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: The Adventures of Rex and Rinty: Episodes 7 and 8: End of the Road; A Dog's Devotion

Taxi for Two
A comedy film.
[Starring] The Taxi Boys

(to 16.00)


Comedians (Taxi for Two): The Taxi Boys

: Big Ben

A comic operetta by A.P. Herbert.
Adapted for television and produced by Desmond Davis.
[Starring] Jean Kent
The action takes place in and about the town of Little Britain-on-Thames and the Houses of Parliament in the year 1950.
(Second performance of the programme televised last Saturday)
(Jean Kent appears by permission of the J. Arthur Rank Organisation, Ltd.)


Author: A.P. Herbert
Adapted by/Producer: Desmond Davis
Music: Vivian Ellis
Dances arranged by: Donald Journeaux
Musical Director: William Cox-Ife
Settings: James Bould
Henry Hope: Dennis Bowen
Grace Green: Jean Kent
Syd Philks: Milo Lewis
George Home: Gordon Little
Lord Lavender: Gavin Gordon
Juniper Joy: Billie Baker
Ben Green: David Davies
Maud Marrowfat: Brenda Gay
Gladys Trampleasure: Christine Lindsay
Mrs. Busy: Linda Gray
Policeman: George Street
Serjeants-at-Arms: Geoffrey Denton
Bill: Vivian Milroy
Singer: Vera Faldo
Singer: Peta Neville
Singer: Mary Peters
Singer: Lila Sari
Singer: Elisabeth Wade
Singer: Prudence Walter-Ellis
Singer: Ross Alexander
Singer: Archie Baker
Singer: Clifford Millar
Singer: Leslie White
Singer: Lloyd Austen
Dancer: Robert Dorning
Dancer: Lisa Varonova
Dancer: Pamela Harrington
Dancer: Hazel Wiscombe

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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