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The Card: 5: The Rescue of Dames

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by Arnold Bennett
Adapted as a serial in eight episodes by Olivia Manning

From humble beginnings Denry Machin had made his way in the world until he found himself as a rent collector and small property owner in Bursley. A holiday in Llandudno led him to break his engagement with Ruth Earp. but he established himself as a successful business man by buying an old lifeboat and running trips round the bay to view a wreck. He then started a Thrift Club and tried to enlist the support of the Countess of Chell at Sneyd Hall It was while on a visit to this local mansion that Denry accidentally got locked in one of the state apartments and had to make his escape through a broken window.

Produced by William Hughes in the BBC's Midland studios

Contributors

Author: Arnold Bennett
Adapted by: Olivia Manning
Producer: William Hughes
Narrator: Charles E Stidwill
Denry Machin: Wilfred Pickles
Mrs Machin: Marjorie Westbury
Countess of Chell: Mary Wimbush
Sir Jehosophat Dain: Harry Oakes
Police Superintendent: Robert Mawdesley
Dr Stirling: Lester Mudditt
Other parts played by: Nora Morrey
Other parts played by: Winifred Hammond
Other parts played by: Gwen Berryman
Other parts played by: Ralph Dean

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The Card: 5: The Rescue of Dames

BBC Home Service Basic, 27 November 1949 20.30






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