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For Children of All Ages
' Toytown Goes West *
A Toytown play by S. G. Hulme Beaman
Production by Josephine Plummer
5.30 For Older Children
First Attempts
Young artists making their first broadcast
Edinburoh Kathleen introduces
Ian Somerville (accordion)
From Bangor Evelyn introduces
Kathryn Whiteway (cello)
Ethne Bennet Jones (piano)
From London
Barbara Sleigh introduces
Masako Ono and John Blakely
(piano duets)
Dorothy Leeson-Towner
Accompanist, Gwenn Knight At the organ, Charles Smart


Play By: S. G. Hulme Beaman
Production By: Josephine Plummer
Introduces: Edinburoh Kathleen
Accordion: Ian Somerville
Cello: Kathryn Whiteway
Piano: Ethne Bennet Jones
Introduces: Barbara Sleigh
Introduces: John Blakely
Soprano: Dorothy Leeson-Towner
Accompanist: Gwenn Knight
Unknown: Charles Smart
Larry the Lamb: Derek McCulloch
Narrator: Derek McCulloch
Ernest the Policeman: Peter Claughton
Mr Growser: Ralph de Rohan
Letitia the Lambkin: Sheila Moloney
The Mayor of Toytown: Felix Felton
Captain Higgins: Norman Shelley
The Magician: Norman Shelley
Dennis the Dachshund: Preston Lockwood
The Inventor: Wilfred Babbage
Mr Noah: Charles Maunsell

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