The black sheep of a family (Dick Dudgeon) and the local minister (Anthony Anderson) discover their true vocations during the Revolutionary War.

Director:

David Hugh Jones (as David Jones)

Writer:

George Bernard Shaw (play)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Elizabeth Spriggs ... Mrs. Dudgeon
Cheryl Maiker Cheryl Maiker ... Essie
Graham Turner Graham Turner ... Christy Dudgeon
Patrick Stewart ... Anthony Anderson
Susan Wooldridge ... Judith Anderson
Patrick Godfrey ... Lawyer Hawkins
Patrick Newell ... Uncle William Dudgeon
Freda Rodgers Freda Rodgers ... Mrs. William Dudgeon
John Cater ... Uncle Titus Dudgeon
June Ellis June Ellis ... Mrs. Titus Dudgeon
Mike Gwilym Mike Gwilym ... Richard 'Dick' Dudgeon
Larry Lamb ... The Sergeant
Benjamin Whitrow ... Major Swindon
Ian Richardson ... General Burgoyne
Timothy Kightley Timothy Kightley ... Chaplain
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The black sheep of a family (Dick Dudgeon) and the local minister (Anthony Anderson) discover their true vocations during the Revolutionary War.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1987 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Version of The Devil's Disciple (1955) See more »

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Yankee Doodle
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The Devil's Disciple, a compelling drama set in 1777.
30 July 2005 | by mucky-duck-1See all my reviews

A brilliant version of Shaw's play set in the second year of the American War for Independence, shown on Theatre Night on British television. Produced by Shaun Sutton and directed by David Jones.

Mike Gwilym takes the title role with attitude and a sneer! Elizabeth Spriggs is the long suffering mother (of Richard Dudgeon) and Susan Wooldridge as the Reverend's wife both are on top form, as is Ian Richardson as General Burgoyne.

Patrick Stewart plays The Reverand Anderson who follows his heart in all things and practises what he preaches. Larry lamb is the worldly wise soldier with a wink and a nod - say no more! The remainder of the cast give able support in what is a most enjoyable portrayal of the good and the bad (depending on where you stand) and Christian values.


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