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Scenes from the Comic Opera written by A. P. Herbert composed by Alfred Reynolds
You want a moral?-Well then, is the Pub
The root of evil-or the Jockey Club?
Characters in the order of their appearance
Costers, Racegoers, Society Ladies,
Jockeys, Licensing Justices, etc.
The BBC Revue Chorus and the BBC Theatre Orchestra conducted by Alfred Reynolds
Act I-The Day Before
Scene, The Garden of the Old
Black Horse
Act II-The Day
Scene 1-The Road to Epsom
Scene 2—The Paddock at Epsom Scene 3-On the Rails
Act III—The Day After
Scene, The Garden of the Old
Black Horse
Production and adaptation by Gordon McConnel
'Derby Day' was broadcast on Wednesday in the Regional programme


Written By: A. P. Herbert
Composed By: Alfred Reynolds
Conducted By: Alfred Reynolds
Unknown: Gordon McConnel
Bert Bones, a tipster: Horace Percival
John Bitter, landlord of the Old Black Horse: George Baker
Rose, Barmaid at the Old Black Horse: Tessa Deane
Eddy, Son of Sir Horace Waters: Gordon Little
Sir Horace Waters, J P: Dick Francis
Lady Waters, his wife: Vivienne Chatterton
Policeman: Philip Wade
Coster: Philip Wade
Bookmaker: Philip Wade

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