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The Astounding Joseph Darby


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Are you now or have you ever been able to do a six-foot high jump - without a run-up? Or a 13-foot long jump - without a run-up - backwards? John Edgar's play tells the true story of a celebrated Black Country hero - the Spring Jump Champion of the World.


Writer: John Edgar
Director: Nigel Bryant
Young Joe: Alex Jones
Sarah: Kimberly Hope
Old Joe: Gerry Hinks
Norah: Sheila Kelley
George/Hartshorme: Richard Avery
Abraham: Kim Durham
Joe's mother: Jenny Ashfield
Payne: Philip Weaver
Hughes: Simon Carter
Fillingham: Steven Granville
John Taylor: Jonathan Wyatt
Alderman Walker/Higgins: Geoffrey Banks

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The Astounding Joseph Darby

BBC Radio 4 FM, 4 July 1991 15.00

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