08 September 1939

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BBC Television

Source: Radio Times September 1, 1939.

This was the planned schedule for this day, but no Television was broadcast after September 1st., 1939, until after the war ended in 1946

11.00-12.00 Demonstration Film
15.00-16.25 'The Rising Sun' 
A play adapted from the Dutch of Heijermans by Christopher St. John. Cast: Matthew Strong, a tradesman - Harcourt Williams (by permission of the Daniel Mayer Company, Ltd.) ; Anna, his wife - Deirdre Doyle (by permission of Gilbert Miller and Jack Buchanan) ; Sonia, his daughter - Josephine Wilson ; Old Strong, his father - Lawrence Hanray ; Dorothy Mertens, a neighbour — Chris Castor ; Nathanial, her son, a schoolmaster - Wilfred Fletcher ; Abraham, shop assistant at Strong's - Gerald Jerome ; Christian Jensen, manager of the 'The Rising Sun' Stores - Aubrey Dexter ; Sand, a friend of Strong's - Warburton Gamble ; The Deputy Attorney - Bernard Merefield ; A police constable - Rupert Siddons ; An errand boy - Edward Orchard. The action takes place in a little town in Holland and concerns the struggles of a small general shop against the new rival store—'The Rising Sun'. Prodcution by Jan Bussell
20.00 National Programme 
(sound only)
21.00 Bebe Daniels And Ben Lyon
21.15 Blood Donors 
A demonstration showing the simplicity with which the tests are made, how donors are classified into various groups, and the ease with which the minor operation of transfusion is carried out
21.35 News Film 
British Movietonews
21.45 'Caprice' 
An episode by Alfred de Musset, adapted and translated by Helen Simpson. Cast in order of appearance: Mathilde de Chavigny - Antoinette Cellier, A manservant - Stuart Latham, Henri de Chavigny - Eric Portman, Madame de Lery - Cathleen Nesbitt. The scene is a boudoir in the Chavignys' house in Paris on a winter evening in the year 1837. Production by Royston Morley. To be repeated on September 12
22.10-22.40 'Swans' 
Anton Dolin in a programme conceived by Poppoea Vanda, including an original Ballet for television 'The Swan of Tuonela'. Music by Sibelius, with Wendy Toye and Keith Lester. The BBC Television Orchestra. Leader, Boris Pecker. Conductor, Hyam Greenbaum. Presentation by Philip Bate
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