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The Late Play


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Excess Baggage by KEN BLAKESON. and Cyn, Dawn and Myra fight their own private battle against an institution which doesn't seem to care, tolerating loneliness, boredom and poverty to help their husbands 'get on'. Ken Blakeson 's blistering new drama
Directed by SUSAN HOGG
BBC Manchester. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Ken Blakeson.
Directed By: Susan Hogg
Cyn: With Samantha Bond
Myra: Barbara Marten
Dawn: Sharon Muircroft
Cpl Whittaker: Christopher Quinn
QM Sergeant: Colin Meredith
Denny Dennison: Stephen Tompkinson
Col EUesworth: Michael Tudor Barnes
Bill Burridge: Christian Rodska
Marjorie EUesworth: Diana Olsson
Watson: Kim Wall
Johnson: Paul Codman
Capt Cranham: Paul Sirr
Rebecca: Victoria Carling
Colour Sgt Brown: Chris Larner
Eddie: Richard Henders
Wendy: Rachel Griffiths
Corporal: Simon Morley
Military adviser: David Hounslow

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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