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Edwin Brown ...
 Chief Prison Officer / ... (9 episodes, 1965-1969)
Neville Smith ...
 Eddie / ... (8 episodes, 1965-1969)
Tony Selby ...
 Brother Malachay / ... (7 episodes, 1965-1967)
Ken Jones ...
 Arthur / ... (7 episodes, 1965-1969)
Michael Robbins ...
 Albert Barking / ... (7 episodes, 1964-1970)
Alec Coleman ...
 Gambler / ... (7 episodes, 1965-1967)
George Sewell ...
 Barny the tallyman, in the washhouse / ... (6 episodes, 1965-1967)
Griffith Davies ...
 Jackie Coulson / ... (6 episodes, 1965-1969)
Paddy Joyce ...
 Docker / ... (6 episodes, 1965-1969)
Alan Selwyn ...
 Gambler / ... (6 episodes, 1965-1967)
William Moore ...
 Constable Howell / ... (5 episodes, 1965-1967)
Wally Patch ...
 Grandad / ... (5 episodes, 1965-1967)
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 Bartolomeo Vanzetti / ... (5 episodes, 1965-1967)
John Kidd ...
 Auctioneer / ... (5 episodes, 1965-1967)
Will Stampe ...
 Boat Proprietor / ... (5 episodes, 1965-1967)
Julie May ...
 Inmate: at Cumbermere Lodge / ... (5 episodes, 1965-1968)
Tommy Godfrey ...
 Plantaganet King / ... (5 episodes, 1965-1967)
Keith Campbell ...
 American / ... (5 episodes, 1965-1969)
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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 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)
Alec Ross ...
 Jon Anson / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1969)
Llewellyn Rees ...
 Arnold / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1968)
Godfrey James ...
 Bert / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1970)
Michael Wynne ...
 Arthur / ... (4 episodes, 1966-1970)
Yvonne Antrobus ...
 Girl / ... (4 episodes, 1966-1967)
Walter Hall ...
 Henry Cooper / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1969)
Frank Littlewood ...
 Judge / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1970)
George Tovey ...
 Little George / ... (4 episodes, 1965)
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 Cardinal Runan / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1968)
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 Annabel Tranter-Percy / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1968)
Geraldine Sherman ...
 Mary / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1969)
Bryan Pringle ...
 Trumper / ... (4 episodes, 1966-1969)
Christine Hargreaves ...
 Doreen / ... (4 episodes, 1967-1970)
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 Miriam Green / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1967)
Winifred Dennis ...
 Mrs. Ward / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1968)
John Woodnutt ...
 Albert Stamp / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1968)
Alan Lake ...
 Arthur / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1968)
Basil Henson ...
 Brigadier Terence O'Brian / ... (4 episodes, 1964-1968)
Andrea Lawrence ...
 Gambler / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1967)
Eileen Way ...
 Aunt Erika / ... (4 episodes, 1966-1969)
Fanny Carby ...
 Connie / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1970)
Lucy Griffiths ...
 Bishop's wife / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
Eileen Colgan ...
 Dora / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1968)
Lionel Wheeler ...
 Mr. Gray / ... (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)
David Hutcheson ...
 Blecker / ... (4 episodes, 1966-1969)
James Appleby ...
 Bushey / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1968)
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 Bisthorpe / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1968)
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 Bellamy / ... (3 episodes, 1965)
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 Jacques / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1967)
Lally Bowers ...
 Mrs. Barraclough / ... (3 episodes, 1966-1969)
Brenda Bruce ...
 Betty Bradshaw / ... (3 episodes, 1966-1969)
Rosalie Crutchley ...
 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)
Godfrey Quigley ...
 Jack Regan / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1969)
Diana Coupland ...
 Maggie / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1968)
Patricia Lawrence ...
 Gillian Player / ... (3 episodes, 1967-1969)
Michael Standing ...
 Alan Baird / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1967)
Carmel McSharry ...
 Mrs. Clenham / ... (3 episodes, 1964-1968)
Vickery Turner ...
 Eileen / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1967)
John Sharp ...
 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)
John Savident ...
 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)
Kevin Stoney ...
 Marcello / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1969)
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)
Maureen O'Reilly ...
 Laura Pembury / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1968)
Aubrey Richards ...
 Governor / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Charles Lamb ...
 Blind Sam / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1967)
Joe Gladwin ...
 Adam Coulson / ... (3 episodes, 1967-1969)
William Holmes ...
 Policeman / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Ken Wayne ...
 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)
Peter Madden ...
 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)
George Roderick ...
 Attendant / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1967)
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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)
Donald Morley ...
 Bernard's Doctor / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1969)
John Blythe ...
 Greenway / ... (3 episodes, 1965)
Ronald Mayer ...
 Cavalry club doorman / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1970)
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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)
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)
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)
Barbara Couper ...
 Dowager Lady Langouste / ... (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
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 Daniel / ... (3 episodes, 1966)
Wallas Eaton ...
 Bennie Sax / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1967)
Ronald Radd ...
 Mathieu / ... (3 episodes, 1967)
Donald Hewlett ...
 1st Hunting Man / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1967)
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)
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 Polly Gordano / ... (3 episodes, 1966-1968)
Maureen Ampleford ...
 Emmy / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
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)
Harry Littlewood ...
 Cook / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1969)
Walter Horsbrugh ...
 Bishop / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Cecil Cheng ...
 Chinese / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1969)
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)
John Garvin ...
 Clerk of the Court / ... (3 episodes, 1966)
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 Insp. Potter / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1969)
Bill Fraser ...
 Josh / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1967)
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)
Norman Rodway ...
 Cage / ... (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)
Dudley Foster ...
 Antrobus / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
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 Jamie / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1968)
Valerie Gearon ...
 Anne Barton / ... (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)
Marius Goring ...
 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)
Glyn Houston ...
 Colonel Ronald Sutherland / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1969)
Megs Jenkins ...
 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)
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)
Rhoda Lewis ...
 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)
Catherine Lacey ...
 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)
Jack Watson ...
 Rev. Beaumont / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1970)
Alan Tucker ...
 Chris / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
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 Caroline Greely / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Stanley Meadows ...
 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)
Garfield Morgan ...
 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)
Meredith Edwards ...
 Logan / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
Judith Smith ...
 Hazel / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
Geraldine Newman ...
 Elaine / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
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 Man / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
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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)
Tony Wager ...
 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)
Hal Galili ...
 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)
Wendy Allnutt ...
 Frances / ... (2 episodes, 1969)
Edward Burnham ...
 Basinio / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1967)
William Kendall ...
 Lt. Col. Barraclough / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Stephen Whittaker ...
 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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 Soldier / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1970)
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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)
Robert James ...
 Denzil Trafford / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
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 Lavinia / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
Clifford Cox ...
 Chief Fireman / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
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)
Kate Jones ...
 Betty Lewis / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Ken Parry ...
 Freda / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Jan Edwards ...
 Glynis Lewis / ... (2 episodes, 1967)
Jonathan Burn ...
 2nd Lt. Florence / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
George Roubicek ...
 Bryan Parkin / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1968)
Howard Charlton ...
 Creditor / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
Dorothea Rundle ...
 Mrs. Granger / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
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)
Carl Jaffe ...
 Hitler / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
Noel Johnson ...
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Nicholas Stuart ...
 Chaplain / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
Douglas Murchie ...
 Andy Gemmell / ... (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
John Shedden ...
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Norman Mitchell ...
 Mr. Dawkins / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1970)
Barry Keegan ...
 Rory McDade / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
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 Councillor / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
Chuck Julian ...
 Don Somers / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
Araby Lockhart ...
 Lady Harriet Fountain / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
Michael Harrigan ...
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Reg Whitehead ...
 Jimpy / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1970)
John Saunders ...
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Ruth Porcher ...
 Mrs. Barking / ... (2 episodes, 1966)
Frank Mills ...
 Charlie / ... (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Jack Bligh ...
 Mr. Bleeker / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Mona Bruce ...
 Investor / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
John Roden ...
 Chirp / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Frank Gatliff ...
 Agent / ... (2 episodes, 1967)
Billy Dean ...
 Guard / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
John Baker ...
 Detective / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1969)
Dallas Cavell ...
 Jack Jardine / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1968)
Glenn Williams ...
 Abel / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1970)
Harry Oatten ...
 Engine driver / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Carla Challoner ...
 Carola / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
Noel Howlett ...
 Dr. Evans / ... (2 episodes, 1967)
George Selway ...
 Frank / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1970)
Charles Rea ...
 Pedestrian / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
Arthur Boland ...
 Barman / ... (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Geoffrey Cheshire ...
 Barry / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
Tony Caunter ...
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Albert Lampert ...
 Albrecht Mayer / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1970)
Douglas Milvain ...
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Adrian Drotsky ...
 Harries / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
Janet Key ...
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Patrick O'Connell ...
 Mick / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
Rose Howlett ...
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Sheila Dunn ...
 2nd Girl / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
Annette Kerr ...
 Lady Magistrate / ... (2 episodes, 1966)
Bill Dean ...
 John Coyne / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Laurie Asprey ...
 Brian / ... (2 episodes, 1969)
Dinny Powell ...
 Benny / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
Wendy Marshall ...
 Receptionist (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Brian Gear ...
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George Desmond ...
 Leper / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
Roy Thomas ...
 Boy / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
Michael Goldie ...
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Winifred Sabine ...
 Customer / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
Alan Lawrance ...
 Fat Man / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
David Crane ...
 Barrister / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Jack Cunningham ...
 Irishman / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
Terry Duggan ...
 Jean the Undertaker / ... (2 episodes, 1967)
Charles Leno ...
 Warden: At Cumbermere Lodge / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Paul Prescott ...
 Man in Crowd / ... (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Jack Melford ...
 Judge / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
Emmett Hennessy ...
 Boy - Transport Cafe / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Marji Campi ...
 Girl (2 episodes, 1965)
Kim Peacock ...
 Governor / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
Joey Kaye ...
 Brian Croft / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Myrtle Mackenzie ...
 Inmate: at Cumbermere Lodge / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Raymond Farrell ...
 Barman / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
Anna Wing ...
 Nannie / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
Anne Hardcastle ...
 Doctor / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Charlie Barlow ...
 Docker / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Bert King ...
 Docker / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
David Baxter ...
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 Mrs. Baker / ... (2 episodes, 1966)
Anthony Woodruff ...
 Dr. Crosby / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
Terri Ansell ...
 Inmate: At Holm Lea / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Gwen Ffrangcon Davies ...
 Florence / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
Geoffrey Bayldon ...
 Henry Ramsden / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
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 James / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1968)
Alethea Charlton ...
 Dolorea Sweeting / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1969)
Faith Brook ...
 Anna Mackintosh / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
Zena Walker ...
 Mary McManus / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
Valerie White ...
 Florence / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Edwin Richfield ...
 Matthew / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
Michael Finlayson ...
 Frederick Carter-Carter / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Billy Russell ...
 Jim Ulyatt / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
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 Jhimma / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
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 Rogation / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Nicholas Critchley ...
 Young man (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
Emrys James ...
 Arthur Pickett / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
Barbara Lott ...
 Miss. Hepworth / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
Paul Farrell ...
 Alec Moran / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
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 Angelina / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Julie Booth ...
 Barbara Bancroft / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1968)
Agatha Carroll ...
 2nd Hunting Woman / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Clive Morton ...
 De Goede / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Frederick Farley ...
 Magistrate / ... (2 episodes, 1966)
Jennifer Daniel ...
 Helen Saville / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
Jeremy Young ...
 Captain of the Dragoons / ... (2 episodes, 1966)
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 Father Ambrose / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
Angela Galbraith ...
 Embassy secretary / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
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 Ivan Foster / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
Maurice Hedley ...
 Alexander MacMillan / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
Royston Tickner ...
 Mr. Bancroft / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1968)
Terence Sewards ...
 Will (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
Hana Maria Pravda ...
 Myra Adrian (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
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 Anne Barraclough / ... (2 episodes, 1966)
Kate Williams ...
 Janice / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Amy Mitchell ...
 Barmaid / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Jacqueline Blackmore ...
 Mrs. Potter's Nurse (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
Ann Way ...
 Elderly lady's companion / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
Geoffrey Dunn ...
 Feath / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Derek Ware ...
 Gladiator / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Willie Jonah ...
 Student / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
Terence Soall ...
 Mathews / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Barbara Keogh ...
 Mrs. Taylor / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
John Rapley ...
 Hugh Snelby / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Roy Evans ...
 Freddie Snide (2 episodes, 1966)
Mark Elwes ...
 Pub customer / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Jill Brooke ...
 Neighbour / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
David Tate ...
 Basil Biggleswade / ... (2 episodes, 1966)
Sidney Gatcum ...
 Foreman, in the factory (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Kristopher Kum ...
 Cuthbert / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Edith MacArthur ...
 Carol / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
George Pensotti ...
 Fred / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Anthony Newlands ...
 Judge / ... (2 episodes, 1966)
Tom Laird ...
 Squad member (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Edmund Bailey ...
 Eddie / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
Roy Stewart ...
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Michael Lynch ...
 Captain (2 episodes, 1969)
Gilly Fraser ...
 Annie / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1968)
Yemi Goodman Ajibade ...
 Man in pub / ... (2 episodes, 1965)
Declan Mulholland ...
 Pig (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
Robert Gillespie ...
 Bruce Maslin / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
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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 60s, 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 programme archives and established a proper archiving policy. See more »

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Followed by BBC2 Play of the Week (1977) 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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