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Encore: Laughter from the Whitehall: Brian Rix presents: One Wild Oat


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by Vernon Sylvaine.
First shown on BBC-1
Brian Rix, Leo Franklyn, Basil Lord, Larry Noble, Sheila Mercier, and Helen Jessop are appearing in 'Chase Me, Comrade' at the Whitehall Theatre, London

One of the most successful of all farce writers was the late Vernon Sylvaine, and his One Wild Oat, first produced shortly after the war with Alfred Drayton and that flypaper for calamity Robertson Hare, ranks as a classic of its kind. The story tells of a clash between Humphrey Proudfoot, solicitor, and Alfred Gilbey, bounder and social drone. But any attempt to outline the topsy-turvy plot would in itself be farcical. Let us just say that when Humphrey, appalled at the prospect of his daughter marrying Gilbey's son, does some digging into Gilbey senior's murky past, he is hoist with his own petard. The subsequent harvest of wild oats adds up to a Rabelaisian romp.


Writer: Vernon Sylvaine
Settings: Stanley Moore
Director: Wallace Douglas
Annie: Jeanne Cooke
Caroline Proudfoot: Sheila Mercier
Humphrey Proudfoot: Brian Rix
Gregory Throstie: Pearson Dodd
Cherrie Proudfoot: Waveney Lee
Alfred Gilbey: Basil Lord
Fred Gilbey: Arthur Barrett
Lydia Gilbey: Hy Hazell
Mr. Pepys: Larry Noble
Charles: Leo Franklyn
Gloria Samson: Helen Jessop
Mr. Samson: George Moon
Audrey Cuttle: Hazel Douglas

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Encore: Laughter from the Whitehall: Brian Rix presents: One Wild Oat

BBC Two England, 27 August 1965 20.20

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