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Children's Television


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For Younger Children: Bill and Ben and the Potatoman
A special appearance of The Flowerpot Men.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music

Gil Leaney with his book of magic stories
From the Radio Show, Earls Court

The Man in Armour: 4 - Play Acting
A fantasy in six episodes by Godfrey Harrison.
[Starring] Bruce Gordon

(to 17.50)


Puppeteer (Bill and Ben and the Potatoman): Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer (Bill and Ben and the Potatoman): Molly Gibson
Singer (Bill and Ben and the Potatoman): Gladys Whitred
Voices (Bill and Ben and the Potatoman): Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music (Bill and Ben and the Potatoman): Maria Bird
Magician: Gil Leaney
Writer (The Man in Armour): Godfrey Harrison
Producer (The Man in Armour): Shaun Sutton
Sir Archibald Willow: Bruce Gordon
Rona: Caroline Denzil
Ronnie: Glyn Dearman
Theodore Hubble: Gordon Bell
Marjorie Hubble: Betty Baskcomb
Sappho Holyrood: Felix Felton
Isolde Holyrood: Ann Summers
Pyramus Potter: Peter Doughty
Sebastian Drum: Oliver Burt

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Children's Television

BBC Television, 28 August 1954 17.00

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