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Half an Hour with the Pickaninnies The Land of Cotton Told by ROBERT ROBERTS


Told By: Robert Roberts
Sung By: Betty Wheatley


Relayed from the Palace Picture Theatre,

: A Symphony Concert

Relayed to Daventry Experimental


Conducted By: T. H. Morrison.

: Televisionary Tactics

A Farcical Comedy in One Act by Xlex
Presented by The Station Repertory Players

Mr. Tipper's City office is as comfortably furnished in the year 199- as it might have been today. There is one conspicuous difference however; on Mr. Tipper's desk is a 'video-phone' and the companion visualizing screen. The purpose of the apparatus is to enable the person at each end of the connection to see, as well as hear, all that occurs at the other end.
The characters in this play are entirely fictitious.
Supported by The Station Quartet


Writer: Xlex
Musicians: The Station Quartet
Mr Tipper (a Solicitor): D.E. Ormerod
Mr Portleigh (another Solicitor): George Bernard Smith
Miss Jane Gray (Secretary to Mr Tipper): Hylda Metcalf
Mr Mudway (Managing Clerk to Messrs Port leigh and Co.): Harold Cluff
A Plaintiff: Ella Forsyth
A Defendant: Frank Marchall
An Office Boy: Arthur Roundell

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