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The Foxtrot


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by Rhys Adrian
Another chance to see this Play for Today
Starring Donald Pleasence, Thora Hird
with Michael Bates

Arthur and Gwen, a cosy middle-aged couple, remember with nostalgia the pre-Motorway Britain of their youth. When Tom, an old friend, returns from voyaging the world their life takes a strange new turn.

"This is the best television play I have seen in months." (Peter Fiddick, the Guardian)


Writer: Rhys Adrian
Studio Lighting: Dennis Channon
Designer: Don Taylor
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: Philip Saville
Tom: Donald Pleasence
Gwen: Thora Hird
Arthur: Michael Bates
Harry: John Collin
Maisie: Diana King
Old man in pub: Harry Brunning
Gwen's father: Harold Bennett
Drunk in pub: Wallace Campbell
Miss Windsor Castle: Penny Service
Television voices: Paula Stone
Television voices: Thick Wilson
Television voices: James Berwick
Television voices: Manning Redwood
Characters in the television show: Honora Burke
Characters in the television show: Seymour Green
Characters in the television show: Robin Ford

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