The Wednesday Play: Season 1, Episode 131

A Beast with Two Backs (20 Nov. 1968)

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Part of the BBC's celebrated 'Wednesday Play' series of the 1960s, this early work by Dennis Potter is set in an isolated New Forest community in 19th Century Britain. A young local girl is... See full summary »

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Patrick Barr ...
Joe
Denis Carey ...
Ebenezer
Laurence Carter ...
Micky Teague
Madeleine Newbury ...
Joan Teague
Christian Rodska ...
Rufus
Geraldine Newman ...
Rebecca
Roger Gartland ...
Jack
Terence Sewards ...
Will
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Harry
Basil Henson ...
The Inspector
Audine Leith ...
Nellie
Esther Lawrence ...
Mary
Llewellyn Rees ...
Arnold
Ron Eagleton ...
Policeman
Rica Fox ...
Organist
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Part of the BBC's celebrated 'Wednesday Play' series of the 1960s, this early work by Dennis Potter is set in an isolated New Forest community in 19th Century Britain. A young local girl is murdered by a mentally disturbed youth, but the villagers blame a stranger, an Italian traveling showman and his bear, rather than see the rot in their own camp. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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