24 April 1939

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BBC Television

Source: Radio Times April 21, 1939.

11.00-12.00 Demonstration Film
14.30 Television Surveys 
No. 9 — Non-Members' Varnishing Day at the Royal Academy (by courtesy of the Council of the Royal Academy of Arts). A visit with Edward Halliday to the galleries at Burlington House to see some of the exhibitors putting final touches to their pictures and sculpture. For the first time in the history of the Royal Academy the galleries at Burlington House will be open on the famous Non-Members' Varnishing Day — but to fortunate viewers only. The proceedings on this hitherto secret occasion will be televised direct from the Academy, and preceded by a special film made outside Burlington House on Sending-In Day. The Exhibition will open to the public on May 1
15.00-16.30 'A Night At The Hardcastles' ' 
by Giles Playfair. A modern version of Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer. Cast, in order of appearance: Mr. Hardcastle- Morris Harvey, Mrs. Hardcastle- Renee de Vaux, Tony Lumpkin- James Hayter, Miss Hardcastle- Celia Johnson, Miss Neville- Nancy O'Neil, Young Marlow- Eric Portman, Hastings- Denys Blakelock, Sir Charles Marlow- Harvey Braban. And Newton Blick, Lionel Dixon, Barbara Nixon, Christopher Steele. Production by Desmond Davis.
20.15 National Programme 
(sound only)
21.05 'Byng-Ho!' 
(New Edition) Douglas Byng with Edward Cooper, Patricia Burke, Nugent Marshall, and Ernest Arnley. The BBC Television Orchestra, leader, Boris Pecker, conductor, Hyam Greenbaum. Production by Reginald Smith
21.40 Cartoon Film 
Peculiar Penguins
21.45 Speaking Personally 
Professor A. Lloyd James, with the help of Stuart Hibberd and F. H. Grisewood will discuss Announcer's English
21.55 News Film 
Gaumont-British News
22.05 'Take Your Cue!' 
A Billiards demonstration by Sidney Lee
22.25 Music Makers 
Thelma Reiss (cello). At the pianoforte, Henry Bronkhurst
22.35-22.55 News Bulletin
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