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Saturday Matinee: If Only I Were You


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by Lionel Brown


Writer: Lionel Brown
Production: David H. Godfrey
Price: Howard Marion-Crawford
Toms: Edgar Norfolk
Effle: Sarah Leigh
Jimmy: Eric Anderson
Mrs Briggs: Susan Richards
Dr Benson: Lawrence Baskcomb
Gwen: Freda Falconer
Banner: Stanley Groome
Uncle Job: Howieson Culfe
Marjorie Benson: Julia Braddock
Hon Philip Massey: Richard Hurndall
Dr MacNeer: John Turnbull
Mrs MacNeer: Dorothy Smith
Mayor: Wensley Pithey
Mayoress: Gladys Spencer
Lord Linton: Martin Lewis
First young man: David Peel
Second young man: Ronald Sidney

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Saturday Matinee: If Only I Were You

BBC Home Service Basic, 15 December 1951 16.15

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