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An Englishman Abroad


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by ALAN BENNETT , starring
Alan Bates with Coral Browne and Charles Gray
When a mysterious Englishman appears in her dressing-room,
Coral Browne assumes he is attached to the Embassy, but if so, why are his trousers out at the knees? And what does he want with her face-powder? An invitation to lunch will perhaps explain, though the lunch consists of one tomato.
Film editor KEN FEARCE
Photographed by NAT CROSBY Designed by STUART WALKER Produced by INNES lloyd
An Englishman Abroad and seven other plays for television by Alan Bennett are published in Objects of Affection, £5.75 from booksellers


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Alan Bates
Unknown: Coral Browne
Unknown: Charles Gray
Unknown: Coral Browne
Music By: George Fenio
Designed By: Stuart Walker
Produced By: Innes Lloyd
Television By: Alan Bennett
Guy Burgess: Alan Bates
Coral: Coral Browne
Claudius: Charles Gray
Rosencrantz: Harold Innocent
Guildenstern: Vernon Dobtcheff
General: Czeslaw Grocholski
Boy: Matthew Sim
Hamlet: Mark Wing-Davey
Hotel receptionist: Faina Zinova
Tobv: Douglas Reith
GilPS: Peter Chelsom
Tessa: Judy Gridley
Searfman: Bibs Ekkel
Tolya: Alexei Jawdokimov
Mrs Burgess: Molly Veness
Tailor: Denys Hawthorne
Shoe shop assistant: Roger Hammond
George: Charles Lamb
Pyjama shop manager: Trevor Baxter

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