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The Old Men at the Zoo


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The last episode of a version for television in five parts by TROY KENNEDY MARTIN The Year of the Yeti Simon Carter was badly injured in the nuclear attack, and two years passed before he recovered to learn that England had become a totalitarian state and Dr Englander was now director of the zoo.
Music composed and conducted by SIMON ROGER. Lighting JOHN KING Script editor BETTY WILLINGALE
* Subtitles on Cee/ax page 270


Unknown: Angus Wilson
Unknown: Troy Kennedy Martin
Unknown: Yeti Simon Carter
Conducted By: Simon Roger.
Editor: Betty Willingale
Designer: Christopher Robilliard
Producer: Jonathan Powell
Directed By: Stuart Burge
Simon Carter: Stuart Wilson
Emile Englander: Marius Goring
Mr Sanderson: Andrew Cruickshank
Lord Oresby: Roland Culver
Strawson: Barry Stanton
Martha Carter: Toria Fuller
Diana Price: Shelagh Fraser
Blanchard-Whyte: David William
Sophie Englander: Ellen Pollock
Captain at factory: Tim Meats
Steve Kyte: Michael Siberry
Insp Martin: Stephen Churchett
Hales: Jullan Fellowes
Police sergeant: Tony Rohr
Prentice: Bill McGuirk
General: Ralph Nossek
Army captain: John Oxley
Nurse: Eileen Helsby
Announcer: Gail MacFarlane
Woman in nightle: Sheila Vivian
SPG man: Timothy Condren

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