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A Monstrous Vitality

45 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 07 June 2011

by Andy Merriman

June Whitfield stars as the indomitable actress Margaret Rutherford in a tale of chimpanzees, Jordanian Princes, an adoring husband and falling in love with a musician 30 years her junior.

Director: David Hunter.


June Whitfield
Sean Baker
Lloyd Thomas
Prince Juan
Adeel Akhtar
Chimp trainer
Sally Orrock
Sam Dale
David Hunter



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