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The Fools on the Hill

Synopsis

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.
Written by Jack Rosenthal
Shown as a tribute to Cecil Madden who died in May.
August 1936, and the BBC prepares for the world's first high definition television service. However, behind the scenes at Alexandra Palace complications arise in more ways than one.
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Contributors

Writer: Jack Rosenthal
Music: Denis King
Producer: Peter Wolfes
Director: David Giles
Cecil Madden: Shaughan Seymour
David: Nicholas Farrell
Florence: Caroline Embling
Wendy: Nicola King
Miss Stanley: Jill Balcon
Mr Thomas: Mike Lewin
Commissionaire: Roger Booth
Ellen Townsend: Leila Hoffman
Mr Kingsley: Graham Cull
Leslie Mitchell: Anthony Calf
Mr Bliss: Dave Hill
Stage manager: Ron Meadows
Dallas Bower: Ian Barritt
Jasmine Bligh: Maev Alexander
Toni: Nadio Fortune
Gerald Cock: John Flint
Isaac Shoenberg: Leon Lissek
John Logie Baird: Robert McIntosh
George More O'Ferrall: Edmund Pegge
Page boy: Harry Iggulden
Helen McKay: Tracy Miller
Warehouseman: Max Hafler
Warehouseman: John Rapley
Warehouseman: Anthony Douse
Horsebox driver: George Malpas
Sales executive: Paddy Ward
Mr Piggot-Smythe: Jonathan Newth
Canteen manageress: Josie Kidd
Sir John Reith: Wilfred Harrison
BBC Chairman: Clifford Parrish
Post-Master General: Hugh Dickson
Lord Selsdon: Kenneth Midwood
Adele Dixon: Pat Whitmore
Miss Lutie: Lorraine Porter
Pogo the Wonderhorse: Simon Barrett
Pogo the Wonderhorse: Rodney James
Buck and Bubbles: William Vanderpuye
Buck and Bubbles: Johnny Worthy

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The Fools on the Hill

BBC One London, 16 June 1987 21.30






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