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Holiday Playhouse


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Cyril Fletcher introduces Holiday Playhouse
Something for everyone in a holiday mood.
with The George Mitchell Glee Club.
A Family Saga: Life with the Burkes
Songs provided by: Victoria Sladen, Andy Cole
This week's visitor: Maurice Denham
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert)
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz

(BBC recording)

(Tom Mennard is appearing in "Masquerade" at the Esplanade Theatre, Bognor Regis; Cyril Fletcher in "Masquerade" at the Pavilion, Sandown, Isle of Wight)


Presenter: Cyril Fletcher
Singers: The George Mitchell Glee Club
Mrs. Emma Burke (Life with the Burkes): Marjorie Rhodes
Grandma (Life with the Burkes): Gladys Dawson
Sally (Life with the Burkes): Nan Kenway
Albert Burke (Life with the Burkes): Cyril Fletcher
'Erbie Burke (Life with the Burkes): Cyril Fletcher
Roving reporter: Tom Mennard
Singer: Victoria Sladen
Singer: Andy Cole
Guest: Maurice Denham
Musicians: BBC Revue Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Incidental Music: Edwin Braden
Sketch Material: Johnny Speight
Continuity: Bill Kellie
Continuity: Arthur Lay
Producer: Alastair Scott-Johnston

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