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Basil Radford and Naunton Wayne in 'CROOKS' TOUR'

on BBC Home Service Basic

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An adventure in six parts
Story and dialogue by Frank Launder , Sidney Gilliat , John Watt , and Max Kester. Music by Kenneth Leslie -
Smith. Lyrics by Max Kester
Part 1-1 All Abroad!'
Cast in order of appearance
Tourists, waiters, etc.
Hugo Rignold and his Orchestra
Production by Vernon Harris
Here is the first instalment of a new serial thriller introducing those vague, cricket-loving Englishmen, Charters and Caldicott, who, created by Naunton Wayne and Basil Radford , delighted picturegoers in that breathless film The Lady Vanishes. That they are to broadcast in the parts they made so peculiarly their own on the screen is real good news for listeners.
Once again Charters and Caldicott are on a world tour, on their way back to England. In the Arabian Desert they are on their way to visit one of the lost cities, when thei' charabanc breaks down. They meet a Sheik's caravan. He turns out to have been at the same school with them, and they ride triumphantly to Baghdad on camels. By which you will see that there is colour and laughter here. But it is in a cabaret at Baghdad that all the trouble starts. They are mistaken for spies and handed plans of military importance cunningly hidden on a record.
See this week's Radio Miscellany for more news about this serial.


Dialogue By:
Frank Launder
Dialogue By:
Sidney Gilliat
Dialogue By:
John Watt
Dialogue By:
Max Kester.
Music By:
Kenneth Leslie
Max Kester
Hugo Rignold
Production By:
Vernon Harris
Naunton Wayne
Basil Radford
The Guide:
Cyril Nash
Basil Radford
Naunton Wayne
Reginald Smythe-Fortescue:
Ewart Scott
The Sheik:
Alan Wheatley
Bernard Rossinger:
Oliver Burt
Ali Uphana:
Jacques Brown
Alex Rackoff:
Frank Thornton-Bassett
La Palermo:
Greta Gynt
The head waiter:
Andrea Malandrinos

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