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Afternoon Theatre


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The Summer of the Giant Sunflowers
A comedy for radio by SUSAN HILL with Dandy Nichols and Peter Woodthorpe
- I'll collect those sunflower plants Wednesday or Thursday. That's stage one. You can see it in terms of a military operation, if you like. Stage two. talk to the neighbours, explain, get them really enthusiastic ... What I'm aiming for is solidarity, allied to a spirit of competition. Friendly, of course. It'll be the making of this street.'
Muriel Eckersly...DANDY NICHOLS
Five more radio plays by Susan Hill in The Cold Country: £4.50 from bookshops


Unknown: Susan Hill
Unknown: Dandy Nichols
Unknown: Peter Woodthorpe
Unknown: Dandy Nichols
Producer: Bernard Krichefski
Unknown: Susan Hill
Norris Eckersly: Peter Woodthorpe
Amy Boakes: Joan Hickson
George Boakes: Malcolm Hayes
Paula Cressy: Emily Richard
David Cressy: Anthony Smee
Adjudicator: Madi Hedd
Interviewer: Michael Burlington

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