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Screen Two: Mrs Hartley and the Growth Centre


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A comedy film about freedom, sex and dolphins.
Starring Pam Ferris

When a shy young man arrives on her doorstep, Alice Hartley grabs the chance to escape from her loveless marriage. She and Michael open a Growth Centre with a difference - offering sex, drugs and personalised water births.
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(Stereo) (Subtitled)

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Writer: Philippa Gregory
Producer: Debbie Shewell
Director: Noella Smith
Alice Hartley: Pam Ferris
Michael: Ken Christiansen
Louise: Charlotte Coleman
Sarah: Constance Chapman
Dr Simmonds: David Ryall
Vicar: Danny Webb
Charles: Peter Blythe
Inspector: Jim Carter
Gary: Gary McDonald
Stephanie: Emily Piercy
First mother: Kate Fenwick
Second mother: Amanda Symonds
Mrs Wheatley: Jill Spurrier
Doctor's wife: Carol MacReady
Vicar's wife: Maeve Murphy
Policeman: Jonathan Wrather

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