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Conductor, Edgar Morgan


Conductor: Edgar Morgan


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with Vernon Adcock (xylophone)


Unknown: Vernon Adcock


or ' The Thief in the Night'
A burlesque by The Melluish Brothers
Chorus of Guests and Policemen
Scene, Lucy's Birthday party at
Stilton Towers
The BBC Midland Revue Chorus
The BBC Midland Revue Orchestra
Leader, Norris Stanley
Conductor, Reginald Burston
Orchestrations by Carl Gilbert
Production by Martyn C. Webster
The Melluish Brothers have written many successful burlesques, and this, which is an early work, is certainly one of the best. Apart from writing the sketches the Brothers have also written the music and .lyrics. Daylight Robbery was first produced from the Midland studio in 1935 by Martyn C. Webster, who is again in charge of this evening's production.
The admirers of the Melluish
Brothers must now be more widespread than ever. Every week since January their ' Inspector Sharp' sketches have been broadcast to Empire listeners in ' Take Your Choice' programmes, and three months ago this entertaining series was incorporated in the main Regional programme as well.


Unknown: Carl Gilbert
Production By: Martyn C. Webster
Sir Hilton Stilton: John Lang
Lucy: Marjorie Westbury
Hicks: Cuthbert Ford
Trevor Travers: Hugh Morton
Sefton Strangeways: Fred Forgham
The Doctor: Godfrey Baseley
The Police Inspector: Lawrence Baskcomb
The Police Sergeant: Alfred Butler


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