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Playbill: The Loser


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by Alun Owen
With Bernard Cribbins as Larry, Geraldine Moffatt as Brenda, Godfrey Quigley as Mr. Patrick, Henley Thomas as Taff, Gwendolyn Watts as Janet

Alun Owen's play is about Taff, a Welsh innocent. Taff is a born 'loser' who finds himself humiliated and defeated by an attractive, malicious girl.
It is New Year's Eve and Taff is killing time in a dockside pub before getting the train home to Wales. He talks to the barman, and meets two girls. They eat, drink and dance, but by the end of the play this very ordinary young man has been turned into a snarling, bewildered animal by one of the girls. Why has she done this?

[Photo caption] Bernard Cribbins as Larry the barman


Writer: Alun Owen
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Director: Stuart Burge
Larry: Bernard Cribbins
Brenda: Geraldine Moffatt
Mr. Patrick: Godfrey Quigley
Taff: Henley Thomas
Janet: Gwendolyn Watts
Other parts played by: Philip Ryan
Other parts played by: Derek Martin
Other parts played by: George Hilsdon
Other parts played by: Bert Lena
Other parts played by: Jackie Wright

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Playbill: The Loser

BBC One London, 29 May 1968 21.45

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