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Radio play, adapted by Leonard Cottrell from the short story by* E. M. Forster. Produced by Leonard Cottrell
A signpost in a London suburb, pointing into a dead end but labelled (by Shellty, so tradition said) ' To Heaven ' : a boy, John, who saw more beauty in a suburb and a railway cutting than seemed sensible or proper to his parents ; Mr. Bons, a cultured gentleman who knew a great deal without understanding very much ; a mysterious service of horse omnibuses whose drivers included Sir Thomas Browne and Dante ; the Rhine-maidens with their treasure and Achilles with his shield-these are the ingredients of E. M. Forster 's fantasy in short-story form from which this play was adapted.


Adapted By: Leonard Cottrell
Story By: E. M. Forster.
Produced By: Leonard Cottrell
Unknown: Sir Thomas Browne
Unknown: E. M. Forster

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