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The Play on One (1988)

  • United Kingdom
  • Drama
  • 1988
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6.1 out of 10
Feature

Plot

Various plays from each of the home nations.

Cast

Name Role
Kenneth Cranham Joe Shawcross
Tom Watson Donald Dick
Susan Wooldridge Deb
Phyllis Logan Andrea
Jack Shepherd Malcolm Sloman
Elaine Paige Anne Clark
Mark Lewis Jones Constable Davis
Tony Roper Bruce
Anne Kristen Audrey
Andy Gray Eddie
Billy McElhaney Joe
Terry Cavers Miss Keats
Michael Keating Charlie
Gawn Grainger Brian
Ida Schuster Gladys
Emlyn Price Greg
Irene Sunters Mrs. Mangan
Andrew Barr Alan Calder
Jean Bruce Mrs. Keats
Grace Glover Mrs. McAlister
Matt Costello Ally
Paul Samson Football supporter
Anton Lesser Vincenzo
Andrew Keir John Tagg
T.P. McKenna Michael
Russell Hunter Ian Sinclair
Diana Rigg Lydia
Anthony Hopkins Jack
James Fox Nick Verney
Nigel Hawthorne John
Harry Andrews Arthur
Griff Rhys Jones Harry Clark
Judy Sweeney Linda
Duncan MacDonald Robert Calder
Rosanna Arquette Sarah Weiss
Janet McTeer Dr. Juliet Horwitz
Ian Carmichael White
Pip Donaghy Martin
Tam White John McGuire
James Convey Private Jeg Ross
Colin Firth Alan
Edna Doré Betty
Suzan Sylvester Rachel
Paula Tilbrook Effie
John Matshikiza Wycliffe Kato
Richard Wilson Max
Philip Jackson Greg
Maurice Roëves Jack
Clive Mantle Bud
Elizabeth Sellars Jean Sutherland
Gerard Kelly Charley Hood
Brenda Blethyn Miss A.
Lindsay Duncan Gutrune Day
Kenneth Colley Inspector Tennyson
Angela Down Eve
Lynn Farleigh Rachel
Louise Beattie Gail
Fletcher Mathers Brenda
David Campbell Gordon Gunn
Aidan Gillen Harry
David Suchet Joe
Roy Marsden David Caesar
Ronald Fraser Apcar
Ryan Quinn Billy
Catherine Zeta-Jones Chirsty
Rudolph Walker Kimumwe
Elaine Collins Eloise
Bert Parnaby Bill
Julie Graham Sandra
David Calder Douglas
Paul Higgins Murdo Caldwell
Catherine Russell Madeline
Thorley Walters Mr. Finister
Martin Cochrane Murray
Joanna David Elizabeth
Karl Johnson Charles
Carol Drinkwater Maggie
Stephen Moore Charlie
Ciaran Madden Catherine
Del Henney Glidden
Glyn Houston Old Jack
Julia Wallace Mrs. Donald
Laura Claire Duerden Mary Clark
Tim Roth Peter Pike
Eleanor Bron Lady Elspeth MacIlvrae
Clare Grogan Anne
Polly Hemingway Nurse Nimmo
Harold Innocent Napoleon
John Lynch Rudy
Gordon Jackson Jessop Brown
Hugh Ross John
Leslie Sands Tom
Anne Downie Mary
Oke Wambu Kasujja
Oliver Cotton Andrew Ford
David Lansbury Todd
Hugh Lloyd Wattie
Frederick Warder Ferdi
Tim Brierley Jimmy Dunne
Jacqueline Gilbride Julia
Adam Crowther Craigie Stein
Clive Russell Mowat
Jon Finch Finn
John Duttine Tim
Ewan Stewart Phil
Quona Minster Ella
Denise MacDonald Jeannie
Benjie Lawrence John Clark
Bill Paterson Alex McPherson
Antony Sher Captain Edmund Lambert
Duncan Duff Brian
Hilda Fenemore Mrs. Thackeray
Cathy Tyson Julie
Simon Oates Politician
John Adewole Okech
Eilidh Alexander Dawn
Ricco Ross Larry
Marsha A. Hunt Elvi Rogers
Alex McCrindle Wilf
Madeleine Christie Aggie
Edith Ruddick Mrs. Blackie
Tony Betts Rab McGuigan
David Bradley Harry
Charlotte Coleman Irene Blakely
Robert Gwilym Beuno
Stephanie Fayerman Karen
Martin Glyn Murray Glyn
Anthony Dutton Sgt. Bliss
Jim Twaddale Willie
Robbie Engels Harry
Imelda Staunton Cheryl Newman
Sandra Voe Sister McCabe
Ivor Roberts Mr. Thackeray
William Steel Young McGuire
Dexter Fletcher Anthony
David Michaels Will
Richard Braine Journalist
Leo Wringer Nambale
Nickolas Grace Paul Mann
Jennifer Piercey Mrs. Campbell
Stevan Rimkus John
Rob Walker 'Grease' Ball
Hugh Fraser Saunders
Tom Knight Jones
Alexander Davion Alan
Andrew Robertson Jim
Jackie Farrell Tam
Noel Collins Ray
Tommy Docherty McIntyre
Cindy Holden Angharad
Adrian Murphy Martin Kemp
Ciarán Hinds Martin Pitt
Rachel Robertson Young Betsy Hall
Patrick Cremin Businessman
Jason Boyle Gus
Wendy Morgan Liz
Paul Stacey Mike
Rod Culbertson Supt. Benson
Eddie Nestor Sendawula
Siobhan Redmond Clare Lafferty
Kika Mirylees Morag Stevenson
Katy Murphy Ishbel
Norman Beaton
Bob Mason Eddie Shawcross
Belinda Adye Reader in library
Ian Hart Christie
Alex Kingston Daniella
Robert East Wyn
Paul Humpoletz Grosz
Finlay Welsh Alec
Elizabeth Chambers Alice
Lennox Greaves Billy
Jim Baxter Self
Angus MacInnes Barney Bascoe
Ian Bailey Businessman
Sharon Duce Joan Glenn
Jonathan Kydd Keil
Thomas Baptiste Minawa
Joseph Charles Doctor
David Rintoul Rev Douglas Wyllie
Stuart Davids Michael
Mary Conlon Kara Massingham
Jane Horrocks Pam
Sean Chapman Danny
Jake D'Arcy Peter Taylor
Ann Curthoys Madge
Alex Howden Neil
Nina Cowan Daisy
Pauline Thompson Julie Glidden
Bill McCabe Barman
Helena Gillies Miss Rollo
Keith Marsh Mr. Jackson
Kenneth Bryans Assassin
Hepburn Graham Chief SRB man
Dominique Atkins Angelique
Maggie Ollerenshaw Joan
Kate McKenzie Susie Plaistow
Geoffrey Whitehead Maurice
Elaine Donnelly Christine
Aline Mowat Mrs. Calder
Patricia Kane Lil
Audrey Jenkinson Jackie
Mary Ann Reid Mrs. Taylor
Eva Lohman Susannah
Mamie Stirling Sarah
Gemma Heritage Cathy
Sheila Donald Mrs. Ross
Chas Bryer Barman
Margery Mason Mrs. Jackson
Valentine Nonyela State research bureau man
Bill Cashmore Phil
Vincent Riotta Richard Maine
Simon Donald Policeman
Anne Maria McAuley Mother with baby
Louis Emerick Bill
Chloe Salaman Anita
Peter Hughes Mortimer
Hilary Maclean Student
Derek Anders Scout
Howell Evans Sid
Mike Hayward Yori
Stewart Ennis Jim
Geoffrey Greenhill Pub regular
Fenella Kerr Miss Christie
Angela Douglas Helen
Tina Deen Amanda
Tunde Babs State research bureau man
Malcolm Kaye Ken
Siv Borg Milanka
William Blair First student
Lloyd McGuire Jack
Charlotte Attenborough Teasel
Billy Riddoch Fat George
Hubert Rees Bank manager
Moir Leslie April
Douglas Anderson Paul
James Culshaw Griff
Chanel Stringfellow Brenda (aged 9)
Lewis George Policeman
Laurence McCann Private Ebe Dickie
Christian Dixon State research bureau man
Daniel Strauss Chef
Nigel Lambert Bill
Keith Neill Second student
Jenny Twigge June
David Quilter Minister
Michael Howe Gustav
Al T. Kossy Roy Brabham
Maggie MacRitchie Secretary
John Cunningham Oswald
Anna Linstrum Angharad's Voice
Kerry Arthur Wendy
Ewan Marshall Rifleman Stanley Fielding
Stephen Morris Violinist
Angela Morant Sarah
Stephen K. Amos State research bureau man
Carl Rigg Geoff
Ian Briggs Football supporter
Richenda Carey Ann
Andrew Seear Arnold
Jenny McCrindle Mary
Mitzi Mueller Rocking woman
Marcus Railton First squaddie
Geoffrey Evans Detective
Richard Cartledge Tommy Glidden
Ralph Riach Fr Maxwell
Gabrielle Reidy Gillian
Jabu Mbalo Military guard
Andy Secombe Simon
Andrew Celli Football supporter
Bill Bellamy Antique dealer
Kate Fahy Indiana
Sam Miller Brian
John Murtagh Adamson
Sandra Gough Housing officer
Patricia Ross Janice
Kenneth McFadyen Second squaddie
Peter Yapp Peter
Margaretta Scott Countess of Ardarroch
David Jackson Stan
Raymond Johnson Military guard
Alan Downer Owen
Stewart G. Aitken Football supporter
David Tennant Third squaddie
Iain McColl Older cop
Simon James Det Sgt Day
Subash Singh Pall Clerk in post office
Frannie Parkes Penelope
Christopher Elwell-Sutton George
Gareth Morris Joe
Geof Armstrong Private Eric Charlton
Valerie Buchanan Pat
Ilario Bisi-Pedro Military guard
Eric Allan Len
Michael Fitzgerald Jasper
Chris Connor Furtive man
Ian Sexon Younger cop
Matthew Hutchings Thomas
Richard Bell David
Jim Brogan Lance-Bombardier Jacky Hall
Rachel Ogilvy Ann
Dorothy Brown Woman prisoner
Bill Caddick Steady Eddie
Grace Kirby Nursery teacher
Alan Tall Vagrant
Daniel Rodgers Chris
Lydia Hutchings Tamsin
Joy Elias-Rilwan SRB receptionist
Tara Ward Mary
Katy Hale Art student
Jill Balcon Magistrate
Edmund Dehn Leader writer
Alison Gorton Teddy's secretary
Julie Marshall Ann
Brown Derby Jardine
Ian Roberts Joseph
Eliza Langland Toyshop assistant
Penny Sharp Janet
Colin Duthie Colin
Reginald Tsiboe Kalibbala
Bridget McCann Health visitor
Wendy Bishop Liz
John Wilson-Goddard Sergeant Tyler
Christopher Gilbert SRB driver
Sheila Greer Smith Tour guide
Simon Rodgers Roy
Peter Hull Lofty
Troy Fairclough Prisoner
Gordon Kane House agent
Brian Quinn Brian
Garry Stewart Shinton
Dex Warren Maule the gardener
Pandora Clifford Horsewoman
Miriam Margolyes Laughter
Cim Ashton Young Rachel
Jonny Phillips Philip Colthard
Linda Henry Carol Fairwater
Kenny Ireland Norman Jarvis
Lynn Anderson Betsy Hall
Luke Hanson Colin Skye
Diane Robin Date
Frankie Boyle Boy Gardener

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