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The Afternoon Play


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The House on Highbury Hill A comedy by PIERS PAUL READ with Richard O'Callaghan Pauline Collins and Maria Aitken
Casimir has just left a seminary without becoming a priest. He goes to a house on Highbury Hill and there meets two sisters. The choice between the spirit and the flesh is not an easy one - for Casimir still has a conscience. Narrator JOHN RYE
Music composed by JULIAN SLADE PHILIP challis (piano)
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN
Stereo (First broadcast on Radio 3)


Comedy By: Piers Paul
Unknown: Richard O'Callaghan
Unknown: Pauline Collins
Unknown: Maria Aitken
Composed By: Julian Slade
Composed By: Philip Challis
Directed By: John Tydeman
Casimir, a young man: Richard O'Callaghan
Mrs Anderson, a friend of his mother .: Betty Huntley-Wright
Ethel, her eldest daughter: Maria Aitken
Marigold, her second daughter: Pauline Collins
Mrs Hendrikson, a philanthropic widow: Gladys Spencer
George, a priest: David Valla
Another priest, an Irishman: Sean Barrett
Woman: Jane Knowles

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