The Book Prizes
Professor Jimmy Edwards has to act quickly to save the school prize-giving day. With Joan Sanderson. From August 1961.
Professor Jimmy Edwards has to act quickly to save the school prize-giving day. With Joan Sanderson.
June Whitfield as Matron
Roddly Maude-Roxby as Aubrey Potter
Frederick Treves as Alfred Tennyson
Joan Sanderson as Lady Uppingham
Austin Trevor as Brigadier Lumley
Roger Shepherd as Lumley
With David Lott and Graham Aza.
Starting life on BBC TV before transferring to radio, Chiselbury School is run "for the sons of gentlefolk".
Headmaster Professor James Edwards MA 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 August 1961.