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02.06.79 Bournemouth Nights (SNT)
10.11.80 Over the Rainbow (SNT)
09.05.82 Simon at Midnight (AFT)
04.10.82 Over the Rainbow (AFT)
??.??.95 Sailing With Homer, 60m
18.07.98 The Jericho Players
03.06.99 Monster Man
27.07.00 Falling in Love Again
30.10.00 Anarchist Bed and Breakfast
28.11.08 Whitechapel Dreams

SNT=Saturday Night Theatre, AFT=Afternoon Theatre

NOTES

BOURNEMOUTH NIGHTS....1979
With Warren Mitchell, Maria Charles, Joe Melia.

OVER THE RAINBOW....1980
Comedy drama by Bernard Kops, produced by Cherry Cookson. 11 Oct 80, SNT. Rpt. 4 Oct 82, AFT.

Sandra is a bookkeeper with a penchant for married men. She also has a flair for the dramatic, which she indulges with her equally movie-mad gay best friend, Stanley. Her family would prefer to see her with a widowed accountant named Derek. Where does her happiness lie?

Cast:
Stanley......................Peter Woodthorpe
Sandra.......................Maureen Lipman
Malcolm......................Derek Fowlds
Sidney.......................Neville Jason
Henry........................Leonard Fenton
Jeanette/Gloria..............Sonia Fraser
Uncle Harold.................Brian Haines
Derek........................William Eedle
Marie........................Eva Stuart
Joe..........................Manning Wilson

SIMON AT MIDNIGHT....1982
With David Swift, Doreen Mantle, Susan Engel, Petra Davies

SAILING WITH HOMER....1995
With Leo McKern, Michael Sheen

THE JERICHO PLAYERS....1998
Set in 1881: A group of Russian actors fleeing the pogroms plans to perform in London. Stars Timothy West, Amanda Root, Mark Bonnar, dir. Peter Kavanagh.

MONSTER MAN....1999
A play about the sad life of the creator of "King Kong", Willis O'Brien. With Garrick Hagon, Lorelei King; dir. Mark Burman.

FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN....2000
The inspiration in Jill's life is the lunatic poet Tom Garland. She has just moved to Bournemouth after a failed relationship. She meets..... -with Stephanie Cole and Frederick Treves; dir Peter Kavanagh.

THE ANARCHIST BED & BREAKFAST....2000
A couple of anarchists are surprised to learn they they have been left a bed & breakfast business ...in Westcliffe on Sea. With Freddie Jones, Richenda Carey; dir. Peter Kavanagh.

WHITECHAPEL DREAMS....2008
Following the closure of the Whitechapel Library, the "University of the East End", one of its users, Bernard Kops, goes into its cellar and tells us a story about a retiring librarian, the poet Isaac Rosenberg, and a young Muslim woman seeking refuge. With Bernard Kops, Edward Halsted, Ruth d'Silva, Gunnar Cauthery, Paul Bhattacharjee. Producer David Hunter.

©Nigel Deacon, Diversity website

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