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4-jenny Hill
(The vital spark)
Cast includes
Naomi Jacob , Bransby Williams ,
Fred Yule , Bertha Willmott
Script by Jonquil Antony
BBC Chorus and the Variety Orchestra .under the direction of Charles
Produced by Eric Fawcett
Script-writer Jonquil Antony , who always meant to go on the stage, got a job in the crowd of The Good Companions. She received 25s. a week and somehow managed to live on it during the twelve months' run of the show. She walked on in The Miracle and then went to Stratfordon-Avon for a season, playing in small parts. She was in the chorus of the Drury Lane pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk in which Binnie Hale climbed the beanstalk twice a day with the St. Christopher Medal sewn in her blouse to prevent her from falling! Jonquil met John Pudney and became a regular contributor to feature programmes.
A short article on Jenny Hill will be found on page 3.


Unknown: Jenny Hill
Unknown: Naomi Jacob
Unknown: Bransby Williams
Unknown: Fred Yule
Unknown: Bertha Willmott
Script By: Jonquil Antony
Produced By: Eric Fawcett
Script-Writer: Jonquil Antony
Unknown: Binnie Hale
Unknown: John Pudney

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