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Introduced by Vic Oliver
The singers
Margreta Elkins
John Heddle Nash
First broadcast
Joan Passmore
Violin played by Derek Collier
Comedy from Hattie Jacques
Leslie Crowther
Ronnie Barker
This week's guest Ian Carmichael
Playhouse Theatre Sir Donald Wolfit with Leslie Perrins
Godfrey Kenton
George Hagan
Conducted by VIC OLIVER Script by Carey Edwards Leslie Crowther and Lawrie Wyman Produced by ALASTAIR SCOTT JOHNSTON
Leslie Crowther is appearing In ' The Black and White Minstrel Show' at the Victoria Palace. London: Margreta Elkins broadcasts by permission of the General Administrator. Royal Opera House Covent Garden. Ltd.: John Heddle Nash by permission of the Sadler's Wells Opera Company


Introduced By: Vic Oliver
Singers: Margreta Elkins
Singers: John Heddle Nash
Violin: Joan Passmore
Played By: Derek Collier
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Unknown: Sir Donald Wolfit
Unknown: Leslie Perrins
Unknown: Godfrey Kenton
Unknown: George Hagan
Conducted By: Vic Oliver
Script By: Carey Edwards
Script By: Leslie Crowther
Script By: Lawrie Wyman
Produced By: Alastair Scott Johnston
Produced By: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: John Heddle

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