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Afternoon Theatre: The Wing of the Fly


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by Angela Eaton
with Miriam Margolyes as Aimeem, Jill Balcon as Kadine Jennet, David March as Kizia Agasi and Steve Hodson as Kapi Aga

'It is better to live under the wing of the fly than to sleep in the grave...' (A saying of Islam)

(Broadcast Sat 8.0 pm)


Writer: Angela Eaton
Director: Graham Gauld
Aimee: Miriam Margolyes
Kadine Jennet: Jill Balcon
Kizla Agasi: David March
Kapi Aga: Steve Hodson
Josephine: Frances Jeater
Mother Superior: Theresa Streatfeild
Duenna: Gladys Spencer
Kemila: Michael Miller
Bey of Tunis: Spencer Banks
Ysin: Ursula Hirst
Selim: Gary Cady
Genilla: Miranda Forbes
Calphas: Katherine Parr
Osman: Peter Tuddenham
Asim: Stephen Garlick
Mahmoud: Elizabeth Lindsay
Madame: Wendy Murray

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