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From 04/07/1961

Sacked over a poetry prize gaff, Professor Jimmy Edwards works hard to get his job back. With June Whitfield. From July 1961.

Sacked over a poetry prize gaff, Professor Jimmy Edwards works hard to get his job back at Chiselbury School.

June Whitfield ...... Matron
Roddy Maude-Roxby ...... Mr Potter
Roger Shepherd ...... Lumley
David Lott ...... Taplow

With Graham Aza and John Mitchell.

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 July 1961.

30 minutes

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Sun 23 Jun 2019 12:00

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