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Tonight at 8.30


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NEW A series of playlets by Noel Coward.
Hands across the Sea
Starring Joan Collins
John Nettles , Sian Phillips When you're on holiday never give others your card and ask them to 'look you up in London!' 'Piggie' Gilpin is enjoying a few days leave in Eaton Place when the dreadful
Wadhursts arrive from the rubber plantation.
Producer Bryan Izzard Director Paul Annett
A Knaves Acre production for BBCtv • COVER STORY: page 19


Unknown: Noel Coward.
Unknown: Joan Collins
Unknown: John Nettles
Unknown: Sian Phillips
Producer: Bryan Izzard
Director: Paul Annett
'Piggie' Gilpin, WRNS: Joan Collins
Commander Peter Gilpin, RN: John Nettles
TheHm Clare Wedderbum: Sian Phillips
Mr Wadhurst,: Bernard Cribbins
Mrs Wadhurst: Miriam Margolyes
Bogey Gosling: Nickolas Grace
Ally Corbett: Edward Duke
MrBurnham: Richard Dempsey

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