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Quite Contrary


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featuring Al Koran, Pamela Russell, Dolores Ventura, Jimmy Hawthorn, Leslie Hardern, Ruby Murray, Jack Billings, The Littlewood Songsters, The Television Toppers
The Silver Belles
Conducted by Frank Fletcher
Introduced by Catherine Boyle.


Mentalist: Al Koran
Performer: Pamela Russell
Pianist: Dolores Ventura
Performer: Jimmy Hawthorn
Performer: Leslie Hardern
Singer: Ruby Murray
Dancer: Jack Billings
Singers: The Littlewood Songsters
Dancers: The Television Toppers
Musicians: The Silver Belles
[The Silver Belles] conducted by: Frank Fletcher
Presenter: Catherine Boyle
Dance direction: Jack Billings
Designer: John Clements
Devised and produced by: Richard Afton

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