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The Afternoon Play


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Marche Militaire by BRIAN MILLER with George is an ideas man and market researcher working for a toy manufacturer. Currently, he is working on a new line in toy soldiers. There's some stiff competition from Germany and the toy weapons race is beginning to escalate. George tries out the new soldiers and accessories on his son Jonathan.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol Stereo


Unknown: Brian Miller
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
George: Christopher Ettridge
Mavis: Ingrid Hafner
J B: Norman Bowler
Jonathan: Jonathan Waterman
The Toys: Pte Simple: Cornelius Garrett
The Toys: Sgt Major: Trevor Martin
The Toys: General: Hedley Goodall
The Toys: King: Alan Dudley
The Toys: Queen: Susan Dowdall
The Toys: Princess: Sarah Benfield
The Toys: Alien: Andrew Hilton
The Toys: Tankman: David Ponting
The Toys: Old soldier: Peter Tuddenham

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