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Tumbledown Dick
The book by Howard Spring adapted for radio in four parts by J. R. GREGSON with Wilfred Pickles
On his first morning in Manchester, Dick has been kissed by the Lady Mayoress, seen her demolish a frozen turkey, and been invited to a Christmas Party in the Town Hall. Now he has discovered the wonders of Tib Street.
2: Stage Fright
Produced by HERBERT SMITH in the North of England


Book By: Howard Spring
Unknown: J. R. Gregson
Unknown: Wilfred Pickles
Produced By: Herbert Smith
Dick, the man: Brian Trueman
Dick, the boy: Peter Landon
Uncle Oswald Tubbs: Wilfred Pickles
Uncle Henry: Geoffrey Banks
Aunt Maria: Ella Atkinson
Master Tom Figgis: William Cosham
George Grimes: John Broadbent
Bill Hepple: Norman Somers
Alf Eckersley: Frank Poynter

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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.

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