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A re-reading of the First News


A Musical Controversy


1—' The Spoon'
A comedy by Martin Jordan
The scene : A London restaurant and South America
2-' Jennifer'
A dramatic episode by James Parish
The scene : A cave on the Cornish coast, after dark
3—'The Pedantic Phantom '
A comedy by Maurice Al R. Horspool, from the story ' Perez ' by W. L. George
The scene: In London, on board an Atlantic liner, and in Mexico
The programme produced by Cecil McGivem


Comedy By: Martin Jordan
Comedy By: Maurice Al
Unknown: W. L. George
Produced By: Cecil McGivem
The Diner: Charles Wilkinson
His Wife: Janet Taylor
Mischam: Alan Kew
Blair: W E Balmer
Miguel Sebastian y Maneyos: Nicholas Robson
Vincente Yanez Pinzon: Thomas Rutherford
Crespid: William March
Smith: R C Farrage
Robert: Charles Wilkinson
Edward, his brother: W E Balmer
Mr Warlingham, a novelist: A. 0. Terry
Miss Medhurst, his secretary: Janet Taylor
Withers, his manservant: Jack Todd
Perez, his hero: Charles Wilkinson

: Redcar Follies

Presented by Ernest Binns, in conjunction with Will A. Jackson with Mark Sheridan; Elva Ledson; Freddie Frinton; Jean Shaw; Clifford Deri; Isabel Barrie; Don Gemmell; Gwen Ritchie; Bobbie Nelson; Jack Desborough; Monica and Nesta from the New Pavilion, Redcar and 'THE LITTLE THEATRE CABARET'
Under the direction of Harry Tollfree with Tom Hammerton; Richard Stone; Tom Kennedy; Julian Oakley; Sara Gregory; Diana Marshall; Hilda Jackson; Betty Glover; Harry Tollfree from the Little Theatre, Saltburn


Presented By: Ernest Binns
Unknown: Will A. Jackson
Unknown: Mark Sheridan
Unknown: Elva Ledson
Unknown: Freddie Frinton
Unknown: Jean Shaw
Unknown: Clifford Deri
Unknown: Isabel Barrie
Unknown: Don Gemmell
Unknown: Gwen Ritchie
Unknown: Bobbie Nelson
Unknown: Jack Desborough
Unknown: Tom Hammerton
Unknown: Richard Stone
Unknown: Tom Kennedy
Unknown: Julian Oak
Unknown: Sara Gregory
Unknown: Diana Marshall
Unknown: Hilda Jackson
Unknown: Betty Glover
Unknown: Harry Tollfree


including Weather Forecast

About this project

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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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