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: For the Children

An hour's programme, introduced by Derek McCulloch ('Uncle Mac').
Major James Riddell, Big Game photographer; Pearl Binder with her holiday picture album; Margaret James and pupils from the Oxford High School for Girls in a bamboo pipe session; and Annette Mills with members of the Hogarth puppet family.
(to 16.00)


Presenter: Derek McCulloch (Uncle Mac)
Photographer: Major James Riddell
Guest: Pearl Binder
Bamboo Pipes: Margaret James and pupils from the Oxford High School for Girls
Presenter/pianist: Annette Mills

: The Brontes

A play by Alfred Sangster
The action takes place in the parlour at Haworth Parsonage, the salon of the Pensionnat Heger, the offices of Smith, Elder and Co., Cornhill, London, and covers a period from 1841 to 1860.
In the apocryphal meeting of Charlotte and Anne with Thackeray and Lewes, the author hopes to be forgiven for juggling a little with the dates of some of the publications referred to.

(Charles Lloyd Pack is appearing in "The Man in the Street," Dorothy Gordon is appearing in "Life with Father," R. Stuart Lindsell appears by permission of Sir Alexander Korda)


Author: Alfred Sangster
Producer: Harold Clayton
The Rev. Patrick Bronte: W.E. Holloway
Charlotte Bronte: Barbara Mullen
Emily Bronte: Jean Forbes-Robertson
Anne Bronte: Dorothy Gordon
Miss Branwell: Winifred Willard
Tabitha: Marie Ault
Branwell Bronte: Hugh Burden
Rev. William Weightman: Patrick Macnee
Mme. Heger: Nuna Davey
Monsieur Heger: Sydney Tafler
William M. Thackeray: William Wightman
George Henry Lewes: Oliver Burt
George Smith: Derek Elphinstone
W. S. Williams: Charles Lloyd Pack
Office Boy: Michael Dear
Rev. Arthur Bell Nicholls: R. Stuart Lindsell
Miss Wooler: Josephine Middleton

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.30)

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