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It Might Be You


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Comedy starring Douglas Hodge, Frances Barber, Jim Carter, Amanda Mealing
Bob, Sue and Wendy never meant to buy a lottery ticket, and they certainly didn't mean to lose it when it could be the £25 million jackpot winner.
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Written by Nigel Williams; Producer Kenith Trodd Director Christopher Morahan

It Might Be You 9.25pm BBC 1
"It's the lottery. It's heartache and it's ecstasy. It's joy and it's pain. It's all human life." So says a tabloid lottery expert in unusually philosophical vein in tonight's play, a comic look at the new national obsession by Nigel Williams, author of The Wimbledon Poisoner and a string of successes. Douglas Hodge makes his second appearance of the fortnight (he's in Screen Two: Saigon Baby on 16 December) as London electrician Bob, a man with an ailing business and a messy private life.
His girlfriend Sue (Amanda Mealing) buys him a winning lottery ticket - but before he claims his £25 million he has to negotiate his money-hungry wife (Frances Barber) and a scoop-hungry hack (Jim Carter).


Unknown: Douglas Hodge
Unknown: Frances Barber
Unknown: Jim Carter
Unknown: Amanda Mealing
Written By: Nigel Williams
Producer: Kenith Trodd
Director: Christopher Morahan
Bob: Douglas Hodge
Wendy: Frances Barber
Wally Lottery Whaley: Jim Carter
Sue: Amanda Mealing
Ben: Alexander Scott
David: Freddie Jones
Barrister: Julian Curry
Sue's grannie: Vera Jakob
George: Arthur Whybr0w
Bookseller: Steve Sweeney
Nigel: Ramsay Gilderdale
Janeybee: Susie Brann
Damon: Rollo Weeks
Aziz: Rishi Chopra
Aziz'smother: Laita Ahmed
Youths: Ross McCaul
Youths: Neil Maskell
Policeman: Jake Wood
Shady: Chris Adamson
Editor: Ian Liston
Interviewer: Vanessa Know-Mawer
Aziz'sfather: Renu Setna
Barrister's wife: Caroline John
Norman: Norman Mitchell
Ladycallers: Helena McArthy
Ladycallers: Bella Emberg
Ladycallers: Ruby Snape
Vicar: John Gill
Islamic women: Laila Khan
Islamic women: Meneka Das
Islamic women: , Jasu Pandya
Islamic men: Ahmed Khalil
Islamic men: Raj Badi Patel Uzzaman
Islamic men: Badi Uzzaman
Arthur: John Scott Martin
Barman: Nick Edmet
Shopkeeper: David Webb

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