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Double First


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Third of six programmes by JOHN ESMONDE and BOB LARBEY with
N. V. Standish is bored with his job at the bookshop and decides to embark upon a novel way of raising some extra cash.
Film cameraman KEITH BURTON Designer TIM GLEESON Produced and directed by GARETH GWENLAN


Unknown: John Esmonde
Unknown: Bob Larbey
Unknown: N. V. Standish
Unknown: Keith Burton
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Directed By: Gareth Gwenlan
N V Standish: Michael Williams
Mary Webster: Ann Bell
Louise Hobson: Jennifer Hilary
Ellen: Holly Aird
Derek: Clive Merrison
William: Peter Tuddenham
Mr Swift: Clive Swift
Customer in bookshop: Beatrix MacKay
Car dealer: Mike Savage
Neighbour: Maggie McCarthy
Mr Newman: Tony Millan

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