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Cast

Episode credited cast:
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Superintendent Gaskell / Sir Philip Sidney / Rev. Arthur Belling / The 'It's' Man / Mr. Burrows / Vicar / Various Roles
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Tudor Job Agency Assistant / Messenger / Post Office Clerk / Various Roles
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Announcer / Roger Last / Dr. E. Henry Thripshaw / Various Roles
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Man with Pile of Books / Messenger / Animation Voices
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Bookstore Customer / Sergeant Maddox / Interviewer / Mr. Kirkham / Various Roles
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Second Assistant / Elizabethan Gent / Mr. Husband / Various Roles
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Mrs. Sidney / Disturbed Girl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rosalind Bailey ...
Elizabethan Girl
The Fred Tomlinson Singers ...
Amantillado Chorus
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A police investigator is mistaken for Sir Philip Sidney in a Tudor-period job agency, which actually deals in pornography; King Solomon judges the case of a stray bee; a panel of dead people debates the question "Is There a Life After Death?" Written by Anonymous

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TV-14
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Release Date:

21 December 1972 (UK)  »

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Trivia

"Thripshaw's Disease" may not have had a name at the time, but it is very similar to the actual psychological condition known as "word salad," in which the patient says the wrong words without realizing it. See more »

Goofs

During the "Is There?" sketch, one of the show's guests who is supposed to be dead (Sir Brian Hardacre) is quite noticeably breathing. See more »

Quotes

Roger Last: [chat show set with three guests slumped in their seats] Good evening. Tonight on "Is There?" we examine the question of life after death. And here to discuss it are three dead people. The late Sir Brian Hardacre, former curator of the Imperial War Museum; the late Professor Thynne, until recently an academic, critic, and broadcaster; and putting the view of the Church of England, the very late Prebendary Reverend Ross. Gentlemen, is there a life after death or not? Sir Brian?
[silence]
Roger Last: Professor...
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The opening credits don't appear until halfway through the show. See more »

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Battle on the Ice
from "Alexander Nevsky"
Written by Sergei Prokofiev
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