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It Runs In The Family


Ray Cooney

Directed by: Mike Russell

5, 9-12 Sep 1996

It's three days before Christmas. In the Doctor's Common Room of St Andrew's Hospital in London, David Mortimore is composing the speech he will give to a distinguished gathering of neurologists, a speech which may well make or break his career. All he needs is a little peace and quiet to finish it...

Unfortunately for our hero peace and quiet is in very short supply. A nurse with whom he had an affair years ago turns up to confront him with the fact that he is the father of her son, who is now eighteen.

Not only that, but the said son is now downstairs in the hospital and is desperate to meet the Dad he has never seen.

How on earth can Mortimore keep this catastrophic news from his wife and the hospital authorities, and still deliver his speech?

Dr David Mortimore Geoff Bird
Dr Mike Connolly Jake Flamberg
Rosemary Dianne Jenkins
Dr Hubert Bonney Duncan Walker
Matron Barbara Ritchie
Sir Willoughby Drake Ron Townley
Jane Tate Sue Mooney
Sister Jean Lowthian
Leslie James O'Neill
Police Sergeant John Still
Bill Derrick Jones
Mother Dorothy Ashcroft
Stage Manager Harris Knopf
Wardrobe Joyce Pomfret
Hilary Whitelam
Properties Marjorie Cox
Valerie Donlan
Continuity Gill Berryman
Lighting Cyril Hines
Sound Terry Hooper
Set Construction Norman Whitelam
Doren Brady
Derek Hohne
Alan Churchhouse
Reg Sykes
Programme Cover Derek Frith
Photography Rick Dell
Production Assistant Dodie Jones