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An Actor's Life for Me


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Comedy series starring John Gordon-Sinclair as a struggling thespian with a vivid imagination. Written by Paul Mayhew-Archer , who wrote the original Radio 2 series.
Fathers and Sons. Robbie has a minor hit on the fringe circuit and, as a result, he's in demand. Sue doesn't take any notice because she's booked a holiday and when another offer comes in for Robbie, there is a serious conflict of wills, aided and abetted by the arrival of Robbie's parents.
Director/Producer Bryan Izzard • STEREO


Unknown: John Gordon-Sinclair
Written By: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Producer: Bryan Izzard
Robert Neilson: John Gordon-Sinclair
Sue Bishop: Gina McKee
Desmond Shaw: Victor Spinetti
Mrs Dobbs: Pat Coombs
Barry: Paul Courtenay Hugh
Mrsjay: Vera Jakob
Lin: Pik-Sen Lim
Policeman: Tim Marriott
WPC: Tanya Ronder
Jean: Ann-Louise Ross
Gordon: Roy Sampson
Brenda: Lynn Scott-Farrell

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