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4th Dimension


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Introduced by John Dunn
4.5 Animals Unlimited
Introduced by PHIL DRABBLE
An adult male gorilla can weigh over 400 pounds: MOLLIE BADHAM tells how she brought up such a huge ' baby.' Members of the Young Ornithologists' Club talk about nest boxes for different sorts of birds, and there are some fascinating facts about mammals. Producer DILYS BREESE (Bristol)
4.25 Quick Quiz
JOHN DUNN sets the questions - you provide the answers.
4.30 Smoke Over Shap by MARGARET POTTER
When Tissie, the navvy child, is found stealing eggs at the Parsonage, Bella comes face to face with the reality of life for those who are building the railways. She is determined to do all she can to help them - and finds a champion in Mr Brassey. Bella's cousin Ralph has another meeting with a certain Mr Nathan Raphael. 4: The Race Begins
Play produced and programme edited by TREVOR HILL


Introduced By: John Dunn
Unknown: Alexander Guyan
Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Mollie Badham
Producer: Dilys Breese
Unknown: John Dunn
Unknown: Margaret Potter
Unknown: Mr Brassey.
Unknown: Mr Nathan Raphael.
Edited By: Trevor Hill
Gerard Gifford, the young sur veyor: Struan Rodger
Rev Josiah Linwood: Tom Harrison
Bella, his daughter: Merle Kessler
Ralph Rawlings of Meathrop Hall: Bruce Bould
Thomas Brassey: David Marlowe
Mr Nathan Raphael: Geoffrey Banks
Jake: Bill Tate
Hindley, a contractor: Graham Tennant
Dawson, the Ganger: John Baldwin

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