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The Newcomers


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Vivienne finds Colonel Renshaw's interests are not limited to the by-pass; Jimmy and his parents revert to their old relationship; a new and vigorous personality enters the by-pass controversy.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Kenneth Hill
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Elsa Bolam
Celia Stuart: Beryl Cooke
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Vera Harker: June Bland
Drayman: Martin Cort
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Gordon Pargeter: Colin Stepney
William Pargeter: Julian Somers
Rufus Pargeter: Michael Redfern
Minnie Pargeter: Cindy Wright
Janet Cooper: Sandra Payne
Philip Cooper: Jeremy Bulloch
Jeff Langley: Michael Collins
Bert Harker: Robert Brown
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Colonel Renshaw: Ballard Berkeley
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Gilbert Eaton: John Franklyn-Robbins
Andrew Kerr: Robin Bailey
Jimmy Harker: David Janson
Margot Kerr: Sally-Jane Spencer
Miss Maitland: Carmen Silvera
Amelia Huntley: Naomi Chance

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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