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Funny Farm 

The working day of nurse Alan Welbeck at a psychiatric ward. Points out the conditions in UK mental hospitals - understaffing, overwork, bad pay, old inadequate buildings and unsatisfactory patient treatment and cure.

Director:

Alan Clarke

Writer:

Roy Minton
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Preece Tim Preece ... Alan Welbeck
Allan Surtees Allan Surtees ... Arthur Rothwell
Bernard Severn Bernard Severn ... Ted Spinner
Michael Bilton Michael Bilton ... Sidney Charlton
Kenneth Scott Kenneth Scott ... Jonathan
John Locke ... Jeff West
Gordon Christie Gordon Christie ... Jack
Anthony Langdon ... Les Dewhurst
Wally Thomas ... Mr. Chadd
Donald Bisset Donald Bisset ... Mr. Scully
Terence Davies Terence Davies ... Walter
Arnold Diamond ... James Ball
Francis Mortimer Francis Mortimer ... Graham
Helena McCarthy Helena McCarthy ... Joyce
Michael Percival ... John
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The working day of nurse Alan Welbeck at a psychiatric ward. Points out the conditions in UK mental hospitals - understaffing, overwork, bad pay, old inadequate buildings and unsatisfactory patient treatment and cure.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 1975 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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