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Children's Hour


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For Younger Listeners
'The Old Nurse's Stocking-Basket '
Six stories from the book by Eleanor Farjeon told by Jo
2—' The Proud Infanta'
followed by
For Older Listeners
'No Entry' by Monica Edwards
Adapted for broadcasting in six parts by Vere Shepstone
Produced by David Davis
2— ' Over the Boundary '
Last week Tamzin and Rissa, Meryon and Roger had set out to storm the boundaries of Castle Farm. Once over the boundary, the four friends intended to go all out to help the Merrows, with whom they had originally been invited to spend a camping holiday until the fear of infection forced Mr. and Mrs. Merrow to put them off. They felt confident of their welcome at the farmhouse, once they were disinfected.
5.50 Children's Hour prayers conducted by the Rev. Moelwyn Merchant


Book By: Eleanor Farjeon
Unknown: Monica Edwards
Produced By: David Davis
Tamzit, Grey: Patricia Field
Diccon Grey: Nicky Edmett
Clarissa Birnie (Rissa): Elaine MacNamara
Meryon Fairbrass: Keith Lloyd
Roger Lambert: Henry Searle
Mr Tewmell: Stephen Jack
Mrs Merrow: Patience Collier
Joseph: Melvin Hayes

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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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