30 May 1939

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BBC Television

Source: Radio Times May 26, 1939.

11.00-12.00 Demonstration Film
15.00-16.30 'The Great Adventure' 
A play by Arnold Bennett. Cast: Ilam Carve - Clarke-Smith, Albert Shawn - Frank Snell, Dr. Pascoe - Lawrence Hanray, Edward Horning - Don Gemmell, Janet Cannot - Marda Vanne, Cyrus Carve - Aubrey Dexter, A Page - Edward Orchard, Father Looe - Eugene Leahy, Honoria Looe - Millicent Wolf, Peter Horning - Leonard Sachs, Ebag - Abraham Sofaer, John Shawn - Don Gemmell, James Shawn - Leonard Sachs, Mrs. Albert Shawn - Renee de Vaux, Lord Leonard Alcar - Felix Aylmer, Texel - Finlay Currie, A servant - Frank Snell. Production by Jan Bussell
20.00 National Programme 
(sound only)
21.00-22.30 'The Insect Play' 
By Karel Capek, translated by Paul Selver. Freely adapted for the English stage by Nigel Playfair and Clifford Bax. Music by Frederic Austin. Choreography by Andree Howard. Costumes designed by Hugh Stevenson. Settings designed by Malcolm Baker-Smith. Cast: The Lepidopterist - Wilfred Grantham, The Tramp - Edmund Willard, The Chrysalis - Pamela Standish, Mr. Beetle - Frank Birch, Mrs. Beetle - Maire O'Neill, Robber Beetle - Charles Peters, The Ichneumon Fly - Rupert Bruce Lockhart. The BBC Television Orchestra Leader, Boris Pecker Conductor, Hyam Greenbaum. Production by Stephen Thomas. This programme will be repeated on Wednesday, June 7 and Monday, June 12
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