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Afternoon Theatre


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The Grand Babylon Hotel by ARNOLD BENNETT dramatised by BARRY CAMPBELL with Peter Vaughan, Angela Pleasence, Simon Cadell and Philip Bond
Murder, love affairs, international intrigues and high finance are the ingredients that go to make up this story which its author describes as being ' a lark Theodore Racksole buys the most famous hotel in the world on a whim. stung by the head waiter's disapproval of his American ways. and lives to doubt the wisdom of his impulse. with ALISON FRAZER , DOUGLAS BLACKWELL WILLIAM EEDLE , LESLIE HERITAGE Produced and directed by JANE MORGAN


Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Dramatised By: Barry Campbell
Unknown: Peter Vaughan
Unknown: Angela Pleasence
Unknown: Simon Cadcu
Unknown: Theodore Racksole
Unknown: Alison Frazer
Unknown: Douglas Blackwell
Unknown: William Eedle
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Theodore Racksole: Peter Vaughan
Jules: Philip Bond
Miss Spencer: Shirley Dixon
Nella Racksole: Angela Pleasence
Felix Babylon: Hugh Dickson
ROCCO: John Hollis
Reginald Dimmock: David Savile
Prince Aribert of Posen: Simon Cadell
Smethers: Alan Lawrance
Sampson Levi: Christopher Benjamin
The Grand Duke Eugen of Posen: Andrew Seear
Hans: Tim Wylton
Hazell: Michael Goldie

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