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Dear Roger Sharpe,
I wish to confirm in writing the apologies that
I phone to you last week concerning the pinball project.
The principle criticism I had was that it was not until Feb 29th that I received the script.
And that only then that I knew that I had 2 1/2 pages of dialogue to speak.
This large contribution seems to me to be worth rather more that the L**** which the agents over here were trying to contract me to:
Especially as I was told there were to be no royalties whatsoever
- and this I was only told on Feb 28th.
I mention dates because of this proximity to the arraigned recording date i.e. March 2nd.
It seems to me, and did all along, that I should have been given all the facts from the outset.
That "should, go without saying"!
Indeed when I asked for the name and address of the agents in California, from those silent agents English agents.
I was not given them. It was my plan to write them my apologies with a true explanation.
"Keep the actors in the dark" would be seem to be the moto of English go-betweens.
There really is no business like show business.
I just hope that the alleged "sound alike" whom they intend to replace me with, really does sound alike, and to your satisfaction.
I have made it a point of contacting you because I hate letting Americans down.
They have been so good to me over many years.
And to my country.
The Master in "Doctor Who"