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By the Pricking of My Thumbs...

A school chemistry lab and some unsupervised senior students, MacPherson and Jenkins are preparing a prank on one of their own... However, a friend of theirs, a very tall boy called Stephen Franklin is worried if they have calculated the amount that the others are pouring into a test tube... Paignton, a rather obnoxious Billy Bunter type victim of the prank gets a face full of test tube fragments and scalding liquid as it explodes in his face. The boys watch in horror as Paignton screams and screams and screams....

  • Originally Aired January 18, 1971
  • Runtime 60 minutes
  • Network BBC One
  • Created April 6, 2014 by
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  • Modified April 6, 2014 by
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Name Type Role
Robin Chapman Writer
Eric Hills Director