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by J. M. Barrie
Characters in order of speaking (By permission of London Film Productions Ltd.) (By permission of Gaumont-British Picture Corporation Ltd.)
The play adapted for broadcasting and produced by Val Gielgud
Not the least brilliant thing about Dear Brutus is the delightful and characteristic way in which Sir James Barrie wrote his stage directions, and these, by an inspiration of Val Gielgud 's, are not to be lost in the broadcast, for they are to be spoken by Lewis Casson.
The character of Lob is the pivot of the play. Whether he is fairy or mortal listeners may decide. It is said by the villagers that they remember him seventy years ago looking just as he does today. Is he Robin Goodfellow living on in Barrie's Midsummer Night's Dream? The part is to be taken by Richard Goolden , the 'little man', who almost suggests Lob. He played it, by the way, at Oxford with Fagen's Oxford Players, and incidentally, Val Gielgud played Dearth.
The part of Margaret has been portrayed by many charming actresses -Faith Celli (the original), Meggie Albanesi , Mary Casson , and Peggy Ashcroft. Now listeners are to hear Nova Pilbeam in this part of the delightful ' dream-child '. Listeners may remember her performance in Barrie's Peter Pan two years ago.
An article on the play, by Guy Fletcher , will be found on page 18.
' Dear Brutus ' will be repeated in the Regional programme tomorrow at 7.30

Contributors

Unknown:
J. M. Barrie
Produced By:
Val Gielgud
Unknown:
Sir James Barrie
Unknown:
Val Gielgud
Spoken By:
Lewis Casson.
Unknown:
Robin Goodfellow
Unknown:
Richard Goolden
Unknown:
Val Gielgud
Unknown:
Meggie Albanesi
Unknown:
Mary Casson
Unknown:
Peggy Ashcroft.
Unknown:
Nova Pilbeam
Unknown:
Peter Pan
Play By:
Guy Fletcher
Speaker:
Lewis Casson
Alice Dearth:
Margaretta Scott
Joanna Trout:
Doris Lytton
Mrs Coade:
Mabel Terry Lewis
Mabel Purdie:
Thea Holme
Lady Caroline Laney:
Sheila Borrett
Matey:
Henry Longhurst
Mr Purdie:
Jack Melford
Mr Coade:
A Bromley Davenport
Lob:
Richard Goolden
Will Dearth:
Milton Rosmer
Margaret:
Nova Pilbeam

by J. M. Barrie
Characters in order of speaking (By permission of London Film Productions Ltd.) (By permission of Claud Jenkins of Daly's Theatre) (By permission of Gaumont-British Picture Corporation Ltd.)
The play adapted for broadcasting and produced by Val Gielgud
See the article by Guy Fletcher on page 18
'Dear Brutus' was broadcast last night in the National programme

Contributors

Unknown:
J. M. Barrie
Produced By:
Val Gielgud
Unknown:
Guy Fletcher
Speaker:
Lewis Casson
Alice Dearth:
Margaretta Scott
Joanna Trout:
Doris Lytton
Mrs Coade:
Mabel Terry Lewis
Mabel Purdie:
Thea Holme
Lady Caroline Laney:
Sheila Borrett
Matey:
Henry Longhurst
Mr Purdie:
Jack Melford
Mr Coade:
A Bromley Davenport
Lob:
Richard Goolden
Will Dearth:
Milton Rosmer
Margaret:
Nova Pilbeam

' The Director's Job '
Alfred Hitchcock
Cinema-goers are becoming familiar with the names of directors and look out for the films made by those whose work they have learnt to enjoy. But what exactly is the director's job? Tonight listeners are to hear just what it is from one of the most distinguished British directors.
Alfred Hitchcock made his name in the silent days with The Lodger, and has gone from success to success since the days of the talk.ies. Many listeners will have seen some of his earlier productions, among them Blackmail, Juno and the Paycock, and The Skin Game. In the last few years The Thirty-Nine Steps, Secret Agent, and Sabotage have shown the skill and maturity of his art. He has just finished a picture, probably to be called The Girl Was Young, star-ring Nova Pilbeam.

Contributors

Unknown:
Alfred Hitchcock
Unknown:
Alfred Hitchcock
Unknown:
Nova Pilbeam.

A play in three acts by J. M. Barrie , adapted for broadcasting and produced by Cyril Wood
Cast in the order in which they are heard
(hy permission of H. M. Tennenl ,
(by permission of Gaumont-Briush
Picture Corporation, Ltd.)
The action of the play, which covers a period of over thirty years, passes between a small manor house in Sussex, and an island in the Outer
Hebrides
Act I
The Home of the Morlands-Sussex
Scene 1-As it was in 1919 Scene 2-As it used to be in 1889 Act 2
The Island-in the Outer Hebrides
-about four years later-1893
Act 3
The Home of the Morlands-Sussex
Scene I-As it used to be in 1914 Scene 2-As it was in 1919 (Regional)
' Mary Rose ' will be broadcast again
(Tuesday National, 6.30).

Contributors

Unknown:
J. M. Barrie
Duced By:
Cyril Wood
Unknown:
H. M. Tennenl
Unknown:
Mary Rose
Mrs Otery:
Jean Cadell
Harry:
Griffith Jones
Rev George Amy:
David Hurne
Mr Morland:
A Bromley Davenport
Mrs Morland:
Irene Rooke
Mary Rose:
Nova Pilbeam
Simon:
Griffith Jones
Cameron:
John Rae

A play in three acts by J. M. Barrie , adapted for broadcasting and produced by Cyril Wood
Cast in the order in which they are heard
(by permission of H. M. Tennent, Ltd.)
(by permission of Gaumont-British Picture Corporation, Ltd.)
The action of the play, which covers a period of over thirty years, passes between a small manor house in Sussex, and an island in the Outer Hebrides
Act 1
The Home of the Morlands - Sussex
Scene 1 - As it was in 1919 Scene 2 - As it used to be in 1889 Act 2
The Island - in the Outer Hebrides - about four years later - 1893
Act 3 The Home of the Morlands - Sussex Scene 1 - As it used to be in 1914 Scene 2 - As it was in 1919
See the article by S. R. Littlewood on page 8
'Mary Rose' will be broadcast again on Tuesday (National, 6.30)

Contributors

Unknown:
J. M. Barrie
Duced By:
Cyril Wood
Unknown:
H. M. Tennenl
Unknown:
S. R. Littlewood
Unknown:
Mary Rose
Mrs Otery:
Jean Cadell
Harry:
Griffith Jones
Rev George Amy:
David Home
Mr Morland:
A Bromley Davenport
Mrs Morland:
Irene Rooke
Mary Rose:
Nova Pilbeam
Simon:
Griffith Jones
Cameron:
John Rae

A Play in three acts by J. M. Barrie adapted for broadcasting and produced by Cyril Wood
Characters in the order in which they are heard
The action of the play, which covers a period of over thirty years, passes between a small manor house in Sus
- sex and an Island in the Outer
Hebrides
Act 1, The Home of the Morlands-
Sussex
Scene 1, As it was in 1919 Scene 2, As it used to be in 1889 Act 2, The Island — in the Outer
Hebrides
About four years later-1893
Act 3, The Home of the Morlands-
Sussex
Scene 1, As it used to be in 1914 Scene 2, As it was in 1919 In May, 1937, the first full-length play by Barrie was heard on the air, and most listeners agreed that Dear Brutus might have been written for broadcasting. As his second full-length play to be broadcast belongs to the same fairy genre, the same verdict may be given for Mary Rose , because both these plays depend so largely on atmosphere — a thing which radio conveys superbly.
The story of Mary Rose is told in an article on page 8 by S. R. Littlewood , who was present at the first night at the Haymarket, on April 22, 1920. The best news for listeners is that Nova Pilbeam , who gave such a beautiful performance on the air as Margaret, of the Might Have Been, is to broadcast as Mary Rose , of the Timeless Land. She should be as lovely on the air as Fay Compton was in the theatre eighteen years ago when at the end of the play she floated out like a spirit into the stars.
The only member of the radio cast who was in the original theatre production is Jean Cadell , who gave a memorable performance-of the shivering caretaker of the deserted house — the part she is to take tonight. A. Bromley Davenport broadcast as Mr. Coade in Dear
Brutus.
' Mary Rose ' was broadcast in the Regional programme on Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
J. M. Barrie
Duced By:
Cyril Wood
Unknown:
Dear Brutus
Unknown:
Mary Rose
Unknown:
Mary Rose
Unknown:
S. R. Littlewood
Unknown:
Nova Pilbeam
Unknown:
Mary Rose
Unknown:
Fay Compton
Unknown:
Jean Cadell
Unknown:
A. Bromley Davenport
Unknown:
Mary Rose

A Tragi-Comedy of Youth by Peggy Barwell.
Adapted from a play by Gina Kaul and Otto Edgar Eis, from an idea by Hilde Koveloff.
[Starring] Nova Pilbeam
"Prison Without Bars" was one of the most successful French films ever shown in this country. So successful indeed that an English version of it was made with the famous Corinne Luchaire in her original part. During the making of this film she appeared in 'Picture Page'.
Nova Pilbeam, who will take Corinne Luchaire's part, makes her first television appearance.
"Prison Without Bars" tells the story of a girls' reformatory and what happens when a new superintendent comes to change the harshness of the old regime. Jill Esmond is playing this part, and Sebastian Shaw that of the young doctor with whom Nova Pilbeam, as one of the reformatory's occupants, falls is love.

To be repeated on Tuesday, August 8
(to 22.25)

Contributors

Writer:
Peggy Barwell
Adapted from a play by:
Gina Kaul
Adapted from a play by:
Otto Edgar Eis
From an idea by:
Hilde Koveloff
Production:
Moultrie R. Kelsall
Suzanne:
Nova Pilbeam
Carol Linden:
Jill Esmond
Doctor John Marshall:
Sebastian Shaw
Miss Appel:
Margaret Yarde
Margaret:
Margaret Dulac
Rita:
Shelagh Furley
Miss Bertram:
Eleanor Hallam
Ann:
Ann Morrison
Miss Geston:
Ethel Ramsay
'Duchess':
Sylvia Saetre
Renee:
Jean Shepeard
Lucy:
Merle Tottenham
Mary:
Selma Vaz Dias

A tragi-comedy of youth by Peggy Barwell.
Adapted from a play by Gina Kaus and Otto Edgar Eis, from an idea by Hilde Koveloff.
with Nova Pilbeam, Sebastian Shaw, Jill Esmond, Margaret Yarde and Margaret Dulac, Shelagh Furley, Eleanor Hallam, Ann Morrison, Ethel Ramsay, Sylvia Saetre, Jean Shepeard, Merle Tottenham, Selma Vaz Dias.
(to 16.25)

Contributors

Adapter:
Peggy Barwell
Author:
Gina Kaus
Author:
Otto Edgar Eis
From an idea by:
Hilde Koveloff
Production:
Moultrie R. Kelsall
Suzanne:
Nova Pilbeam
Doctor John Marshall:
Sebastian Shaw
Carol Linden:
Jill Esmond
Miss Appel:
Margaret Yarde
Margaret:
Margaret Dulac
Rita:
Shelagh Furley
Miss Bertram:
Eleanor Hallam
Ann:
Ann Morrison
Miss Geston:
Ethel Ramsay
'Duchess':
Sylvia Saetre
Renee:
Jean Shepeard
Lucy:
Merle Tottenham
Mary:
Selma Vaz Dias

with Nova Pilbeam as Juliet
Alec Guinness as Romeo
also the Nurse, Mercutio, and Benvolio
Produced and arranged by Barbara Burnham
For the first time in this wartime series of scenes from great plays a star actor and actress have been engaged for the leads, and in no play ever written are the right players for the parts more essential than in Romeo and Juliet. They need not be stars: in fact it has been said of Juliet that no actress can have the emotional experience to play the part until she is too old. That is cynical. Like Romeo, she must be young. These tragic lovers of all time must be ideal. On the stage they must look the parts as well as be able to speak them. On the air they must get over by their voices.
As listeners know, no one has a lovelier or more expressive voice on the air than Nova Pilbeam. Her Margaret, the dream child, in Barrie's "Dear Brutus" was as admirable as her Mary Rose. She is not yet twenty. At twelve years of age she made her debut as a child actress as Marigold in "Toad of Toad Hall". At sixteen she played Peter Pan. And she had already made her name in films - "Little Friend" and "The Man who Knew Too Much". Who so young could be better cast for Juliet?
In Alec Guinness, she is to broadcast opposite one of the best of our younger actors. Many listeners must have seen him as Hamlet at the Old Vic in their modern-dress production. Still more will have heard him broadcasting in the part of Konstantin in "The Seagull" four months ago.

Contributors

Juliet:
Nova Pilbeam
Romeo:
Alec Guinness
Produced and arranged by:
Barbara Burnham

in a shortened version of the play by J. M. Barrie
Cast
Production by Barbara Burnham
The play covers a period of over thirty years. It opens in a small manor house in Sussex, passes to an island in the Hebrides, and back to the house again.

Contributors

Play By:
J. M. Barrie
Production By:
Barbara Burnham
Mrs Otery:
Jean Cadell
Harry:
Derrick de Mamey
Rev George Amy:
A. Bromley Davenport
Mr Morland:
Hubert Harben
Mrs Morland:
Mary Jerrold
Mary Rose:
Nova Pilbeam
Simon:
Stephen Haggard
Cameron:
John Laurie

Almost a ghost story, written and told by James Dyrenforth.

Contributors

Written and told by:
James Dyrenforth
Music:
Kenneth Leslie-Smith
Producer:
Gordon Crier
Singer:
Elsie Otley
Singer:
Roderick Jones
Musicians:
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor:
Mansel Thomas
Gyles:
Edgar Norfolk
Kitty:
Kitty de Legh
Their daughter - Jennifer:
Nova Pilbeam
Their daughter - Nita:
Rosamund Barnes
Michael Vane:
Jack Melford
Mr Packberry:
Dick Francis
Police Sergeant:
Fred Yule
Police Constable:
Foster Carlin

Radio adaptation of the film The Next of Kin ', produced for the War Office by Michael Balcon at the Ealing Studios, and directed by Thorold Dickinson. Part of the incidental music specially written for the him by William Walton is used. Cast includes Nova Pilbeam ,
Phyllis Stanley , Reginald Tate ,
Stephen Murray , Guy Guy-Mas , and members of the BBC Drama Repertory
Companies. Radio adaptation and production by Cecil McGivem -

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Balcon
Directed By:
Thorold Dickinson.
Unknown:
William Walton
Unknown:
Nova Pilbeam
Unknown:
Phyllis Stanley
Unknown:
Reginald Tate
Unknown:
Stephen Murray
Unknown:
Guy Guy-Mas
Production By:
Cecil McGivem

Radio adaptation of the film, produced for the War Office by Michael . Balcon at the Ealing Studios, and directed by Thorold Dickinson. Scenario by Angus McPhail , John Dighton , Basil Bartlett and Thorold Dickinson. Part of the incidental music specially written for the film by William Walton is used. Cast includes Nova Pilbeam , Phyllis Stanley , Mervyn Johns , Reginald Tate , Stephen Murray , Guy Guy -Mas, and members of the BBC Drama.Repertory Companies. Radio adaptation and production by Cecil McGivern.
The Army had this film made to show to soldiers, as a warning against the dangers of careless talk. It applies equally to you, the public, who share with the Army many of the responsibilities of War.

Contributors

Directed By:
Thorold Dickinson.
Unknown:
Angus McPhail
Unknown:
John Dighton
Unknown:
Basil Bartlett
Unknown:
Thorold Dickinson.
Unknown:
William Walton
Unknown:
Nova Pilbeam
Unknown:
Phyllis Stanley
Unknown:
Mervyn Johns
Unknown:
Reginald Tate
Unknown:
Stephen Murray
Unknown:
Guy Guy
Production By:
Cecil McGivern.

4.15 ' He that Saveth his Life' by Godfrey Heseltine , produced by Hugh Stewart
4.45 Golden Wedding' by J. W. S. Clare , produced by Hugh Stewart

Contributors

Unknown:
Godfrey Heseltine
Produced By:
Hugh Stewart
Unknown:
J. W. S. Clare
Produced By:
Hugh Stewart
Dombrowski:
Milton Rosmer
The Girl:
Nova Pilbeam
Tito:
Heron Carvic
Felix:
Sydney Taller
Narrator:
Deryck Guyler
Maggie:
Gladys Young
David:
Arthur Ridley
A Girl's Voice:
Freda Falconer

Almost a ghost story, written and told by James Dyrenforth. Music by Kenneth Leslie-Smith . Produced by Corporal Gordon Crier
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Charles Groves. (BBC recording, previously broadcast on December 30, 1941, and March 10, 1942)

Contributors

Told By:
James Dyrenforth.
Music By:
Kenneth Leslie-Smith
Produced By:
Corporal Gordon
Conducted By:
Charles Groves.
Gyles Ward:
Patric Curwen
Kitty, his wife:
Gladys Young
Jennifer:
Nova Pilbeam
Nita:
Rosamund Barnes
Michael Vane:
Carl Bernard
Mr Packberry:
Dick Francis
Police Sergeant:
Fred Yule
Police Constable:
Stanley Groome
The Singers:
Roderick Janes
The Singers:
Gertrude Holt

New play specially written for radio by Emery Bonett , with music selected by Cynthia Pughe. Produced by Val Gielgud

Contributors

Unknown:
Emery Bonett
Unknown:
Cynthia Pughe.
Produced By:
Val Gielgud
Apollo:
Lewis Stringer
Mercury:
Robert Rietty
Zeus:
Bryan Powley
Stella Peregrine:
Jane Baxter
Jonathan Peregrine:
Dermot Cathie
Candy:
Rita Vale
Latimer Lord:
Heron Carvic
Diana Dane:
Nova Pilbeam
Edna:
Joy Shelton