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Afternoon Theatre


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Three Threes are Seven by KENNETH JOHN
Peter Bates seeks refuge on a farm to escape the wrangling of his parents and the meaningless rituals of his education
Produced by ANTHONY CORNISH This afternoon's play is the first to be produced at the BBC studios in Norwich, and has an appropriately East Anglian flavour. Its author is a school-teacher in the area, and Philip Hinchley , who plays the lead, and Martin Holmes , in a smaller role. both come from his school. And it was at the same school that the background sound effects were recorded


Unknown: Kenneth John
Unknown: Peter Bates
Produced By: Anthony Cornish
Produced By: Philip Hinchley
Produced By: Martin Holmes
Peter Bates: Philip Hinchley
Mrs Bates: Mary Ann Turner
Ayton: Peter Tuddenham
Molly: Emily Gray
Campbell: Preston Lockwood
Bates: Brian Cant
CUrtiS: Martin Holmes
Mrs Willis: Elizabeth Riclen
Mr Brewer: F R Buckley

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