Afternoon Off (ITV 3 Feb 1979 with Philip Jackson and Henry Man)

UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 1×68 minute episode / Broadcast 3 February 1979

Writer: Alan Bennett / Director: Stephen Frears

Series: Six Plays by Alan Bennett / Episode 4

Drama. An oriental hotel waiter with no English is searching for a woman called Iris because he thinks she is interested in him romantically.

Henry Man as Lee
Benjamin Whitrow as Father
Angela Morant as Mother
Pasquale Perrino as Maitre d’
Philip Jackson as Bernard
Harold Innocent as Marjory
Pete Postlethwaite as Attendant in Art Gallery
Stan Richards as Man in Art Gallery
Harry Markham as Harry
Jackie Shinn as Jackie
Elizabeth Spriggs as Miss Beckinsale
Peter Butterworth as Mr Bywaters
Joan Scott as Manageress of Shoe Shop
Angela Curran as Shirley
Carol Macready as Customer in Shoe Shop
Patricia Baker as Iris Butterfield
Douglas Quarterman as Ernest Fletcher
Alan Bennett as Mr Petty
Janine Duvitski as Doreen
Richard Griffiths as Factory Boss
John Normington as Duggie
Paul Shane as Alf
Neville Smith as Cyril
Bernard Wrigley as Vic
Anna Massey as Coffee Shop Owner
Stephanie Cole as Customer
Sylvia Brayshay as Hospital Orderly
Vicky Ireland as 2nd Orderly
Thora Hird as Mrs Beevers
Jeanne Doree as Old Iris
Frank Crompton as Mr Beevers
Lucita Lijertwood as Nurse
Sherrie Hewson as Iris