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by Frank Merrick


Unknown: Frank Merrick


' Noye's Fludde'
The Miracle Play of the Deluge, first acted by the Waterleaders and Drawers of the Dee
Adapted for broadcasting by Clifford Lawson-Reece
Cast Leon Genn , Marcus Barron , May Agate, Valentine Dyall , Lindesay Baxter , Hubert Gregg (by permission of A. D. Peters )
Produced by Clifford Lawson-Reece


Broadcasting By: Clifford Lawson-Reece
Broadcasting By: Cast Leon Genn
Unknown: Marcus Barron
Unknown: Valentine Dyall
Unknown: Lindesay Baxter
Unknown: Hubert Gregg
Unknown: A. D. Peters
Produced By: Clifford Lawson-Reece


(Northern Ireland)
(To be repeated tomorrow: National,


(All arrangements by Cecil Woods)
A. J . Powell , who formed his Octet at the beginning of 1938, has held an amazing number of big appointments in the dance-band and entertainment world. These include that of bandmaster on the Empress of Britain, conductor at the Dreamland Super Cinema, Margate, manager of the Llandudno Symphony Orchestra, manager for the late John Birming-ham at the Hotel Cecil, and dance-band positions at the Ritz and Savoy Hotels. Powell has given over 250 broadcasts, has recorded with all the principal gramophone companies, and has taken part in a great many films.
All the members of his Octet are skilled specialists, and combine to give programmes of unusual and original music.


Unknown: A. J Powell
Unknown: John Birming-Ham


Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Leslie Heward


Conducted By: Leslie Heward


A serial play for broadcasting in six weekly episodes, adapted by Winifred Carey from the story by John Buchan with Jack Livesey as Richard Hannay
Episode 3—' The Local M.P. and the Roadman'
Members of the Black Stone secret society :
Others taking part : Grace McChlery , Ian Sadler , Jack Sinclair ,
Robert Wilson
Production by James McKechnie
Richard Hannay , a young colonial just arrived in England, finds himself involved in a sinister plot by the Black Stone secret society. This plot is designed to plunge Britain into war through the assassination of a well-known foreign statesman on August 27. In order to foil the plotters Hannay is obliged to lie low and keep his mouth shut until
August 27. This instalment finds him taken to the Scottish moors.
Jack Livesey , who plays the part of Hannay, has been on the stage for twenty years and has acted all ever the world. Among the London ficcesses in which he has appeared are Show Boat, Rose Marie , The Three Musketeers, and Lady Precious Stream. He has made ever a hundred films, and has appeared in television programmes. He is an experienced radio actor, having played all the Bulldog Drumtnond roles, the part of D'Artagnan In The Three Musketeers, and also that of Peter Standish. He has acted as Narrator for many of Geoffrey Bridson 's feature programmes from the Manchester studios.


Adapted By: Winifred Carey
Story By: John Buchan
Unknown: Jack Livesey
Unknown: Grace McChlery
Unknown: Ian Sadler
Unknown: Jack Sinclair
Unknown: Robert Wilson
Production By: James McKechnie
Production By: Richard Hannay
Unknown: Jack Livesey
Unknown: Rose Marie
Unknown: Peter Standish.
Unknown: Geoffrey Bridson
Malcolm, a young Scottish innkeeper: Tom Smith
Hawk (' The Colonel'): Halbert Tatlock
Olsen: Harvey Sheppard
Mellor: W H D Joss
Sir Harry Duncan, a young laird and local M.P: Peter Moyes
Alexander Turnbull, a roadman: David Mowat


(Roman Catholic) from St. Augustine's Abbey,
Organ Voluntary
8.0 Order of Service
Vespers for the Feast of the transfiguration
Psalms: cix, Dixit Dominus (first mode) ex, Confitebor tibi cxi, Beatus vir (fourth mode) cxii, Laudate pueri (sixth mode)
Little Chapter and Short Responsory Hymn, Quicumque Christum quaeritis
(fourth mode)
Magnificat (eighth mode) Paternoster and Collect
Antiphon, Salve Regina (first mode)
Address by the Right
Rev. ADRIAN TAYLOR , O.S.B., Abbot of St. Augustine's
Solemn Responsory, Illuminare Jerusalem (fifth mode)
Organist, Dom Gregory Bish , O.S.B.


Unknown: Salve Regina
Unknown: Rev. Adrian Taylor
Organist: Dom Gregory Bish

: The Week's Good Cause

An appeal on behalf of THE ST. GILES CHRISTIAN MISSION
For eighty years the St. Giles Christian Mission and Wheatley's Homes has worked in London among the poor, the young, the aged, the erring and the despairing, facing their problems, seeking and finding solutions, giving hope to the hopeless, and a new start in life to the destitute.
The Mission maintains two hostels where first offenders are trained to become useful citizens. These hostels are recognised by the Home Office. Over twelve thousand lads have passed through the Homes aince their inauguration. The Miswon has holiday homes and convalescent homes in the country for tired mothers and their families, an orphanage for children, and quarters for aged people.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to the Rev. R. O. Clack, [address removed]


including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping


at the BBC Theatre Organ in Further Reminiscences


A guide to England as others have seen her through the centuries
Compiled from the impressions of foreign travellers and the reactions of native Englishmen, by Igor Vinogradoff
Production by M. H. Allen


Unknown: Igor Vinogradoff
Production By: M. H. Allen

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