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Theatre Programme [27/03/1946]

Alternative title
Donald Wolfit and Rosalind Iden
Synopsis
First of a new fortnightly theatrical review magazine commissioned for radio by the BBC Light Programme. The theatre star invited to perform his favourite part for this episode is Shakespeare actor Donald Wolfit who plays the "Wooing of Lady Anne" scene from Richard III with actress Rosalind Iden. The programme is introduced by William Fox, chairman of the Reunion Theatre Association.
Series
Theatre Programme
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
27 Mar 1946 at 21:30 (Channel: BBC Light Programme)
Duration
30 mins
Availability
No archive copy known (1/2008).

Credits

Producer
Ayton Whitaker; Felix Felton
Contributor
William Fox
Cast
Donald WolfitRichard, Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard
Rosalind IdenLady Anne

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Richard III
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
actors; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
Radio Times comments surrounding the launch of this new theatrical programme suggest that the series was meant to deal with as many matters of theatrical interest as possible. The slot usually encompassed a brief performance by a recognised star, short discussions on current theatrical affairs or methods of production, occasional interviews with foreign actors and personal glimpses of theatrical staff not usually credited, such as stage-doorkeepers, understudies and carpenters. The programme had its own opening and closing tune, taken from Purcell’s "Ayres for the Theatre".
Reviews
General notes regarding the launch of this programme can be found in the Radio Times, cf. issues dated 8 and 22 March 1946, pp.3 and 5 respectively.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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