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The Good Companions


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A radio adaptation of the Associated British Cinemascope Picture.


Writer: J. B. Priestley
Music and lyrics by: C. Alberto Rossi
Music and lyrics by: Paddy Roberts
Music and lyrics by: Geoffrey Parsons
Musical director: Louis Levy
Narrator: John Fraser
Adapted by: Gordon Gow
Produced for radio by: Trafford Whitelock
Mrs Tarvin: Fabia Drake
Fauntley: Brian Oulton
Inigo Jollifant: John Fraser
Mr Tarvin: Lloyd Pearson
Morton Mitcham: Hugh Griffith
Miss Trant: Celia Johnson
Elsie Longstaffe: Rachel Roberts
Jimmy Nunn: Bobby Howes
Susie Dean: Janette Scott
Lady Parlitt: Joyce Grenfell
Mr Joe: John Salew
Jess Oakroyd: Eric Portman
Mrs Joe: Mona Washbourne
Mrs Oakroyd: Thora Hird
Ridvers: Richard Leech
Milbrau: Anthony Newley
Monte Mortimer: John Le Mesurier
Ethel Georgia: Agnes Bernelle
Memsford: Ralph Truman

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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