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Classic Serial: This Sporting life


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David Storey 's key novel of sixties Northern realism is dramatised in two parts by Gary Brown , It charts the ruthless rise of rugby league star Arthur Machin and his efforts to win the heart of embittered young widow Valerie Hammond. 1: On Christmas Eve
Arthur is at the dentist, having broken his teeth in a game. While under anaesthetic, he looks back over his rise to the city team and his growing love for Val.
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Unknown: David Storey
Unknown: Gary Brown
Unknown: Arthur MacHin
Unknown: Valerie Hammond.
Arthur: Ian Puleston-Davies
Val: Angela Saville
Johnson: Russell Dixon
Weaver: David Fleeshman
Maurice: David Crellin
Wade: Geoffrey Leesley
Slomer: Rob Pickavance
Frank: Alan Geer
Mrs Weaver: Sarah Parks
Judith: Amanda Fairclough
Ian: Daniel Hanbridge
Lynda: Stevie Jones

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Classic Serial: This Sporting life

BBC Radio 4 FM, 22 September 2001 21.00

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