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Play on One: Misterioso


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Written by Alan Plater.
The first in a series of six new plays written for television. When Rachel discovers that the man she had always thought of as her father is not a blood relation, she embarks on a quest of self-discovery: a journey which leads her to London and the midnight moody world of jazz clubs and a man whose signature tune seems to be Misterioso, a bittersweet blues tune by Thelonius Monk.
Alan Plater , who has adapted his own novel for the screen, returns to the jazz background he used in his ITV series
The Beiderbecke Affair.
Producer Norman McCandlish Director John Glenister


Written By: Alan Plater.
Unknown: Alan Plater
Producer: Norman McCandlish
Director: John Glenister
Rachel: Suzan Sylvester
Paul: Jack Shepherd
John: Hugh Ross
Dawn: Eilldh Alexander
Will: David Michaels
Mike: Paul Stacey
Joan Glenn: Sharon Duce
Mr Jackson: Keith Marsh
Mrs Jackson: Margery Mason
Helen: Angela Douglas
Brian: Gawn Grainger
Sarah: Angela Morant
Gillian: Gabrielle Reidy
Stan: David Jackson
Pat: Valerie Buchanan
Young Ann: Rachel Ogilvy

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