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The Early Bird


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Norman Wisdom Jerry Desmonde.
Normally, a milkman's life is quiet and uneventful. Unless of course he happens to be Norman Pitkin - the only delivery-man in Mr Grimsdale 's small dairy.
Screenplay by JACK DAVIES.
Produced by HUGH STEWART Directed by ROBERT ASHER
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Unknown: Norman Wisdom
Unknown: Jerry Desmonde.
Unknown: Norman Pitkin
Unknown: Mr Grimsdale
Unknown: Jack Davies.
Unknown: Norman Wisdom
Unknown: Eddie Leslie
Unknown: Henry Blyth
Produced By: Hugh Stewart
Directed By: Robert Asher
Norman: Norman Wisdom
Hunter: Jerry Desmonde
Grimsdale: Edward Chapman
Mrs Hoskins: Paddie O'Neil
Austin: Bryan Pringle
Sir Roger: Richard Pringle
Col Foster: John Le Mesurier
Fire chief: Peter Jeffrey

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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