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Top Of The Town


London: N.p. [BBC], 1951

21 mimeographed pp. of 36, [pp. 2-7, 14-21, 31-36], secured with split pin to top left. Rewrite to p. 21 secured by pins top and bottom. Pencilled amendments and deletions throughout. Dog-eared, edgeworn, and age-toned. Episode subject ('IRELAND') pencilled to front page.

First edition.
Terry-Thomas's first attempts at radio stardom had come to nothing. Terry's Topics, co-written with Frank Muir, was aborted after a single, untransmitted pilot show, and although the BBC was very happy with To Town With Terry, co-written by T-T and Talbot 'Carry On..' Rothwell, Terry-Thomas thought it was below standard and walked away from it after a six-month run. Next came Top Of The Town, co-starring Leslie Mitchell and Joan Sims, and featuring a different town and guest star each week.
The town of this (partial) script was Londonderry, and the guest star was Irish tenor Josef Locke.


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