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by The Postmaster-General, the Earl of Listowel.

The programme includes:

Pas Seul
Margot Fonteyn (by permission of the Administrator of the Covent Garden Opera Trust), John Cockerill (harp)

David Low talks and draws.

Mickey's Gala Premiere
This cartoon film was the last item transmitted before the Television Service was interrupted on Friday, September 1, 1939.

Variety Party
introducing Mantovani and his Orchestra, Jackie Hunter (the Canadian Comedian), Kay Cavendish ('Kay on the Keys'), Jean Cavall (Singer, formerly R.C.A.F.), Peter Waring (in comedy), Beryl Orde (in impressions), Gwen Catley (soprano), The Three Admirals
(Peter Waring broadcasts by permission of the Windmill Theatre)

The Dark Lady of the Sonnets
by George Bernard Shaw.

A visit to the Mall for the preparations for tomorrow's Victory Parade.

Announcers: Jasmine Bligh, Winifred Shotter, McDonald Hobley
Master of Ceremonies: Leslie Mitchell (by courtesy of British Movietonews, Ltd.)

(to 16.30)


Jasmine Bligh
Winifred Shotter
McDonald Hobley
Master of Ceremonies:
Leslie Mitchell
Dancer (Pas Seul):
Margot Fonteyn
Harpist (Pas Seul):
John Cockerill
Producer (Pas Seul):
Philip Bate
David Low
Musicians (Variety Party):
Mantovani and his Orchestra
Comedian (Variety Party):
Jackie Hunter
Pianist (Variety Party):
Kay Cavendish
Singer (Variety Party):
Jean Cavall
Comedian (Variety Party):
Peter Waring
Impressionist (Variety Party):
Beryl Orde
Soprano (Variety Party):
Gwen Catley
Singers (Variety Party):
The Three Admirals
Producer (Variety Party):
Eric Fawcett
Author (The Dark Lady of the Sonnets):
George Bernard Shaw
Producer (The Dark Lady of the Sonnets):
G. More O'Ferrall
Henry Oscar
The Dark Lady:
Lesley Deane
Queen Elizabeth:
Dorothy Black
Alban Blakelock

A television play of the story by 'Vercors', "Le Silence de la Mer".
Translated by Cyril Connolly.
Dramatised for television and produced by Michael Barry.
The story is set in a small country house in France during six months from the winter of 1943 to the spring of 1944


null 'Vercors'
Translated by:
Cyril Connolly
Dramatised by/Producer:
Michael Barry
The uncle:
J.H. Roberts
The niece:
Antoinette Cellier
The German officer:
Kenneth More
Servant girl:
Tamara Chahverdian
German NCO:
Denis McCarthy
German trooper:
John Mackwood
German trooper:
Tom Raynor
Nazi officer:
Douglas Vine
Nazi officer:
Alan Lawrence

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About this data

This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More