12 April 1939

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BBC Television

Source: Radio Times April 7, 1939.

11.00-12.00 Demonstration Film
15.00 Edward Cooper 
in songs at the piano
15.05 News Film 
British Movietonews
15.15-16.00 'The Rake's Progress' 
The Vic-Wells Ballet Company in 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, and Pamela May, June Brae, Annabel Farjeon, Molly Brown , Palma Nye, Joy Newton, Sheila McCarthy, Patricia Garnett, Claude Newman, Richard Ellis, Michael Somes, Leslie Edwards, Alan Carter, William Chappell, and Paul Reymond. The Augmented BBC Television Orchestra, leader, Boris Pecker, conductor, Hyam Greenbaum. Television presentation by Royston Morley
20.00 National Programme 
(sound only)
21.00 A Tennis Demonstration 
by W. T. Tilden
21.15 News Film 
Gaumont-British News
21.25 'Katharine And Petruchio' 
Being the acting version of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, prepared for his own use by David Garrick in 1754. Incidental music by James Hartley. Costumes by Elizabeth Haffenden. Cast: Petruchio- Austin Trevor, Hortensio- Alan Wheatley, Grumio- Ivor Barnard, Katharine- Margaretta Scott, Baptista- Ben Webster. Production by Dallas Bower. This programme will be repeated on Saturday, April 22
22.25-22.45 News Bulletin
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