JOUR­NEY INTO TIME AND SPACE VIA THE 35 TRAMCAR

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT -

Just for the record, Lawrence Co­hen’s mem­o­ries ( JC es­say, Au­gust 22) are a tad off when it comes to Jour­ney into Space, [which in­ci­den­tally you can catch now and then on Ra­dio 4 Ex­tra.]

Writ­ten by the pro­lific and bril­liant Charles Chilton, it wasn’t a “chil­dren’s pro­gramme”.

It didn’t fea­ture on Chil­dren’s Hour, but just be­fore the 7 o’clock news on the Light Pro­gramme. Nor was it Dan Dare, hero of Ea­gle comic, who cap­tained the ship.

It was Jet Mor­gan, played mostly by An­drew Faulds. He be­came an ob­nox­ious Labour MP who told Gre­ville Janner to “go back to Tel Aviv.”

Lemmy, the flight en­gi­neer, was played by both Al­fie Bass and David Kos­soff and was clearly from his “oy vey” ac­cent, an East End Jew.

Oth­ers in the cast in­cluded Miriam Kar­lin who oc­ca­sion­ally played Lemmy’s mother, but prin­ci­pally David Ja­cobs, who not only did the in­tros and out­ros, but played a whole va­ri­ety of mi­nor parts too.

Sadly, Jour­ney was taken off the air to make way for some ob­scure farm­ing non­sense called The Archers. Barry Hy­man Pri­ory View Bushey Heath Herts

Thank you for that lovely pic­ture of a No. 35 tram (and of a 609 trol­ley­bus).

But have you for­got­ten that the 35 tram did not go along Seven Sisters Road? Your snap­shot ac­tu­ally shows the tram in Hol­loway Road at the Nags Head junc­tion, trav­el­ling north to Arch­way Sta­tion.

And for­got­ten so soon? The last 35 ran as re­cently as Satur­day, April 5 1952; for some of us that seems like yes­ter­day. Pro­fes­sor Vi­vian Moses, Ayle­stone Av­enue, Lon­don NW6

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