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Jumbo Spencer


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A new serial in five parts
Every summer holiday Jumbo Spencer has thought up something to occupy him and his friends. This summer the plan has to be the best yet....
1: The Jumbo Spencer Reform Club
Film cameraman PETER SARGENT Film editor ALISTAIR MACKAY
Executive producer ANNA HOME Producer DAPHNE JONES Director JEREMY SWAN


Unknown: Helen Cresswell
Unknown: Jumbo Spencer
Unknown: Peter Sargent
Editor: Alistair MacKay
Producer: Daphne Jones
Director: Jeremy Swan
Jumbo: Mark Weavers
Maggots: Natalie Boyce
Freckles: John Weavers
Mike: Huw Higginson
Bill: Christopher Watts
Dick: John O'Farrell
Steve: Jeffrey Chapman
Mr Spencer: Jim Smilie
Mrs Spencer: Helen Fraser
Mr Jefferson: Lionel Taylor
Vicar: John Quayle
Mrs Perkins: Judy Wilson
Teacher: Hubert Tucker

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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.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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