20 August 1939

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BBC Television

Source: Radio Times August 18, 1939.

19.55 National Programme 
(sound only)
21.05-22.30 '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. To be repeated on September 8
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