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Someone Waiting by Emlyn Williams with Norman Wynne
Fenn, a meek little man, is appointed tutor to Martin Nedlow , adopted son of John Nedlow , business tycoon. Who is the mys. terious Mr. Fenn whose subsequent behaviour disrupts and disintegrates the Nedlow household?
Produced by HERBERT DAVIES
Ϯ Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown:
Emlyn Williams
Unknown:
Norman Wynne
Unknown:
Martin Nedlow
Unknown:
John Nedlow
Produced By:
Herbert Davies

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
Ϯ Have you read this?:
JACK SINGLETON takes another dip into some of the entries in the competition recommending books for your library list
Argument: another in a series of conversations on an issue of the day
Turning Points: JOHN ELLISON talks to ERIC ROBINSON
You asked us to play record requests
Introduced by KEN SYKORA

Contributors

Unknown:
Jack Singleton
Talks:
John Ellison
Unknown:
Eric Robinson
Introduced By:
Ken Sykora

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin adapted for radio in five episodes by AILEEN MILLS
EPISODE 2: Rebecca has left Sunnybrook Farm to go to live with her maiden aunts in Riverboro. But life there has not the freedom of her old home, and she has a difficult time settling down....
Produccd by BRIAN MILLER
From the West of England

Contributors

Unknown:
Kate Douglas Wiggin
Unknown:
Aileen Mills
Unknown:
Brian Miller
Narrator, Aunt Jane:
Tucker McGuire
Aurelia Randall:
Mavis Villiers
Aunt Miranda:
Mavis Villiers
Rebecca:
Josefina Ray
Jeremiah Cobb:
Ronald Wilson

The company of the Sheffield Playhouse in
Ask Me Tomorrow by Stan Barstow and Alfred Bradley
Produced by Geoffrey Ost
Produced for radio by Alfred Bradley
The Company broadcasts by arrangement with the Board of Management of Sheffield Repertory Company
See facing page

Ask Me Tomorrow
Tonight's play is the story of two young people searching for their own identities and a place in the world. At first, when Wilf Cotton leaves his mining village it is to find the anonymity and freedom from family pressures in which he can pursue his ambition to write. He becomes emotionally involved with an older woman in a relationship which is undemanding and, to him, ideal. But then Marguerite comes into his life, a frightened and unhappy girl fleeing from a mysterious past and hoping to find in the town where she was born some kind of foundation on which she can build her future. 'Why we're here is important,' he says to her one night, because it might help to explain the kind of people we are. 'But it's what happens after we meet that really matters.'
Ask Me Tomorrow, which was adapted from my novel by Alfred Bradley and myself, was first seen at the Sheffield Playhouse in February of last year. With the exception of Wilf Cotton, who is played by Brian Peck, the characters are re-created by those members of the Sheffield Playhouse Company who first played them on the stage.
(Stan Barstow)

Contributors

Unknown:
Stan Barstow
Unknown:
Alfred Bradley
Produced By:
Geoffrey Ost
Wilf:
Brian Peck
Marguerite:
Angela Thorne
Poppy:
Elspeth MacNaughton
Harry:
Roger Rowland
Sylvia:
Anne Stallybrass
Ronnie Bentley:
Michael Warchus

The News
Background to the News People in the News followed by LISTENING POST
Ϯ LESLIE SMITH introduces this evening's edition of a series designed to reflect listeners' own views on current topics. Letters on public affairs and issues of policy are specially welcome

Contributors

Introduces:
Leslie Smith

Smetana
String Quartet No.1, in E minor (From My Life) played by the SMETANA QUARTET
Jiri Novak (violin)
Lubomir Kostecky (violin) Milan Skampa (viola) Antonin Kohout (cello) on a gramophone record

Contributors

Violin:
Jiri Novak
Violin:
Lubomir Kostecky
Viola:
Milan Skampa
Cello:
Antonin Kohout

BBC Home Service Basic

About BBC Home Service

BBC Home Service is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 1st September 1939 and ended on the 29th September 1967.

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