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Children's Television


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The Pelicans and the Pirates: 3: The Mountain Lair
Written and produced by Desmond O'Donovan.
(The Bedlams are appearing in Bill Scott Gordon's 'Revels of 1955' at the Pavilion, Sandown)

Battle of Toyland
The display of the R.A.O.C. boys in the Grand Ring of the Royal Lancashire Agricultural Show at Blackpool.

(to 18.05)


Writer/Producer (The Pelicans and the Pirates): Desmond O'Donovan
Designer (The Pelicans and the Pirates): Eileen Diss
Shirley: Carole Lorimer
Bob: Anthony Lang
Bosun: John Gray
Captain Skillett: David Garth
Ribs: Michael Corcoran
Tallow: Clive Baxter
Blackdog: James de La Mare
Captain Hanger: Nigel Arkwright
Grappel: Anthony Newlands
Lofty: Michael Mulcaster
Scud: Desmond Montgomery
Reuben: Barry Barnett
The Pelicans: Johnny Morris
The Pelicans: Robert Harbin
The Pelicans: Terry James
The Pelicans: The Bedlams
The Pelicans: The Tait Trio
Commentator (Battle of Toyland): Bill Allenby

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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.

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