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The Night We Closed the Empire

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We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
'Prudes on the Prowl In Leicester Square!'
'Empire Licence Refused' '1894 Sensation'
Tsars might die and Mongolian dynasties collapse but the loss of London's brightest and merriest theatre caused chaos in the capital.
Crowd effects by courtesy of the BA performance arts course of the Middlesex Polytechnic

Contributors

Written By: Ian Liston
Producer: Christopher Swann
Narrator: Michael McClain
Original songs of the period sung by: Valentine Palmer
Original songs of the period sung by: Bea Aston
Arranged by: Grant Hossack
Played by: The Empire Promenaders
Mrs Ormiston Chant: Maxine Audley
George Edwardes: David March
Mr Winston Churchill: Nigel Anthony
The intrepid reporter: Timothy Bateson
Ladies of the Empire and other interested parties played by : Kathleen Helme
Ladies of the Empire and other interested parties played by : Shirley Dixon
Ladies of the Empire and other interested parties played by : Jane Knowles
Gentlemen of the Empire and other interested parties played by : Alan Barry
Gentlemen of the Empire and other interested parties played by : Douglas Blackwell
Gentlemen of the Empire and other interested parties played by : William Eedle
Gentlemen of the Empire and other interested parties played by : Michael Harbour
Gentlemen of the Empire and other interested parties played by : Malcolm Reid

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The Night We Closed the Empire

BBC Radio 4 FM, 29 December 1976 20.15






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