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AFTERNOON THEATRE
23.08.84 Dear Aunt ( Margaret D'Arcy/Meg Davies)
05.05.83 Dear Aunt ( Margaret D'Arcy/Meg Davies)
03.05.82 London, Look You ( Sian Phillips/Sion Probert/Phillip Joseph) ?rpt 10 May 82 and 6 Dec 84
28.06.79 Vegetating ( Geoffrey Palmer/June Barrie/Fred Bryant)
03.05.79 This Football Lark ( Patricia Gallimore/Peter Pacey/Susan Thomas) rpt 12 May 80
16.02.77 This Football Lark ( Patricia Gallimore/Peter Pacey/Terry Molloy)

MIDWEEK THEATRE
03.03.71 The Piano Tuner ( Margaret Tyzack/Katherine Parr/George A. Cooper) rpt 16 Feb 77

SATURDAY NIGHT THEATRE
10.05.80 London, Look You ( Sian Phillips/Sion Probert/Phillip Joseph)

OTHERS
05.01.70 Honey and Bread
06.12.84 A Little Learning AP
12.01.70 A Time to Laugh
03.03.71 The Piano Tuner MWT
28.06.79 Vegetating
03.07.89 Summer Break

From information supplied by Roger Bickerton from paper editions of the Radio Times.

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NOTES ON SOME OF THE PLAYS

HONEY AND BREAD....1970
20.30, 5 Jan 70. The first of two plays based on novels by Rhys Davies, starring Hywel Bennett. 'He could not turn his possessive hands and eyes away from the beloved place. If it were wounded and ravaged. stabbed with girders and ulcerated with pits - then something within him, his own real life-pulse. would die, too ...' Produced by Lorraine Davies.

A TIME TO LAUGH....1970
12 Jan 70, 8.30pm. Second play based based on novels by Rhys Davies. "Life's not going to fail us, I promise - we've got too good a hold on it. I'm afraid there'll never be much money, but we've got healthy minds and we're not greedy. Laugh, for God's sake, laugh." Produced by Lorraine Davies.

THE PIANO TUNER....1971
3 Mar 71. MWT. 8.15pm. With Margaret Tyzack ,Katherine Parr and George A. Cooper. Wilfred's chance encounterwith Delia, and the ensuing relationship, has repercussions for her sisters Daphne and Blanche. Produced by Alan Ayckbourn. THIS FOOTBALL LARK....1977 16 Feb 77. Mum: "We should've stamped on it from the word go, your dad should never have bought you football boots for your birthday. I said to him ... I said ... ' Dad, no girl of seven needs football boots.' Biggest mistake we ever made, those football boots, and it's past time you had that baby up, Linda. Babies need feeding regular. " Producer: Michael Rolfe. BBC Br'um.

LONDON, LOOK YOU....1980
10 May 80, SNT. Set during the 1930s depression. Ifor and David, in spite of excellent qualifications, cannot find work as teachers. So they set out for London to find fame, fortune and romance. The play demonstrates the humour and courage of young people who laugh and enjoy themselves in spite of a dearth of material things which today are thought necessary for a happy life. The play stars Mary Wimbush. With members of the Cardiff Philharmonic Choir. Play directed by Shaun MacLoughlin, BBC Bristol.

DEAR AUNT....1983
5 May 83. 15.02, Afternoon Theatre. Eve is a young journalist working in London. When her mother dies, she writes to her Aunt May who she hasn't seen for years and who lives in Belfast. May is a spinster and a member of an ecumenical prayer group. Their first meeting is a disaster but Eve cannot resist visiting again. Producer: Shaun MacLoughlin. BBC Bristol.

A LITTLE LEARNING....1984
With Christine Pollon as Gwyneth. Mary and Gwyneth have long enjoyed the gentle world of infant-teaching in rural Wales. But now the departure of one troublesome family from the village may mean their school has to close forever. That is unless Gwyneth can patch up Morgan Jones' failing marriage. Made with the assistance of the Llandaff Church and Llandaff Junior School, Cardiff. Producer: Adrian Mourby. BBC Wales.

SUMMER BREAK....1989
With June Barrie as Cora Meg Davies as Blanche and Barbara Kellermann as Daphne. Why do the sisters always go on holiday together, when every year they quarrel? Directed by Shaun MacLoughlin, BBC Bristol.

Nigel Deacon / Diversity website

Note ... I have compiled some of these notes with the help of the newly-online BBC 'Genome' project, but some of the scans are riddled with errors. Apologies for any mistakes. I have cross-checked the entries with my own databases where possible.

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