08 April 1939

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BBC Television

Source: Radio Times March 31, 1939.

11.00-12.00 Demonstration Film
15.00-16.30 'Someone At The Door' 
A comedy thriller by Dorothy and Campbell Christie. Cast: Ronnie Martin- Jack Melford, Sally Martin- Nancy O'Neil, Bill Reid- William Fox, Price- Frank Thornton-Bassett, Harry Kapel, J.P.- Mark Daly, P.C. O'Brien- Harry Hutchinson, Police-Sergeant Spedding- Clifford Buckton. The action of the play takes place at Narracott Manor in Buckinghamshire. Production by Eric Crozier
20.00 National Programme 
(sound only)
21.00 Alfredo And His Orchestra 
21.30 News Film 
Gaumont-British News
21.40 Cartoon Film 
Mickey's Orphans
21.45 'The Rake's Progress' 
A ballet in six scenes by Gavin Gordon after William Hogarth. Costumes by Rex Whistler. Decor by Malcolm Baker-Smith. Music by Gavin Gordon. Choreography by Ninette de Valois. Scene 1—The Reception. Scene 2— The Orgy. Scene 3—Interlude. Scene 4—The Gambling Den. Scene 5—Near the Prison Gates. Scene 6 —The Mad House. with Robert Helpmann as the Rake, Harold Turner as the Dancing Master and the Gentleman with a rope, Mary Honer as the Girl. The augmented BBC Television Orchestra, leader, Boris Pecker, conductor, Hyam Greenbaum. Television presentation by Royston Morley. This programme wtll be repeated on Wednesday, April 12. This ballet is built round Hogarth's eight pictures, which are kept at the Soane Museum in Lincoln's Inn Fields, London. It is now an established favourite in the Sadler's Wells repertoire. This, however, will be the first performance in the television studio, and, incidentally, the first ballet production by Royston Morley, who usually handles drama
22.30-22.50 News Bulletin
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