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The April 8th Show (Seven days early)


We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
Involving Peter Sellers who appears by kind permission
with John Vere, Graham Stark, Totti Truman-Taylor, Patricia Hayes, David Lodge, Mario Fabrizi, Ronnie Brody, Harry Fowler, David Garth, Alec Bregonzi, Louise Howard, John Vyvyan, The Temperance Seven
Written by Alan Simpson, Ray Galton, Johnny Speight, John Antrobus.
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Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Johnny Speight
Writer: John Antrobus
Designer: Norman James
Producer: Duncan Wood
Comedian: Peter Sellers
[Actor]: John Vere
[Actor]: Graham Stark
[Actress]: Totti Truman-Taylor
[Actress]: Patricia Hayes
[Actor]: David Lodge
[Actor]: Mario Fabrizi
[Actor]: Ronnie Brody
[Actor]: Harry Fowler
[Actor]: David Garth
[Actor]: Alec Bregonzi
[Actress]: Louise Howard
[Actor: John Vyvyan
Musicians: The Temperance Seven

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