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ScreenPlay: Broke


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Timothy Spall
Winner of the Radio Times
Drama Awards, this week's
ScreenPlay is a black comedy written by Stephen Bill. It is the story of a small businessman and a deal that is about to break his family.
Producer Barry Hanson Director Alan Dossor
● DRAMA: page 4
● FILMS: pages 27-34
● PICTURE STORY: page 58


Unknown: Timothy Spall
Written By: Stephen Bill.
Producer: Barry Hanson
Director: Alan Dossor
Francis Meeks: Timothy Spall
Elaine Meeks: Sheila Kelley
Ken Bannister: Larry Lamb
Melanie Bannister: Susan Wooldridge
Michael Meeks: Leo Bill
Tara Meeks: Rosie Bill
Cherine Bannister: Laura Dixon
Jack Bannister: Arthur Whybrow
Sylvia Bannister: Hilda Fenemore
Nicholas: Thomas Wheatley
Sally: Carole Harrison
Gregory: Graham Weston
Minister: Peter Wear
Lady at church: Pauline Cory
Bank manager: Davyd Harries
Assistant in blind shop: Bharti Patel
Gordon: Kenneth Hadley
Server of court order: Brian Portsmouth
Village householder: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Mrs Kumar: Shahnaz Pakravan

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