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Geoffrey Matthews in 'THE HISTORY OF MR. POLLY'


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by H. G. Wells
Dramatised by Lance Sieveking
Produced by Martyn C. Webster
Other parts played by Rita Staines , Jill Nyasa and members of thee
BBC Drama Repertory Company
(The recorded broadcast of March 23)


Unknown: H. G. Wells
Dramatised By: Lance Sieveking
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Played By: Rita Staines
Played By: Jill Nyasa
Alfred Polly: Geoffrey Matthews
Parsons: David Spenser
Platt: Gordon Gardner
Mr Mansfield: Lockwood West
Mr Garvace: Hugh Manning
Minnie Larkins: Ann Totten
Annie Larkins: Annette Kelly
Miriam Larkins: Annabel Maule
Aunt Larkins: Molly Rankin
Mr Johnson: Trevor Martin
Mrs Johnson: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Uncle Pentstemon: Malcolm Hayes
Christabel: Beryl Calder
Mrs Rusper: Kathleen Helme
Aunty Flo, the plump woman of the Potwell Inn: Vivienne Chatterton
Her little granddaughter: Ursula Hirst
Uncle Jim: Brewster Mason

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Geoffrey Matthews in 'THE HISTORY OF MR. POLLY'

BBC Home Service Basic, 4 April 1957 15.35

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