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Afternoon Theatre


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Selected for Friday
An Arm for England by MICHAEL DRIN with John Bentley as Sir Horatio Nelson in this story of a life and a death at sea
A chance to hear again some of the best one-hour plays broadcast in recent years.


Unknown: John Bentley
Unknown: Horatio Nelson
Producer: David Geary
Sam Sproule: Lockwood West
Tom Scully: John Bryning
Jonathan Parkes: John Gabriel
Capt Ball: Philip Morant
Capt Saumarez: Michael Kilgarriff
Capt Berry: Peter Williams
Capt Hardy: John Pullen
Capt Troubridge: Frederick Treves
William Pitt: Godfrey Kenton
Lady Hamilton: Gudrun Ure
Capt Blackwood: Garard Green
Lieut Pasco: Michael Deacon
Chief Surgeon Beatty: Charles Simon

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