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Comedy Playhouse


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Franklyn and Johnnie by RICHARD WARING starring Ronnie Barker with Geoffrey Baylden and Richard Hurndall
Joyce Heron , Sydney Bromley
Franklyn and Johnnie have been enemies for 40 years. Could it be that the death of their one mutual friend might heal the breach?
Comedy Playhouse signature music by RON GRAINER
Incidental music by DENNIS WILSON Designer CHRISTINE riiscoe Producer grasme MUIR


Unknown: Richard Waring
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Geoffrey Baylden
Unknown: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: Joyce Heron
Unknown: Sydney Bromley
Music By: Ron Grainer
Music By: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Christine Riiscoe
Franklyn Sims: Geoffrey Bayldon
Bernard Watson: Sydney Bromley
Johnnie Wetherby: Ronnie Barker
Vicar: High Morton
Mr Mawson: Richard Hurndall
James Kilpatrick: Ian Price
Factory foreman: Peter Hughes
Anderson: Raymond Bowers
Dora Phillips: Joyce Heron
Estate agent: Anthony Brothers

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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.

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