The History of Mr Polly

The History of Mr Polly


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 & Crew

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
Director Gillies MacKinnon
Dramatised By Adrian Hodges
Executive Producer Michele Buck
Executive Producer Damien Timmer
Producer Katherine Lannon
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