The History of Mr Polly

About this programme

Comedian Lee Evans stars in this adaptation of HG Wells' novel about an ordinary man who turns his back on a failing business and loveless marriage to pursue his dreams. Driven to despair by the aimlessness of life in the drapery trade, unfriendly neighbours and the incessant nagging of his wife, Alfred Polly decides to end it all.

Cast and crew

Cast

Alfred Polly
Lee Evans
Miriam
Anne-Marie Duff
Nancy Potter
Julie Graham
Jim
Richard Coyle
Young Polly
Beans Balawi
William Polly
Richard Elfyn
Teacher
Paul Bown
Miss Armitage
Catrin Morgan
Mansfield
John Warnaby
Mr Johnson
Roger Lloyd Pack
Mrs Johnson
Selina Cadell
Mrs Larkin
Chrissie Cotterill
Annie Larkin
Monica Dolan
Minnie Larkin
Rebecca O'Mara
Uncle Penstemon
Stan Stennett
Mr Voules
Peter Pacey
Vicar
Jason Watkins
Christabel
Georgia King
Christabel's friend
Elvi Piper
Christabel's friend
Rachel Rice
Rumbold
Trevor Cooper
Rusper
Adrian Scarborough
Gambell (fireman)
Patrick Monckton
Mrs Rumbold
Ann Beach
Little Miss Polly
Isabella Parriss
Blake (policeman)
Bryan Robson
Horace
Gareth Wyn Griffiths
Stand in
Aneurin Barnard

Crew

Director
Gillies Mackinnon
Dramatised By
Adrian Hodges
Executive Producer
Michele Buck
Executive Producer
Damien Timmer
Producer
Katherine Lannon
Categories
Drama