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Johnson and Chippet


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Three short stories dramatised for radio by PETER MELLORS
1: The Hearty Optimist with Jonathan Cecil as Charles Lane
Johnson and Chippet find themselves short of money, so they set up a business to remove, 'without cruelty and for a fee', people who are boring or tiresome. Their first job is to deal with Charles Lane , an insufferable optimist who is persistently cheerful and refuses to be upset by anything. His wife and children find him rather unbearable!
(First broadcast on the BBC World Service)
(Re-broadcast on Wed at 12.27pm) Stereo
* HEAR THIS! page 25


Unknown: Peter Mellors
Unknown: Jonathan Cecil
Unknown: Charles Lane
Unknown: Charles Lane
Directed By: Walter Acosta
Seymour Johnson: Bernard Hepton
Clarence Chippet: David Timson
Viola Lane: Miranda Forbes
Miss Allan: Mellnda Walker
Instructor: Robln Summers
Miss Sturgis: Gwen Cherrell

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