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Afternoon Play: Barbara's Wedding and The Well Remembered Voice


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A double-bill of short plays by JM Barrie, chosen for Armistice Day.
A Well-Remembered Voice. A couple have lost their son in the trenches. The young man's mother tries to speak to him through a seance, while his father simply reminisces, by himself. And yet in the process it is Mr Don , and not his wife, who is finally able to talk to their son, in a way he never could when the boy was alive.
Barbara's Wedding. The Colonel is in his dotage, and as his memory fades, past and present become intertwined. He is visited by his beloved grandson and the young man's fiance, Barbara. But are they really there? And who is it exactly that Barbara is marrying?
Director Julia McKenzie Producer Bruce Hyman
Julia McKenzie on JM Barrie: page 125


Unknown: Mr Don
Director: Julia McKenzie
Producer: Bruce Hyman
Producer: Julia McKenzie
JM Barrie: Bill Paterson
Mrs Don: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Laura: Fiona Carew
Mrs Armitage: Julia McKenzie
Mr Don: Jim Broadbent
Dick: Joseph Fiennes
JM Barrie: Bill Paterson
The Colonel: Derek Jacobi
Denng: Martin Ball
Barbara: Cathryn Bradshaw
Billy: Jamie Glover
Karl: Andy Henderson
Ellen: Penelope Wilton

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