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Don't Forget to Write!


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A second chance to see the comedy series in six episodes written by CHARLES WOOD starring George Cole and Gwen Watford with Francis Matthews
4: A Friend in Need
' I'm going to give it all away and start again ... and the first thing I'm going to give away is you, Mabel.'
Entertainment of a high order ... a series that ought to be compulsory viewing (THE LISTENER) It has been a joy (MORNING STAR)


Written By: Charles Wood
Unknown: George Cole
Unknown: Gwen Watford
Unknown: Francis Matthews
Director: Alan Dossor
Mabel Maple: Gwen Watford
Gordon Maple: George Cole
Kate: Claire Walker
Wilfred: Ron Emslie
Mrs Field: Daphne Heard
Sir William Parsons: Robert Harris
Stephen: John Levitt
Tom Lawrencc: Francis Matthews
Benny: Yolande Palfrey

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Don't Forget to Write!

BBC Two England, 25 August 1978 22.25

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