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Program Title
Interview Day

Based On
Original material by Jack Rosenthal

Adapted By
Jack Rosenthal

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It's the big day--interviews for college--and the parents of three candidates in particular are finding it harder than their children. Suddenly thre's a new understanding, the children are grown up, the anxiety and protectiveness on their behalf is comic and unnecessary, the familiar power structures in the families have shifted forever. In a parallel story, the interviewer himself is confronting his father, an elderly academic living in some chaos who is being urged to go into a residential home, but is determined to not go quietly.

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Cast Characters
Alec Guinness James
Tom Wilkinson Hugh
Maureen Lipman Shani
David Ross Bevis
Benedict Sandiford Neil
Anna Carteret Harriet
Laura Howard Pippa
James Fleet Simon
Kathryn Pogson Malcolm's mum
Grant Warnock Malcolm
Pippa Hinchley Bobbie the waitress
Susannah Wise Miss Wilding
Laurie Ventry Rosemary's dad
Kathy K Clarke Rosemary
Lila Kaye Mother Polly
Cheryl Ferguson Miss Bodley
Brian Parr 2nd cabbie
Mike Carnell 3rd cabbie
Robert Putt Roadsweeper
Gillian Barge Madam Olga

Executive Producer: Tessa Ross
Producer: Ann Scott
Director: Piers Haggard

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