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: For Young Children

Mr. Trouble Pays a Visit
A short play by Pentland Hick about a small boy called Peter who has a struggle with Mr. Trouble but wins in the end.

For older children
The Topsyturvy Room
Among the BBC autumn broadcasts to schools is a series showing how to see whether the things we use in our homes are well designed or not.
Jennifer shows the room, which is illustrated in the Schools' pamphlet 'Looking at Things', and asks you to guess how many things are wrong.

Dressing the Diver
Captain Lawson Smith puts on his deep-sea diving suit and explains how it works.

(to 18.00)


Writer (Mr. Trouble Pays a Visit): Pentland Hick
Presenter (Dressing the Diver): Captain Lawson Smith
Producer: Peter Thompson

: Whitehall Wonders

A fantastic comedy by J.B. Priestley.
[Starring] Edward Chapman and Michael Gough
The scene is the Conference Room of one of our newer ministries.
(Second performance on Thursday at 8.30 p.m.)

(Lionel Hale writes on the play - page 45)


Author: J.B. Priestley
Producer: Ian Atkins
Settings Designer: James Bould
Diana Butterwick, a secretary: Joy Harington
Freda Yates, a secretary: Diane Watts
Henry Pendleton, deputy secretary: Henry Hewitt
Dr. Ruth Ashrigg, assistant secretary: Mignon O'Doherty
Sir Horace Keswick Permanent Secretary,: William Mervyn
Derek Clarges-Brown, Parliamentary Secretary: Bryan Coleman
The Rt. Hon. Arthur Boothroyd, M.P. (The Minister): Edward Chapman
Joe Sowden, a visitor: Christopher Hodge
Humphrey Tonks, Public Relations Officer: Basil Lord
Vivien Avalon, a clerk: Eleanor Summerfield
Leonora Shipton, a principal: Margaret Diamond
Wrigley, reporter from the Daily Post: Patrick Troughton
Sgt. Major M. Hood, chief messenger: Robert Cawdron
Stephen Blair, a poet: Michael Gough

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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