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Afternoon Theatre: A Matter of Identity


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A play for radio by Stephen Grenfell.
with Nigel Stock and Barbara Lott
Det. Inspector Bob Hayward was parted from his twin brother when they were children. He has always wondered whether he would know him should they meet.
Broadcast on May 8, 1963 in the Light Programme


Writer: Stephen Grenfell
Producer: John Tydeman
Stella Hayward: Barbara Lott
Robert Hayward: David Valla
Judge: Earle Grey
Det -Inspector Bob Hayward: Nigel Stock
Det -Inspector Dick Charlton: Peter Pratt
Gill: Ellzabeth Proud
Det -Sgt Peter Winstanley: Douglas Blackwell
Assistant Commissioner: George Hagan
Dr Oosthuizen: Austin Trevor
'Flossie' Foster: Frank Partington
Condon: Kenneth Hyde
'Bish' Bissett: Bill Horsley
Mallinson: Malcolm Hayes
Taxi-driver: Jonathan Scott
Det -Superintendent Birley: Norman Claridge
Doris: Shirley Cooklin

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