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The Grand Order of Water Rats presents: Vic Oliver The Versatile Rat


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with Yvonne Arnaud, Jimmy Clitheroe.
Assisted by Bert Linden, Rowland Jones, Laurie Payne, George Betton, Billy Sutton, Amanda Barrie, The George Mitchell Singers and the British Concert Orchestra.
(Leader, Reginald Morley)
Associate Conductor, Marcus Dods


Performer: Vic Oliver
Performer: Yvonne Arnaud
Comedian: Jimmy Clitheroe
Comedian: Bert Lindon
Singer: Rowland Jones
Singer: Laurie Payne
Comedian: George Betton
Comedian: Billy Sutton
Performer: Amanda Barrie
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Musicians: The British Concert Orchestra
Orchestra Leader: Reginald Morley
Associate Conductor: Marcus Dods
The Jimmy Clitheroe sketch written by: Frank Roscoe
Script for Yvonne Arnaud and Vic Oliver by: Carey Edwards
Designer: Audley Southcott
Producer: Graeme Muir

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The Grand Order of Water Rats presents: Vic Oliver The Versatile Rat

BBC Television, 27 October 1957 19.30

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