Muffin the Mule
with Annette Mills who writes the songs and Ann Hogarth who pulls the strings.
All Your Own
A programme in which children from all over Great Britain have been invited to take part.
Introduced by Huw Wheldon.
Presenter/songwriter (Muffin the Mule):
Puppeteer (Muffin the Mule):
Presenter (All Your Own):
Music directed by (All Your Own):
Editor (All Your Own):
Presented by (All Your Own):
Brian Worth as Philip Prendergast, and Gillian Lutyens as Ann Langford
This play takes one back to 1943, only eleven years ago in fact, ages ago in spirit. For this is a story of war, with the tide of battle having begun to turn in Britain's favour but with the overwhelming flood of victory yet to come.
It is the story of Ann and Harry, he in the R.A.F., she in the F.A.N.Y., and of a group of people who work with Ann. For though she talks learnedly of the problems of charting road convoys, and though Harry (home on leave) says some mildly unpleasant things about war-work that only involves driving Brass Hats about, Ann and her companions have far bigger, tougher, and more difficult work afoot. There is an air of mystery about it all; strange terms like 'yachting' are employed; there is a London house to which strangers come and from which strangers mysteriously depart.
Ann and her sister Mary and their friends waged war in an unusual way. They are some of 'the silent people' who strove in absolute and dangerous secrecy.-E. J.
Mary, Ann's sister:
Mary, Ann's daughter:
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