bob Dougall

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: The 1947 Fuel Crisis and the BBC 5 March 2017

: Telecrimes

by Mileson Horton.
Each week Inspector Cameron presents two problems from his casebook. Viewers see and hear sufficient evidence to enable them to spot the criminal's mistake, and they can check their solutions with those of the Inspector.
This week: 1 - Death of a Playwright; 2 - 'The Case of the Poisoned Port
With James Raglan as Inspector Cameron.


Writer: Mileson Horton
Producer: Douglas Mair
Inspector Cameron: James Raglan

: Barrel Organ

Richard Pasquale shows viewers the workings of a street barrel organ.


Presenter: Richard Pasquale

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.10)

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