Play For Today: Alma Mater (BBC-1 1971 with Ian Carmichael and Dinah Sheridan)

UK / BBC One / 1×85 minute episodes / Broadcast 7 January 1971

Writer: David Hodson / Associate Producer: Ann Kirch / Producer: Irene Shubik / Director James Ferman

Series: Play For Today / Season 1 Episode 10

Drama. Jimmy Nicholson, back from the Middle East, visits his son at the public school where he was educated. He discovers that the traditions by which he has guided his life appear to be obsolete.

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Ian Carmichael as Jimmy Nicholson
Max Adrian as Nathan W. Potts
John Woodvine as Cheeseman
Dinah Sheridan as Matron
John Glyn-Jones as Phelps
Jason Kemp as Stephen
Geoffrey Colville as Man in Train
Charles Lewsen as Steaky Bacon
Angus Mackay as Ramsay-Foot
Christopher Reynalds as Alethorpe
Rosamund Greenwood as Miss Tompkins
Graham Armitage as Dingle
Rupert Webster as Kinder
Charles Pinner as Jenkins
Nicholas Young as Bateman
Nigel Hawthorne as Major
Hilda Braid as Major’s Wife
Helen Christie as Bookmaker’s Wife
Keith Marsh as Bookmaker

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