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BROADCAST OF PLAY CANCELLED LONDON, Wed.--The B.B.C. has cancelled the broadcast to night of a new play by an Aus tralian, Rex Rienits, though re hearsals were completed and a recording made yesterday. Sixteen actors and actresses were engaged for it on contract, and the author was paid. The "Daily Express" says that the play, "Wide Boy," tells the story of a spiv who turns from nylons to murder. A B.B.C. offi cial said that the theme of the play was considered unsuited to1 the listening audience at the time arranged for it-8 p.m. The recording would probably be used iin another programme later on. Mr. Rienits said lie was left in the unsatisfactory position of not knowing whether it was the story, the background or the treatment which was disapprov ed of. Mr. Kenneth Adams, the Light Programme's controller, had said he preferred to wait to dis cuss his reasons for cancelling the broadcast until he had had the opportunity of listening to the recording. Mr. Rienits add ed. "Wide Boy" will appear short ly as a film and a novel.-Reu ters.

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