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Heart of the Country


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A comedy in four parts by FAY WELDON
2: 'What You Need is a Helping Hand'
Harry has eloped to Spain with Miss Eddon Gurney 1979. Natalie resolves to look after herself and the kids.
But she doesn't anticipate the interpretation that Angus and Arthur put on the fashionable philosophy of 'self-help'.
Music composed and conducted by GUY WOOLFENDEN . STEPHEN HANCOCK Costume KATHRYN AYERST Make-up LESLEY PERRY
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Unknown: Fay Weldon
Conducted By: Guy Woolfenden
Conducted By: Stephen Hancock
Unknown: Kathryn Ayerst
Unknown: Lesley Perry
Unknown: Barry Chatfield
Produced By: Roger Gregory
Directed By: Brlan Farnham
as Natalie Harris: Susan Penhaligon
Sonia: Jacqueline Tong
Arthur: Derek Warring
Angus: And David Buck
Harry Harris: Derek Merlin
Ben Harris: Christian Bale
Alice Harris: Sophie Cook
Flora: Rosalind Bennett
Bernard: Stevan Rimkus
Peter: Matthew Scurfield
Sally Rains: Mary Miller
Val Rains ,: Barrie Cookson
Pauline: Matyelock Gibbs
Gerard: Edw Ard Evans
Jeanette: Mandy Rice-Davies
DHSS clerk: Elizabeth Proud
Bank manager: Sam Kelly
American tourist: Douglas Lambert
Farmer: Roger Bizley
Hostel warden: June Barrie

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