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.
Writer (Mr. Trouble Pays a Visit):
Presenter (Dressing the Diver):
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)
Diana Butterwick, a secretary:
Freda Yates, a secretary:
Henry Pendleton, deputy secretary:
Dr. Ruth Ashrigg, assistant secretary:
Sir Horace Keswick Permanent Secretary,:
Derek Clarges-Brown, Parliamentary Secretary:
The Rt. Hon. Arthur Boothroyd, M.P. (The Minister):
Joe Sowden, a visitor:
Humphrey Tonks, Public Relations Officer:
Vivien Avalon, a clerk:
Leonora Shipton, a principal:
Wrigley, reporter from the Daily Post:
Sgt. Major M. Hood, chief messenger:
Stephen Blair, a poet:
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