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Half a Sixpence


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Based on the novel Kipps by H G Wells , the story of how young Arthur Kipps found his own simplicity and clung to it as the most valuable thing in the world. With Leslie Phillips as Chitterlow and Jonathon Morris as Arthur Kipps.
With the Stephen Hill Singers and the BBC Concert
Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Alwyn.
Music and lyrics by David Heneker
Book by Beverley Cross
Script adaptation by Warner Brown
Producer John Langridge


Unknown: H G Wells
Unknown: Arthur Kipps
Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Unknown: Jonathon Morris
Singers: Stephen Hill
Conducted By: Kenneth Alwyn.
Unknown: David Heneker
Book By: Beverley Cross
Unknown: Warner Brown
Producer: John Langridge
Ann Pornick: Nicola Dawn
Mrs Walsingham: Rosemary Leach
Mrs Botting: Elizabeth Seal
Helen Walsingham: Nicola Keen
Young Walsingham: Michael Winsor
MrShalford: David Kelsey
Carshott: Stephen Hill
Sid Pomick: Jonathan Hart
Buggins: Michael Cahill
Pearce: Stephen Matthews
Flo Bates: Lynsay Danvers
Victoria: Stephanie Benevente
Kate: Helen Duncan
Emma: Taffy Taylor

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