Play for Today: Season 9, Episode 4

Dinner at the Sporting Club (7 Nov. 1978)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama
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John Thaw plays Vinny Mathews a small time boxing promoter who struggles with his conscience as to whether or not to provide a fighter for a Sporting Club promotion, a fighter he knows is ... See full summary »

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Dinny Mathews
Billy McColl ...
John Duncan
Patrick Durkin ...
Patsy
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Cyril Benson
Ken Campbell ...
Neville
Tony Caunter ...
Ray Little
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Sharon Benson
John Bardon ...
Sammy
Herbert Norville ...
Elwyn
Terry Downes ...
George
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Dermot
Marilyn Galsworthy ...
Mandy
Nula Conwell ...
Carol
Paul Imbusch ...
Mr. Knight
Eric Kent ...
Inspector Harry Onslow
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John Thaw plays Vinny Mathews a small time boxing promoter who struggles with his conscience as to whether or not to provide a fighter for a Sporting Club promotion, a fighter he knows is unfit against an opponent who is way out of his league. However Mathews needs sponsorship and this would be the ideal opportunity to mix with the "frilly shirted" sportsmen who enjoy their lavish lifestyle as fighters slug it out as the steak is served! Written by Bertram Mills

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Dinny Mathews: The game doesn't belong to the dinner jackets and the frilly shirts. It belongs to the people. Because that's where the fighters come from...
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