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The Wednesday Play: Ashes To Ashes (BBC Drama, Toby Robins)



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Original Publicity: Ashes To Ashes: A comedy… or a parody… or a real, nasty murder story? Not much is being given away about tonight’s play. But one character makes a statement we are assured is significant: “Inside every woman is a victim begging to be let loose on a man”.

Other available information is as follows: the author is Marc Brandel. The leading actress is a Canadian, Toby Robins. She plays Barbara Manson, an intelligent career girl who is swept off her feet into marriage and taken to live in an isolated Cornish cottage by Paris Belmont (Scott Forbes). There some odd coincides strike her… (Radio Times, February 4, 1965).

Series: The Wednesday Play Season 2 Episode 6

Cast: Toby Robins (Barbara), Scott Forbes (Paris), Frederick Danner (Reilly), Madeleine Burgess (Olga), Pamela Conway (Judy), Oscar Quitak (Max), Arthur White (Tregembo), Bettina Dickson (Helen), Tony Steedman (George), David Bird (Bascombe)

Writer: Marc Brandel / Director: Alan Cooke

UK / BBC One / 1×75 minute episode / Broadcast 10 February 1965