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Children's Hour


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For Listeners of All Ages
More Yarns of a Shellback
Douglas V. Duff comes to the studio to spin another series of yarns about the odd and exciting things that happen at sea
3 - 'The Ship That Swallowed Three Crews'
'Biggles by Captain W.E. Johns
Six stories from 'Biggles' Chinese Puzzle' and 'Biggles of the Interpol'
Adapted for radio by Bertha Lonsdale
3 - 'Biggles and the Flying Crusaders'
Production by Trevor Hill
5.50 Children's Hour prayers
Conducted by C.A. Joyce


Unknown: Captain W. E. Johns
Production By: Trevor Hill
Conducted By: C. A. Joyce
Storyteller: Norman Richley
Biggies: Jack Watson
Algy: Barrie Hesketh
Ginger: Norman Somers
Bertie: Philip Waddilove
Sir Giles Mancroft, an early pioneer of flying 'now residing at Mancroft Castle: Leonard Williams
Smithers his mechanic: Herbert Smith
Silberman, an ex-pilot of the famous Eeaddrille Squadron of the famous First World War: Geoffrey Banks
Galton a young American airman: John Loukes

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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.

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