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Gateway to Adventure-Marco Polo
A dramatic feature by Howard Jones based on the adventures of the famous Venetian traveller
Produced by David Davis
5.50 Children's Hour prayers conducted by John G. Williams


Howard Jones
Produced By:
David Davis
Conducted By:
John G. Williams
Marco Polo, the narrator:
Leslie Perrins
Marco Polo, the youth:
Harold Reese
Nicolo Polo, his father:
Deryck Guyler
Maffeo Polo, his uncle:
Charles Leno
The Great Khan:
Andrew Churchman
Princess Kogatin:
Lavinia Loft
Phoebe Hodgson

An excerpt from Act 1 of the American musical comedy at the Coliseum, London
Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by Herbert Fields and Dorothy Fields
Lew Stone and his Orchestra
Commentator, Brian Johnston


Irving Berlin
Book By:
Herbert Fields
Book By:
Dorothy Fields
Lew Stone
Brian Johnston
Charlie Davenport:
Harry Moreny
Mac, property man:
William Thomson
Dolly Tate:
Barbara Babington
Winnie Tate:
Nancy Willand
Tommy Keeler:
Irving Davies
Frank Butler:
Bill Johnson
Annie Oakley:
Peggy Powell
Little Jake, Annie's brother:
Peter Perry
Annie's sisters:Nellie:
Pat Downs
Annie's sisters:Jessie:
Marian Chapman
Annie's sisters:Minnie:
Shirley Mitchell
Col William F Cody (Buffalo Bill):
Robert Moore
James Clarke
John Greene
Don Johnson
Riding mistress:
Patricia Garnett
Major Gordon Lillie (Pawnee Bill):
Edmund Dalby
Chief Sitting Bull:
John Garside

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About BBC Home Service

BBC Home Service is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 1st September 1939 and ended on the 29th September 1967.

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