13 May 1939

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BBC Television

Source: Radio Times May 5, 1939.

11.00-12.00 Demonstration Film
15.00 The Jacquard Puppets 
Presented by John Carr This programme will be repeated on Monday, May 22
15.15 News Film  
Gaumont-British News
15.25 Cartoon Film 
Man Friday
15.30-16.00 'Spreading The News' 
A comedy by Lady Gregory. With Maire O'Neil, Harry Hutchinson, Margaret Nicholls, Oliver Johnston, Joyce Chancellor, Christopher Steele, Brian Herbert, Leo McCabe, George Dillon, Eric Noels. The action takes place on the outskirts of a fair in the West of Ireland. Production by Fred O'Donovan
20.00 Regional Programme 
(sound only)
21.00-22.30 'The Torch-Bearers' 
A satirical comedy in three acts, written by George Kelly, and adapted by W. Grahame Browne. Cast in order of apperance: Mr. Frederick Towers - Charles Heslop, Jenny (a maid) - Audrey Cameron, Mrs. Paula Towers - Molly Rankin, Mrs. J. Duro Pampinelli - Kitty De Legh (by courtesy of Wilson Barrett and Esmond Knight, Ltd.), Mr. Spindler - Eric Christmas. Act 1, At Mr. Towers' house in Barchester. An October evening, 8.00. Act 2, Backstage at the Barcheater Horticultural Hall, Next evening, 8.30. Act 3, Same evening as Act 1. Two hours later. Settings designed by Malcolm Bakeer Smith. Production by Reginald Smith. This programme will be repeated on Wednesday, May 17
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