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by James Thurber
Adapted for broadcasting by Harold Rottesman
Other parts played by Garard Green , Brvan Kendrick Geoffrey Lewis , Richard Mayes Guitar played by Archie Slavin
Music composed bv Michael Hurst and played by the BBC Northern Orchestra Conductor. John Hopkins
Produced by Stanley Williamson


Unknown: James Thurber
Broadcasting By: Harold Rottesman
Played By: Garard Green
Played By: Brvan Kendrick
Played By: Geoffrey Lewis
Guitar: Richard Mayes
Played By: Archie Slavin
Unknown: Michael Hurst
Conductor: John Hopkins
Produced By: Stanley Williamson
Narrator: Stanley Maxted
The Duke of Coffin Castle: Alan Wheatley
Prince Zorn of Zorna: George Hagan
Princess Saralinda: Sheila Raynor
The Golux: Carleton Hobbs
Hagga: Jessie Evans
Hark, the Duke's spy: Deryck Guyler

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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