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For Children of Most Ages
'Said the Cat to the Dog'
A series of plays about Mompty and Peckham and the Jackson family
Written for Children's Hour by Martin Armstrong
9 — 'The Barker Family'
Production by Claire Chovil
One hot summer afternoon Peckham had his Great Idea. ' Mompty ! ' he said..... ' It's about Mum and Dad. We ought to make them work seriously at their Doggish and Cattish. You've been here seven years and I've been here over four, and yet neither of them has mastered even the elements of Doggish and Cattish.'
5.30 For Older Children
' Now Showing in London *
A review by Eric Gillett of some of the new films and plays
5.50 The week's programmes


Unknown: Martin Armstrong
Production By: Claire Chovil
Review By: Eric Gillett
Mum: Mary O'Farrell
Dad: Wilfred Babbage
Diana: Rosamond Barnes
Ronnie: Sam Jephcott
Sir Timothy Jeake: Laidman Browne
Elsie: Norma Griffin
Cookie: Gwen Day Burroughs
Mompty the Cat: Vivienne Chatterton
Peckham the Dog: Stephen Jack
Narrator: Lewis Stringer

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