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Play For Today: The After Dinner Game (BBC-1 1975, Timothy West)

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The After Dinner Game, made for the Play For Today strand was a typical Malcolm Bradbury piece set in the Academic environs of a modern university.

The story focuses on Vice Chancellor Bartley Humbolt who feels his world is crumbling around him (his wife wants to leave him, his job is under threat from a new up and coming professor and the university is heavily in debt) and plans a very special dinner party to put things aright.

Made at BBC Birmingham.

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UK / BBC-1 / 1×70 minute episode / Broadcast Thursday 16 January 1975 @ 9.25pm

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Writers: Malcolm Bradbury,Christopher Bigsby / Script Editor: William Smethurst / Production Design: Ian Ashurst / Producer: David Rose / Director: Robert Knights

Play For Today / Season 5 Episode 9

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Timothy West as Mark Childers
Rupert Davies as Bartley Humbolt
Margaret Whiting as Gaynor Humbolt
Mark Wing-Davey as Ben Good
Georgine Anderson as Helen Childers
Connie Booth as Lee-Ann Good
Ian Gelder as Andrew Patterson
Diane Fletcher as Flora Beniform
Ronald Mayer as Mason
Marguerite Young as Maid

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