An adventure story.
Freely adapted for television by Macgregor Urquhart from the novel by Gladys Mitchell.
Adapted for television by:
Sir Selim Cortez:
G.S. Cansdale, Superintendent of the London Zoo, shows a wide variety of animals and examines how each is equipped to move about in its normal surroundings. Mr. Cansdale also answers questions put by a family viewing at home.
A comedy by Robert Morley.
The action takes place in Mrs. Priskin's theatrical lodging house in a large provincial town.
Selina Angst, 'Mother':
Captain Otto Angst, 'Father':
Mrs Priskin's other guest:
The Chancellor of the Exchequer The Rt. Hon. Hugh Gaitskell, C.B.E., M.P.
Rt. Hon. Hugh
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