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Emile Littler presents Reg Dixon, Barbara Perry, Warde Donovan, Wallas Eaton, Sara Gregory in excerpts from Zip Goes A Million
Televised from the stage of the Palace Theatre, London.
Palace Theatre Orchestra under the direction of Primo Scala

A special performance before an invited audience of the Royal Navy and Merchant Navy.


Book and lyrics:
Eric Maschwitz
George Posford
Pauline Grant
Leon Davey
Anthony Holland
Production directed by:
Charles Hickman
Palace Theatre Orchestra
Orchestra under the direction of:
Primo Scala
Presented for television by:
Alan Chivers
Buddy Delany:
Warde Donovan
First policeman:
Donald Bamforth
Second policeman:
Xander Haagen
Jeffrey Piddock
John Marquand
Motty Whittle:
Wallas Eaton
Percy Piggott:
Reg Dixon
Office supervisor:
Diana Russell
Office boy:
Ian Stuart
Sally Whittle:
Sara Gregory
Elevator boy:
James Browne
Jeffrey Piddock
John Marquand
Paula Van Norden:
Phoebe Kershaw
James Van Norden:
Frank Tilton

A new television play based on the novel by Albrecht Goes.
Written and produced by Rudolph Cartier.

The action takes place between 6.0 p.m. and 8.0 a.m. in the little garrison town of Proskurov in the German-occupied Ukraine, in January 1943.
(Second performance: Thursday at 7.30)
Rudolph Cartier meets the author and Lionel Hale on the page page 37


Based on the novel by:
Albrecht Goes
Rudolph Cartier
Associate Producer:
Douglas Moodie
Richard R. Greenough
Additional Dialogue:
Nigel Kneale
The Padre:
Robert Harris
The Courier-Pilot:
Howard Lang
Major Kartuschke, Legal Officer:
Esmond Knight
Lieutenant Ernst:
Leonard White
The Corporal, in charge of the Officers' Transit Billet:
Donald Pleasence
Sergeant-Major Mascher, guard at the military prison:
Michael Brennan
Private Baranowski:
Martin Starkie
The General, Commander in Chief of the German Forces in the Ukraine:
William Devlin
Captain Brentano:
Hugh Kelly
Sister Melanie:
Cita Crichton
John Boyd-Brent
Denis Goacher
Robert Sansom
Geoffrey Bayldon
Robert Irvine
George Murcell
John Garvin
Hugh David
John Knight
Hans Bouterwek
Vernon Gibb
Rodney Diak
John Whyte
Carl Duering

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