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W. Somerset Maugham: The Closed Shop


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Dramatised by Hugh Whitemore
[Starring] Charles Gray as the Storyteller, Peter Jeffrey as El Presidente Two, Paul Whitsun-Jones as El Presidente One, John Junkin as Don Agosto

It all started with El Presidente, one of the many gentlemen to hold that title, who, to satisfy his own lust for a certain married woman, introduced the simplest of divorce laws and thus opened up the floodgates for an invasion of rich American matrons seeking to end their marital state.


Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Dramatised by: Hugh Whitemore
Costumes: Joyce Macken
Incidental music composed and conducted by: Herbert Chappell
Script Editor: Andrew Brown
Designer: J. Roger Lowe
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: Moira Armstrong
The Storyteller: Charles Gray
El Presidente Two: Peter Jeffrey
El Presidente One: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Don Agosto: John Junkin
First Tout: Andreas Lysandrou
Second Tout: Al Garcia
Third Tout: Alec Coleman
Rosa: Claire Davenport
Second Fat Girl: Joanna Dickens
Mme Coralie: Marion Mathie
Gloria Fleming: Angela Richards
First Matriarch: Joyce Grant
Second Matriarch: Marcella Markham
Tango dancer: Dennis McCracken
Rodrigo: John Barrard
La Gorda: Muguette de Braie
Carmencita: Olwen Griffiths

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W. Somerset Maugham: The Closed Shop

BBC Two England, 4 June 1970 21.10

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