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Wodehouse Playhouse


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Introduced by P. G. Wodehouse starring
John Alderton and Pauline Collins
Adapted by DAVID CLIMIE from the short stories by P. G. WODEHOUSE
The Truth about
George George stammers so badly that he sounds like a soda.water syphon and is unable to declare his love for Susan. The solution to his problem involves a certain amount of unpleasantness ...
Cast in order of appearance:
Signature tune composed and conducted by RAYMOND JONES Costumes MARY WOODS Make-up JILL HUGHES Designer ALLAN ANSON
Producer and director DAVID ASKEY


Introduced By: P. G. Wodehouse
Unknown: John Alderton
Unknown: Pauline Collins
Adapted By: David Climie
Stories By: P. G. Wodehouse
Unknown: George George
Conducted By: Raymond Jones
Conducted By: Costumes Mary
Designer: Allan Anson
Director: David Askey
George Mulliner: John Alderton
Mrs Barnaby: Anna Wing
Susan Blake: Pauline Collins
Harley Street specialist: Anthony Sharp
Fierce man: Patrick Newell
Porter: Mike Lewin
Stranger: Colin Jeavons
Lady on train: Geraldine Newman

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