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From 30/05/1961

When a rival school moves next door to Chiselbury, Professor Jimmy Edwards wants it closed. With June Whitfield. From May 1961.

When a rival school moves next door to Chiselbury, Professor Jimmy Edwards is determined to close it down. With June Whitfield and Arthur Howard.

Starting life on BBC TV before transferring to radio, Chiselbury School is run"for the sons of gentlefolk".

Headmaster, Professor James Edwards, M.A. never misses a trick when it comes to exploiting the students and their parents. Sports pitches are given over to growing vegetables, which the boys nurture for their head to sell. Classes never exceed 95 pupils - 50 if private tuition is paid for at five guineas extra. It's only thanks to the efforts of the devoted deputy head, Mr Pettigrew, that the school exists at all.

Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden and adapted for radio by David Climie.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1961.

30 minutes

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Sun 2 Jun 2019 12:00

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