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The Afternoon Play


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And There Were in the Same Country by DAVID BANNISTER
When a group of trendy parents offers to take over the school Christmas production, the headmaster is all in favour. It's just the sort of innovation that will impress County Hall. Other teachers are less enthusiastic.... The Parents
The Teachers
Schoolgirl reader .ROMY TENNANT
Directed by PETER WINDOWS BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Unknown: David Bannister
Reader: Romy Tennant
Piano: Stephen Hancock
Piano: Anne Vernon
Directed By: Peter Windows
Beth: Hedli Nklaus
Ian: Richard Derrington
Anne: Patricia Gallimore
Ben: Terry Molloy
Rowena: Jayne Dowell
Miles: Stephen Hancock
Mrs Green: Jane Frost
Jeremy: Brett Usher
Doris: Penelope Lee
Hugh: Roger Hume
Sue: Charlotte Martin
Maggie: Heather Barrett
Michael: Paul Gregory

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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