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AFTERNOON THEATRE

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The Battle Before Alamein
A play for broadcasting by Arthur Swinson
Shortly before the Battle of Alamein in 1942 the Public Health Officer of Port Said reports an outbreak of pneumonic plague to the Naval Medical Officer of the Port Area. The Eighth Army is grouped in the desert 150 miles away. The play -based on a true Incident-tells the story of the measures taken to remove a danger which could have decimated General Montgomery's forces.
Principal characters in order of speaking:
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Produced by JOE BURROUGHS

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Arthur Swinson
Produced By: Joe Burroughs
Alison Kendal: Rosalind Shanks
Dr Hassan: Garard Green
Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander: John Hyder
Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander: R N Douglas Hankin
Mrs Papas: Miriam Margolyes
Major Kingston: Harold Kasket
Captain Randall R N: Frank Henderson
Lieutenant-Colonel Harris: Norman Shelley
Brigadier Hanson: Carleton Hobbs
Susan Neville: Gudrun Ure
Abdul Rahim: Wilfred Babbage
Major Fenning: Alan Dudley
Surgeon Captain Starke R N: Rolf Lefebvre

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