08 July 1939

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BBC Television

Source: Radio Times June 30, 1939.

11.00-12.00 Demonstration Film
14.30-17.00 Wimbledon - Tennis 
(by courtesy of the All-England Lawn Tennis Club) The Finals of the Ladies' Singles and Doubles and the Final of the Men's Doubles, televised direct from the Centre Court, Wimbledon, with commentary by Thomas Woodrooffe
20.00 National Programme 
(sound only)
21.00-22.30 'Gallows Glorious' 
An adaptation for television of the play by Ronald Gow. With Neil Porter as John Brown. The cast also includes : Hamilton Price, Don Gemmell, Peter Osborn, Walter Horsbrugh, Atholl Fleming, Hugh Casson, D. A. Ward, Rosemary Lomax, Rae Allan, Ysanne Churchman, Rupert Siddons, Clarence Bigge, Connaught Stanleigh, Michael Bridges, Guy Glover. The action takes place in America in 1859 and moves between John Brown's house in the Adirondack mountains in the North, and the Maryland-Virginia border in the South. Production by Jan Bussell. To be repeated on Wednesday, July 12
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