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Afternoon Theatre


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The World of Simenon
The Premier: a radio play by BRUCE BEEBY based on the novel by GEORGES SIMENON with Cyril Shaps as The Premier
In a house on the coast of Normandy sits an 82-year-old ex-Premier of France. The country is without a government, and hidden away among the books on the old man's shelves are incriminating papers which may give him the power to decide which government the country shall have.


Play By: Bruce Beeby
Novel By: Georges Simenon
Unknown: Cyril Shaps
Producer: Charles Lefeaux
Emile: Haydn Jones
Mlle Milleran: Katherine Parr
Madame Blanche: Sheila Grant
Francois Bourdieu: Terry Scully
Professor Fumet: John Ruddock
Maurelle: David Gooderson
Editor: Brian Haines
Dr Gaffé: Nigel Graham
Fernand Bavet: Michael Kilgarriff
Announcer: Nigel Anthony
Philippe Chalamont: William Eedle
M Ascain: John Samson
M Lauzet-Duché: Manning Wilson
Marie: Gail MacFarlane

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