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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?
Ϯ Saturday's broadcast


Emlyn Williams
Norman Wynne
Martin Nedlow
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


Jack Singleton
John Ellison
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


Kate Douglas Wiggin
Aileen Mills
Brian Miller
Narrator, Aunt Jane:
Tucker McGuire
Aurelia Randall:
Mavis Villiers
Aunt Miranda:
Mavis Villiers
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
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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)


Stan Barstow
Alfred Bradley
Produced By:
Geoffrey Ost
Brian Peck
Angela Thorne
Elspeth MacNaughton
Roger Rowland
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


Leslie Smith

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


Jiri Novak
Lubomir Kostecky
Milan Skampa
Antonin Kohout

BBC Home Service Basic

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