Ticket, The (ITV 17 Aug 1968, George Sewell, Gabrielle Drake)

In one off comedy The Ticket a football cup final ticket ends up (in the style of La Ronde) being passed through many hands from a thief, to a tout, to a bookie etc.

The plot was based on an idea by ex-footballer turned pundit Jimmy Hill of all people. Billed as being part of a series of plays broadcast under the For Amusement Only: Seven Plays For Summer Evenings banner.

production details
UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 17 August 1968 at 9.30pm

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Writer: Willis Hall / Idea: Jimmy Hill / Music: Peter Greenwell / Design: Barbara Bates / Producer: David Cunliffe / Director: Peter Eews

cast
DERMOT KELLY as The Thief
BARRY JUSTICE as The Young Man
STEPHEN HANCOCK as Insurance Inspector
GEORGE SEWELL as Bookmaker
FRANK MOOREY as Police Sergeant
PRISCILLA MORGAN as The Wife
GABRIELLE DRAKE as Secretary
KEN WYNNE as Rag Trade Wholesaler
DAVID FENNELL as His Partner
INGRID SYLVESTER as Ofice Girl
JOHN BARRIE as The Businessman
CHARLOTTE HOWARD as Hostess
NORMAN ROSSINGTON as The Tout
RON PEMBER as Layabout
GERTAN KLAUBER as Cafe Owner
GEOFFREY HINSLIFF as First Youth
GARETH FORWOOD as Second Youth
BRYAN MOSLEY as Football Supporter

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