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The Bell


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by Iris Murdoch dramatised in four parts by Reg Gadney
1: Dora married her husband for his good taste and his flat in Knightsbridge. She left him because she was afraid of him. Six months later she decides to return for the same reason.


Author: Iris Murdoch
Dramatised by: Reg Gadney
Music composed and conducted By: Marc Wilkinson
Lighting: Hubert Cartwricht
Lighting: Bob Griffiths
Script Editor: Betty Willingale
Designer: Chris Pemsel
Producer: Jonathan Powell
Directed By: Barry Davis
Dora Greenfield: Tessa Peake-Jones
Noel Spens: Derrick O'Connor
James Tayper Pace: Gareth Thomas
Toby Gashe: Michael Maloney
Paul Greenfield: James Warwick
Mrs Mark: Rowena Cooper
Catherine Fawley: Trudie Styler
Fr Bob Joyce: Tim Wylton
Sister Ursula: Patricia Heneghan
Michael Meade: Ian Holm
Nick Fawley: Kenneth Cranham
Peter Topglass: Edward Hardwicke
Patchway: Bryan Pringle
Mark Strafford: William Simons
Jazz group: Kenny Baker
Jazz group: John Edwards
Jazz group: Terry Walsh
Murphy: Lottie

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