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Play for Today: Through the Night


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by TREVOR GRIFFITHS with Alison Steadman as Christine Potts and Jack Shepherd as Dr Pearce
Christine Potts, in hospital for a routine operation, comes to face the most important crisis in her life.
There was a spiky honesty about the writing and a firm belief in the idea that human beings deserve to know the truth. (DAILY TELEGRAPH) A painful but important documentary drama. (DAILY MAIL) The director, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, so utilised the studio as to leave room only for suspension of disbelief, and this excellence was matched by a display of the best in current naturalistic acting. (THE LISTENER)


Writer: Trevor Griffiths
Producer: Ann Scott
Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Christine Potts: Alison Steadman
Dr Pearce: Jack Shepherd
Mr Stourton: Tony Steedman
Dr Seal: Thelma Whiteley
Mrs Scully: Anne Dyson
Anna Jay: Julia Schofield
Joe PottS: Dave Hill
Sister Warren: Andonia Katsaros
Nurse O'Malley: Phylomena McDonagh
Staff Nurse Brenton: Sheila Kelly
Nurse Chatterjee: Rebecca Mascarenhas
Registrar: Richard Wilson
Night Sister: Patricia Leach
Theatre Sister: Wendy Wax
Night Nurse: Sue Elgin
Night Nurse: Angela Bruce
Night Nurse: Anna Mottram
Anaesthetist: John Rowe
Dr Mount: Richard Ireson
Lucy: Jeillo Edwards
Porter: Louis Cabot
Mrs Goodwin: Anna Wing
Martha Paisley: Jane Freeman
Outpatients Sister: Rachel Davies
Auxiliary: Barbara Ashcroft
Tea lady: Shirley Allen
Religious Visitor: Peter Lawrence
Mother: Kathleen Worth
Woman patient: Myrtle Devenish
Joan: Jeanne Doree
Agnes: Lucy Griffiths

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Play for Today: Through the Night

BBC One London, 4 August 1977 22.15

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