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In Sickness and in Health


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by JOHNNY SPEIGHT starring
Warren Mitchell and Dandy Nichols
Alf hears of the provision of home-helps by the DHSS, but none of them will stay in the same house as him. After a session in the pub with Arthur, he returns home to find that Else has acquired a different kind of home-help - one who will stay!
Designer GRAHAM LOUGH Produced and directed by ROGER RACE


Unknown: Johnny Speight
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Dandy Nichols
Directed By: Roger Race
Alf: Warren Mitchell
Else: Dandy Nichols
Milkman: Harry Fowler
Home-helps: Tricia Kelly
Home-helps: Maggie Flint,
Home-helps: Brenda Cowling
Receptionist: Harriet Reynolds
Man in surgery: Albert Welch
Woman in surgery: Mollie Maureen
Toothless woman: Julia Wallace
Arthur: Arthur English
Winston: Eamonn Walker

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