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A Metropolitan Miscellany for the North
F. Buckley Hargreaves
The popularity of F. Buckley Har greaves's regular talk from and about London is evident from the big batches of letters he receives after each broadcast. Not only northerners but people from all parts of the country and even overseas write in appreciation to him. Londoners learn from him, too !


Unknown: F. Buckley Hargreaves
Unknown: F. Buckley Har


Kenneth Frith
Kenneth Frith is a young Cheshire pianist who broadcast in the ' Flippant Fingers ' series last April. He has also been heard on the air with Henry Reed 's orchestra in the ' Everybody Swing ' programmes, a series that had an explanatory title, ' An Anatomy of Jazz '.


Unknown: Kenneth Frith
Unknown: Kenneth Frith
Unknown: Henry Reed


in Tyneside Songs and Monologues
(From Newcastle)
Esther McCracken , who is well known to repertory playgoers in Newcastle, composes her own monologues. A play of hers, The Women's Spirit, broadcast two years ago, was given in London recently at the British Drama League Festival.


Unknown: Esther McCracken


A chronicle play by Edwin Lewis
Based on the life of ' The Great Ironmaster ', and commemorating the launching of the first iron ship one hundred and fifty years ago
Characters and Produced by Edward Wilkinson
John Wilkinson , the self-styled ' ironmaster ', with whom this play deals, is a remarkable figure in industrial history. He launched the first iron ship a century and a half ago, and was also responsible for the building of the first iron bridge, which is now to be seen in Shropshire. The scene of the play lies in the Cartmel district and later in Brymbo, Staffordshire.


Play By: Edwin Lewis
Produced By: Edward Wilkinson
Produced By: John Wilkinson
Isaac Wilkinson, father of ' The Great Ironmaster ': F. A. Nichols
Mrs Wilkinson, John's mother: Lucia Rogers
John Wilkinson, the self-styled ' Great Ironmaster': Wilfred Pickles
William Wilkinson, his brother: J. H. Miller
Mary Lee, John's second wife: Margaret MacGill
Josh Parkin, a workman: David Ormerod
Doctor Priestley, John's brother-in-law: .Alfred Davenport
James Watt: R Douglas Robin
M de Luc: Brent Wood
Mr Finch: Harry Smedley
The Narrator: John Wardle


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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.

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