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Churchill's People


We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
A set of 26 plays based on passages from WINSTON S. CHURCHILL'S A History of the English-Speaking Peoples 18: A Bill of Mortality by BEVERLY CROSS
Michael Kitchen as John Wilmot , Earl of Rochester Denis Quilley as King Charles II
Programme devised by BRIAN RAWLINSON Script editor and GERALD SAVORY Producer


Unknown: Winston S. Churchill
Unknown: Michael Kitchen
Unknown: John Wilmot
Unknown: Brian Rawlinson
Designer: Barbara Lane
Unknown: Chick Anthony
Designer: Jeremy Davies
Director: Jane Howell
AnneLady Rochester: Isabel Dean
Barbara, Countess of Castlemaine: Diana Rayworth
Deborah Gedge: Yvonne Edgell
Frances: Sheila Ruskin
Olivia: Kate Nicholls
Nan Gumble: Susan Richards
Rev Robert Parsons: Rhys McConnochie
Mr Chiffinch: Henry Woolfe
Hon Robert Boyle: Colin Jeavons
Sir William Petty: John Bryans
Prince Rupert: John McKelvey
John Evelyn: Peter Needham
John Wallis, MA: Arthur Cox
Christopher Wren, MA: David Roper
Robert Hooke, MA: Peter Benson
Dr Gedge: Maurice Colbourne
Mr Boghurst: Tony Haygarth

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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