Crown Court (1972–1984)
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Strange Past: Part 1 

On Valentine's Day in 1956 a young woman and alleged witch - Olive Rudy - was found dead in a field, the victim of an apparent ritual murder. The following year farmer's daughter Betty ... See full summary »

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Episode credited cast:
John Barron ...
Justice Mitchenor
Frederick Bennett ...
Moses Grumbleton
Joseph Berry ...
Court Usher
James Berwick ...
Chief Supt. Duncan
Bernard Brown ...
Andrew Logan QC
Denis Carey ...
Dr. Stone
Alethea Charlton ...
Betty Tring
Richard Colson ...
Clerk of Court
Gawn Grainger ...
Tom Strafford
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Magnus Benjamin
William Simons ...
Martin O'Connor
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Billy Robson
Peter Wheeler ...
Court Reporter
Jack Woolgar ...
Joseph Tring
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On Valentine's Day in 1956 a young woman and alleged witch - Olive Rudy - was found dead in a field, the victim of an apparent ritual murder. The following year farmer's daughter Betty Tring, her bitter rival for the love of Tom Strafford, was acquitted of the offence. Now in 1974 Tom Strafford has returned from the USA and finds himself on trial for murder. He argues he is the victim of mistaken identity and merely found the body at the scene. Written by Alan Briscoe

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18 September 1974 (UK)  »

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Unusually this story starts with black and white photographs of the scene of the crime, the victim and a younger Betty Tring who had been acquitted previously of the offence. See more »

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