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Saturday-Night Theatre


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A Necessary End adapted by VAL GIELGUD from his novel of the same name
Gregory Pellew (once of New Scotland Yard and Humphrey Clymping are on holiday on board ship. It is not long before events require professional investigation and for Pellew, at any rate, things become less like a holiday than thev were intended to.
9.58 Weather


Adapted By: Val Gielgud
Unknown: Gregory Pellew
Unknown: Humphrey Clymping
Producer: David H. Godfrey
Gregory Pellew: Allan Cuthbertson
Humphrey Clymping: Charles Hodgson
George Spencer: Nigel Graham
Mrs Ianthe Bushe: Ella Milne
Nancy Roxburgh: Patricia Gallimore
Lady Hannington: Janet Burnell
Kate Clymping: Dorit Welles
Barry Compayne: Russell Napier
Mrs Compayne: Margaret Robertson
Gerald Tuck: , Haydn Jones
Sheila Glazo: Gail MacFarlane
Hilary Tate: Douglas Blackwell
Alf Smith ('Daisy'): Andrew Rivers

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