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Edna Manning Veal
Nan Warden (violin)


Violin: Nan Warden

: The Thirty-Nine Steps: Episode 5: The Impostor

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
Others taking part: Ian Sadler, Robert Wilson
Production by James McKechnie


Author: John Buchan
Adapted by: Winifred Carey
Production: James McKechnie
Richard Hannay: Jack Livesey
Malcolm, a young Scottish innkeeper: Tom Smith
Sir Walter Bullivant, a Foreign Office official: Weston Fields
Members of the Black Stone secret society - Hawk ('The Colonel'): Halbert Tatlock
Members of the Black Stone secret society - Olsen: Harvey Sheppard
Members of the Black Stone secret society - Mellor: W.H.D Joss
Others taking part: Ian Sadler
Others taking part: Robert Wilson


(Church of Scotland) from the studio
Order of Service
Metrical psalm lxv, w. 1-5, Praise waits for thee in Sion, Lord (Tune, St. Stephen)
Prayer and Lord's Prayer
Hymn, Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Rv. C.H. 22)
Lesson, Jeremiah xxxi, 1-14 Prayer
Hymn, Thou whose almighty word
(Rv. C.H. 364)
Address by the Rev. D. H. C. READ,
B. D., West Church, Coldstream
Hymn, Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts (Rv. C.H. 420)


including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping


Conductor, Richard Austin
Robert Easton (bass)


' The Volga'
The series devised and conducted by Watford Hyden
(by permission of Ivor Novella)
Walford Hyden and his Orchestra with Arsene Kiriloff and Maria Marova


Conducted By: Watford Hyden
Unknown: Walford Hyden
Unknown: Arsene Kiriloff
Unknown: Maria Marova
Alec Vaughan: Clifford Bean
Henry Audin: Bryan Powley
Florence Prinsep: Barbara MacFadyean

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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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