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A Matter of Sex


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An East End love story based on true events, written by Nick Stafford.
Starring Patricia Hayes. James and Abigail lived an outwardly conventional married life in early 19th-century London. But on his death, James was found to be a woman. A public scandal followed ...
Director Claire Grove. Stereo


Written By: Nick Stafford.
Unknown: Patricia Hayes.
Director: Claire Grove.
James Allen: Anna Savva
Older Abigail: Patricia Hayes
Younger Abigail: Diane Bull
Peapole: Terence Edmond
Mistières: Sylvester Morand
Job: Colin McFarlane
Colly Mutton: Gudrun Ure
Maddy Ford: Joanna Myers
Jimmy Giblet: Roger Watkins
Tommy Twattle: Peter Gunn

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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