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'Polly and Oliver'
A serial play in six episodes by David Scott Daniell
'In High Society'
Other parts played by John Barrie and Michel Bazalgette
Produced by Peggy Bacon
In the year 1806 Polly and Oliver, Sergent Trott, and Private Pilchard find themselves beside a wrecked travelling coach on a mountain road in Italy which is in the hands of Napoleon's troops. Somehow they must get through the enemy positions to the coast in time to save General Stewart from capture and their own regiment from annihilation. It is a perilous prospect but fortunately they have found some smart-cloths in the coach and a safe-conduct for two English spies.
5.30 ' Tunes Up and Down the Ladder '
In the second of his illustrated talks Alec Robertson continues his explanation of the theory that ' Tunes Have Faces '
5.50 This week's programmes


Unknown: David Scott Daniell
Played By: John Barrie
Played By: Michel Bazalgette
Produced By: Peggy Bacon
Unknown: Alec Robertson
Oliver Crow: Barry MacGregor
Polly Trott: Heather Styles
Private Pilchard: Deryck Guyler
Sergeant Trott: Will Kings
Colonel D'Armagnac: John Chandos
George Farquhar: Jack May
Alan Heythrop: Chris Gittins

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