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The One Before: 5: The Ring Tightens


We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
The book by Barry Pain freely adapted as a serial for radio by Denzil Roberts with Clive Morton and Frances Rowe
Produced by Norman Wright
Fats are in Fires! Mary Barley wean the Character-Changing Ring which invests her with a lion-tamer's disposition! Nathaniel Brookes is amused, Barley is dominated, the Tweenies are intrigued and Mary prevails. For the moment.


Book By: Barry Pain
Unknown: Denzil Roberts
Unknown: Clive Morton
Unknown: Frances Rowe
Produced By: Norman Wright
Unknown: Nathaniel Brookes
Mr Borkin: Kenneth Dlght
Rebecca Carcow: Nan Marriott-Watson
Mary Barley: Frances Rowe
Hilda Derriford: Penelope Lee
Ernest Barley: Clive Morton
George Mason: James Thomason
Johnson: Frederick Treves
Nathaniel Brookes: Lionel Gamlin
Ezra Carcow: Cyril Shape
Customer: Michael Turner
Nathan Rosenstein: Trevor Martin
Maud: Freda Dowie
Jane: Virginia Hewett

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