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The Essay Prize by JOHN BOWEN
The Essay Prize was not such a glittering reward-certainlv not one to be compared with an Oxford scholarship, but Peter Raymond had set his mind on winning it. When one of the competition iudges also happens to be his schoolmaster-father and impartiality is tinged with envy, the decision may provoke consequences out of all proportion to its importance.
Other parts played by members of the cast


Unknown: John Bowen
Unknown: Peter Raymond
Produced By: Archie Campbell.
Peter Raymond: Nicholas Edmett
Keith Raymond: William Eedle
Sophie: Hilda Kriseman
Sheelagh Barton: Anne Castaldini
Stephen Poddy: Anthony Hall
Michael Andrews: Keith Buckley
Mr Glaister: Arthur Gomez
Eileen Poddy: Olga Dickie
Mary Bates: Patricia Bendall
George Poddy: Haydn Jones
Mrs Furnival: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Mrs Henchman: Grizelda Hervey
Mrs Bassett: Barbara Bolton
College porter: Wilfred Babbage
Precious undergraduate: Jonathan Scott
Another undergraduate: Denys Hawthorne
Senior tutor: Rolf Lefebvre
Young don: John Bryning

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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.

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