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by Bernard Shaw
Introduced by St. John Ervine
The play produced by Esme Percy
Cast in order of speaking:
During the Interval in the performance of 'On the Rocks' (7.0-7.10 app.):
Sonata In B flat, Op. 1. No. 1 played by the Danish Quartet on gramophone records


Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Introduced By: St. John Ervine
Produced By: Esme Percy
Hilda: Olive Gregg
Sir Arthur Chavender, Prime Minister: Howieson Culff
Sir Broadfoot Basham: Richard Williams
Flavla Chavender: Elizabeth London
Lady Chavender: Lydia Sherwood
David Chavender: David Spenser
Aloysia: Ellen Pollock
Viscount Barking: David Peel
The Mayor: John Turnbull
Alderman Blee: Allan Jeayes
Hipney: Eliot Makeham
The Lady: Grizelda Hervey
Sir Dexter Rightside -: Eric Anderson
Sir Bemrose Hotspot: Deryck Guyler
Glenmorison: Kenneth MacKintosh
Sir Jafna Pandranath: Anthony Jacobs
The Duke of Domesday: Robert Farquharson

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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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