17 April 1939

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BBC Television

Source: Radio Times April 14, 1939.

11.00-12.00 Demonstration Film.
15.00-16.00 'The Shoemaker's Last' 
a new play by Geoffrey Thomas. Leonard Sachs's Player's Theatre production. Cast: Mary Chester- Hazel Terry, Tom Chester- Desmond Marshall, Frank Holbrook- Michael Ashwin, Clare Debenham- Peggy Livesey, Henry Chester- John Garside, Jinny Chester- Barbara Everest, Frieda Chester- John Sterndale-Bennett, Edith- Amy Dalby, Peter Burne- Patrick Waddington, Herr Kaufmann- Aubrey Mather. Arranged for television by Michael Barry. If you like 'family' plays this is just the show for you. Should the breadwinner be content with a safe but badly paid job or should he take a risk? Should a wife work, and if she does what can a husband do when he earns less than she? These are old problems, but playwright Geoffrey Thomas has planted them on real true-to-life people
19.50 Regional Programme 
(sound only)
21.00 'In The Barber's Chair' 
No. 4. Percy on Lack of Confidence by Reginald Arkell, with Charles Heslop as Percy Ponsonby
21.10 Film 
Derby Secrets
21.20 A Divertissement 
including Pavane for a Dead-Infanta (a ballet by Pauline Grant to the music of Ravel). Elizabeth Darbishire (soprano), Max Oldaker (tenor), Rose Woodland, Lina Marpelli, Peggy Best, Betty Synes, and Pauline Grant (dancers). The BBC Television Orchestra, leader, Boris Pecker, conductor, Hyam Greenbaum Television presentation by Philip Bate
21.40 News Film 
British Movietonews
21.50 'The Monkey's Paw' 
by W. W. Jacobs and Louis N. Parker. Cast: Mr. White- Eliot Makeham, Herbert White- Nigel Stock, Mrs. White- Olive Walter, Sergt.Major Morris- Gordon James, Mr. Sampson- Campbell Logan. Production by Moultrie R. Kelsall
22.25-22.45 News Bulletin
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