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Play for Today: Angels are So Few


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by Dennis Potter
If you think you're an angel, how do you cope when someone wants to rip your 'wings' off.


Writer: Dennis Potter
Title Music: Joseph Horovitz
Script Editor: Ann Scott
Designer: Stanley Morris
Producer: Graeme McDonald
Director: Gareth Davies
Michael Biddle: Tom Bell
Cynthia Nicholls: Christine Hargreaves
Mrs Cawser: Susan Richards
Mr Cawser: Erik Chitty
Richard Nicholls: Barrie Cookson
Postman: Godfrey James
Storyteller: Beryl Cooke
Clergyman: John Glyn Jones
Interviewer: Kenneth Ives
Danish girl: Denise Buckley
Old lady: Dorothea Rundle
Timothy: Matthew Davies

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Play for Today: Angels are So Few

BBC One London, 5 November 1970 21.20

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