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Afternoon Theatre: The Business of Good Government


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A modern nativity play by John Arden
with Tony Britton, Ralph Truman and Patrick Waddington
Choir of Solihull High School for Girls, conducted by Margaret Wharum
Produced in the BBC Midland studios
(Tony Britton and Patrick Waddington are in 'My Fair Lady' at the Hippodrome Theatre, Birmingham)


Writer: John Arden
Singers: Choir of Solihull High School for Girls
Conductor: Margaret Wharum
Musical Associate: Richard Butt
Producer: Anthony Cornish
Angel: Tony Britton
Herod: Ralph Truman
Secretary: Roger Milner
Black Wise Man: Frank Singuineau
Young Wise Man: Glyn Dearman
Old Wise Man: Patrick Waddington
Young Shepherd: Richard Astbury
Old Shepherd: George Woolley
Solid Shepherd: Bob Arnold
Hostess: Elspeth Duxbury
Joseph: Dennis Folwell
Mary: Christina Taylor
Midwife: Joyce Gibbs
Farm Girl: Hilary Newcombe

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