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Series cast summary:
Edwin Brown ...
 Chief Prison Officer / ... (9 episodes, 1965-1969)
Neville Smith ...
 Eddie / ... (8 episodes, 1965-1969)
Tony Selby ...
 Brother Malachay / ... (7 episodes, 1965-1967)
Michael Robbins ...
 Albert Barking / ... (7 episodes, 1964-1970)
Ken Jones ...
 Arthur / ... (7 episodes, 1965-1969)
Alec Coleman ...
 Gambler / ... (7 episodes, 1965-1967)
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 Barny the tallyman, in the washhouse / ... (6 episodes, 1965-1967)
Griffith Davies ...
 Jackie Coulson / ... (6 episodes, 1965-1969)
Alan Selwyn ...
 Gambler / ... (6 episodes, 1965-1967)
Paddy Joyce ...
 Docker / ... (6 episodes, 1965-1969)
...
 Auctioneer / ... (5 episodes, 1965-1967)
William Moore ...
 Constable Howell / ... (5 episodes, 1965-1967)
Keith Campbell ...
 American / ... (5 episodes, 1965-1969)
Wally Patch ...
 Grandad / ... (5 episodes, 1965-1967)
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 Bartolomeo Vanzetti / ... (5 episodes, 1965-1967)
Tommy Godfrey ...
 Plantaganet King / ... (5 episodes, 1965-1967)
Will Stampe ...
 Boat Proprietor / ... (5 episodes, 1965-1967)
Julie May ...
 Inmate: at Cumbermere Lodge / ... (5 episodes, 1965-1968)
Eric Mason ...
 Policeman / ... (5 episodes, 1965-1969)
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 Nigel Barton / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1967)
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 Charles / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1967)
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 Joan / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1969)
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 Annabel Tranter-Percy / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1968)
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 Jean Marfield / ... (4 episodes, 1967-1970)
Derek Francis ...
 Cornelius Shafton / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1969)
Elizabeth Begley ...
 Auntie / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1968)
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 Jo / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1969)
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 Captain / ... (4 episodes, 1967-1970)
Dennis Golding ...
 Boy / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1967)
Jo Rowbottom ...
 Christine / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1970)
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 Trumper / ... (4 episodes, 1966-1969)
Alec Ross ...
 Jon Anson / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1969)
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 Miriam Green / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1967)
Llewellyn Rees ...
 Arnold / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1968)
...
 Attendant / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1967)
Godfrey James ...
 Bert / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1970)
Fanny Carby ...
 Connie / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1970)
Michael Wynne ...
 Arthur / ... (4 episodes, 1966-1970)
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 Albert Stamp / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1968)
Yvonne Antrobus ...
 Girl / ... (4 episodes, 1966-1967)
Walter Hall ...
 Henry Cooper / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1969)
Lionel Wheeler ...
 Mr. Gray / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1968)
Lucy Griffiths ...
 Bishop's wife / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
Frank Littlewood ...
 Judge / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1970)
George Tovey ...
 Little George / ... (4 episodes, 1965)
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 Jacques / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1967)
...
 Cardinal Runan / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1968)
Geraldine Sherman ...
 Mary / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1969)
Christine Hargreaves ...
 Doreen / ... (4 episodes, 1967-1970)
Winifred Dennis ...
 Mrs. Ward / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1968)
Alan Lake ...
 Arthur / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1968)
Basil Henson ...
 Brigadier Terence O'Brian / ... (4 episodes, 1964-1968)
David Hutcheson ...
 Blecker / ... (4 episodes, 1966-1969)
Andrea Lawrence ...
 Gambler / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1967)
Eileen Way ...
 Aunt Erika / ... (4 episodes, 1966-1969)
Eileen Colgan ...
 Dora / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1968)
Eunice Black ...
 Audrey / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1967)
Cleo Sylvestre ...
 Inmate: At Holm Lea / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1969)
Frank Jarvis ...
 Customer / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1968)
James Appleby ...
 Bushey / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1968)
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 Bisthorpe / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1968)
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 Bellamy / ... (3 episodes, 1965)
Lally Bowers ...
 Mrs. Barraclough / ... (3 episodes, 1966-1969)
Brenda Bruce ...
 Betty Bradshaw / ... (3 episodes, 1966-1969)
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 Caridad Mercader / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Caroline Mortimer ...
 Celia / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1969)
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 Brian / ... (3 episodes, 1966-1969)
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 Eve / ... (3 episodes, 1967-1968)
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 Arkie / ... (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
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 Billy Oates / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1969)
Leslie Sands ...
 Brack / ... (3 episodes, 1966-1969)
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 Cathy / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
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 Ron / ... (3 episodes, 1968-1970)
James Maxwell ...
 Captain Miller / ... (3 episodes, 1964-1965)
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 Jack Regan / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1969)
Diana Coupland ...
 Maggie / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1968)
Barbara Couper ...
 Dowager Lady Langouste / ... (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
Patricia Lawrence ...
 Gillian Player / ... (3 episodes, 1967-1969)
Michael Standing ...
 Alan Baird / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1967)
Wallas Eaton ...
 Bennie Sax / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1967)
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 Daniel / ... (3 episodes, 1966)
Carmel McSharry ...
 Mrs. Clenham / ... (3 episodes, 1964-1968)
Vickery Turner ...
 Eileen / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1967)
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 Charlie / ... (3 episodes, 1966-1970)
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 May Trapnell / ... (3 episodes, 1966-1969)
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 Consultant / ... (3 episodes, 1967-1969)
Laurence Hardy ...
 Colonel Frayne / ... (3 episodes, 1964-1970)
Artro Morris ...
 Chef / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1970)
Richard Davies ...
 Harry Jenkins / ... (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
Hilda Barry ...
 Grandma / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1970)
Will Leighton ...
 Father / ... (3 episodes, 1967-1970)
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 Dean Liddell / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1969)
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 Hans Von Dorring / ... (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Brian Badcoe ...
 Dede / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1968)
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 Cossack / ... (3 episodes, 1966-1969)
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 Garry / ... (3 episodes, 1967-1970)
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 Canon Dunwoodie / ... (3 episodes, 1964-1969)
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 Bernie the Tweedler / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1970)
Rita Webb ...
 Britannia Lee / ... (3 episodes, 1965)
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 Dr. Kings / ... (3 episodes, 1966-1969)
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 Jack / ... (3 episodes, 1967-1970)
Kevin Stoney ...
 Marcello / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1969)
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 1st Hunting Man / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1967)
Maureen O'Reilly ...
 Laura Pembury / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1968)
Aubrey Richards ...
 Governor / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Charles Lamb ...
 Blind Sam / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1967)
Maureen Ampleford ...
 Emmy / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
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 Adam Coulson / ... (3 episodes, 1967-1969)
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 Policeman / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
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 Gingo / ... (3 episodes, 1965)
Ron Eagleton ...
 Bob / ... (3 episodes, 1967-1968)
Pauline Devaney ...
 Jane / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1968)
Adrienne Frame ...
 Eileen / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1967)
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 Bishop / ... (3 episodes, 1964-1966)
Gareth Forwood ...
 Balcar / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1970)
John Moore ...
 Harry / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1967)
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 Man / ... (3 episodes, 1967-1969)
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 Captain Danziger / ... (3 episodes, 1965)
Norman Scace ...
 Arnold Crail / ... (3 episodes, 1964-1970)
Jack May ...
 Emma's Father / ... (3 episodes, 1964-1970)
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 Bernard's Doctor / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1969)
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 Greenway / ... (3 episodes, 1965)
Ronald Mayer ...
 Cavalry club doorman / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1970)
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 Polly Gordano / ... (3 episodes, 1966-1968)
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 Dod / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1970)
Raymond Witch ...
 2nd Questioner / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1969)
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 Bethold Florenberg / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1969)
Cecil Cheng ...
 Chinese / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1969)
Howell Evans ...
 Angry Driver / ... (3 episodes, 1965)
Dickie Owen ...
 Big Al / ... (3 episodes, 1965)
Colin Rix ...
 Harold Snide / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1969)
Helen Booth ...
 Landlady / ... (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
Walter Horsbrugh ...
 Bishop / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Bernard Stone ...
 Jack the Butcher / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1967)
Dermot Macdowell ...
 Customer / ... (3 episodes, 1965)
Desmond Cullum-Jones ...
 Customer / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1968)
Sheila Beckett ...
 Mrs. Hammond / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1968)
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 Captain Bill Nicholson / ... (3 episodes, 1964-1965)
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 Arthur / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1967)
Ronald Radd ...
 Mathieu / ... (3 episodes, 1967)
Gladys Dawson ...
 Mrs. Penfold / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Jumoke Debayo ...
 Mrs. Low / ... (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
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 Mrs. Mackintosh / ... (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Hal Hamilton ...
 Jed / ... (3 episodes, 1965)
Lala Lloyd ...
 Aloysia / ... (3 episodes, 1964-1969)
Robert Wilde ...
 Man in pub / ... (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Ray Barron ...
 Fidgetty Joe / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1968)
Michael Mulcaster ...
 Guest / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1968)
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 Cook / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1969)
John Garvin ...
 Clerk of the Court / ... (3 episodes, 1966)
Doreen Herrington ...
 Heckler / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1967)
Ben Howard ...
 Boy, in the pub / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1968)
Janie Booth ...
 Casualty nurse / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1969)
Sheila Grant ...
 Berryl Forbes / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1969)
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 Insp. Potter / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1969)
Bill Fraser ...
 Josh / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1967)
Dudley Foster ...
 Antrobus / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
Kenneth Haigh ...
 Leitch / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
Lee Montague ...
 Archibald Cooper / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
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 Don Giovanni / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
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 Mr. Jeffs / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1970)
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 Arnold Jesse / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
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 Herman Boff / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Roland Culver ...
 Arthur Maybury / ... (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
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 Gerald / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1968)
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 Alfred Poole / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Jack Woolgar ...
 Barlowe / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Raymond Huntley ...
 Dr. Hallam Aitkinson / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1969)
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 Adele Dobbs / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1969)
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 Oliver Treefe / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
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 Emma (2 episodes, 1968-1970)
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 Nick Prockter / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Constance Chapman ...
 Lily / ... (2 episodes, 1968)
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 Mr. Douglas / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1966)
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 Inez / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
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 Jamie / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1968)
Valerie Gearon ...
 Anne Barton / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
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 Cage / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
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 Charlie / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
Mary Miller ...
 Freda Wills / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
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 Donald Clenham / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
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 Reverend Harrup / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
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 Corporal Tom Oates / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Frances Cuka ...
 Edna / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
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 Joe Katz / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
Roddy McMillan ...
 Stranger / ... (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
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 General Kokoshkin, Chief of Police / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
Sydney Tafler ...
 Arthur Bradshaw / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1970)
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 Colonel Ronald Sutherland / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1969)
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 Molly Wilderness / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1969)
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 Eileen / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Hazel Hughes ...
 Mabel Trench MP / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Richard O'Sullivan ...
 Christopher Tenterden / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
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 Brigadier Samson / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
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 Joseph Brendon / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Colin Farrell ...
 Eric / ... (2 episodes, 1967)
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 Charley / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Rosemary Nicols ...
 Betty / ... (2 episodes, 1970)
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 General Friedrich Olbright / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1967)
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 Arthur Davies / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1967)
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 Black / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
Ernest Clark ...
 Ivor Brendon / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1968)
John Collin ...
 George / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1968)
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 Cathy / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1968)
Emrys James ...
 Arthur Pickett / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
Fiona Duncan ...
 Audrey / ... (2 episodes, 1967)
Calum Mill ...
 John Murdoch / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
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 Peter / ... (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
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 Adjutant / ... (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
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 Hilda / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
Paul Young ...
 Laurie Kyle / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
Jan Waters ...
 Elizabeth / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1968)
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 Cornelius / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
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 Alice Liddell / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Stephanie Bidmead ...
 Harriet / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1969)
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 Bee / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1970)
Barry Justice ...
 Reverend Lewis Patterson / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
Robert Harris ...
 Judge / ... (2 episodes, 1967)
John Glyn-Jones ...
 Eric / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1967)
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 Rev. Beaumont / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1970)
Alan Tucker ...
 Chris / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
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 Caroline Greely / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
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 Det. Sgt. Carter / ... (2 episodes, 1966)
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 Adrian Brinton / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Mary Chester ...
 Barmaid / ... (2 episodes, 1968)
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 Julie Jesse / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1968)
Willoughby Goddard ...
 Bernard / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
Madeleine Newbury ...
 Joan Teague / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
Helen Fraser ...
 Linda / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
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 Celia Farquhar / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Barbara Atkinson ...
 1st Hunting Woman / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
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 Joe / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1969)
Jane Eccles ...
 Miss Plimsoll / ... (2 episodes, 1966)
Bill Henderson ...
 Baker / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
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 Anderson / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1968)
Margery Withers ...
 Ethel / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
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 Sam / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1970)
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 Alf / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
Nicholas Selby ...
 Chief of Police / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
George Moon ...
 Clewes / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
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 Danny / ... (2 episodes, 1967)
Felicity Gibson ...
 Bunty Mainwaring / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Daphne Heard ...
 Mrs. Edgell / ... (2 episodes, 1968)
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 General-Colonel Ludwig Beck / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
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 Logan / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
Agatha Carroll ...
 2nd Hunting Woman / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Judith Smith ...
 Hazel / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
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 Elaine / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
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 Jhimma / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
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 Man / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
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 Anne Barraclough / ... (2 episodes, 1966)
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 Preston / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Nancie Jackson ...
 Clara Hibbert / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
Richard Shaw ...
 Joe Kenny / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
David Webb ...
 Cyclist / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
Susan Richards ...
 May / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Clive Graham ...
 David Lewis / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
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 Dwornik / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
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 Christmas Potter / ... (2 episodes, 1970)
Evelyn Lund ...
 Mrs. Finch / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1967)
John Moffatt ...
 Edward Cosgrove / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
Vic Wise ...
 Jack Simons / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
Amelia Bayntun ...
 Ada Gorbet / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Gerald Cross ...
 Carl / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
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 De Goede / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Frederick Farley ...
 Rudy Blubenbaum / ... (2 episodes, 1966)
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 CID Sergeant / ... (2 episodes, 1966)
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 Secretary / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
Kynaston Reeves ...
 Dr. Matthews / ... (2 episodes, 1967)
Ann Beach ...
 Blodwen Wilderness / ... (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Leonard Cracknell ...
 Nigel / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1970)
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 Julie / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1970)
Walter Sparrow ...
 Lionel's father / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1970)
Andreas Lysandrou ...
 Bookshop owner / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1968)
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 Private First Class O'Brien / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
Denise Buckley ...
 Marion / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Dilys Davies ...
 Mum / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Brinley Jenkins ...
 Emlyn Hicks / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Harry Hutchinson ...
 Father / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
Ralph Watson ...
 Frank Milburn / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
Kay Dotrice ...
 Ruth (2 episodes, 1968-1970)
Moray Watson ...
 Major Hacker / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1970)
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 Ben Scalfe / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
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 Frances / ... (2 episodes, 1969)
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 Basinio / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1967)
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 Lt. Col. Barraclough / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
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 Davis / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
Robin Parkinson ...
 First Man / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Johnnie Wade ...
 Georgie / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
Joan Sanderson ...
 Angela Walker / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
Jane Knowles ...
 Deirdre / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
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 Harry Cartwright / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
Toni Palmer ...
 Janet / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
John Rees ...
 Gamekeeper / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1970)
Stuart Mungall ...
 Spooner / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
George Innes ...
 Frank / ... (2 episodes, 1967)
Reginald Barratt ...
 Dispenser / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
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 Hugh Shafton / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
Bettina Dickson ...
 Helen / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1968)
John Bryans ...
 Dr. Saddler / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
Malcolm Taylor ...
 Man at the pub / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
June Brown ...
 Emma / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Grant Taylor ...
 Colonel Loyd Beacher / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Rosalie Westwater ...
 Martha Stoupe / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Tom Bowman ...
 Arfur / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
John Wentworth ...
 General Decamps / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1970)
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 Roland / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
Brenda Peters ...
 Mary Anne Milburn / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Gábor Baraker ...
 Mr. Gronki / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
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 Dan Adebayo / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
Madge Brindley ...
 Fat housewife / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
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 Finbar / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Ian Reid ...
 Ingratiating man / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
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 Beatrice Grayson / ... (2 episodes, 1969)
David de Keyser ...
 Psychiatrist / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1966)
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 Denzil Trafford / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
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 Lavinia / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
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 Soldier / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1970)
Clifford Cox ...
 Chief Fireman / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Geoffrey Dunn ...
 Feath / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
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 Captain of the Dragoons / ... (2 episodes, 1966)
Hilda Braid ...
 Joyce / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Robert Hamilton ...
 Bernie / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Geoffrey Matthews ...
 Narrator / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
John Quentin ...
 Bloom / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1970)
John Trenaman ...
 Seaman / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
John Downey ...
 Clerk of the Court / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
Billy Russell ...
 Jim Ulyatt / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
Kate Jones ...
 Betty Lewis / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Ken Parry ...
 Freda / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Jan Edwards ...
 Glynis Lewis / ... (2 episodes, 1967)
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 2nd Lt. Florence / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
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 Bryan Parkin / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1968)
Dorothea Rundle ...
 Mrs. Granger / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
Michael Finlayson ...
 Frederick Carter-Carter / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Wallace Campbell ...
 Alderman / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
Richard Pescud ...
 Father / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1969)
Makki Marseilles ...
 Costas Hadjimitsis / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Peter Jesson ...
 Bernard / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1970)
Charles Lewsen ...
 Bertrand Russell / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1970)
Bill Lyons ...
 Student / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
Jonathan Scott ...
 Nelson / ... (2 episodes, 1966)
Gavin Morrison ...
 Austin Reed / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
Howard Charlton ...
 Creditor / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
Carl Jaffe ...
 Hitler / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
Noel Johnson ...
 Chief Constable / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Terence Soall ...
 Mathews / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
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 Chaplain / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
Douglas Murchie ...
 Andy Gemmell / ... (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
John Shedden ...
 Doctor / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1970)
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 Mr. Dawkins / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1970)
Barry Keegan ...
 Rory McDade / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
...
 Councillor / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
Chuck Julian ...
 Don Somers / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
Araby Lockhart ...
 Lady Harriet Fountain / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
Michael Harrigan ...
 Booking clerk / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1970)
Reg Whitehead ...
 Jimpy / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1970)
John Saunders ...
 Fifth Committee Member / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
John Rapley ...
 Hugh Snelby / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Billy Dean ...
 Guard / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
Derek Ware ...
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Rose Howlett ...
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David Tate ...
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Dinny Powell ...
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Wendy Marshall ...
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Brian Gear ...
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Anthony Newlands ...
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George Desmond ...
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Roy Thomas ...
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Michael Goldie ...
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Winifred Sabine ...
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David Crane ...
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Jack Cunningham ...
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Terry Duggan ...
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Charles Leno ...
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Paul Prescott ...
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Jack Melford ...
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Emmett Hennessy ...
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Marji Campi ...
 Girl (2 episodes, 1965)
Kim Peacock ...
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Joey Kaye ...
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Myrtle Mackenzie ...
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Raymond Farrell ...
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Anna Wing ...
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Anne Hardcastle ...
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Charlie Barlow ...
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Bert King ...
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David Baxter ...
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Anthony Woodruff ...
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Terri Ansell ...
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Richard Pearson ...
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Gwen Ffrangcon Davies ...
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Alethea Charlton ...
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Zena Walker ...
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Valerie White ...
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Nicholas Critchley ...
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Barbara Lott ...
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Paul Farrell ...
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Julie Booth ...
 Barbara Bancroft / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1968)
Jennifer Daniel ...
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Royston Tickner ...
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Terence Sewards ...
 Will (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
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Kate Williams ...
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Amy Mitchell ...
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Jacqueline Blackmore ...
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Willie Jonah ...
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Barbara Keogh ...
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Jill Brooke ...
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Sidney Gatcum ...
 Foreman, in the factory (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Edith MacArthur ...
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Tom Laird ...
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Michael Lynch ...
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 Pig (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
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Series of one-off plays made by BBC television, which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 1960s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer, and John Hopkins. Famous plays include "Up the Junction", "Cathy Come Home" , "Stand Up Nigel Barton", "Vote, Vote, Vote For Nigel Barton", "On the Eve of Publication", and "Son of Man". The series often addressed controversial issues, such as homelessness and abortion. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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30 September 1964 (UK)  »

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(172 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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This series does not exist complete in the archives, with several episodes having been wiped (meaning they no longer exist) for reasons of saving money and storage space before 1978, when the BBC audited its program archives, and established a proper archiving policy. See more »

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Featured in Julie Walters: A Life on Screen (2014) See more »

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Not all formulae are formulaic
1 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Wednesday play seemed to me a brave attempt to do something new and interesting with drama on television. Very like fringe theatre in some respects but with an ability to stretch locations I found it immensely stimulating as a teenager and would love to see more TV drama like it.

Things like The Sopranos or 6' under seem to me to represent a very commercialised aspect of the attempt to surprise and stimulate that The Wednesday Play did in an understated way.

I suppose one could look back to things like Armchair Theatre to such one-offs too. I know that writers of equally good talent must still exist but are they getting the chances they deserve? Otherwise, what do we do? Flog off to Edinburgh again and sleep on a floor? At my age? Well, yes of course if I have to.


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