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Play for Today


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The Peddler by E. A. WHITEHEAD
' Good morning, doctor. May I introduce myself? I'm Alec Cassell and I represent Arena Pharma ceuticals ...'
One pill, and you're floating on air. A different one, and you're full of lead. Married, mortgaged, broke, a love-affair gone sour-which drug can help Alec?
Script editor COLIN TUCKER Designer JEREMY BEAR
Preview: page 15.


Unknown: E. A. Whitehead
Unknown: Alec Cassell
Unknown: Arena Pharma
Editor: Colin Tucker
Designer: Jeremy Bear
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Claude Whatham
Alec Cassell: John Hurt
Dr Rose Dane: Deborah Norton
Betty Cassell: Patricia England
Alec's mother: Betty Hardy
Alec's father: Leslie Dwyer
Graham: Bernard -Hill
Jill: Rosalind Adams
Luke: Trevor T Smith
Stella: Louise Jameson
Dr Milma: Roshan Seth
Dr Mayne: Robin Wentworth
Elizabeth: Elisa Tomlinson
Young Alec: Matthew Lacey
Receptionist: Kim Hartman
Man in waiting-room: Ernest Jennings
Woman in waiting-room: Eileen Matthews

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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