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Princely Toys

on BBC Two England

One Man's Private Kingdom
Narrated by Gerald Harper

Jack Donovan has a houseful and a life-full of Princely Toys. They are not strictly toys but a collection of magnificent automata - working models that will blow you a soap bubble, do you a trick or make you gasp at the audacity of their acrobatics. Any one of them alone would be a marvel, a priceless and irreplaceable memory of that 19th-century art which could accept nothing but the best - and could afford to pay for it. It's a fair promise to say that you'll be delighted, intrigued, baffled, amused, and maybe, just maybe, led back into that delicious dream-world which started with the first teddy bear.


Gerald Harper
Jeremy Hornsby
Music composed by:
Paul Samwell-Smith
Film Recordist:
Maurice Everitt
Film Cameraman:
John Else
Film Editor:
Roger Guertin
Ramsay Short

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