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The Cobbler's Belle


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A television play by Alun John
(From the BBC's Midland television studio)

At 9.0
"It there were dreams to sell what would you buy?" A difficult question for most people to answer, but in the case of Mr. Collins, the cobbler, it is made simpler by the atmosphere in which he lives, endlessly nagged and harassed by his wife, beset with domestic obligations, and unable to escape beyond the shop, even to the local dance in the village hall. He longs inevitably for the grand life, the glitter and glamour of money, and to share it with him, the bewitching Rita Robinson whose shoes he is constantly mending. And who is to judge whether his dreams are less real than reality?


Writer: Alun John
Producer: Victor Menzies
Designer: Margaret Peacock
The Cobbler: Peter Woodthorpe
His wife: Eileen Barry
Rita: Maureen O'Reilly
Wine waiter: Geoffrey Matthews
Orchestra conductor: Ronald Baddiley
Another waiter: Peter Wilde
Dress designer: Philip Garston-Jones

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