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01?   One of the few schools where the practical is combined with the theoretical'...riding class/ More conventional subjects thoroughly covered-Headmaster's class in elementary arithmetic.
0101The School Strike19610523 A school beyond comparison...buses run through North end of Assembly Hall'/ Specialised Maths teaching... Headmaster's study as he wonders how many whacks he has done on Tatlow
0102The School Council1961053020150621 (R4+)When a rival school moves next door to Chiselbury, Professor Jimmy Edwards wants it closed
When a rival school moves next door to Chiselbury, Professor Jimmy Edwards wants it closed. With June Whitfield. From May 1961.
0103The Grange School For Boys1961060620150628 (R4+)Light airy classrooms, large yet cosy dormitories'...Chiselbury being run on democratic lines/School Council's discussion of school play production. AKA 'Nicholas Nickleby
When an attractive exchange teacher from France arrives Professor Edwards is forced to act
When an attractive exchange teacher from France arrives at Chiselbury, Professor Jimmy Edwards is forced to act. From June 1961.
0104The French Mistress19610613  
0105The Marchioness1961062020150705 (R4+)Professor Jimmy Edwards' financial plans are scuppered unless he can find a wife.
When faced with a financial shortfall, Professor Jimmy Edwards' plans are scuppered unless he can find a wife. With June Whitfield.
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.
0106The Student Prince19610627 By dropping into the study of the Headmaster himself...Beau Edwards.
0107Potter Takes Over1961070420150712 (R4+)Completely rounded education'...handicrafts...'proper little baskets'/ emphasises the arts-'concert in the Great Hall
Sacked over a poetry prize gaff, Professor Jimmy Edwards works hard to get his job back.
Sacked over a poetry prize gaff, Professor Jimmy Edwards works hard to get his job back at Chiselbury School. With June Whitfield.
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.
 
0108The Œ25 Outing Money1961071120150719 (R4+)Old Boys returning to gaze at hallowed old pile/'nothing but the best'...Sir Anthony Dorchester's Visit as he tries to sell Jim school supplies.
Professor Jimmy Edwards' elevation to PhD status comes at a cost - to someone else!
Professor Jimmy Edwards' elevation to PhD status comes at a cost - to someone else! With June Whitfield. From July 1961.
0109The Boxing Championship1961071820150726 (R4+)Old Boys sending their sons to Chiselbury/Dartmoor and Pentonville visiting days...signs of incipient manhood...Lower Third shaving.
Professor Jimmy Edwards must deal with outbreaks of shaving and mixed ballroom dancing.
Professor Jimmy Edwards must deal with outbreaks of shaving and mixed ballroom dancing at school. From July 1961.
 
0110The Inspector's Visit1961072520150802 (R4+)Sons who have gone onto be more than gentlefolk'- Empire builders...Scientists being of value- Tennyson presents progress graph to Headmaster.
Professor Jimmy Edwards' plans to bribe the boys with a sumptuous meal are all washed up.
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. With June Whitfield.
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.
0111The Popularity Ballot1961080120150809 (R4+)Pupils that 'will make their mark in future years' but some will also be able to write names/'all work and no play...'school Outing...English literature class as Potter reads poetry.
Professor Jimmy Edwards hatches a plan to win a cash prize in a school popularity contest.
Professor Jimmy Edwards hatches an elaborate plan to win a cash prize in a school popularity contest. With Roddy Maude-Roxby.
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.
 
0112Exposure!1961080820150816 (R4+)School's record proudly displayed on Honours Board... before boys return from half-term holiday Potter scrubs Headmaster's floor.
A sneaky Sunday tabloid is after a school exposé. Can Professor Jimmy Edwards fight back?
A sneaky Sunday tabloid is after a school expose. Can Professor Jimmy Edwards fight back? With June Whitfield.
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 August 1961.
0113Task Master19610815 Like all progressive schools...excursions for boys to see wheels of government in motion/judicial drama...Jim on trial for being violent towards Lumley! AKA 'On Trial'
0114The Dismissal19610822 Old Boys well represented in cabinets'/Secrets of success is careful planning via. staff meetings...Senior Common Room staff meeting AKA 'The Sack'
0115The Book Prizes19610829 Despite imposing qualifications Headmaster is not aloof...'giving praise where praise is due
0116The New Post19610905 Sons following colours to many a foreign field...Customs and traditions/ Ceremony in Headmaster's Study.
0117The Cricket Pavilion Fire19610912 School encouraging pupils to keep a straight bat as opposed to Vampire Bat/ Details involved in running a school...staff photograph in Headmaster's study in front of model of new Cricket Pavilion.
0118The Burglary19610919 School steeped in ancient tradition... love the boys have for their Headmaster shown in small ways'... 3.00 a.m. surprise outside his bedroom door.
0119This Is Your Life1961092619611001Professor Jimmy Edwards submits a weekly school report with special guest, Eamonn Andrews and June Whitfield as Matron
Roddy Maude-Boxby as Aubrey Potter Frederick Treves as Alfred Tennyson
Roy Dotrice as O'Reilly Roger Shepherd as Lumley
Last Tuesday's recorded broadcast
Delegating authority...Potter and Matron's sock darning discussion. Guest star-EAMMON ANDREWS.
0120 LASTThe End-of-term Report1961100319611008School maintains ancient tradition...if pupils marched past in line...identification parade...mixed emotions of end of term.
Professor Jimmy Edwards submits a weekly school report with June Whitfield as Matron
Roddy Maude-Roxby as Aubrey Potter
Frederick Treves as the Postman
Roger Shepherd as Lumley David Lott as Taplow Graham Aza as Figgins and Michael Ranson , Michael Hammond and Michael Scoble
Script adapted by David Climie from an original by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by Edward Taylor ,
Last Tuesday's- recorded broadcast
Roddy Maude-Roxby as Aubrey Potter Frederick Treves as the postman
Rosier Shepherd as Lumley David Lott as Taplow Graham Aza as Figgins and Malcolm Ranson
Michael Hammond , Michael Scoble Script adapted by David Climie from an original by Frank Muir and Denis Norden 
0201The Russian Visitor19620301 School's exclusiveness- high stone wall keeping all undesirables in/ Headmaster returns from Moscow.
New term begins at Chiselbury School
Principal
Professor Jimmy Edwards
Staff
Roddy Maude-Roxby
Frederick Treves , Edwin Apps Schoolboys and other horrors Roger Shepherd , John Coxall
Graham Aza , David Lott
Stuart Anderson
Philip Leavermore with Roy Dotrice as Bulenkov
Script adapted by David Climie from an original by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Presented by Edward Taylor
0202Jim's Attempt To Win Respect19620308 Headmaster's scholarly advice and academic encouragement...' pupils take trouble for Headmaster's benefit/ Lower Third Dormitory.
Professor Jimmy Edwards endures a further outbreak of pandemonium at Chiselbury School with June Whitfield as Matron
Roddy Maudc-Koxby as Aubrey"
Potter Frederick Treves as Sir Wilfred John Coxall as Phipps Roger Shepherd as Lumley and Graham Aza and David Lott
Script adapted by David Climie from an original by Frank Muir and Denis Norden Produced by Edward Taylor
0203The Recording1962031520040117 (BBC7)Corridors have echoed....'/ virtues of charity which begins at home...music room auditions for charity concert. Guest star-Vera Lynn.
Professor Jimmy Edwards in choral chaos at Chiselbury School with special guest, Vera Lynn and Roddy Maude-Roxby as Aubrey Potter
Frederick Treves as J. St. L. Dinwiddie
John Graham as
Harry Lewis as Harry Lewis Roger Shepherd as Lumley John Coxall as Phipps and Philip Leavermore
David Lott , and Kenneth Goudge
Music master, Edwin Braden
Script adapted by David Climie from an original by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by Edward TAYLOR
0204 19620322 Professor Jimmy Edwards faces a further fracas at Chiselbury School with Roddy Maude-Roxby as Aubrey Potter
Frederick Treves as J. St. L. Dinwiddie
Roy Dotrioe as Eamonn O'Reilly
John Coxall as Phipps
Soger Shepherd as Lumiey and David Lott and Philip Leavermore Script adapted by David Climie from an original by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by EDWARD TAYLOR
0205Mr Phipps Bet19620329 Headmaster sets social example... 'Willingness to work with unpromising material'/ practising having shots in his study
Professor Jimmy Edwards In academic anarchy at Chiselbury School with June Whitfield as Edwina
Roddy Maude-Roxby as Aubrey Potter Frederick Treves as Alfred Tennyson
Roy Dotrice as Mr. Phipps Roger Shepherd as Lumley John Coxall as Phipps and David Lott and Philip Leavermore Script adapted by David Climie from an original by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by EDWARD TAYLOR
0206The Factory19620405 Scientific encouragement...scientific experiment
0207Pools Win19620412 School so exclusive Minister of Education not encouraged to visit it'/ Headmaster's success a result of keeping abreast of news...Headmaster at breakfast.
0208Chiselbury Experiment19620419 Up-to-date equipment...good Headmaster knows value of personal touch to staff/ staff- meeting and Jim's criticisms
0209Mildred's Little Bit19620426 even now being discussed outside the Chiselbury picture palace'/ boys try to sneak in to films posing as adults
0210The New Master - Minimum Wage19620503  
0211The Old Lag19620510 But let no one imagine...common philosophy...Common celebration in School tuck-shop
0212 LASTThe Cross-country Cup19620517 Pupils go forth with confidence to 4 corners of world/hand of Headmaster missing from reign...Headmaster's absence causes puzzlement.
0301Madison Avenue19630429  
0302The Quiz Game19630506 Many people would put school before Eton etc....unexpected incident in Headmaster's study- Jim suffering.
0303The Girl19630513 Minister of Education visited recently - 'Chiselbury made me boil'/ Tour of school with new boys.
0304The Whacking Machine19630520 Many of pupils will become familiar figures in courts of Europe...'One practical demonstration is worth a dozen theories'/Lower Third science group in Headmaster's study.
0305The New Matron19630527 'delinquency...Headmaster's are not the only ones to find life hectic'...Potter finds darning socks difficult and Jim refuses to get a new matron.
0306Jim's Better Self19630603 'Even in the sternest atmosphere a mood of relaxation must prevail'...travel warrants being issued. AKA. 'Measles'
0307Top Of The Form19630610 School officially classified as a seat of learning/ painful scene just taken place in Headmaster's study...Headmaster has cained Mr.Halliforth by mistake!
0308The New Uniform19630617 Start missing - 'could go to a good school and walk down the street looking a lot of right twits....'
0309The Empty Cash Box19630624 Even the most concientious Headmaster...Headmaster leaves pay negotiations to Potter but strike is threatened by staff.
0310The Fete19630701 The Three 'R's'...Pupils hang on Headmaster's every word...Jim's absence and the microphone set-up.
0311The Upjohn Statue19630708 School leaves an indelible impression on pupils/ceremonial punishment for placing object on steeple.
0312The T V Set19630715 School offers the most comprehensive curriculum in the country'...latest innovation of television for schools.
0313 LASTJim Ahoy19630722 A system of education unequalled by any teacher past or present'...Headmaster finds time for staff/ Mr.Tennyson prepares class for Headmaster's impending visit to Lower Third classroom.

Contributors

  • Unknown: Professor Jimmy Edwards
  • Unknown: June Whitfield
  • Unknown: Roddy Maude-Roxby
  • Unknown: Frederick Treves
  • Unknown: Roy Dotrice
  • Unknown: Roger Shepherd
  • Unknown: John Coxall
  • Unknown: David Lott
  • Unknown: Philip Leavermore
  • Adapted By: David Climie
  • Unknown: Frank Muir
  • Unknown: Denis Norden
  • Produced By: Edward Taylor
  • Unknown: Professor Jimmy Edwards
  • Unknown: Roddy Maude-Roxby
  • Unknown: Aubrey Potter
  • Unknown: Frederick Treves
  • Unknown: J. St.
  • Unknown: L. Dinwiddie
  • Unknown: Roy Dotrioe
  • Unknown: Eamonn O'Reilly
  • Unknown: John Coxall
  • Unknown: David Lott
  • Adapted By: David Climie
  • Unknown: Frank Muir
  • Unknown: Denis Norden
  • Produced By: Edward Taylor
  • Unknown: Professor Jimmy Edwards
  • Unknown: Vera Lynn
  • Unknown: Roddy Maude-Roxby
  • Unknown: Aubrey Potter
  • Unknown: Frederick Treves
  • Unknown: J. St.
  • Unknown: L. Dinwiddie
  • Unknown: John Graham
  • Unknown: Harry Lewis
  • Unknown: Roger Shepherd
  • Unknown: Lumley John Coxall
  • Unknown: Philip Leavermore
  • Unknown: David Lott
  • Unknown: Kenneth Goudge
  • Unknown: Edwin Braden
  • Adapted By: David Climie
  • Unknown: Frank Muir
  • Unknown: Denis Norden
  • Produced By: Edward Taylor
  • Unknown: Professor Jimmy Edwards
  • Unknown: June Whitfield
  • Unknown: Roddy Maudc-Koxby
  • Unknown: Potter Frederick Treves
  • Unknown: Sir Wilfred John Coxall
  • Unknown: Phipps Roger Shepherd
  • Unknown: Graham Aza
  • Unknown: David Lott
  • Adapted By: David Climie
  • Unknown: Frank Muir
  • Unknown: Denis Norden
  • Produced By: Edward Taylor
  • Unknown: Professor Jimmy Edwards
  • Unknown: Staff
  • Unknown: Roddy Maude-Roxby
  • Unknown: Frederick Treves
  • Unknown: Roger Shepherd
  • Unknown: John Coxall
  • Unknown: Graham Aza
  • Unknown: David Lott
  • Unknown: Stuart Anderson
  • Unknown: Philip Leavermore
  • Unknown: Roy Dotrice
  • Adapted By: David Climie
  • Unknown: Frank Muir
  • Unknown: Denis Norden
  • Presented By: Edward Taylor
  • Unknown: Professor Jimmy Edwards
  • Unknown: June Whitfield
  • Unknown: Roddy Maude-Roxby
  • Unknown: Aubrey Potter
  • Unknown: Frederick Treves
  • Unknown: Lumley David Lott
  • Unknown: Taplow Graham Aza
  • Unknown: Michael Ranson
  • Unknown: Michael Hammond
  • Unknown: Michael Scoble
  • Adapted By: David Climie
  • Unknown: Frank Muir
  • Unknown: Denis Norden
  • Produced By: Edward Taylor
  • Unknown: Professor Jimmy Edwards
  • Unknown: June Whitfield
  • Unknown: Roddy Maude-Roxby
  • Unknown: Aubrey Potter
  • Unknown: Frederick Treves
  • Unknown: Lumley David Lott
  • Unknown: Taplow Graham Aza
  • Unknown: Malcolm Ranson
  • Unknown: Michael Hammond
  • Unknown: Michael Scoble
  • Adapted By: David Climie
  • Unknown: Frank Muir
  • Unknown: Denis Norden
  • Produced By: Edward Taylor
  • Unknown: Professor Jimmy Edwards
  • Unknown: Eamonn Andrews
  • Unknown: June Whitfield
  • Unknown: Roddy Maude-Boxby
  • Unknown: Aubrey Potter
  • Unknown: Frederick Treves
  • Unknown: Alfred Tennyson
  • Unknown: Roy Dotrice
  • Unknown: O'Reilly Roger Shepherd

Duration

  • 30 Minutes

Genre

  • p02tkb8v / Comedy

Trivia

  • The radio scripts were adaptations of the TV versions.