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For Listeners of All Ages
* Tinker and Tapp Inc. '
A general ' knock-up ' with Fred Fairclough on the one side
Herbert Smith on the other and Doris Gambell in the middle
Script by Muriel Levy
Incidental music written by Ray Martin and Frank Barber and played by a section of the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Produced by Trevor Hill
5.15 For Children of Most Ages
' Alexander Keepeth Watch
A new adventure of Norman and Henry Bones the boy detectives by Anthony C. Wilson
Produced by Josephine Plummer
* Alexander keepeth watch over that which is ours: not near the river ... but -well nigh unto the place of burial; there seek ye.' Who was Alexander? What is that which is ours '? Who are the seekers? Clues may be a dangerous temptation, as Norman and Henry have reason to know!


Unknown: Fred Fairclough
Unknown: Herbert Smith
Unknown: Doris Gambell
Script By: Muriel Levy
Written By: Ray Martin
Written By: Frank Barber
Produced By: Trevor Hill
Unknown: Alexander Keepeth Watch
Unknown: Henry Bones
Unknown: Anthony C. Wilson
Produced By: Josephine Plummer
Norman Bones: Charles Hawtrey
Henry Bones, his cousin: Patricia Hayes
Miss Cleveland: Ann Codrington
Sinclair Cleveland, her brother: John Ruddock
Mr Allen: Lionel Gamlin
Mrs Mancroft: Joan Clement Scott
Jim Paget: Jonathan Field
George Elton: Alan Reid
Mr Milford: Deering Wells
Inspector Martin: Preston Lockwood

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