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Saint George’s Day

Synopsis
Radio play for children written by L. du Garde Peach and produced by Derek McCullough. The plot which encompasses the lives of Burbage, Shakespeare, Francis Drake, and Ben Jonson, touches on themes commonly associated with St. George’s Day.
Series
Children’s Hour
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
23 Apr 1948 at 17:00 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
55 mins
Availability
No archive copy known

Credits

Producer
Derek McCulloch
Writer
Lawrence du Garde Peach
Cast
Anthony JacobsFrancis Drake
Charles LefeauxBen Jonson
Charles LenoSailor
David SpenserBoy actor
Deryck GuylerMate
Ernest JayActor
Henry OscarMaster Burbage
James McKechnieWilliam Shakespeare

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
biographies; children’s drama; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Children’s radio

Notes

History
This radio play was broadcast in the BBC’s Children’s Hour programme, a slot aimed at children aged about 5 to 15 years which was transmitted from 5pm to 6pm on weekdays. The Children’s Hour was broadcast from 1922 to 1964.
The broadcast was repeated on April 23, 1950 in the same slot.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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