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Afternoon Theatre: It's Not What You Say


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by William Smethurst
"Would you believe to call a man a Capitalist was a deadly insult? An actionable insult? Something you could be dragged through the courts for, hauled up before the majesty of law or, fined, imprisoned and, no doubt, hung for?"
Directed by Roger Pins BBC Birmingham


Writer: William Smethurst
Directed By: Roger Pine
Tom Pickering: Michael Harbour
Janet Pickering: Maggie MacCarthy
Vikki Pickering: Jean Rogers
Mr Jarman: Jack Holloway
Mrs Wrigley: Joy Stewart
Helen: Pauline Letts
Sadie: Sandra Clark
Wayne: Jane Calloway
Stephen Longmore: Noel Johnson
Richard Page: Geoffrey Collins
Jill Longmore: Patricia Gallimore
Maggie Longmore: Penelope Shaw

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Afternoon Theatre: It's Not What You Say

BBC Radio 4 FM, 14 September 1978 15.05

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