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Ian Carmichael in Alma Mater by DAVID HODSON
Jimmy Nicholson , back from the Middle East, visits his son at the public school where he was educated. He discovers that the traditions by which he has guided his life appear to be obsolete. with and Associate producer ANN KIRCH Designer SUSAN SPENCE Producer IRENE SHUBIK
Directed by JAMES FERMAN


Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Unknown: Alma Mater
Unknown: David Hodson
Unknown: Jimmy Nicholson
Producer: Ann Kirch
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: Irene Shubik
Directed By: James Ferman
Nathan W Potts: Max Adrian
Cheeseman: John Woodvine
Matron: Dinah Sheridan
Phelps: John Glyn-Jones
Stephen: Jason Kemp
Jimmy Nicholson: Ian Carmichael
Man in train: Geoffrey Colvile
Streaky Bacon: Charles Lewsen
Ramsay-Foot: Angus MacKay
Alethorpe: Christopher Reynalds
Miss Tompkins: Rosamund Greenwood
Dingle: Graham Armitage
Kinder: Rupert Webster
Jenkins: Charles Pinner
Bateman: Nicholas Young
Major: Nigel Hawthorne
Major's wife: Hilda Braid
Bookmaker's wife: Helen Christie
Bookmaker: Keith Marsh

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