29 January 1939

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BBC Television

Source: Radio Times January 27, 1939.

15.00 Beyond The Three R'S 
Friendly rivalry between pupils of the Junior Technical School of the North-Western Polytechnic and the Oxford Schools of Technology, Art and Commerce in a general knowledge contest devised by S. P. B. Mais and introduced by E. Salter Davies, formerly Director of Education for Kent, who will describe the kind of work undertaken by Junior Technical Schools
15.20 Television Surveys 
No. 2 — The International Telephone Exchange. Behind the scenes at the International Telephone Exchange, Faraday Buildings, with telephone conversations to various parts of the world. Guide Leslie Mitchell
15.40 Punch And Judy 
by Bruce McLeod
15.50-16.00 Cartoonist's Corner 
Oscar Berger tells a children's story
19.55 National Programme 
(sound only)
21.05-22.30 'The Swiss Family Robinson' 
by Sir Barry V. Jackson and R. Hernekin Baptist. The Birmingham Repertory Company, under the direction of Herbert M. Prentice (by arrangement with Cyril L. Phillips). Lyrics by James Laver, music by Alfred Reynolds, decor by Marion Spencer. Cast: Papa—Arthur Mainzer ; Mamma—Gwen Nelson; Fritz, their eldest son — Clement McCallin ; Rudolph, their second son—Russell Waters ; Franz, their youngest son—Edward Burnham ; Ernestine, their daughter — Myrtle Richardson ; Savage, Prime Minister—Gavin Dyer ; Miss Jenny Montrose—Diana Morrison ; Lieutenant Hardy—Edward Jewesbury ; William Benbow, Bosun — Alan Robinson ; M. Alphonse, the savage chef—John Phillips. The BBC Television Orchestra, leader, Boris Pecker, conducted by Alfred Reynolds. Television presentation by Lanham Titcheher
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