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A Perfect Spy


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by JOHN LE CARRE Dramatised by ARTHUR HOPCRAFT starring Peter Egan
Ray McAnally , Alan Howard Riidiger Weigang Jane Booker and Peggy Ashcroft
The fifth of seven episodes 'We are aiming for the very top, Sir Magnus. One day, America! Land of the free! Two men such as ourselves can live out our lives as spies without ever having spied on the Americans? It cannot be!'
Dance band led by...ALAN COHEN Music composed by MICHAEL STOREY Sound MALCOLM WEBBERLEY Film editor SUE SPIVEY,


Unknown: John Le Carre
Dramatised By: Arthur Hopcraft
Unknown: Peter Egan
Unknown: Ray McAnally
Unknown: Alan Howard
Unknown: Riidiger Weigang
Unknown: Jane Booker
Unknown: Peggy Ashcroft
Unknown: Alan Cohen
Composed By: Michael Storey
Unknown: Malcolm Webberley
Unknown: Elmer Cossey
Designer: Chris Edwards
Producer: Colin Rogers
Director: Peter Smith
Magnus Pym: Peter Egan
Rick Pym: Ray McAnally
Jack: Alan Howard
Axel: Rudiger Weigang
Mary Pym: Jane Booker
Miss Dubber: Peggy Ashcroft
Grant Lederer: Garrick Hagon
Wexler: Jerry Harte
Bee Lederer: Erin Donovan
Artelli: Edward Wiley
Bo Brammell: Paul Daneman
Nigel: Peter Sands
Kate: Sarah Bullen
Lady chairperson: Maria Charles

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