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Open Wide (ITV1 Comedy, Alexander Armstrong, Nigel Havers)



In one off comedy Open Wide (written by Simon Nye) David Wivvelsfield (Alexander Armstrong) works as an arts and drama officer in a mens’ prison. One of the prisoners sets him up with his daughter for a date on the outside. He also has a tooth problem and visits a dentist and is smitten by the attractive dental assistant and asks her out. And these two women happen to be mates.

Cast: Alexander Armstrong (David Wivvelsfield), Nigel Havers (Peter Hillman), Angela Griffin (Sally Tonkin), John Henshaw (Brian Tonkin), Sally Bretton (Karen), Paterson Joseph (Neil), Alison Newman (Rose), Ian Bartholomew (Ray), Clive Merrison (Prison Governor), James Holmes (Ralph), Tabitha Wady (Dental Receptionist), Marian Pashley (Enrolment Assistant), Wendy Wason (Sex Lecturer), Gary Sefton (Bob), Niall Ashdown (Cookery Teacher), Mark Roper (Trainer), Tom Watson (Youth), Ian Ralph (Ambulance Man), Louise Winstone (Chemist), Morgan Walters (Guard), Howard Karloff (Danny)

Writer: Simon Nye / Music: Simon Lacey / Producer: Margot Gavan Duffy / Director: Juliet May

UK / ITV1 – Thames / 1×90 minute episode / Broadcast 21 December 2005