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For the Children: A Time To Be Born


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A play for Christmas Eve by P. D. Cummins.
(to 18.30)


Writer: P. D. Cummins
Settings designer: Lawrence Broadhouse
Music composer: Herbert Murrill
Producer: Dorothea Brooking
Joseph: John Le Mesurier
Mary: Hazel Penwarden
The landlord: Julian Somers
The servant girl: Pixie Murphy
The old shepherd: Eugene Leahy
His wife: Nancy Roberts
Their three sons: Martin Starkie
Anthony Snell: Jeremy Spenser
The three kings: Oliver Burt
The three kings: Robin Cull
The three kings: Frank Finguineau
The two angels: Juliet Wood
The two angels: Sally Judd
The voice of the angel: Stephen Alexander

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For the Children: A Time To Be Born

BBC Television, 24 December 1951 17.40

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