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: Lawn Tennis from Wimbledon

Viewers will visit the Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon. F. H. Grisewood and Dudley Vernon will help viewers follow the play.
(to 16.30)


Commentator: F. H. Grisewood
Commentator: Dudley Vernon

: Lawn Tennis from Wimbledon

Back to Wimbledon for further matches in the famous Lawn Tennis Championships.
(to 19.00)

: The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare.


Author: William Shakespeare
Settings: Barry Learoyd
Producer: George More O'Ferrall
Shylock, a rich Jew: Abraham Sofaer
Antonio, a merchant of Venice: Austin Trevor
Bassanio, his friend-suitor to Portia: Andre Morell
Friend to Antonio and Bassanio - Gratiano: John Gatrell
Friend to Antonio and Bassanio - Salarino: Richard Warner
Friend to Antonio and Bassanio - Salanio: Douglas Hurn
Lorenzo, in love with Jessica: Michael Ingham
Duke of Venice: Arthur Wontner
Duke of Morocco: Robert Adams
Launcelot Gobbo, servant to Shylock: George Benson
Tubal, a Jew: Maurice Bannister
Servant to Portia - Stephano: Kevin Sheldon
Servant to Portia - Balthasar: Archie Angus
Leonardo, servant to Bassanio: John Martin
Jessica, daughter to Shylock: Jill Balcon
Nerissa, Portia's gentlewoman: Mary Martlew
Portia, a rich heiress: Margaretta Scott

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

About this project

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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