The Inspector's Visit
Professor Jimmy Edwards' plans to bribe the boys with a sumptuous meal are all washed up. With June Whitfield. From July 1961.
Professor Jimmy Edwards' plans to bribe the boys with a sumptuous meal are all washed up.
June Whitfield ...... Matron
Roger Shepherd ...... Lumley
Frederick Treves ...... Alfred Tennyson
With Michael Turner, Graham Aza and David Lott.
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.