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Afternoon Theatre


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The Buttercup Spell
A modern fantasy for radio by HENRY CECIL
Police. courtroom officials, shareholder's
(Crime doesn'pay ...: p 12)


Unknown: Henry Cecil
Producer: Archie Campbell
Norman Strang: Peter Williams
Mr Justice Salisbury: Gerald Cross
Judge's Clerk: John Ruddock
Counsel: Leslie Heritage
Leonard Tiptree: John Challis
Editor: John Samson
Det-Sup Miles: Malcolm Hayes
Solicitor: Malcolm Hayes
Lord Chancellor: Whiliam Fox
Sir Duncan: Philip Leaver
Ribblesdale: Philip Leaver
An MP: Philip Leaver
Minister of Transport: Geoffrey Beevers
Prime Minister: Edward Kelsey
President's Agent): Edward Kelsey
Foreign Secretary: Lewis Stringer
Debtor: Peter Bartlett
Company Chairman: Peter Marinker
American Governor: Peter Marinker
Belinda Strang: Katherine Parr
Mrs Hopkins: Sheila Grant

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