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Just Before Midnight


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Crab Training
A mime for radio by HENRY LIVINGS
MASTER: The Fancy Dress Gala. -What am I to go as, Sam Pongo ? Go on, you have precious little to recommend you, but you do have ingenuity. Apply yourself.
SAM: You could go as a crab, sir. It'd be very original.
MASTER: It would, It would. Very original indeed; encircling the Municipal Assembly Rooms on six artificial legs while the Rifle Volunteer Band plavs excerpts from ' The Belle of New York '.
Directed by ALFRED BRADLEY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Sam Pongo
Directed By: Alfred Bradley
Master: Bob Grant
Sam Pongo: John Halstead
Lorris: Sylvia Brayshay
Crabseller: Meg Johnson

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