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Early in the 50's there was a short story slot to fill up children's hour. These were without scripts and delivered by official looking men in dinner jackets. I remember one story particularly well.......
A plumby gentleman tried to tell a story about stomach noises, unfotunately he forgot his lines. The outcome has been seared in my memory for 50 years......
and sheen of sweat
Head in hands
Abut one minute of stunned immobility
Strangled cry, "I've fogotten the bloody lines"
5 minutes later a somewhat shaky voice continued the story, but I never saw him on TV again.
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