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Double Act


We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
A selection of plays from the series
Just Before Midnight Getting Ahead by ELIZABETH KAY
and An established theatre critic over-identifies with his job to the point of making his wife's life a misery - he criticises everything she does, her clothes, her appearance.
Then a new hairdresser comes up with the perfect answer....
Directed by CHERRY cookson The Place by GERALDINE O'DONNELL with A young boy has agreed to play Blindman's Buff with two older children. They don't need to blindfold him - simply take away his specs; without them he can see nothing; he must rely on his other senses: touch, sound and smell. He is defenceless ...and children can be so cruel.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN
12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Elizabeth Kay
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Unknown: Geraldine O'Donnell
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
the Critic: Hugh Dickson
his Wife: Thelma Whiteley
Young Boy: Jeremy Booker
Older Boy: Paul Ellison
the Eldest Boy: Howard Taylor

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