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The Hello Girls


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Fourth of an eight-part drama series, set in 1959, charting the lives and loves of five women who work as switchboard operators on the Derby telephone exchange. Starring Letitia Dean
Listening ln.
Sylvia discovers that the engineers have wired up the girls' private line to a loud speaker and are listening in to all their intimate calls, including details of Pam's affair with her driving instructor Cyril.
Written by Ruth Carter
Producers Laurence Bowen and Jacinta Peel Director Betsan Morris Evans


Unknown: Letitia Dean
Written By: Ruth Carter
Producer: Laurence Bowen
Chris Cross: Letitia Dean
Sylvia Sands: Amy Marston
Dick Mandeville: Colin Wells
Ronni Ferrari: Helen Sheals
Pam Heath: Kate Lonergan
Val Pepper: Samantha Seager
Susi Simmons: Samantha Hardcastle
Miss Marriott: Maggie McCarthy
Miss Armitage: Stephanie Turner
Rick Hollister: Daniel Newman
Jim: Paul Parris
Fanny Fanshaw: Beverley Klein
Phil Davenport: Andy Greenhalgh
Graham: Alex Knight
MrCluff: Richard Syms
Cyril Coot: Paul Antony-Barber
Len: Andrew Forbes

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