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Odd Balls


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A four-part comedy series by Don Howarth.
2:Bill Bosun- Speedily to School. Bill Bosun is the highly popular driver of the country school bus whose speed at the wheel makes school journeys a hazard and an adventure.The big, jolly man's weakness is his unwillingness to see anyone in ajam. Against instruction, he waits for late pupils and gives lifts to all kinds of people and their dogs, ducks and hens. To the children, he is a loved and admired friend. The school governors and local councillors have a different view and his future is in their hands.
Producer Sue Wilson. Director Julie Beckett


Unknown: Don Howarth.
Unknown: Bill Bosun
Producer: Sue Wilson.
Director: Julie Beckett
Bill: Shaun Curry
Narrator: Peter Meakin
Headmaster: Russell Dixon
Mrs Cupboard: Jillie Meers
Mrs Gasper: Gillian Goodman
Mr Pilchard: Graham Colclough
Micky: David Thorpe
Freddie: Barry Farrimond
Jenny: Holly Grainger
Charlie: Will Haigh

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