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Baliol Holloway with Richard Hurndall and Manning Wilson in 'DR. WORTLE'S SCHOOL'

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We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
by Anthony Trollope
Adapted for radio by H. Oldfield Box Cast in order of speaking:
(Continued in next column)
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company Production by Audrey Cameron
Dr. Wortle, the rector of a country parish, has added to his income by taking private pupils, and his small establishment has grown into a highly profitable preparatory school, with a wide reputation.
Where the story opens Dr. Wortle has reached late middle age, and has decided that the time has come when he and his wife should take life more easily. He advertises for a capable man to take over the main duties of the school, with a wife who can act as matron. And great is his delight when a Mr. Peacocke, another clergyman of scholarship equal to his own, with a charming, cultured wife who is ready to act as the school's matron, offers himself for the vacancy.
Mr. Peacocke has previously had an important position in an American university, and it is of course surprising that he should now be ready to occupy a relatively insignificant place in a quiet English village.

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Unknown: H. Oldfield Box Cast
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Anthony Trollope: Bryan Powley
Dr Wortle: Baliol Holloway
Mr Peacocke: Richard Hurndall
Mrs Staniloupe: Molly Rankin
Mrs Momson: Pauline Jameson
Mrs Wortle: Susan Richards
Mrs Peacocks: Prunella Scales
Browning, a pupil at Dr Wortle's school.: Michael Caridia
Clifford, another pupil: Michael Maguire
Colonel Robert Lefroy: Manning Wilson
Alice, a maid: Mairhi Russell
Elsie, another maid: Annabel Maule
Lady Margaret Tracy: Janet Burneil
Mr Momson: Brian Haines
Barmaid: Cecile Chevreau

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Baliol Holloway with Richard Hurndall and Manning Wilson in 'DR. WORTLE'S SCHOOL'

BBC Home Service Basic, 1 August 1955 21.15






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