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Cone of Silence
A radio play by GILBERT THOMAS
Based on the novel by David Beaty
Other parts played by Denys Hawthorne and members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company Produced by John Gibson


Play By: Gilbert Thomas
Novel By: David Beaty
Played By: Denys Hawthorne
Produced By: John Gibson
Captain Gort, a British Empire Airways pilot: Norman Wooland
Charlotte his daughter: Beverley Dunn
Captain Hugh Dallas Training Captain, B.E.A: David Peel
Captain Braddock. an Australian-pilot with B E A , being trained to fly the Phoenix: Bruce Stewart
Captain Judd, Flight Capt B E A: Simon Lack
Manningham, Fleet Supl B E A: Marius Goring
Joyce Mitchell, a stewardess in B.E.A: Ann Gudrun Ure
Nigel Pickering, of Atlas Aviation,designer of the Phoenix: Noel Johnson
Commissioner of the Court of Inquiry: Norman Henry
Sir Arnold Hobbs. representing Atlas Aviation at the Court of Inquiry: Brewster Mason
Robinson. B.E.A. Indian Representative at Ranjibad: Geoffrey Matthews

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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