When an attractive exchange teacher from France arrives at Chiselbury, Professor Jimmy Edwards is forced to act. From June 1961.
When an attractive exchange teacher from France arrives at Chiselbury, Professor Jimmy Edwards is forced to act.
June Whitfield ...... Matron
Roddy Maude-Roxby ...... Mr Potter
Joan Sanderson ...... The Marchioness
Roy Dotrice ...... Dr Sopwith
Frederick Treves ...... Soames
Roger Shepherd ...... Lumley
David Lott ...... Taplow
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 June 1961.