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Afternoon Theatre


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Number Discontinued adapted by BARRY CAMPBELL from the novel Sorry, Wrong Number by MARGARET SIMPSON withand
This country in the not too distant future: everybody is registered by a number in one central computer. Johnny Law ler is a young hospital doctor who has worked out a risky but so far effective way of protecting those of his patients who have lost their numbers.
Special sound DICK MILLS, BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Directed by BERNARD KRICHEFSKI


Adapted By: Barry Campbell
Unknown: Margaret Simpson
Unknown: Johnny Law
Unknown: Bernard Krichefski
Dr Johnny Lawler: Julian Curry
Michael Rulman: Neville Jason
Yvette: Valerie Murray
Derek Withrington: Benjamin Whitrow
Barbara Luscombe: Tamara Ustinov
Annette Withrington: Joan Matheson
Slocombe/Minister: William Eedle
Guy Luscombe: Henry Knowles
Joy/Mrs Boone: Brenda Kaye
Mr Fitch/Gimlet: Jonathan Scott
Evans/Terry: Alaric Cotter
Simon/Second official: Timothy Bateson
Miss Davles MARY: Elliott Nelson
Cresswell: Malcolm Gerard
Trevor/Nemeson/First official: Michael Tudor Barnes
Leila: Jane Knowles

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