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Muffin the Mule
Annette Mills and the Hogarth family in songs and adventures.

4.15 How to make a Toy Parrot
W.P. Matthew shows how to make a toy parrot that works.
Have ready two pieces of cardboard the size of a boot box lid, three paper fasteners, the kind that go through paper, six inches of thin string, a pair of scissors, and a pencil.

4.30 Nonsense Songs
Elton Hayes and his guitar in a programme of nonsense songs, with drawings by George Wright.

4.45 Amazon River
J.F. Horrabin describes an exciting and adventurous new plan which UNESCO is organising for opening up the Amazon River valley.

(to 17.00)


Presenter (Muffin the Mule):
Annette Mills
Presenter (How to make a Toy Parrot):
W. P. Matthew
Guitarist (Nonsense Songs):
Elton Hayes
Drawings (Nonsense Songs):
George Wright
Narrator (Amazon River):
J. F.Horrabin

A play adapted from Charles Dickens's "A Tale of Two Cities" by Lt.-Col. The Rev. Freeman Wills, and the Rev. Canon Langbridge.
The action takes place in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution.
(Andrew Osborn appears by courtesy of Maurice Ostrer)


Charles Dickens
Adapted by:
Lt.-Col. The Rev. Freeman Wills
Adapted by:
The Rev. Canon Langbridge
Barry Learoyd
Fred O'Donovan
Sydney Carton:
Andrew Osborn
Jean Defarge:
Roger Snowdon
Dr. Manette:
Harold Scott
Marquis de St. Evremonde:
Alan Judd
Vicomte de St. Evremonde:
Philip Ashley
A peasant:
MacGregor Urquhart
Ernest Defarge:
Thomas Gallagher
Mr. Lorry:
Graveley Edwards
Mr. Stryver:
Alastair Hunter
Charles Darnay:
Hattan Duprez
Michael O'Halloran
Public Prosecutor:
Sydney Tafler
Comte de Fauchet:
Geoffrey Steele
M. de Maury:
Richard Fulford
Marquis de Boulainvilliers:
John Arnatt
Stanley Lemin
Roland Caswell
First citizen:
George Selway
Lucie Manette:
Jeanette Tregarthen
The Vengeance:
Rose Power
A citizeness:
Anne Blake
Viola Merrett
Other parts played by:
Prudence Rennick
Other parts played by:
Joyce Elphick
Other parts played by:
Betty Blake
Other parts played by:
Jean Moir
Other parts played by:
Christopher John
Other parts played by:
Robert Lang
Other parts played by:
Denis Thorne
Other parts played by:
Dominic Fitzpatrick
Other parts played by:
Tony Jemmett
Other parts played by:
Paul Barker
Other parts played by:
Roland Andrea
Other parts played by:
David Pruen
Other parts played by:
Kenneth Osbourne
Other parts played by:
Alan Dipper
Other parts played by:
John Chown

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