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Under the direction of Harry Pell
Charles Harrison (baritone) from the Hippodrome Theatre,


Unknown: Harry Pell
Baritone: Charles Harrison


including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping


Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Leslie Heward


Conducted By: Leslie Heward

: Coronation Chimes

being a truthful account of the Coronation celebrations in the Cotswold village of Upper Slocombe
Compiled from the official records by Charles Gardiner.
Villagers played by: William Payne , George Hart , Garnett Keyte , John Lodge , Mildred Forster , Mark Warner , and Lionel Ellis
The play produced by Anthony McDonald
This is the third Cotswold dialect comedy written by Charles Gardiner , the two earlier ones having been Motor-Cars or 'Osses and Pump and Circumstance. Gardiner was born in the Cotswolds, lives at Bretforton, and has been Clerk to the Evesham District Council for eleven years. He has collaborated with Robin Whitworth in several feature programmes (including ' Strength of the Land ', broadcast last month), and has interviewed country people for ' In Town Tonight '.
(A recording of this programme will be broadcast on Saturday: Midland,


Unknown: Charles Gardiner
Played By: William Payne
Played By: George Hart
Played By: Garnett Keyte
Played By: John Lodge
Played By: Mildred Forster
Unknown: Mark Warner
Unknown: Lionel Ellis
Produced By: Anthony McDonald
Written By: Charles Gardiner
Unknown: Robin Whit
Harry Gubbins: Percy Dewey
The Rector: William Hughes
Squire Cranshaw: Aubrey Standing
Mrs Witherspoon: Mildred Forster
Mr Hartwell: Stuart Vinden

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