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The Drum


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Who is the Little Drummer Boy? Michael Smee explores the world of drums, drummers and drumming, from New Guinea to New Orleans and from the hollow log to the drum machine. Research by Bob Henrit with contributions from traveller Christina Dodwell , drummer Jack Parnell and electronic drumkit designer Dave Simmons.
With the recorded voices of James Blades and Harold Dejan The actors Garard Green Gwen Cherrell
Graham Blockey Guy Holden
Radiophonic sound and music by JONATHAN GIBBS Sound by COLIN DUFF and PETER MARSH Producer DESMOND BRISCOE Stereo


Unknown: Michael Smee
Unknown: Bob Henrit
Unknown: Christina Dodwell
Unknown: Jack Parnell
Designer: Dave Simmons.
Unknown: James Blades
Unknown: Harold Dejan
Unknown: Garard Green
Unknown: Gwen Cherrell
Unknown: Graham Blockey
Unknown: Guy Holden
Unknown: Percussion Terence Emery
Music By: Jonathan Gibbs
Unknown: Colin Duff
Unknown: Peter Marsh
Producer: Desmond Briscoe

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