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A comedy by General Burgoyne
Adapted for radio by Helena Wood
Produced by Martyn C. Webster with Frank Partington , Eric Francis
Janet Morrison , Rowena Cooper
Music composed by James Bernard played by the Sinfonia of London conducted by John Hollingsworth


Comedy By: General Burgoyne
Radio By: Helena Wood
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Unknown: Frank Partington
Unknown: Eric Francis
Unknown: Janet Morrison
Unknown: Rowena Cooper
Composed By: James Bernard
Conducted By: John Hollingsworth
Blandish: Richard Hurndall
Miss Blandish, his sister: Jill Balcon
Clifford: Peter Coke
Lord Gayfleld: Derek Hart
Lady Emily, his sister: Ursula Howells
Sir Clement, his uncle: Ivan Samson
Alscrip: Hugh Manning
Miss Alscrip, his daughter: Marjorie Westbury
Chignon, her personal attendant: Allan McClelland
Miss Alton: Denise Bryer
Rightly, a lawyer: James Thomason

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We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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