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Johnson and Chippet


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Three short stories by HUGH WALPOLE dramatised for radio by PETER MELLORS
2: The Talkative Diplomat with and 'My life is being made a misery by the biggest bore even you can have had the misfortune to meet,' says Banting when he asks for the services of Johnson and Chippet to rid their exclusive club of its most excruciatingly tedious member.
He is Sir Marcus Pendyce , CB, mvo, an authority on everything under the sun and, of course, a compulsive talker. After examining the patient 'at close range', Johnson and Chippet prescribe the necessary treatment.


Stories By: Hugh Walpole
Unknown: Peter Mellors
Unknown: Sir Marcus Pendyce
Directed By: Walter Acosta
Seymour Johnson: Bernard Hepton
Clarence Chippet: David Timson
Sir Marcus Pendyce: Garard Green
Pom Banting: Colin Starkey
Charles Black: Douglas Blackwell
Sir Muttlebury Hatt: Bernard Brown
Emily Piggott: Gwen Cherrell
Ann Piggott: Mia Soteriou
The Canon of Durham/Crane: David Garth

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