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Dick Whittington


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[Starring] Jack Hulbert in a grand Christmas pantomime specially written for television.
The George Mitchell Quartette
(Second performance of the programme televised on Boxing Day)


Original music composed by: Stanley Andrews
Singers: The George Mitchell Quartette
Dances arranged by: Eunice Crowther
Book by: Max Kester
Settings: Stephen Bundy
Orchestra directed by: Eric Robinson
Producer: Jack Hulbert
Producer-in-charge: Kenneth M. Buckley
Cook: Jack Hulbert
Dick: Patricia Russell
Cat: Tom Linden
Fitzwarren: Arthur Hambling
Idle Jack: Wallas Eaton
Alice: Eunice Gayson
Chef: Philip Harben
Ship's Captain: Eunice Crowther
Sultan: Abraham Sofaer
Pasha: Clive Stock
King Rat: Neal Arden
Second Rat: Dennis Castle
Sultan's bodyguard: Cecil Brock
Sultan's bodyguard: John Milburn
Dancer: Doreen Arden
Dancer: Lee Barrett
Dancer: Patricia Brooks
Dancer: Tanya Duray
Dancer: Cynthia Hayden
Dancer: Tamara Kirova
Dancer: Flora Stuart
Dancer: Manya Zarina

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