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For Listeners of All Ages
* Laughing Crusader '
A radio biography of Sir Robert Jones
The pioneer orthopaedic surgeon who devoted his life to the benefit of cripples, especially children
Written for broadcasting by Bertha Lonsdale
Production by Herbert Smith


Unknown: Sir Robert Jones
Production By: Herbert Smith
Narrator: Deryck Guyler
Sir Robert Jones,as boy: Lionel Coutts
Sir Robert Jones,as youth: Alan Rothwell
Sir Robert Jones,as man: Geoffrey Banks
Mary Jones, his mother: Rosalie Williams
Jack, his brother: Clive Barlow
Nell, his sister: Sandra Billington
Hugh Owen Thomas: Noel Johnson
Elizabeth Thomas: Joan Sharp
Dame Agnes Hunt: Madeleine Vacher
Mrs Hunt: Lucia Rogers
A bank manager: Graham Tennant
A doctor: Norman Somers
Bessie, a young patient: Lizbeth Ann Stewart

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