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Children's Television presents...


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Children's Playtime
Barrie Edgar invites you to join The Harry Engleman Trio, Humfrey Bulleid, Jack Skinner and Bobbie Kimber in a Variety entertainment from Birmingham.

5.30 Theft Royal
A play by C.E. Webber.
(Douglas Blackwell is appearing in 'No Time for Sergeants' at Her Majesty's Theatre; Arthur Lowe is in 'The Pajama Game' at the Coliseum, London; Derek Godfrey appears by permission of the directors of the Old Vic Trust, Ltd.)
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Presenter (Children's Playtime): Barrie Edgar
Musicians (Children's Playtime): The Harry Engleman Trio
Performer (Children's Playtime): Humfrey Bulleid
Performer (Children's Playtime): Jack Skinner
Ventriloquist (Children's Playtime): Bobbie Kimber
Arranged by (Children's Playtime): Peggy Bacon
Producer (Children's Playtime): Philip Lewis
Writer (Theft Royal): C.E. Webber
Director (Theft Royal): Pharic Maclaren
Producer (Theft Royal): Rex Tucker
Designer (Theft Royal): Roy Smith
Colonel Blood: William Devlin
Meg: Violet Loxley
Robert Parrot: Douglas Blackwell
Talbot Edwards: Arthur Lowe
Mrs. Edwards: Joyce Chancellor
Elizabeth Edwards: Brenda Dean
Thomas Hunt: James Sharkey
Richard Holloway: Lane Meddick
Giles Edwards: Bruce Stewart
Charles II: Derek Godfrey

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