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The Deep Blue Sea


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A Play of the Month presentation with and When the young woman living in a rooming house in Paddington turns on the gas fire without lighting it, the German doctor who rescues her wants to know why she chose the ' deep blue sea.'
Miss McKenna left us with a memorable image of a woman determined against all the odds to fight for herself ...
A powerful portrait of a woman under Stress (GUARDIAN) Producer CEDRIC MESSINA


Unknown: Terence Rattigan
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Rudolph Cartier
Hester: Virginia McKenna
Freddie: Peter Egan
Philip Welch: Joseph Blatchley
Mrs Elton: Hilary Mason
Ann Welch: Mary Larkin
Mr Miller: Vladek Sheybal
Sir William Collyer: Stephen Murray
Jackie Jackson: John Moffatt
Barman: Jon Croft
Club hostess: Jenny Lee-Wright

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