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Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: The Long Distance Piano Player

15 October 1970


Ray Davies ... Pete, the Piano Player
Lois Daine ... Ruth

Norman Rossington ... Jack Burnshaw
James Hazeldine ... Alf
Bert Palmer ... Old Man
John Barrett ... Old Man

Ken Hutchison ... Macey
Michael Francis ... Reporter
Gary Aflalo ... Youth
Mike Grady ... Youth (as Michael Grady)
Christopher Strain ... Youth
Deborah Bateman ... (uncredited)
Frances Cox ... (uncredited)
Maureen Fitzpatrick ... (uncredited)
Kathleen Heath ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Vince Ingham ... (uncredited)
Marlene Jarvis ... (uncredited)
Poppy Lane ... (uncredited)
Ken Marsh ... (uncredited)
Verne Morgan ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Lilian Padmore ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Pat Peters ... (uncredited)
Mr. Tomasso ... (uncredited)
Mrs. Tomasso ... (uncredited)
Conrad Vince ... (uncredited)
Gretta Warren ... (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 2: The Right Prospectus

22 October 1970

George Cole ... Mr. Newbold
Elvi Hale ... Mrs. Newbold
Allan Warren ... Jenkins
John Horsley ... 1st Headmaster
Tom Criddle ... Tester
Aubrey Richards ... Shippard
Robert Gillespie ... Groom
Kenneth Ives ... Classics Master
Christopher Witty ... Heffer
Keith Skinner ... Partridge
Michael Peake ... Boy in Bedroom
Peter Duncan ... Boy in Corridor
Brian Pettifer ... Boy in Grounds

Season 1, Episode 3: The Lie

29 October 1970


Frank Finlay ... Andrew Firth

Gemma Jones ... Anna Firth
Adam Tandy ... Henry
Lysandre De La Haye ... Veronica
Patricia Lawrence ... Mrs. Jameson, Housekeeper
Mark Dignam ... Anna's Father

Joss Ackland ... Albert
Gwen Cherrell ... Mrs. Chisholm - Andrew's Secretary
John Nettleton ... Mr. Arnold

Alan Rothwell ... Fisher
Richard O'Sullivan ... Whiteley
Donald Douglas ... James Macleod
Richard Burrell ... Ministry Official
Alan Rowe ... Ministry Official
Robert Sansom ... Ministry Official
Tony Wright ... Ministry Official

Annette Crosbie ... Catherine
Caroline Blakiston ... Esther
John Carson ... Ellis Anderson
Jennifer Daniel ... Jill Anderson
Noel Coleman ... Dr. Ernest Farman
Liane Aukin ... Margaret Farman

Terence Bayler ... Stephen Calman
Donna Reading ... Petra Calman
John Carlin ... Sir James Brenton
Shirley Cain ... Lady Emma Brenton
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ... Frederick St John
Joan Newell ... Jane St John
Caroline Weller ... St John Daughter
Susan Porter ... St John Daughter
Michael Brennan ... Aggressive Man (uncredited)
Norman Eades ... (uncredited)
Michael Ferrand ... Boy in Bar (uncredited)
Maurine Hedford ... (uncredited)
Louise Horsfield ... Girl in Bar (uncredited)
Barbara Horton ... (uncredited)
Philip Hutton ... (uncredited)
Francis Mann ... (uncredited)
John Roden ... Car Owner (uncredited)
Jinnie Schiel ... (uncredited)
Hugh Scott ... (uncredited)
Judy Scott ... (uncredited)
John White ... (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 4: Angels Are So Few

5 November 1970
For the BBC's WEDNESDAY PLAY series, Dennis Potter offered one of his "visitation dramas": Housewife Cynthia Nicholls is married to prudish Richard Nicholls. One day, her mundane household chores are interrupted by the arrival on her front step of scruffy, coarse Michael Biddle. He claims to be an angel, but on the face of it, he could simply be a deranged street person. She challenges the angel Michael by pointing out that he has no wings.

Tom Bell ... Michael Biddle
Christine Hargreaves ... Cynthia Nicholls
Susan Richards ... Mrs. Cawser
Erik Chitty ... Mr. Cawser
Barrie Cookson ... Richard Nicholls (as Barry Cookson)
Godfrey James ... Postman
Beryl Cook ... Storyteller
Beryl Cooke ... Storyteller
John Glyn-Jones ... Clergyman
Kenneth Ives ... Interviewer
Denise Buckley ... Danish Girl
Dorothea Rundle ... Old Lady
Matthew Davies ... Timothy
Laurence Archer ... Non-speaking extra (uncredited)
Ernest Blythe ... Non-speaking extra (uncredited)
Marc Boyle ... Lorry Driver (uncredited)
Vi Delmar ... Non-speaking extra (uncredited)
Lena Ellis ... Nude (uncredited)
Gilly Flower ... Non-speaking extra (uncredited)
Richard Halifax ... Non-speaking extra (uncredited)
Sarah Hamilton ... Non-speaking extra (uncredited)
Kathleen Heath ... Non-speaking extra (uncredited)
Daphne Howgate ... Nude (uncredited)
Gertrude Kaye ... Non-speaking extra (uncredited)
Labro ... Non-speaking extra (uncredited)
Mia Martin ... Nude (uncredited)
Margaret McKechnie ... Non-speaking extra (uncredited)
Patrick Milner ... Nude (uncredited)
Peter Moreton ... Non-speaking extra (uncredited)
Jenny Roberts ... Non-speaking extra (uncredited)
Jean Sadgrove ... Non-speaking extra (uncredited)
Roy Scammell ... Van Driver (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 5: The Write-Off

30 January 1970


Gerard Parkes ... Walter Denning
Cec Linder ... Larry
Sandra Scott ... Olive
Maggie Morris ... Sandra
William Needles ... Mr. David
Trudy Young ... Anne Denning
Ron Coroon ... Denning child
Barry Pierce ... Jean Denning
Henry Ramer ... Mr. X

Season 1, Episode 6: I Can't See My Little Willie

19 November 1970


Nigel Stock ... Arthur Palmer
George A. Cooper ... Frank Palmer
Avril Elgar ... Christine Reynolds
Jo Rowbottom ... Valerie Palmer
Daphne Slater ... Mary Palmer
Frank Gatliff ... Phillips
Ronald Clarke ... Johnny Fox
Michael Graham Cox ... David Pond
John Scott Martin ... Landlord
Patsy Smart ... Woman in bar
Matthew Clarke ... Janicee
Elaine Donnelly ... Louise
Malcolm McFee ... Peter Palmer
Elaine Mitchell ... Susan
Harold Goodwin ... Dennis
Bert Palmer ... Mr. Jones
Colin Cunningham ... Man in bar
Penny Dixon ... Waitress
Alan Lawrence ... Salvationist
Harry Davis ... Ben
Fred Hugh ... Barman
Eddie Connor ... Barman
Reggie Cross ... Organist

Season 1, Episode 7: A Distant Thunder

26 November 1970


Adrienne Corri ... Elinor Barkham
Vladek Sheybal ... Hans Weider
Tony Steedman ... Sir Henry Barkham
Clive Morton ... Sir Andrew Manton QC
Fanny Rowe ... Lady Manton
George A. Cooper ... Alfred Budd MP
Noel Dyson ... Jane Budd
Yolande Turner ... Marlene Weston
Tony Wright ... Edgar Weston
Michael Coles ... Simon Hallam
Mark Praid ... Peter Barham
Gerald Martin ... Giulio

Season 1, Episode 8: Hearts and Flowers

3 December 1970


Anthony Hopkins ... Bob
Donald Churchill ... Tony
Priscilla Morgan ... Jean
Colin Cunningham ... Harry
Constance Chapman ... Marie
Christopher Banks ... Doctor (as Christopher Banff)
Jeffrey Segal ... Witts
Terrance Denville ... Morley (as Terence Denville)
April Wilding ... Woman at station
Grace Arnold ... Mrs. Fowler
Martin Wyldeck ... Mr. Fowler
Maryann Turner ... Laura
Eric Francis ... Lionel
Leon Cortez ... Will
Betty Bascomb ... Phyllis (as Betty Baskcomb)
Sheila Keith ... Una
Freda Bamford ... Vera
Clifford Parrish ... Eric
Bill Horsley ... Vicar
William Gossling ... Usher (as Bill Gosling)
Roy Hepworth ... Mr. Brittain
Roy Helworth
Stanley Jacombe
Rosina Stewart
Leslie Nye
Kathleen Heath
Margaret Brady
Betty Richards
Sam Mansary (as Sam Mansurry)
Brychan Powell
Alex Hood
Ron Tingley
Bert Rogers
John Cannon
Richard Lawrence
Peter Holmes
Sydney Woolf
Renee Roberts (as Rene Roberts)
Aileen Lewis
Violet Kane (as Vi Kane)
Stanley Hollingsworth (as Stan Hollingsworth)

Season 1, Episode 9: Robin Redbreast

10 December 1970
After the break-up of a long-term relationship, urban sophisticate Norah seeks refuge in a remote house in the country. The locals are friendly, if eccentric, and she toys with the idea of a flirtation with dishy young gamekeeper Rob. But events at Harvest Festival leave her feeling manipulated, and six months later, with the consequences all too evident, she finds herself trapped in what is more like a nightmare. What role is she destined to play in the cycle of the seasons -- and of the generations?
Anna Cropper ... Norah Palmer
Amanda Walker ... Madge

Julian Holloway ... Jake
Freda Bamford ... Mrs. Vigo
Bernard Hepton ... Fisher
Andy Bradford ... Rob
Cyril Cross ... Peter
Robin Wentworth ... Wellbeloved

Season 1, Episode 10: The Hallelujah Handshake

17 December 1970
A lonely young man longing to be accepted lies his way into a local church. The priest and his congregation soon begin to unravel his tales as his actions become versatile.
Tony Calvin ... Henry Jones
Jeremy Wilkin ... Geoff
John Phillips ... Rev. Howard Whithead

Lynn Farleigh ... Anne
Howell Evans ... Bob
June Watson ... Wendy
Shelagh Wilcocks ... Mrs. Atkinson
Ann Curthoys ... Brenda
Harry Davis ... Alf
Queenie Watts ... Connie
Myles Hoyle ... Jim
Michael McKevitt ... Andrews
Janet Burnell ... Mrs. Wyndham
Ralph Ball ... Scoutmaster
George Selway ... Workman
Wesley Murphy ... Workman
Laurence Terry ... Workman
David Webb ... Probation Officer
Eric Longworth ... Clerk of the Court
Alan Foss ... Magistrate
Simon Barnes ... Arresting Officer
John Roden ... Police Sergeant
Dennis Castle ... Prison Warder
Andrew Benson ... Son
Tracey Perryman ... Daugher
Nelly Griffiths ... Old Lady
Gerry Alexander ... Child
Mary Andow ... Child
Joan Armstrong ... Child
Yvonne Ball ... Child
Winnie Baves ... Child
Betty Cameron ... Child
Terence Connelly ... Child
George Curtis ... Child
Carl Davies ... Child
Carmen Du Sautoy ... Child
Joyce Freeman ... Child
Iris Fry ... Child
Yona Gailet ... Child
Betty Goulding ... Child
Guy Graham ... Child
Dennis Hayward ... Child
Bill Hewitt ... Child
Tony Jenkins ... Child
Leonard Kingston ... Child
Michael Kirk ... Child
Jean MacFarlane ... Child
Anthony Mayne ... Child
Sally Muggeridge ... Child
Tim O'Sullivan ... Child
Ann Rutherford ... Child
Patric Scott ... Child
John Tucker ... Child
Leslie Weekes ... Child
John Wilder ... Child

Season 1, Episode 11: Alma Mater

7 January 1971

Max Adrian ... Nathan W. Potts
Graham Armitage ... Dingle
Hilda Braid ... Major's Wife
Ian Carmichael ... Jimmy Nicholson

Helen Christie ... Bookmaker's Wife
Geoffrey Colville ... Man in train
John Glyn-Jones ... Phelps
Rosamund Greenwood ... Miss Tompkins

Nigel Hawthorne ... Major
Jason Kemp ... Stephen
Charles Lewsen ... Streaky Bacon
Angus MacKay ... Ramsay-Foot
Keith Marsh ... Bookmaker
Charles Pinner ... Jenkins
Christopher Reynalds ... Alethorpe

Dinah Sheridan ... Matron
Rupert Webster ... Kinder

John Woodvine ... Cheeseman
Nicholas Young ... Bateman

Season 1, Episode 12: Circle Line

14 January 1971


Michael Feast ... Tim
Margo Andrew ... Isabella
Kiffer Weisselberg ... Miles
Robert Garrett ... Desmond
Jeffrey Baggott ... Tarquin
Alan Foss ... Man on tube
Ron Hackett ... Tutot
Caroline Lancaster ... Louise
Valerie Lush ... Woman in coffee bar
Leonardo Pieroni ... Waiter

Season 1, Episode 13: Hell's Angel

21 January 1971

Katharine Blake ... Cynthia McKenna

André Morell ... Sir Geoffrey Wolf
Richard Morant ... Conrad McKenna

Michael Kitchen ... Dick Foster

Angharad Rees ... April Cotton
Donald Eccles ... Vernon Foster
Doris Rogers ... Nanny
Andrew Taee ... Young Conrad
Drina Pavlovic ... Arabella
John DeVaut ... Sir Nigel Lewson
Geoffrey Wincott ... Lord Ryder
Ray Ford ... Boker

Season 1, Episode 14: The Piano

28 January 1971

Glyn Owen ... Willie

Janet Munro ... Mabel
Hilda Barry ... Ada
Leo Franklyn ... Edgar
James Cossins ... Jeremy
Brian Wilde ... Ted
Harry Littlewood ... Enoch
Roy Barraclough ... Claude

Season 1, Episode 15: Billy's Last Stand

4 February 1971

Dudley Foster ... Darkly
John Barrett ... Billy
Charles Raynor ... Tommy
Jimmy Lomas ... Landlord
Rex Robinson ... Gibbs

Season 1, Episode 16: The Rainbirds

11 February 1971

Madge Ryan ... Mother - Mrs. Rainbird
James Cossins ... Father - Mr. Rainbird
Andrew Grant ... John Rainbird
Alan Webb ... Grandfather
Peter Jeffrey ... Doctor
Paul Hardwick ... Recruiting Sergeant
David Markham ... Rev. Taylor
Anthony Ainley ... Surgeon
Wendy Hamilton ... Nurse
Claire Davenport ... Nurse
Billie Laine ... Nurse
Jerry Ram ... Young Doctor
Richard Kerley ... Young Doctor
Paddy Joyce ... Hotel Porter
Amber Blare ... Club Hostess (as Amber Blair)
Andrea Southern ... Stripper

Season 1, Episode 17: Reddick

18 February 1971


Donald Harron ... Reddick
Don Borisenko ... Gower
Gary McKeehan ... Mark
Henry Tarvainen ... Petey
Joan Karasevich ... Lydia
Robert Goodier ... Mr. Mason
Laddie Dennis ... Mrs. Mason
Kay Hawtrey ... Miss. Grayson
Frank Serio ... Chuck
Nicky Fylan ... Stabber
Diane Dewey ... Sue
Bob Bossin ... Ziggy
William Hasslett ... Bert

Chuck Shamata ... Bongo
Alan Gordon ... Gusty
John Lazarus ... Curly
William Nunn ... Policeman
David Clement ... Newsman

Season 1, Episode 18: The Fox Trot

29 April 1971


Donald Pleasence ... Tom
Thora Hird ... Gwen

Michael Bates ... Arthur
John Collin ... Harry
Diana King ... Maisie
Wallace Campbell ... The Drunk
John J. Carney ... The Manager
Penny Service ... Miss 'Windsor Castle'
Jennifer Croxton ... Miss 'Barley Mow'
Harold Bennett ... Gwen's Father
Harry Brunning ... Old Man in Pub
Paula Stone ... Television Voice - USA Gwen (voice)
Thick Wilson ... Television Voice - USA Tom / USA Marshall (voice)
James Berwick ... Television Voice - USA Arthur (voice)
Manning Redwood ... Television Voice - USA Sheriff (voice)
Honora Burke ... Television Character - USA Gwen
Seymour Green ... Television Character - Television Tom
Robin Ford ... Television Character - Television Arthur

Season 1, Episode 19: When the Bough Breaks

6 May 1971
An ultra-realistic procedural drama of a social worker's investigation into the case of a battered infant received critical acclaim.

Hannah Gordon ... Margaret Ashdown
Neil McCarthy ... Eddie Gosse
Cheryl Kennedy ... Sheila Gosse
Griffith Davies ... George Standish
Ruth Kettlewell ... Sister Potts
Isla Cameron ... Switchboard Operator
Margaret Elliott ... Receptionist
Jumoke Debayo ... Nurse
Ysanne Churchman ... Sister Thompson
Donald Burton ... Dr. Cunningham
Andrew Neil ... Alec Foster
Mark Parr ... Timmy Gosse
Edith MacArthur ... Audrey Campbell

Season 1, Episode 20: Orkney

13 May 1971

Keith Andersson ... Magnus
Joseph Brady ... Drew
Doreen Cameron ... Mary
Walter Carr ... Snelly
Terri Cavers ... Anne of Two Waters
James Copeland ... Sabiston
Allan Craig ... Will
Donald Douglas ... Ronald
Andrew Downie ... Dr. Wilson
Joan Fitzpatrick ... Jessie of Topmast
Helena Gloag ... Heather

Hannah Gordon ... Celia
Robert James ... Spence
Peter Jesson ... Per
Harry Jones ... Factor
Willie Joss ... Halcro
Paul Kermack ... Sinclair

Fulton Mackay ... Thomas
Phil McCall ... Missionary

Mary McCusker ... Peterina
Michael McKevitt ... Thorfinn Vik
Roddy McMillan ... Snoddy
Douglas Milvain ... The Minister
John Morton ... Ezra
David Mowat ... Jeremiah of Whalerest
Stuart Mungall ... Flaws
Claire Nielson ... Ingi

Maurice Roëves ... Bill
Gerry Slevin ... Peter of Two Waters
Jean Taylor Smith ... Bella Jean Bowes
Harry Walker ... Bill McIssac
Tom Watson ... Flett

Season 1, Episode 21: The Rank and File

20 May 1971
When a pay discrepancy continues without any resolution, glass factory workers turn to their union for support. But when it is not forthcoming, they take things into their own hands.

Season 1, Episode 22: The Man in the Sidecar

27 May 1971


Gemma Jones ... Edith
James Laurenson ... Gerald
David Collings ... Tommy
Sheila Beckett ... Mrs. Merchant
Yvonne Gilan ... Helen
Walter Horsbrugh ... Dr. Slocum
Jonathan Lawson ... Giles
Geoffrey Matthews ... David

Season 1, Episode 23: Everybody Say Cheese

3 June 1971


Roy Kinnear ... Henry Hunter
Avis Bunnage ... Hylda Cheatham
James Hazeldine ... George Green
George Tovey ... Frank Cheatham
Christine Ozanne ... Janet Cheatham
Winifred Sabine ... Mrs. Cramp
Margaret Brady ... Barbara
Esta Charkham ... Dianne
Basil Clarke ... Mr. Old
Horace James ... The Maid
Queenie Watts ... Mrs. Brass
John Scott Martin ... Man at Exhibition
Sara-Jane Ladbrook ... Linda

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Traitor

14 October 1971
Dishillusioned by his rich, aristocratic upbringing in Britain, top foreign office diplomat Adrian Harris became a spy for the Russians. He escaped to Moscow after being found out and it is there that, a few years later, a group of Western journalists come in search of his story. He disgusts them with his drunken ranting, but, unknown to them, he has good reason to conceal his true feelings.

John Le Mesurier ... Adrian Harris
Jack Hedley ... James
Vincent Ball ... Simpson
Neil McCallum ... Blake
Jon Laurimore ... Thomas
Lyndon Brook ... Sir Arthur Harris
Diana Fairfax ... Lady Emma

Richard Marner ... Michaelov

Terence Bayler ... Duty Clerk
John Quentin ... Craig
John Saunders ... Schoolmaster
Sean Maddox ... Little Adrian

Season 2, Episode 2: Edna, the Inebriate Woman

21 October 1971

Patricia Hayes ... Edna

Barbara Jefford ... Josie, of 'Jesus Saves'
Geraldine Sherman ... Trudi, Inmate at 'Jesus Saves'
Cheryl Hall ... Vangi, Inmate at 'Jesus Saves'
Kate Williams ... Teresa, Inmate at 'Jesus Saves'
Peggy Aitchison ... Lil, Inmate at 'Jesus Saves'
Freda Dowie ... Mother Superior, Helper at 'Jesus Saves'

Roger Hammond ... Victor, Helper at 'Jesus Saves'
John Trigger ... Graham, Helper at 'Jesus Saves'
Walter Sparrow ... Common Lodging House Proprietor
June Watson ... Attendant, at The Spike
Denis Carey ... Doctor, at The Spike
Jerry Verno ... Old Man, at The Spike
Rex Rashley ... Old Man, at The Spike
Amelia Bayntun ... Jessie, a Tramp
Douglas Ditta ... Social Security Clerk
Enys Box ... Attendant in Canteen
Chris Gannon ... Tramp
Talfryn Thomas ... Tramp
Charles Farrell ... Tramp
Vivian MacKerrell ... Tramp
Pat Nye ... Irene at Common Lodging House
Marie Conmee ... Paddy at Common Lodging House
Jenny Logan ... Doris, on the Road
Anthony Dawes ... Man in Car
Elaine Mitchell ... Social Security Official
John Hussey ... Psychiatrist
June Brown ... Clara, in Psychiatric Hospital
Jumoke Debayo ... Staff Nurse, in Psychiatric Hospital
Jo Maxwell Muller ... Nina, Young GIrl, in Psychiatric Hospital
Malcolm Terris ... Psychiatrist, in Psychiatric Hospital
Keith Marsh ... Porter, in Psychiatric Hospital
Eamonn Boyce ... Proprietor of Lodging House
James Cairncross ... Rogo at Charitable Institution
Virginia Snyders ... Bed Ticket Proprietor
Alex Marshall ... Social Security Clerk
James Walker ... Social Security Clerk
Norman Lumsden ... Magistrate, in Magistrates Court
Mark Moss ... Policeman, in Magistrates Court
Julian Herrington ... Clerk, in Magistrates Court (as Julian Herington)
Merelina Kendall ... Nun
Frances Tomelty ... Nun
Jeffrey Segal ... Counsel, at Public Hearing
David Garth ... Defence, at Public Hearing
George Belbin ... Chairman, at Public Hearing
Ronnie Masterson ... Neighbour, at Public Hearing
Maggy Maxwell ... Neighbour, at Public Hearing
Bartlett Mullins ... Neighbour, at Public Hearing
Dorothy Lane ... Old Woman (uncredited)
Patsy O'Shea ... Old Woman (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 3: Evelyn

28 October 1971


Edward Woodward ... The Man
Angela Scoular ... The Girl

Phyllida Law ... The Wife
Edward de Souza ... The Friend
Charles Bolton ... The Young Man

Season 2, Episode 4: O Fat White Woman

4 November 1971

Maureen Pryor ... Mrs. Digby-Hunter
Peter Jeffrey ... Major Digby-Hunter
William Relton ... Wraggett
Alethea Charlton ... Miss Rone
Simon Gipps-Kent ... Marshallsea

Roger Hammond ... Mr. Bagley
Martin Boddey ... Sgt Wall

Susan Penhaligon ... Barbara
Susannah Williams ... Dympna
Charles Simon ... Dr. Smollett
John Saunders ... Dr. Charles
Phillida Sewell ... Lady Archdale
George Belbin ... Sir Edwin Archdale
Leo Bild ... Schoolboy - Upton Grange
Graham Bodman ... Schoolboy - Upton Grange
Adrian Cox ... Schoolboy - Upton Grange
Ray Davis ... Schoolboy - Upton Grange
Leon Davis ... Schoolboy - Upton Grange
Stephen Mallett ... Schoolboy - Upton Grange
Jonathan Moore ... Schoolboy - Upton Grange
Anthony O'Keefe ... Schoolboy - Upton Grange
Christopher Payne ... Schoolboy - Upton Grange
Spencer Plumridge ... Schoolboy - Upton Grange
Sheridan Earl Russell ... Schoolboy - Upton Grange
Douglas Simmonds ... Schoolboy - Upton Grange
Andrew Walters ... Schoolboy - Upton Grange

Season 2, Episode 5: Thank You Very Much

11 November 1971


Julian Holloway ... John
Stanley Lebor ... Robin
Joanna Van Gyseghem ... Joanna
Peter Eyre ... Trevor
Billy Milton ... The Boss
Virginia Wetherell ... Christine
Ralph Bates ... Peter
John Gower ... Vearse
Brendan Barry ... The Boss
John Rees ... Blind beggar
Daphne Oxenford ... Agnes
Tania Robinson ... Interviewer
Garth Watkins ... Tycoon
Charlotte Cornwell ... Tycoon's secretary
Fred McNaughton ... Commissionaire
Gina Warwick ... Lady Cynthia
Sally Adez ... Interviewer
Sarah Marshall ... American Don
Bronwen Williams ... Phone girl
Alan Casley ... Beggar
Danny Schiller ... Beggar
Kubi Chaza ... Member of public
Gordon Faith ... Member of public
Natalie Kent ... Member of public
Aubrey Danvers-Walker ... Member of public
Patricia Leventon ... Member of public (as Petricia Leventon)
Angela Rooks ... Member of public
William Fisher ... Member of public
Walter Swash ... Member of public
Howard Charlton ... Member of public
Victor Langley ... Member of public
Harriet Craig ... Member of public
Belinda Sinclair ... Member of public
Betty Cardno ... Member of public
Margaret Flint ... Member of public
Michael Moore ... Member of public
Joan Harsant ... Member of public
John Hartley ... Member of public

Tessa Shaw ... Member of public

Season 2, Episode 6: Michael Regan

18 November 1971

Peter Howell ... Gerald Frankiss
Joan Benham ... Margery Frankiss
Noel Johnson ... Asst. Chief Constable

Geoffrey Palmer ... Chief Superintendent
Brenda Kaye ... Mrs. Oxlade
Arthur Lovegrove ... Bill Withey
Michael Golden ... Pokey Allen
Leo McCabe ... Father McNally
Anthony Woodruff ... Solicitor
George Belbin ... Henry Maylon
David Spenser ... Derek Patterson
Robin Wentworth ... PC Willis
Richard Grant ... Inspector Ekins
Alan Foss ... Desk sergeant
Roger Rowland ... Policeman
Brian Cant ... Policeman
Robin Browne ... Policeman
Paul Greenhalgh ... Probationer PC
Eric Mason ... Sergeant Pritchard
Eileen Helsby ... Waitress
Catherine Bartlett ... Katie
Colin Bell ... Jerry
Barrie Shore ... Jerry's girl

Alex Norton ... Jerry's mate

David Burke ... Michael Regan
Anna Calder-Marshall ... Doreen

Julian Glover ... Wixon

Charles Gray ... Oxlade

Season 2, Episode 7: Skin Deep

25 November 1971


Donald Pleasence ... Gerry Muddiman
Sylvia Kay ... Doris Muddiman
Donald Douglas ... Robert Walsh

Jean Marsh ... Madeleine Walsh
Colin Jeavons ... Production Monitor
Paul Aston ... Paul Muddiman
J.M. Bay ... American Businessman
James Berwick ... American Businessman
Harry Brunning ... Old Man
Ysanne Churchman ... Factory Girl
June Ellis ... Rose
Maureen Grayson ... Factory Girl
Ken Halliwell ... Man at Outing
Lesley Kerr ... Factory Girl

Norman Mitchell ... Bill
Richardson Morgan ... Ian
Jenny Roberts ... Factory Girl
Michael Stainton ... Personnel Manager
Barry Stanton ... American Businessman
Jessica Swift ... Factory Girl
June Watson

Season 2, Episode 8: Pal

2 December 1971

Robin Phillips ... Luke
Thomas Baptiste ... Norman

Milton Reid ... Contact man
Leon Collins ... Ryan
Hal Galili ... The Hit

Season 2, Episode 9: The Pigeon Fancier

9 December 1971

Bert Palmer ... Len Shelton

Martin Shaw ... Brian
Anna Carteret ... Carol
Stan Jay ... Sam
Gabrielle Daye ... Ethel
Frank Mills ... Club secretary
George Willis ... Reg

Geoffrey Hughes ... Derek

Philip Jackson ... Harry
Billy Russell ... Old man
Charles Lamb ... Old man
Frank Crawshaw ... Old man

Season 2, Episode 10: Home

6 January 1972


John Gielgud ... Harry (as Sir John Gielgud)

Ralph Richardson ... Jack (as Sir Ralph Richardson)
Dandy Nichols ... Marjorie
Mona Washbourne ... Kathleen

Warren Clarke ... Alfred

Season 2, Episode 11: Still Waters

13 January 1972

Margery Mason ... Maud
Richard Pearson ... Alfred
Bryan Pringle ... Nelson
Paul Aston ... The boy
Lorna Heilbron ... The girl
Emma Jane Davies ... The child

Season 2, Episode 12: Stocker's Copper

20 January 1972


Gareth Thomas ... Herbert Griffith
Bryan Marshall ... Manuel Stocker
Jane Lapotaire ... Alice Stocker
Tony Caunter ... Vincent

Malcolm Tierney ... Rev. Booth Coventry
Dominic Allan ... Glamorgan Sgt.
William Moore ... Engine Man
Angela Billing ... Stocker Child
Barry Hawken ... Stocker Child
Harry Littlewood ... Clayworker
Michael Beint ... Cornish Supt.
Don McKillop ... Cornish P.C.

Season 2, Episode 13: The House on Highbury Hill

27 January 1972

Colin Farrell ... Daniel
Amanda Reiss ... Ethel
Alex Marshall ... Marigold

Rachel Kempson ... Mrs. Anderson
Peggy Marshall ... Mrs. Hendrikson
Roger Booth ... Father George
Will Leighton ... Irish priest
Eric Thompson ... Narrator

Season 2, Episode 14: In the Beautiful Caribbean

3 February 1972

Thomas Baptiste ... Zikky
Louise Bennett ... Mercina
Bernard Boston ... Rasta priest
Harcourt Curacao ... Policeman
Danielle Delon ... Young Gal
Alfred Fagon
Mona Hammond ... Dot
Ram John Holder ... Bredda Ordinance
Charles Hyatt ... Ralph
Horace James ... Mass Rufus
Rick James ... One Son

Calvin Lockhart ... Jonathan
Joan Ann Maynard ... Beth
Carmen Munroe ... Miss Marie
Frank Singuineau ... Judge
Corinne Skinner-Carter ... Faye (as Corinne Skinner)

Season 2, Episode 15: Ackerman, Dougall and Harker

10 February 1972

Thomas Ellice ... Peter Murchison (as Martin C. Thurley)
James Grout ... Sinclair
Peter Glaze ... Landlord
Keith Marsh ... Les
Jean Taylor Smith ... Mima
David Steuart ... Andrew
Joe Gladwin ... Walter
Patrick Durkin ... Jack
Michael Greswold ... Bledworth
David Simeon ... Davies
Peter Maric ... Baker
Gary Myers ... Lyons
Brian Churn ... Stevens
John Nightingale ... Quizmaster
Malcolm Keith ... Contestant

Season 2, Episode 16: The Villa Maroc

17 February 1972

Ann Beach ... Valerie
George A. Cooper ... Lionel
Thora Hird ... Doris
Steve Hodson ... Jalall
Stefan Kalipha ... Ali (as Stephan Kalipha)
Harry Landis ... Insp. Fazil
Anthony Newlands

Season 2, Episode 17: Cows

24 February 1972

Alison Leggatt ... Geraldine
Alan Webb ... Herbert
Tessa Wyatt ... Jane

Michael Gambon ... Max
Mike Grady ... Dennis
Julia Goodman ... Janice
Angela Browne ... Regina

Season 2, Episode 18: The Fishing Party

1 June 1972
Three miners plan a weekend fishing.
Brian Glover ... Art
Ray Mort ... Ern
Douglas Livingstone ... Abe
Jane Freeman ... Audrey
Frank Moorey ... Brian
John Comer ... Teaman
Deirdre Costello ... Waitress
James Garbutt ... Fisherman

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: The Reporters

9 October 1972

Robert Urquhart ... Vic

Michael Kitchen ... Alan

Barbara Young ... Greta
Stephanie Turner ... Jane
Jacqueline Stanbury ... Mary
Norman Jones ... Stan
Gavin Richards ... Des
Kenneth Keeling ... Saunders
John Barrard ... Jones
Michael Beint ... Landlord

Season 3, Episode 2: A Life Is Forever

16 October 1972

Maurice O'Connell ... Johnson
Neil Seiler ... Gibson
David Hargreaves ... Peters
Basil Clarke ... Andrews
Roy Boyd ... Lorrimer
Roger Hume ... Stradley
Antony Webb ... Gemmill
Rick James ... Williams
Tony Meyer ... McCallister
Arthur Skinner ... Marlow
Terence Davies ... Buchan
Dennis Castle ... Morton
Simon Castle ... Henderson
Ralph Ball ... Teacher
Eric French ... Prison officer
Peter Jolley ... Prison officer
Crawford Lyall ... Prison officer

Season 3, Episode 3: Carson Country

23 October 1972

J.G. Devlin ... Tom Curdie
Elizabeth Begley ... Sarah Curdie
Sam Kydd ... Tom Brannigan
Patrick McAlinney ... Rev. William Piggot
Harry Towb ... Sash Walker
Neil Coney ... Lord Carson
Derek Lord ... Willie Henderson
John McBride ... Lambeg Billy
Denys Hawthorne ... Archie Heron
Maggie Walker ... Mrs. Piggot
Dermot Tuohy ... Father Donaghue
Eamonn Boyce ... Protestant barman
John Molloy ... Catholic man
Bert Lena ... Catholic barman
Roisin Donaghy ... Eunice Gilbraith
Patricia McAuley ... Mrs. Brannigan
Oliver Maguire ... Major Crawford
Norma Vogan ... Mrs. Gilbraith
Stanley McGeagh ... New Orange member
Will Leighton ... Clergyman

James Greene ... Clergyman
Allan McClelland ... Andy Greer
Phyllis MacMahon ... Woman at the bonfire
Joan Campbell ... Woman at the bonfire
Maggie Fitzgerald ... Woman at the bonfire
Paul Nemeer ... Solo singer

Season 3, Episode 4: Man Friday

30 October 1972

Colin Blakely ... Robinson Crusoe
Ram John Holder ... Man Friday
George Browne ... Elder
Robert Atiko ... Boy
Susan Chaloner ... Girl
Gladys Taylor ... Woman
Tommy Eytle ... Stringed instrument player

Season 3, Episode 5: Triple Exposure

6 November 1972

Season 3, Episode 6: Better Than the Movies

13 November 1972

Bryan Marshall ... Bill Huntley
Christine Hargreaves ... Joan Huntley
Julie Britton ... Maggie Huntley
Walter Dalby ... Mr. Huntley
Anne Dyson ... Mrs. Huntley
Marjorie Yates ... Sally Rowe
Inigo Jackson ... Victor Rowe
Glyn Battle ... Mark Rowe
Sammy Sharples ... Charlie
Rosalind Ayres ... Rita
Richardson Morgan ... Frank
William Moore ... Bank manager
Paul Henry ... Solicitor
Neil Wilson ... Inspector
Tony Melody ... Official receiver
Barrie Fletcher ... Car dealer
Paul Luty ... Barman

Season 3, Episode 7: The General's Day

20 November 1972


Alastair Sim ... General Adam Suffolk

Annette Crosbie ... Elsie Lorrimer
Dandy Nichols ... Mrs. Hinch
Nan Munro ... Mrs. Consitine
Norman Shelley ... Mr. Consitine
Jack Galloway ... Jock
Julia Goodman ... Muriel
George Belbin ... Man in Bar
Lala Lloyd ... 1st Lady
Eileen Helsby ... 2nd Lady
Olive Mercer ... 3rd Lady

Season 3, Episode 8: The Bankrupt

27 November 1972


Joss Ackland ... Ellis Cripper
Sheila Allen ... Angela
David Waller ... Gowran Cripper
Alethea Charlton ... Anne
Peter Cellier ... James

Bob Hoskins ... Taxi driver
John Woodnutt ... Doctor
Sheila Mathews

Season 3, Episode 9: Just Your Luck

4 December 1972

Lesley Mackie ... Alison

David Hayman ... Alec
Mary Riggans ... Betsie Hawkins
Gerry Slevin ... Colin Hawkins
Eileen McCallum ... Isa Johnson
Joseph Greig ... Joe Johnson
Andrew Byatt ... Duncan
Austin Hyslop ... Alec's 1st Mate
Allan Craig ... Alec's 2nd Mate
Kevin Collins ... Grandfather
Helen Norman ... Auntie Maymie
Joan Fitzpatrick ... Auntie Jessie
Jean Faulds ... Auntie Cathy
Balfour Sharp ... Hawkins Boy
Brian Pettifer ... Youth at Wedding
Hamish Roughead ... Alison's Uncle
Betty Cardno ... Alison's Aunt

Season 3, Episode 10: The Bouncing Boy

11 December 1972

Norman Eshley ... Dave Osmond
Patricia Brake ... Meriel Osmond
Bert King ... Jim
Lillian Gray ... Jim's wife
Marjorie Yates ... Harriet
Andrew Laurence ... Colonel Hardy
Mary Land ... Jill Hardy
Ina Clough ... Mrs. Gee
Mary MacLeod ... Mrs. Ashcroft
George A. Cooper ... Ashcroft
Max Wall ... Les
Oscar Quitak ... Surgeon
Monty Bec ... Johnson

Tony Haygarth ... Neighbour
Robert McBain ... Cashier
Ron Hackett ... Man at the auction
David Williams ... Man at the auction
Paul Kelly ... Man at the auction
Jacqueline Stanbury ... Woman at the auction
Eileen Kennally ... Woman at the hospital
Lorna Leech ... Woman at the hospital
Danielle Delon ... Woman at the hospital
Caroline Hunt ... Woman at the hospital
Frances Tomelty ... Woman in the ward
Catherine Kessler ... Woman in the ward
Lucita Lijertwood ... Woman in the ward
Jenny Earl ... Woman in the ward

Season 3, Episode 11: Shakespeare or Bust

8 January 1973
Three miners take a boat trip to Stratford-on-Avon.
Brian Glover ... Art
Ray Mort ... Erm
Douglas Livingstone ... Abe
Katya Wyeth ... Hélène
Peter Honri ... Yachting Cap
Alan David ... Boat Hirer
Frank Woodfield ... Lock Keeper

Philip Jackson ... Hippie

Terence Mountain ... Bouncer
Mick Dillon ... Boxer
Frederick Peisley ... Charlie
Ralph Lawton ... Landlord
Peggy Ashby ... Landlady
Walter Dalby ... Laplock
Gillian Andrews ... Box Office Lady
Mark Freeman ... Commissionnaire

Janet Suzman

Richard Johnson

Season 3, Episode 12: Land of Green Ginger

15 January 1973
Faced with the prospect of being sent to work abroad, Sally Brown returns home from London to Hull, to see if she still feels the same attachment for her home town - and for her old boyfriend Mike Thurlow. Will she decide to take the job abroad or return to live with Mike in Hull?

Gwen Taylor ... Sally Brown
John Flanagan ... Mike Thurlow
Jean Heywood ... Mrs. Brown

Michael Elwyn ... Reynolds
Ivy Cawood ... Mrs. Thurlow
Clive Hunter ... Taxi Driver
Ted Denyer ... Uncle Jack
The Watersons ... Folk Singers in Pub (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 13: Kisses at Fifty

22 January 1973

Bill Maynard ... Harry
Rosemarie Dunham ... Rene
Marjorie Yates ... Audrey
Lori Wells ... Sandra
Maureen Callaghan ... Helen
James Hazeldine ... Chris
Robert Booth ... Keith
Andrew Beaumont ... Kevin
Christine Mountain ... Lorraine
John Comer ... George
Paul Luty ... Terry
Ted Carroll ... Mate
Pat Wallis ... Flo
Elizabeth Dawn ... Enid
Christine Buckley ... Winnie
John Alderson ... Audrey's Husband
Kathy Proctor ... Social Security Clerk

David Bradley ... Policeman
Bernard Atha ... Social Security Man (uncredited)
Fred McNaughton ... Vicar (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 14: Highway Robbery

29 January 1973

John Collin ... Terry
Angela Crow ... Val
Rosemary Martin ... Freda Bass
David Swift ... Councillor Bass
Christopher Amos ... Mark
Graham Ashley ... Arthur
Diana Bishop ... Jackie
Eddie Bradfield ... Mr. Watts
June Brown ... Hilda
Peter Challis ... Feature
Walter Dalby ... Labour councillor
June Ellis ... Joyce
Jane Freeman ... Housing official
Joyce Grundy ... Dot
Peggy Hughes ... Mrs. Osborne
Maggie Jones ... Nance
Geoffrey Matthews ... Estate agent

Ann Mitchell ... Amenities officer
Ted Morris ... Bill
Beverly Owens ... Tracy
Christopher Procter ... Kevin

Alan Rothwell ... Planning officer
Geoffrey Wearing ... Chairman
Dorothy Wood ... Amy
Roger Wood ... Man in street
Trevor Woolley ... Tim

Season 3, Episode 15: Song at Twilight

5 February 1973

Colin Blakely ... Eddie Ritchie

Peter Sallis ... Austin Melcroft
David Waller ... Meadows
Ann Beach ... Shirley Ritchie
Michael Hawkins ... Howard Stevens
Sean Roantree ... Crunch
Anthony Naylor ... Jericho
Johnnie Wade ... Wilkins
Peter Boyes ... Michael
Anthony Langdon ... Jock
Janet Davies ... Rose
John Comer ... Mr. Calthrop
Gabrielle Daye ... Mrs. Calthrop
George Little ... Referee
Michael Barrington ... Bolton
Anthony Woodruff ... Stiggins
Martin Wyldeck ... Gatley
John Blythe ... Cooper
George Moon ... Pursglove

Patricia Fletcher ... Angela Ritchie
Denise Gyngell ... Mary-Jane Ritchie

Season 3, Episode 16: Only Make Believe

12 February 1973
Playwright Christopher Hudson finds his medical problem hinders his writing. He employs secretary Sandra George and dictates his new play to her, but tensions soon develop between the two. As Hudson creates, scenes from his play are dramatized and interpolated. The play being created is Dennis Potter's Angels Are So Few, seen with a totally different cast from the 1970 BBC production.
Keith Barron ... Christopher Hudson
Georgina Hale ... Sandra George
Rowena Cooper ... Cynthia Nicholls

Alun Armstrong ... Michael Biddle

Geoffrey Palmer ... Richard Nicholls
Laurence Hardy ... Doctor
Susan Richards ... Mrs. Cawser
George Howe ... Mr. Cawser
John Malcolm ... Interviewer
Monika Ringwald ... Interviewee - Danish Girl

Season 3, Episode 17: For Sylvia, or the Air Show

19 February 1973

Season 3, Episode 18: The Operation

26 February 1973


George Lazenby ... David Adler
Tom Kempinski ... George Timmins

Maurice Roëves ... Ted Hardin
Maureen Shaw ... Diane Hardin
Michael Gover ... Alec
John Rapley ... Chief Rotarian
John Malcolm ... Porter
Johnny Shannon ... Ron
Alex Marshall ... Girl at Party
Tony Caunter ... Alderman
Peggy Ann Wood ... Olive
Patsy Smart ... Cleaner
Frank Littlewood ... Chairman
Maggie Peacock ... Iris

Season 3, Episode 19: Access to the Children

5 March 1973


Joss Ackland ... Malcolmson
Mary Peach ... Elizabeth
Hildegard Neil ... Diana
Mandy Tulloch ... Deidre
Peter Clay ... Richard
Lysandre De La Haye ... Susie
Alan Hay ... Chairman
Ian Fairbairn ... Board member
Richard Pendrey ... Mr. Popper

Season 3, Episode 20: Hard Labour

12 March 1973
A quiet and put-upon house cleaner breaks her silence.
Liz Smith ... Mrs. Thornley
Clifford Kershaw ... Jim Thornley
Polly Hemingway ... Ann

Bernard Hill ... Edward

Alison Steadman ... Veronica
Vanessa Harris ... Mrs. Stone
Cyril Varley ... Mr. Stone
Linda Beckett ... Julie

Ben Kingsley ... Naseem
Alan Erasmus ... Barry
Rowena Parr ... June
June Whitaker ... Mrs. Rigby
Paula Tilbrook ... Mrs. Thornley's friend
Keith Washington ... Mr. Shaw
Louis Raynes ... Tallyman
Alan Gerrard ... Greengrocer
Diana Flacks ... Mrs. Rubens
Patrick Durkin ... Frank
Ian East ... Dick
Dennis Barry ... Old Man
Sonny Farrar ... Publican
Surya Kumari ... Sikh Lady
Irene Gawre ... Sister (as Irene Gawne)
Hal Jeayes ... Priest

Season 3, Episode 21: Man Above Men

19 March 1973


Alexander Knox ... The Judge
Gwen Watford ... Susan
John Moore ... Benson
John Salthouse ... Andrews
John Gatrell ... 1st Prosecuting counsel
Cheryl Hall ... Ann
Nelly Griffiths ... Old woman
Lewis Wilson ... Attendant
Myles Hoyle ... Ian
Charles Kinross ... 2nd Prosecuting counsel
Elizabeth Bell ... Barbara
Louise Nelson ... Nurse
Margaret Flint ... Mrs. Andrews (as Maggie Flint)
Amelia Bayntun ... Mrs. Marshall
Oliver Maguire ... Kelly

Season 3, Episode 22: Speech Day

26 March 1973

David Smith ... Ronnie Warboys
John Forbes-Robertson ... Headmaster
D. Geoff Tomlinson ... Deputy Headmaster (as Geoff Tomlinson)
Bill Dean ... George
Brian Glover ... Mr. Warboys
Kevin Jenkinson ... Wally
Glen Dalby ... Robson
Andrew Beaumont ... Danny Warboys
Elizabeth Dawn ... Mrs. Warboys
Michael Atha ... Grandfather
John Rolls ... Mayor
Tony Caunter ... Douglas
Leonard Fenton ... Maths Master

Bernard Wrigley ... Art Master
Peter Wallis ... Sanderson

Paul Copley ... Woodwork Master
Wilfred Harrison ... Professor Jessup
Denise Mockler ... Miss Bedford
Gary McDermott ... PE Master
Mary Vaughan ... Domestic Science

Season 3, Episode 23: Steps Back

14 May 1973

Dave Hill ... Gerry Broadbent (as David Hill)
Harriet Harper ... Nita Hill
Fred Crossley ... Mr. Bottomley
Freddie Fletcher ... Gerry's mate
Stephen Hatton ... Gerry's mate
Alaric Booth ... Young Gerry
June Liversedge ... Schoolgirl
Marjorie Phillips ... Schoolgirl
Barry Green ... Schoolboy
Nigel Lambert ... Schoolboy
Joan Peters ... Receptionist
Bernard Atha ... Hotel porter
Geoffrey Banks ... Teacher
Ted Carroll ... Taxi driver

Season 3, Episode 24: Three's One

4 June 1973

Hywel Bennett ... Tony
Caroline Mortimer ... Maggie

Fulton Mackay ... Dr. Leafer
Patricia Lawrence ... Mrs. Leafer
Paul Hand ... Maggie's son
Peter Marshall ... Maggie's son

Season 3, Episode 25: Edward G: Like the Filmstar

11 June 1973

Robert Lang ... Edward Morris

Anne Reid ... Eileen Morris

Judy Parfitt ... Elizabeth Hulme

Trevor Peacock ... Pearson
Keith Drinkel ... Alan Hopkins

Season 3, Episode 26: Blooming Youth

18 June 1973


Philip Jackson ... Jeff
Colin Higgins ... Jim
Peter Kinley ... Adrian
Lydia Lisle ... Jayne
Peter Jonfield ... Bernie
Carrie Lee Baker ... Julie

Rynagh O'Grady ... Grainne
Patti Bee ... Rebecca
William Hoyland ... Chris Green
Bruce Taylor ... Mr. Gardiner
Maureen Asher ... Girl downstairs
Louise Nelson ... Waitress

Season 3, Episode 27: The Stretch

25 June 1973

Rosalind Ayres ... Maureen
Andrew McCulloch ... Tom
June Ellis ... Mrs. Wood
Sylvia Barter ... Welfare officer
Bruce Bould ... Prisoner
John Cater ... Norman
Jane Powell ... Lily
Pam Scotcher ... Joan
Theresa Watson ... Shopkeeper
Jean Leppard ... Customer
Patsy Smart ... Customer
Susan Murphy ... Customer

Season 3, Episode 28: Making the Play

2 July 1973


James Bolam ... Husband

Barbara Ferris ... Wife
Katya Wyeth ... Redhead

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont

18 October 1973

Celia Johnson ... Mrs. Palfrey
Alan Webb ... Mr. Osmond
Catherine Lacey ... Mrs. Arbuthnot
Joseph Blatchley ... Ludo Myers
Susan Richards ... Mrs. Post
Gillian Lind ... Mrs. Burton
Jimmy Gardner ... Summers
Angela Easton ... Receptionist
Geoffrey Matthews ... Mr. Wilkins
Elsie Wagstaff ... Mrs. Arbuthnot's sister
Sylvia Brayshay ... Waitress
Stephen Zammit ... Antonio
Nan Munro ... Lady Swayne
Elizabeth Tyrrell ... Mrs. Myers
Ronald Mayer ... Harry
Ruth Trouncer ... Elizabeth
Pamela Moiseiwitsch ... Rosie
Wigram Grace ... Desmond
Madeleine Christie ... Mrs. de Salis
Michael Graham Cox ... Willie de Salis
Dorothy Reynolds ... Fay Sylvester
Madoline Thomas ... Aunt Bunty
Rita Davies ... Matron

Season 4, Episode 2: Her Majesty's Pleasure

25 October 1973


John Bindon ... Jumbo

Bob Hoskins ... Woodbine
Yolande Turner ... Lady Chatterley

Peter Firth ... Arsenic
Derek Griffiths ... Limehouse
Robert Bernal ... Professor
Richard Pearson ... Mrs. Whiteheart
Tim Wylton ... Haystack
Noel Davis ... Robbie
James Bree ... Coroner
Paul Williamson ... Inspector
Joe Melia ... Mother Bear

Season 4, Episode 3: Jack Point

1 November 1973

Stephen Murray ... Mr. Richardson
Isabel Dean ... Mrs. Richardson
Basil Lord ... Rowland Matthews
Gerard Ryder ... Clive Bates
Peter Pratt ... Fenner
Bernard Gallagher ... Faulkner
Liz Smith ... Mrs. Matthews
Abby Hadfield ... Glenda
Madge Hindle ... Maggie
Ivor Roberts ... The Chairman
Martin Dempsey ... Donal
Gloria Jennings ... Betty
Norman Jones ... Taffy
John Nightingale ... Rex
Victoria Williams ... Allison (as Vicky Williams)

Season 4, Episode 4: The Emergency Channel

8 November 1973

Richard Pasco ... Dean
Barbara Leigh-Hunt ... Sarah
Dinah Stabb ... Julie

Nigel Hawthorne ... Graham
David Cook ... Wilf
Edmond Bennett ... Harford
Ian Marter ... Literary editor
Wendy Taylor ... Secretary
Frederick Peisley ... Hotel porter
Julia McCarthy ... Receptionist

Patrick Stewart ... The Man
Iona Macrae ... The Man's assistant
Marcia Warren ... Waitress

Season 4, Episode 5: Mummy and Daddy

15 November 1973

Neil Wilson ... Arthur
Constance Chapman ... Marion
Mike Savage ... David
Tony Melody ... Leslie
Therese McMurray ... Susan
Patricia Lawrence ... Joan
Joe Holmes ... Harris

Season 4, Episode 6: Private Practice

22 November 1973

Priscilla Morgan ... Sylvia
Bernard Hepton ... Derek
Heather Canning ... Mrs. Star
Ella Milne ... Mrs. Todd
Reginald Marsh ... Dennis Masters
Valerie Holliman ... Liz Masters
Kate Nicholls ... Anne Payne
Rosario Serrano ... Spanish maid
Stephen Jack ... Gardener

Season 4, Episode 7: Shutdown

29 November 1973

Freddie Fletcher ... Bernie
Clifford Kershaw ... Durban
Stacy Davies ... Arthur
Dave Hill ... Maurice (as David Hill)
John Simons ... Dave
Deirdre Costello ... Mary

Season 4, Episode 8: Baby Blues

6 December 1973

Zena Walker ... Lavinia
Norman Rodway ... Sir Dominic
Sydney Tafler ... Mr. Crowley
Rosalind Knight ... Sister Maidenhead
Bettina Dickson ... Sister Bramley
Claudette Critchlow ... Nurse Ezrah
Jean Harrington ... Ingrid
Diana Payan ... Dolores
Gillian Eddison ... Receptionist
Robin Hunter ... Dr. Ingram
Raymond Mason ... Anaesthetist
Christopher Denham ... Paediatrician
Peter Childs ... Sid
Brian Croucher ... Terry
June Watson ... Night nurse
Daphne Riggs ... Mrs. Portobello
Richard Mellett ... Baby Rupert
Sarah Sutton ... Little Lavinia
Peter Adair ... Priest

Season 4, Episode 9: Jingle Bells

13 December 1973

Colin Farrell ... Ralph
John Barrie ... Edwin
Brenda Bruce ... Madge
Jenifer Armitage ... Brenda
Daphne Oxenford ... Mrs. Johnson
Peter Needham ... Harry
Robert Lister ... Bill
Erin Geraghty ... Angela
Jane Collins ... Doreen
Jane Knowles ... Mavis
Mike Savage ... Ted
Brian Stirner ... Colin
Victor Langley ... Vicar
John Dunbar ... Old man in club
Tina Charles ... Singer
Danny Street ... Singer
Nat Jackley ... Landlord
Carol MacReady ... Landlord's wife
Anthony Mather ... Anthony
Ian Hutchinson ... Ian
Richard Millington ... Kevin
Janine Graham ... Sharon
Lynn Murphy ... Baby Lynn

Season 4, Episode 10: The Lonely Man's Lover

17 January 1974


David Bailie ... Daniel Tasker
Jan Francis ... Lizzie
Anne Dyson ... Sarah

Struan Rodger ... David
Ben Ludlam ... Simeon
Alex Robinson ... Doctor
Eileen Helsby ... Teacher
Joe Belcher ... Auctioneer
Niall Padden ... Minister
Frank Crompton ... Old man
Pat Wallis ... Barmaid

Season 4, Episode 11: All Good Men

31 January 1974

Bill Fraser ... Edward Waite

Ronald Pickup ... Richard Massingham

Jack Shepherd ... William

Frances de la Tour ... Maria

Season 4, Episode 12: Joe's Ark

14 February 1974
The religious beliefs of pet shop owner Joe (Freddie Jones) are shaken by the terminal illness of his daughter Lucy (Angharad Rees). For Potter, this play "makes more than a wry nod at possibilities which can comprehend pain, or disgust, or the implacable presence of death itself."

Freddie Jones ... Joe Jones

Angharad Rees ... Lucy Jones

Dennis Waterman ... Bobby Jones
Christopher Guard ... John
Edward Evans ... Preacher - Daniel Watkins
Patricia Franklin ... Sally
Clive Graham ... Doctor
Emrys Leyshon ... Man Customer
Margaret John ... Woman Customer
Colin Rix ... Chef
Azad Ali ... Waiter

Season 4, Episode 13: Hot Fat

21 February 1974

Richard O'Callaghan ... Tortoiseshell
Roger Booth ... Holland
Peter Madden ... Pate
Frankie Jordan ... Sharon
Marcia Ashton ... Mrs. Lane
Royston Farrell ... German
Robin Parkinson ... Tattooed man
Bert Rogers ... Fat man

Season 4, Episode 14: Easy Go

7 March 1974
A group of Deptford youngsters hang about by the River Thames on a hot day. When they and some nearby dockers spot a valuable copper boiler floating in the river the two rival factions try to get at it first. The youngsters succeed, but on their way to the totter's yard they are waylaid by the adults, who take the copper off them.

Alun Armstrong ... First docker
Robert Putt ... Second docker
Reginald Stewart ... Totter (as Reg Stewart)
Jason Stuart ... Boy by arches
Denyse Alexander ... Housewife
Karen Groves ... Little girl
Frank Gentry ... Boy by river
Diana Van Proosdy ... Stallholder
Peter Needham ... Playground leader
Brian Vaughan ... Vicar
Eric Mason ... Publican
Eddie Davies ... Pub customer
Harry Davis ... Pub customer
Frederick Radley ... Old Mether
Graham Weston ... Policeman

Season 4, Episode 15: Headmaster

14 March 1974

Frank Windsor ... Tom Fisher

Michael Byrne ... Russell
Gerald Sim ... Carter
Colin Douglas ... Philips
Patricia Lawrence ... Margaret Fisher
Mary MacLeod ... June Wade
Anthony Roye ... Harvey
Hugh Thomas ... Dickinson
Alan Cullen ... Chairman
Margot Boyd ... Miss Williams
Arnold Diamond ... Andrews
Auriol Smith ... Mrs. Russell
Anthony Douse ... Geoff Edwards
Terence Burtenshaw ... David
Kevin Hourigan ... Peter
Perry Benson ... Nicky
Paul Smithers ... Gerry
Pearl Page ... Mrs. Evans (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 16: Penda's Fen

21 March 1974
Through a series of real and imagined encounters with angels, demons, and England's pagan past, a pastor's son begins to question his religion and politics, and comes to terms with his sexuality.
Spencer Banks ... Stephen Franklin
John Atkinson ... Reverend J. Franklin
Georgine Anderson ... Mrs. Franklin
Ron Smerczak ... Joel
Ian Hogg ... Arne
Jennie Heslewood ... Mrs. Arne
Graham Leaman ... Sir Edward Elgar
Christopher Douglas ... Honeybone
John Richmond ... Headmaster
Ivor Roberts ... Cooke
Joan Scott ... The Lady
Ray Gatenby ... The Man
Helena McCarthy ... Mrs. Kings
Joyce Grundy ... Mrs. Gisbourne
Frank Veasey ... Council Workman
Elizabeth Revill ... Nurse
Moray Black ... Sixth-Former
John Scott Martin ... Sir Nicholas Pole (as John Scott)
Roy Preston ... Brott
Pat Bowker ... Joel's Girl
Geoffrey Staines ... King Penda
Geoffry Pennells ... Demon
Martin Reynolds ... Angel
Ian Gemmel ... Harry (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 17: Pidgeon: Hawk or Dove?

28 March 1974


Jack Shepherd ... Wallace Pidgeon
Belinda Low ... Martha Pidgeon
Iain Cuthbertson ... Headmaster
John Bryans ... Colonel Broom
Ann Cunningham ... Dora
Milton Johns ... Evelyn de Plume
Robert Lee ... Mr. Cheng
Louis Hammond ... Leon Kitchen

Season 4, Episode 18: Three for the Fancy

11 April 1974

Brian Glover ... Art
Ray Mort ... Abe
Douglas Livingstone ... Ern
Rita Howard ... Ally
Juliet Cooke ... Sarah
Elizabeth Ashton ... Agnes
Russell Cooke ... Alfred Entwhistle
John F. Landry ... Harold Entwhistle
Lorraine Peters ... May Entwhistle
George Malpas ... Sam Myatt
Monty Bec ... Steward
Glynne Geldart ... Mouse girl

Season 4, Episode 19: The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil

6 June 1974
Drama documentary adaptation of John McGrath's play staged by the 7:84 theatre company dealing with the exploitation of the Scottish people throughout history, from the brutal evictions of the Highland crofters by landowners to make way for the more economically viable Cheviot sheep in the 18th century, the development of stag hunts in Highland game parks in the 19th century and finally the exploitation of resources during the oil boom of the 1970's.
John Bett ... 7:84 Company - Sellar / Government Spokesman etc
David MacLennan ... 7:84 Company - Crofter etc
Dolina MacLennan ... 7:84 Company - Singer etc
Elizabeth MacLennan ... 7:84 Company - Lady Phosphate etc
Timothy Martin ... 7:84 Company - Queen Victoria etc

Alex Norton ... 7:84 Company - Lord Vat / Singer etc

Bill Paterson ... 7:84 Company - McChuckemup / Texas Jim etc
Allan Ross ... 7:84 Company - Fiddle Music Man etc
John Byrne ... 7:84 Company - Pop-Up Book
John McGrath ... 7:84 Company - Writer / Director
Charles Kearney ... Sellar

James Cosmo ... Loch
Stuart Mungall ... Husband
Terri Cavers ... Wife (as Terry Cavers)
Iain Glass ... MacLeod (as Ian Glas)
David Steuart ... Judge
Kenneth Benda ... Duke of Sutherland
Kevin Collins ... Old Man

Season 4, Episode 20: Schmoedipus

20 June 1974
Another Dennis Potter "visitation drama" focusing on a mother and son: When a stranger, Glen, appears at the door of middle-aged Elizabeth Carter, he claims to be the illegitimate son she gave away at birth, and she accepts his story.
Anna Cropper ... Elizabeth Carter
John Carson ... Tom Carter

Tim Curry ... Glen
John Horsley ... Ronnie

Bob Hoskins ... Blake
Carol MacReady ... Dorothy
Reg Cranfield ... Man in Corridor

Season 4, Episode 21: The Childhood Friend

27 June 1974


Anthony Hopkins ... Alexander Tashkov

Susan Fleetwood ... Janet Morton
Alison Key ... Alice Tashkov
George Pravda ... Nikolay Tashkov
Joan Haythorne ... May Tashkov
Peter Duncan ... Peter Tashkov
Michael Hawkins ... John Morton
Sara Gibson ... Laura Morton
David Neal ... Dr. Ackerly

Season 4, Episode 22: A Follower for Emily

4 July 1974

Herbert Ramskill ... Harry
Betty Wolfe ... Emily
Frederick Bennett ... Bert Nichols
Ella Milne ... Edie Branch
Jumoke Debayo ... Evelyn
Margaret Heald ... Jean
June Watson ... Matron
Bart Allison ... Mr. Morgan
Vi Delmar ... Mrs. Gadsby
Jeanne Doree ... Mrs. Brown
Richard Gregory ... Mr. Railton
Claudette Critchlow ... Jane
Valerie Murray ... Maria
William Ridoutt ... John Nichols
John Dolan ... Mr. Taylor
Barbara New ... Ann Johnson
Toby Lennon ... Mr. Brammall
Julie May ... Domestic
Jacqueline Blackmore ... Domestic

Season 5


Season 5, Episode 1: Leeds United

31 October 1974
The true story of a strike in 1970 by female textile-factory workers in Leeds who wanted to be paid the same as their male colleagues, but whose efforts were undermined by the trade union that they belonged to.
Lynne Perrie ... Mollie
Elizabeth Spriggs ... Maggie
Lori Wells ... Sadie
Josie Lane ... Annie
Bert Gaunt ... Harry Gridley
Stan Stennett ... Joe Pike
Peter Wallis ... Fred Packer
Bernard Archard ... Managing Director, Blacks
Stanley Meadows ... Managing Director, Benthams
Terence Frisby ... Raymond Boswell
Peter Cellier ... Philip Stringer
Pat Wallis ... Rhona
Peter Russell ... Stan Lloyd
Christine Buckley ... Joan
Frances Goodall ... Peggy
John Comer ... Billy Crane
Martin Dempsey ... Union Regional Secretary
George Silver ... Bent
Tony Heath ... Isaacs
D.J. Huckerby ... King (as Dennis Huckerby)
Duggie Brown ... Bus Conductor
Gwen Harris ... Older Worker
Dennis Lawes ... Older Worker
Terry Waddington ... Dennis Jones
Sue Dexter ... Mrs. Hesketh
Nanette Ryder ... Mrs. Gridley
Muriel Lawford ... Florrie
Wendy Marshall ... Young Girl
Bernard Atha ... Radio Reporter
Alex Robinson ... Town Hall Chairman
Christine Early ... Striker
Kenneth Hastwell ... Striker (as Ken Hastwell)
Suzi Daniels ... Striker
Joyce Kennedy ... Striker
Elizabeth Dawn ... Striker
Patti Nicholls ... Striker
Olga Grahame ... Striker
Don Scales ... Jack
Poppy Lane ... Extra (uncredited)
Colin Welland ... (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 2: Baby Love

7 November 1974

Patti Love ... Eileen
Dev Sagoo ... Shahid
Tony Melody ... Detective
Joan Scott ... Assistant governor
Rowena Cooper ... Mrs. O'Brien
Donald Gee ... Dr. Sillitoe
Desmond Perry ... Priest

Roger Hammond ... Doctor
Lesley Daine ... Mrs. Haigh
Eve Belton ... First nurse
Gay Wilde ... Second nurse
Rita Davies ... First policewoman
Diana Payan ... Second policewoman
William Maxwell ... Reporter
Jean Rimmer ... Mrs. Taylor
James Noakes ... Baby

Season 5, Episode 3: Back of Beyond

14 November 1974


Rachel Roberts ... Olwen
Lynne Jones ... Rachel
Michael Griffiths ... David

Edward Hardwicke ... Gareth
Diana Bishop ... Megan

Season 5, Episode 4: The Bevellers

21 November 1974

Roddy McMillan ... Bob Darnley
Paul Young ... Joe Crosby
John Grieve ... Peter Laidlaw
Jackie Farrell ... Charlie Weir
Andrew Byatt ... Norrie Beaton
Bill Armour ... The Rouger
John Young ... Leslie Skinner
Leonard Maguire ... Alex Freer
Jan Wilson ... Nancy Blair

Season 5, Episode 5: Taking Leave

28 November 1974

Season 5, Episode 6: Fugitive

5 December 1974


Stephen Rea ... Peter
Eve Belton ... Clare
Paul Farrell ... Fr. Provincial

Bosco Hogan ... Noel
Liam Redmond ... Giles

David Kelly ... Mark
Seamus Healy ... Paul
Vass Anderson ... Malachy
Alan Barry ... John
Ian Cunningham ... Benedict
Harry Webster ... Eugene
Cecil Sheridan ... Philip
Eamonn Boyce ... Dubliner
Doreen Keogh ... Dubliner
Joan Campbell ... Dubliner
Chris Gannon ... Dubliner
Olivia Shanley ... Dubliner
Shay Gorman ... Dubliner

Season 5, Episode 7: Eleanor

12 December 1974


Pauline Quirke ... Eleanor
Colin Douglas ... Father
Doreen Mantle ... Mother
Maureen Pryor ... Miss Whitehead
Yvonne Antrobus ... Miss Homber
Elaine Mitchell ... Miss Haskins

James Greene ... Det.-Sgt. Gregg
Martin Boddey ... Mr. O'Brien
Ray Burdis ... Danny Price
Nula Conwell ... Liz Jones
George Balentine ... Photographer
Caroline North ... Eileen Reid
Kim Taylforth ... Susie Crumm
Gillian Taylforth ... Mavis
Lilian Rostkowska ... Thelma
Kevin Lindsay ... Man at seaside

Season 5, Episode 8: Gangsters

9 January 1975
Birmingham is a melting pot of races and every community has a stake in the city's underworld. When John Kline is released from prison after serving a sentence for murder, he becomes the unwilling catalyst in a gang war.
Maurice Colbourne ... John Kline
Philip Martin ... Rawlinson
Tania Rogers ... Dinah Carmichael

Paul Barber ... Malleson
Elizabeth Cassidy ... Anne Darracott

Saeed Jaffrey ... Rafiq
Paul Antrim ... Dermot Mcavoy
Ahmed Khalil ... Khan
Paul Satvendar ... Kuldip
Graeme Weston ... Heavy

Gordon Bilboe ... Tommy Rawlinson
Rolf Day ... Comic
Mohammed Ashiq ... Comic
Bunny Johnson ... Rawlinson's accomplice
Larry Brown ... Rawlinson's accomplice
Earlene Bentley ... Singer
Ethel Coley ... Singer
Joanne White ... Singer
Tariq Yunus ... Jashir Singh Mahail
Ashi Arora ... Jashir's daughter (as Ashi)
Romi Arora ... Mangit (as Romi)
Bela Arora ... Jashir's daughter (as Bela)
Hans Mater ... Van Der Staay
Goutam Choudhury ... Servant
Leon Terroll ... West Indian schoolboy
Jonny Wong
Jarnail Singh
Alan Towers ... Himself
Marie Dali ... Sandra
Ashok Kumar
Gerry Foley
Hasif Solanki

Season 5, Episode 9: The After Dinner Game

16 January 1975


Timothy West ... Mark Childers
Rupert Davies ... Bartley Humbolt
Margaret Whiting ... Gaynor Humbolt
Mark Wing-Davey ... Ben Good
Georgine Anderson ... Helen Childers

Connie Booth ... Lee-Ann Good
Ian Gelder ... Andrew Patterson
Diane Fletcher ... Flora Beniform
Ronald Mayer ... Mason
Marguerite Young ... Maid

Season 5, Episode 10: Breath

23 January 1975

Angela Pleasence ... Nell Hamer

Gareth Thomas ... Rodney Hamer
Liz Smith ... Mrs. Pritchett
David Raynor ... Clint Lewis
Gwyneth Powell ... Elvira Lewis
Donald Bisset ... Nell's father
John Rowe ... Doctor
Janet Davies ... Nurse
Anthony Waters ... Guest
Emma Harwood ... Baby

Season 5, Episode 11: The Death of a Young, Young Man

30 January 1975

Gary Brown ... Billy

Andrew Schofield ... Cazza
Paul Cahill ... Bo
Bill McGuirk ... Farmer Wilson
Sebastian Abineri ... Benny

Jonathan Pryce ... Tommy

Jeff Rawle ... Steve
Sally Sanders ... Billy's Mother

Season 5, Episode 12: Sunset Across the Bay

20 February 1975
A married couple, after a life time of work and bringing up a family, retire and awaken to the fast changing world around them, the habitual nature of their relationship, and what they have left.
Gabrielle Daye ... Mam - Mrs. Burnett
Harry Markham ... Dad - Mr. Burnett

Bob Peck ... Bertram
Christine Buckley ... Woman in Flats
Bill Pilkington ... Woman's Husband
Elizabeth Dawn ... Canteen Lady
Peter Wallis ... Gatekeeper

Paul Shane ... Removal Man
Joe Belcher ... Workman
Albert Modley ... Arthur
Betty Alberge ... Mrs. Longstaff
Marjorie Sudell ... Newsagent
Clifford Kershaw ... First Man in Teabar
Joe Kenyon ... Second Man in Teabar

Bernard Wrigley ... Milkman
Jill Summers ... Boring Woman
Bert Palmer ... Bricklayer
Allan Bowlas ... Man in Garden
Madge Hindle ... Miss Passmore
Patricia Mason ... Miss Venables
Nora Pollitt ... Mrs. Liversidge
Harold Graham ... Conductor
John Gee ... Hotel Waiter
Sam Shed ... Passer-by
William Hoyland ... Doctor
Julia Lang ... Nurse
Gwen Harris ... Woman in Post Office

Season 5, Episode 13: Funny Farm

27 February 1975

Tim Preece ... Alan Welbeck
Allan Surtees ... Arthur Rothwell
Bernard Severn ... Ted Spinner
Michael Bilton ... Sidney Charlton
Kenneth Scott ... Jonathan
John Locke ... Jeff West
Gordon Christie ... Jack
Anthony Langdon ... Les Dewhurst
Wally Thomas ... Mr. Chadd
Donald Bisset ... Mr. Scully
Terence Davies ... Walter
Arnold Diamond ... James Ball
Francis Mortimer ... Graham
Helena McCarthy ... Joyce
Michael Percival ... John
Dorothy Frere ... Edna Ball
Chris Sanders ... Bill Spence
Patricia Moore ... Miss Taylor
John Cross
John Dolan
Vic Hooper

Season 5, Episode 14: Goodbye

6 March 1975


Jeremy Kemp ... Tony Lyle
Joanna Dunham ... Zoe Lyle
Thorley Walters ... Chalcott-Bentinck
Arthur Whybrow ... Jenks

Clive Swift ... Savory
Peter Cellier ... Powsey
Bridget Armstrong ... Claire

Geoffrey Palmer ... Jack
Paul Eddington ... Varley
Trevor Adams ... Boy
Deborah Fairfax ... Girl

Season 5, Episode 15: Just Another Saturday

13 March 1975
It's the day of the Orange Parade in Glasgow, but for Jon, the thrill of leading the parade and swinging the mace soon turns to horror as he learns the truth behind the costumes and songs.

Season 5, Episode 16: A Child of Hope

24 April 1975

Lloyd Anderson ... Tandeleni
Emil Appolus ... Nathaniel Maxiuri
Ken Barker ... Police sergeant (as Ken Haward)
Richard Beale ... Police major
Ilario Bisi-Pedro ... Kaporo
Tommy Buson ... Ovambo chief
Salami Coker ... Warder
Christopher Cunningham ... Registrar
Ed Devereaux ... Richard A. Falk
Leon Gluckman ... Joel Carlson
Arne Gordon ... George Bizos

Steven Grives ... Police constable

Nigel Hawthorne ... Police captain
David Henry ... Journalist
Willie Jonah ... Johnny Otto
Glyn Jones ... Nami Phillips
Kwesi Kay ... Joseph Shitwuyete
Hilda Kriseman ... Secretary
Alton Kumalo ... Herman Ja Toivo
Frank Lazarus ... Piet Oosthuizen
James Leith ... Police lieutenant
Sam Mansary ... Festus Nahale
John Matshikiza ... Shihungeleni
Lionel Ngakane ... Mutumbulua
Mel Oxley ... Justice Joseph Ludorf
Job Stewart ... Ernest Wentzel
Jacob Witkin ... Commissioner

Season 5, Episode 17: The Saturday Party

1 May 1975


Peter Barkworth ... Richard Elkinson

Judi Bowker ... Emma Elkinson
Jonathan Coy ... James Firnley
Robin Davies ... Simon Elkinson

Sheila Gish ... Jane Elkinson
Don Henderson ... Jack Adams
Myles Hoyle ... Gerald
Joshua Le Touzel ... David Elkinson

Sylvestra Le Touzel ... Paula
John Scott Martin ... Major Hardy (as John Scott)
Julie May ... Annie Jones
Pamela Moiseiwitsch ... Celia
Daphne Oxenford ... Esther Hucknell
Jean Rimmer ... Dorothy Adams
William Simons ... Martin
Will Stampe ... Ted Jones
Jan Waters ... Sarah
John Welsh ... Philip Hucknell
Paul Williamson ... Jeremy

Season 5, Episode 18: Wednesday Love

30 May 1975


Michael Byrne ... Bruce
Lois Daine ... Jean
Fred Gaunt ... Terry
Gwen Harris ... Alice
Meg Johnson ... Vera
Clifford Kershaw ... Billy
Josie Lane ... Customer
Jane Lowe ... Norma
John Proctor ... Cyril
Alex Robinson ... Customer
Simon Rouse ... Chris
Nikolas Simmonds ... Gordon
Alan Starkey ... Edgar

Season 5, Episode 19: The Dandelion Clock

15 May 1975

Peter Adair ... Pastor Edgar
Kate Binchy ... Miss. Flack
Eamonn Boyce ... Man in betting shop
James Roger Brennan ... Shipyardman
Raymond Campbell ... Man in betting shop
Tim Condren ... Harbour policeman
Nula Conwell ... Stormy
Tony Doyle ... Eddie
Pamela Duncan ... Waitress
Catherine Gibson ... Sarah
Trevor Gill ... Hambone
Paula Kent ... Armalite
Phyllis MacMahon ... Ruby
Deborah Martyn ... Rockface
Gerald McAlister ... Alec

Michael O'Hagan ... Man in cafe
Verona O'Mara ... Suzy
Linda Robson ... Ann
Brian Walters ... Banjo player
Jack Wright ... Verger

Season 5, Episode 20: Brassneck

22 May 1975


Jeremy Kemp ... Roderick Bagley
Andrew Ray ... Clive Avon
Paul Dawkins ... Alfred Bagley
Peter Howell ... James Avon
Allan Surtees ... Harry Edmunds
David Daker ... Tom Browne

Roger Lloyd Pack ... Sidney Bagley (as Roger Lloyd-Pack)
Sheila Reid ... Vanessa Bagley

Susan Penhaligon ... Lucy Bagley
Roger Davenport ... Martin Bagley
Julian Curry ... Bill Rochester
Richard Leech ... Raymond Finch
John Welsh ... Evelyn Harrington
Stanley Lebor ... Major-Domo
Mike Kinsey ... Van Driver
Robin Meredith ... Police Officer
Barrie Fletcher ... Jarvis
Godfrey Jackman ... Bassett
Brandy di Frank ... Stripper
Anne Chapman ... Tap Dancer

Season 5, Episode 21: The Floater

29 May 1975


Richard Beckinsale ... Michael Robson
Margery Mason ... Mrs. Miller
Julian Curry ... Jeremy Butler

Nigel Hawthorne ... Morris Shelman
David Dixon ... Klaus Miller
Royston Tickner ... Usher
James Mellor ... Sergeant

Struan Rodger ... Police constable
Karen Ruse ... Noreen McBride
Alison Groves ... Avril
Carmen Silvera ... Sra Constanza
Jorge Bosso ... Interpreter (as Giorgio Bosso)
Joe Holmes ... Cleaner
John Horsley ... Judge
Floella Benjamin ... Solicitor's clerk

Season 5, Episode 22: By Common Consent

5 June 1975
Adapted from Paul Thompson's celebrated play for The National Youth Theatre.By Common Consent is set in an unnamed country sometime in the future where a League of Youth has been established to restore moral and political order.The Boys of City Zone 8 are in disgrace when four of their members desert to join the 'terrorists' in the North.

Nicholas Farrell

Richard Hope ... Security Official

Matthew Jacobs ... Wulf
Matthew Jacobs ... Wulf
Simon Treves ... Farmer

Mak Wilson ... Eoin

Tim Woodward ... Storyteller

Season 6


Season 6, Episode 1: Plaintiffs and Defendants

14 October 1975


Alan Bates ... Peter
Rosemary McHale ... Hilary
Dinsdale Landen ... Charles
Georgina Hale ... Joanna
Rosemary Martin ... Mrs. Sawsbury
Simon Cadell ... Sallust
Daniel St. George ... Jeremy

Benjamin Whitrow ... Josh
Victor Langley ... Mr. Rose
Tom Kempinski ... The Doctor
David Rose ... Man

Season 6, Episode 2: Two Sundays

21 October 1975


Alan Bates ... Charles
Dinsdale Landen ... Peter
Georgina Hale ... Hilary
Rosemary Martin ... Alison
Stephen Grover ... Boy
Andrew Burleigh ... Boy

Benjamin Whitrow ... House Master
Simon Cadell ... Schoolmaster
Victor Langley ... Schoolmaster

Season 6, Episode 3: Moss

28 October 1975


Warren Mitchell ... Moss

Stephen Greif ... Gerry
John Lyons ... Phillip
Jennie Stoller ... Marlene
Spencer Harris ... Anthony
Mark Burdis ... Boy
Sam Mansary ... Customer
Michelle Brassett ... Tracey Boyle
Simon Joseph ... Rabbi

Peter Settelen ... The Psychiatrist
Di Trevis ... Therapist
Derek Lord ... Plain-clothes policeman
Myles Hoyle ... Plain-clothes policeman
Danny Schiller ... Gallery owner
Jean Channon ... Reporter
Geoffrey Drew ... Art therapy group member
Renee Goddard ... Art Therapy Group Member
Brook Hoadley ... Art therapy group member
Ann Pennington ... Art therapy group member
Bill Ward ... Art therapy group member

Season 6, Episode 4: 84, Charing Cross Road

4 November 1975
True story of a transatlantic business correspondence about used books that developed into a close friendship.

Anne Jackson ... Helene Hanff

Frank Finlay ... Frank Doel
Kate Binchy ... Nora
Marcella Markham ... Maxine
Ann Penfold ... Cecily
Pamela Miles ... Megan
Maryann Turner ... Janet
George Malpas ... Bill
Ronald Russell ... George
Sydney Arnold ... Mr. Marks
Marjorie Wilde ... Mrs. Boulton

Connie Booth ... Ginny
Hilary Mason ... Voice of Joan Todd (voice)
Gay Wilde ... Kay
Leon Head ... Brian

Angus MacInnes ... Ed

Season 6, Episode 5: Keep an Eye on Albert

11 November 1975

Susan Tracy ... Glenda
David Daker ... Terry

Derrick O'Connor ... Albert
Paul Malkin ... Gary
Dickie Arnold ... 'Jab' Bowen
Alan Starkey ... Timekeeper
Freddie Fletcher ... Jim

Philip Jackson ... Tarpy

Paul Shane ... Moffa
Joe Belcher ... Sid
Kenneth MacDonald ... John
Gary Hopkins ... Edward
Liz Smith ... Mrs. Oxfam

Gordon Rollings ... Oxfam
Judy Liebert ... Susan
Lizzie Mickery ... Sandra
Peter Richard ... Gregory

Season 6, Episode 6: Children of the Sun

18 November 1975

Georgina Hale ... Fran
Geoffrey Hinsliff ... Jimmy
Godfrey James ... Len

Albert Moses ... Airport worker
Hilda Fenemore ... June
Michael Tarn ... Mark
Gerry Cowper ... Mandy
Robert MacLeod ... Raymond
Muguette De Braie ... Barmaid
Darien Angadi ... Airport official
James Laurenson ... Howard
Robert Gladwell ... Announcer
Lynn Dearth ... Caroline
Mary Barclay ... Old woman

Season 6, Episode 7: After the Solo

25 November 1975


Leonard Rossiter ... Dawson
Gerald James ... Peters
John Ringham ... Foreman
Jeannette Hill ... Mrs. Pritchard
Geraldine Newman ... Mrs. Dawson
Nicholas Watson ... Ralph Dawson
Sean Flanagan ... Billy
Barrie Cookson ... Fletcher - Headmaster
Iris Russell ... Mrs. Fletcher
Margaret John ... Mrs. Peters
Stephen Churchett ... History teacher
Simon Gipps-Kent ... Gaz Arnold
Nicholas Cox ... Boy
Jean Campbell-Dallas ... Woman in shop
Cy Town ... Nephew

Season 6, Episode 8: Through the Night

2 December 1975


Alison Steadman ... Christine Potts

Jack Shepherd ... Dr. Pearce
Tony Steedman ... Mr. Stourton
Anne Dyson ... Mrs. Scully
Julia Schofield ... Anna Jay
Dave Hill ... Joe Potts
Thelma Whiteley ... Dr. Seal
Andonia Katsaros ... Sister Warren
Philomena McDonagh ... Nurse O'Malley (as Phylomena McDonagh)
Sheila Kelly ... Staff Nurse Brenton
Sheila Kelly ... Staff Nurse Brenton
Rebecca Mascarenhas ... Nurse Chatterjee

Richard Wilson ... Registrar
Patricia Leach ... Night Sister
Wendy Wax ... Theatre Sister
Sue Elgin ... Night Nurse
Angela Bruce ... Night Nurse
Anna Mottram ... Night Nurse
John Rowe ... Anaesthesist
Richard Ireson ... Dr. Mount
Jeillo Edwards ... Lucy
Louis Cabot ... Porter
Anna Wing ... Mrs. Goodwin
Jane Freeman ... Martha Paisley
Rachel Davies ... Outpatients Sister
Barbara Ashcroft ... Auxiliary
Shirley Allan ... Tea Lady
Peter Lawrence ... Religious Visitor
Kathleen Worth ... Mother
Myrtle Devenish ... Woman Patient
Jeanne Doree ... Joan
Lucy Griffiths ... Agnes

Season 6, Episode 9: A Passage to England

9 December 1975

Colin Welland ... Onslow
Jake D'Arcy ... Mack
Emily Bolton ... Pramila (as June Bolton)
Renu Setna ... Dharam
Tariq Yunus ... Anand
Niall Padden ... Graham

Season 6, Episode 10: Rumpole of the Bailey

16 December 1975
An irreverent barrister chooses to defend a young Jamaican boy accused of stabbing on the same day his only son leaves for college in America.

Leo McKern ... Horace Rumpole
Joyce Heron ... Hilda Rumpole
Noel Willman ... Mr. Justice Bates
David Yelland ... Nick Rumpole
Herbert Norville ... Ossie Gladstone - The Defendant
Artro Morris ... Mr. Winter
George Sweeney ... Jo
John Byron ... George

Vernon Dobtcheff ... Magnus Piecan
Edwin Brown ... Detective Inspector Arthur
Paul Greenhalgh ... Rev. Eldred Pickersgill
Peter Spraggon ... Prison Officer
Tommy Wright ... Man in Cell
Sarah Thomas ... Grace
Eric Hillyard ... Court Usher
Olga Lowe ... Barmaid / Waitress
Richard Wardale ... Young Barrister
John Beardmore ... Court Clerk
Douglas Auchterlonie ... Jury
Jonathan Keays ... Jury
Doris Kitts ... Jury
Fran Pomeroy ... Jury
Lionel Wheeler ... Jury

Season 6, Episode 11: The Other Woman

6 January 1976

Jane Lapotaire ... Kim

Lynne Frederick ... Niki

Michael Gambon ... Robin
Rosalind Adams ... Rose
Eve Pearce ... Louise

Benedict Taylor ... Ben
Barbara Atkinson ... Aunt Darnley
Leon Sinden ... Miles Darnley
John Joyce ... Barman

Season 6, Episode 12: Nuts in May

13 January 1976
A middle-class couple go camping in Dorset, but peace and quiet elude them.
Roger Sloman ... Keith

Alison Steadman ... Candice Marie
Anthony O'Donnell ... Ray
Sheila Kelley ... Honky
Stephen Bill ... Finger
Richenda Carey ... Miss Beale
Eric Allan ... Quarryman
Matthew Guinness ... Farmer
Sally Watts ... Farm Girl
Richard Ireson ... Policeman

Season 6, Episode 13: Doran's Box

20 January 1976

Peter Eyre ... Doran
Susan Glanville ... Wife
Frederick Treves ... Chief
David Hargreaves ... Gavitt
Anthony Douse ... Dr. Peel
Alan Mitchell ... Smith

Tony Robinson ... Matthews
Robert Marsh ... Graham
Morris Perry ... Jones
Christopher Crooks ... Subject
Stephen Lyons ... Volunteer subject

Season 6, Episode 14: Packman's Barn

27 January 1976

John Barrett ... Ben Packman
Frederick Bennett ... Joseph Isaac
Herbert Ramskill ... Roland Barton
Roger Booth ... Tom Barton
Katherine David ... Moira Barton
John Sharp ... Arthur Trantor
Pamela Pitchford ... Betty Trantor
Andrew Burleigh ... Rob Connelly
Russell Lewis ... Tim Saxton
Patricia Garwood ... Karen Saxton
Anne Blackman ... Teresa Saxton (as Anne Mannion)
Ian Gelder ... Steve Riches
Susan Field ... Denise Barton

Season 6, Episode 15: A Story to Frighten the Children

3 February 1976
Carol Mclain hurries home late one night, and encounters trouble. No one on the nearby estate claims to have seen or heard anything. And why should they care. A woman out so late on her own. She's asking for trouble. Isn't she?
Jon Laurimore ... Detective Superintendent Langton

Geoffrey Palmer ... Det. Chief Insp. Harris
Susan Littler ... Carol McLain
Jane Hylton ... Madelaine McLain
Andy Bradford ... Larry Summers
Allan Surtees ... Mr. Newman
Stella Tanner ... Mrs. Newman
Nadia Catouse ... Mrs. Allen
Peter Boyes ... Det. Sgt. Garrett
John Malcolm ... Dr. Canning
Dale Jackley ... Policewoman
Nicholas Ball ... PC Wilding
John Nettleton ... Mr. Clark
Graham Ashley ... Mr. Hutton
Geoffrey Hinsliff ... Barry Raskin
Kate Lansbury ... Jessica Raskin
Eve Pearce ... Mrs. Hutton
Ronald Lacey ... Mr. Lang
Peter Mackriel ... Tom Meredith
Michael Tarn ... Charlie Jackson
Patricia Franklin ... Pamela Mercer

Barbara Young ... Typing pool supervisor
Lisa Wood ... Young mother
Mario Renzullo ... Teenager
John Sterland ... Mr. Williams

Julian Holloway ... Dennis Saunders
Elizabeth Bell ... Janice Butler
Barrie Gosney ... Programme presenter
Peter Hall ... News film crew
John Murphy ... News film crew
Robert Russell ... News film editor

Season 6, Episode 16: The Happy Hunting Ground

10 February 1976

Neil Phillips ... Bob
Valerie Georgeson ... Jenny
Ronald Herdman ... Mr. Brown
Alan Hockey ... Smith
Fred Pearson ... Ernie
Max Smith ... Joe
Tim Healy ... Phil (as Timothy Healy)
Peter Marshall ... Ted
Roger Avon ... Watchman
Hugh Evans ... Skipper
Danny Dee ... Mate
Gordon Faith ... Charlie
Sammy Johnson ... Young lad
David Whitaker ... Workman
Allen Cutler ... Photographer
Hugh Turner ... Policeman
Gary Roberts ... Policeman
Alan Snell ... Auctioneer
Tony Danino ... Auctioneer
Ray Stubbs ... Card Player
Jimmy Rushton ... Card Player
James Killeen ... Card Player
Max Ford ... Publican

Nigel Bennett ... (uncredited)

Season 6, Episode 17: The Jumping Bean Bag

17 February 1976

Robin Bailey ... Headmaster
Richard Bentine ... Schoolboy
Stephen Bone ... Percival
Kenny Brown ... Kipper
Thomas Cairns ... Annabel's brother
Veronique Choolhun ... Schoolgirl
David Dixon ... Ozzie Freemantle
Terence Edmond ... Patrick Knowles
Philip Ehrmenn ... Schoolboy
Norman Ettlinger ... Parent
Diana Fairfax ... Brenda
Margo Field ... Parent
Candace Glendenning ... Annabel
Caroline Holdaway ... Brenda's daughter
Bill Horsley ... Vicar
Kay Humblestone ... Sharon
Judith Jacob ... Schoolgirl
Sylvia Kay ... Judge

Denis Lawson ... Snare
Angus MacKay ... Counsel
Brian Miller ... Housemaster
Thomas Putler ... Schoolboy
John Ratcliff ... Rod
Mathew Raymond ... The Knowles's son
Angela Richards ... Rebecca Knowles
Linda Robson ... Schoolgirl
Jason Watts ... Rupe
Esmond Webb ... Mr. Davis

Season 6, Episode 18: Clay, Smeddum and Greenden

24 February 1976

Gerda Stevenson ... Rachel Galt
Victor Carin ... Rob Galt
Leonard Maguire ... Old Galt
Anne Kristen ... Mrs. Galt
Eileen McCallum ... Meg Menzies

Fulton Mackay ... Alec Webster
Bill Fraser ... Murdoch
Joan Fitzpatrick ... Mrs. Murdoch
Bill Gavin ... Doctor
Robert Trotter ... Will Menzies
Paul Kelly ... Dod Menzies
Angus Lennie ... Minister
Pauline Rae ... Kathie Menzies
Ruth Murray ... Jeannie Menzies
Neal Fidelo ... Jim Menzies (as a child)
Billy Riddoch ... Jock Menzies
Maev Alexander ... Kathie Menzies
Terri Cavers ... Ag Grant
Paul Young ... John Robb
Fiona Knowles ... Jeannie Menzies
Graeme Greenowe ... Jim Menzies
Denis Agnew ... Clerk from Brechin
Claire Nielson ... Ellen Simpson

Brian Cox ... George Simpson
Isobel Gardner ... Jeannie Murdoch

Season 6, Episode 19: Love Letters on Blue Paper

2 March 1976

Richard Pasco ... Maurice Stapleton

Patrick Troughton ... Victor Marsden
Elizabeth Spriggs ... Sonia Marsden

Brian Capron ... Young Victor
Wendy Spriggs ... Young Sonia
Christopher Driscoll ... Trade union official

Season 6, Episode 20: Willie Rough

9 March 1976