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by Arnold Wesker with Miriam Karlin and Frank Finlay
'We got through didn'we? We got scars but we got through. You hear me, Ronnie? You've got to care, you've got to care or you'll die! '
Adrienne Poster
BBC Drama Repertory Company
The action takes place between October 4, 1936. and December 1956, first in the basement of the Kahns' house in the East End of London and later in their L.C.C. flat in Hackney.
Broadcast on April 2..1962
This is the first play in the Wesker trilogy, of which the other two parts are Roots and I'm Talking About Jerusalem.


Unknown: Arnold Wesker
Unknown: Miriam Karlin
Unknown: Frank Finlay
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Sarah Kahn: Miriam Karlin
Harry Kahn, Sarah's husband: Frank Finlay
Monty Blatt: Haydn Jones
Dave Simmonds: Mark Eden
Prince Silver: Malcolm Hayes
Hymie Kossof, Sarah's brother: Peter Claughton
Cissie Kahn, Harry's sister: Marjorie Westbury
Ada Kahn, Sarah and Harry's daughter: Sheila Allen
Ronnie Kahn, Sarah and Harry's son: David Saire
Bessie Blatt, Monty's wife: Hilda Kriseman

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