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' Portrait of the Mayor
A Toytown play by S. G. Hulme Beaman
Productjon by Josephine Plummer
5.30 First Attempts
Young artists making their first broadcast
From Manchester:
John Musgrave introduces
Ronald Binks (violin)
Gillian Lurie (mezzo-soprano)
Accompanist, Mabel Hardy
From Cardiff:
Teleri Phillips introduces Wendy Davies (soprano)
Accompanist, Mary Kendall
From London:
Barbara Sleigh introduces
Michael Lucock (flute)
Accompanist, Ernest Lush
At the organ, Charles Smart

Contributors

Play By:
S. G. Hulme Beaman
Unknown:
Josephine Plummer
Introduces:
John Musgrave
Violin:
Ronald Binks
Mezzo-Soprano:
Gillian Lurie
Accompanist:
Mabel Hardy
Introduces:
Teleri Phillips
Soprano:
Wendy Davies
Accompanist:
Mary Kendall
Introduces:
Barbara Sleigh
Flute:
Michael Lucock
Accompanist:
Ernest Lush
Larry the Lamb:
Derek McCulloch
Narrator:
Derek McCulloch
Ernest the Policeman:
Peter Claughton
Dennis the Dachshund:
Preston Lockwood
Mr Growser:
Ralph De Rohan
The Mayor of Toytown:
Wilfred Babbage
The Artist:
Norman Shelley

presenting
Cicely Courtneidge and Jack Hulbert with Leon Cortez
Edmund Hockridge
Ronnie Barker
Patricia Hayes
Monia Liter
Adrienne Cole
Ken Platt
The George Mitchell Choir
BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Continuity and Ted Ray 's sketch by Terry Nation and John Junkin
' Pocket Theatre ' written by Jeremy BuUmore
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston

Contributors

Unknown:
Cicely Courtneidge
Unknown:
Jack Hulbert
Unknown:
Leon Cortez
Unknown:
Edmund Hockridge
Unknown:
Ronnie Barker
Unknown:
Patricia Hayes
Unknown:
Monia Liter
Unknown:
Adrienne Cole
Unknown:
Ken Platt
Leader:
John Jezard
Conductor:
Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown:
Ted Ray
Unknown:
John Junkin
Written By:
Jeremy Buumore
Produced By:
Alastair Scott-Johnston

by William Gerhardi from the stage play adapted by Cynthia Pughe
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by R. D. Smith
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Contributors

Unknown:
William Gerhardi
Adapted By:
Cynthia Pughe
Produced By:
R. D. Smith
Countess Anna:
Rosalind Iden
Baron Frederiks (afterwards Count):
Laidman Browne
Grand Duchess Olga:
Janette Richer
Footman:
David March
Rasputin:
Donald Wolfit
Tsar Nicholas II:
Richard Hurndall
Tsaritsa Alexandra:
Joan Matheson
Grand Duchess Maria:
Emma Young
Grand Duchess Anastasia:
Jill Nyasa
Grand Duchess Tatiana:
Judy Tatham
Tsarevich Alexis, their brother, the Heir Apparent:
Gabrielle Blunt

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